Ocean Alexander 64
The first Ocean Alexander 64 Pilothouse has hit
Imported by Ocean Alexander Motor Yacht Sales Australia, it is
designed by Ed Monk Jr and features a raised pilothouse as well
as flybridge controls.
There is also a spacious saloon, fully-equipped
galley and wide walkaround decks.
Accommodation includes a midships master stateroom with ensuite,
double guest cabin, and a third cabin for crew or kids.
Ocean Alexander Motor Yacht Sales Australia recently
purchased a new office at the Rivergate Marina complex on the Brisbane
River, where it will carry out all its after sales service for
new boat purchasers.
Enquiries: Ocean Alexander Motor Yacht Sales Australia.
Contact: Darren Berry, tel: 0417 006 009. Website: www.oceanalexander.com.au
Whittley Clearwater 1900
Whittley Cruisers has added the 1900 model to its
rapidly expanding Clearwater range.
Designed as a purpose-built sports fishing boat, it offers enough
room for up to six people.
Built in Australia, the 1900 has a large cockpit
area, with a removable rear lounge and a live bait tank and large
under-floor kill tank. “Although the boat is set up for serious fishing, it also has
a roomy cuddy cabin, with a comfortable V-berth for a snooze when
the fish go off the bite,” said Whittley co-owner and managing
director, Neville Whittley.
Standard power is a 150hp Mercury outboard and there
is a Euro-style dashboard, with plenty of room for GPS, depth sounders,
fish finders and more.
Measuring 5.5m overall, the 1900 also features a walk-through deck
and windscreen access, a large bowsprit and lazy anchor system.
Enquiries: Whittley Cruisers, tel: (03) 9358 9600.
Sea Ray 38 Sundancer
The latest addition to Sea Ray’s Sport Yacht
line-up offers all the luxuries you would expect from Sea Ray.
The 38 Sundancer measures 11.89 metres overall, with a beam of 3.81m
and features a central transom walk-through.
At the helm is a European-style swivel bucket seat,
with a flip-up thigh-rise bolster, cushioned armrest and a heavy-duty
pedestal with slide, swivel and pneumatic vertical adjustments. The
captain also has digital remote control of the 12V AM/FM single CD
player with six-disc CD changer and eight speakers.
The aft cockpit comes equipped with a wrap-around
lounge, wet bar with Corian benchtops, sink and cooler storage. A
large extended swim platform, with stainless steel swim ladder, provides
easy access to the water.
Other entertainment comes via a standard LCD drop-down, 20-inch flatscreen
TV, with DVD in the saloon.
The 38 sleeps up to six people and the forward master
stateroom comes with a full-size island-style berth, complete with
innerspring mattress and a 17-inch flatscreen TV, with DVD.
Both the mid-stateroom and saloon feature seating
areas that convert to comfortable sleeping berths.
The toilet and sink are located on one side of the entry to the master
stateroom, while the shower room is on the other.
Standard power is a pair of 370hp MerCruiser 8.1S
Horizon petrol inboards with V-drives, with an electrically-actuated
engine hatch that lifts the entire aft cockpit to provide easy service
The 38 comes complete with standard SmartCraft instrumentation,
with optional navigational equipment from Northstar, Raymarine, and
Sea Ray Navigator II also available.
Enquiries: Michael Ross, Sea Ray Australia, tel:
(03) 9791 5822.
Beneteau’s new First 50 sports cruiser is
set to hit Australian shores in March, 2007.
With the First 50, Beneteau has set out to design a craft in the
tradition of a mega yacht, incorporating a sleek hull shape with
modern appendices, such as a torpedo keel bulb and a carbon mast.
The cockpit has a double helm position and genoa
winches within easy reach and all control lines lead to the coachroof
Numerous flush deck hatches and openings ensure
the interior is bright and the owner’s cabin has a private shower and head
compartment as well as two generously-sized aft cabins.
Enquiries: Beneteau Vicsail, tel: (02) 9327 2088.
Website: www.vicsail.com or
Quintrex inflatable aluminium
Quintrex has released its first inflatable boat range – Quintrex
RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats).
Created in partnership with Zodiac, the Quintrex range of RIBs is
available in three sizes; 2.6m (260), 3.1m (310) and 3.46m (340).
The smallest of the range, the 260, can carry up
to three people and can handle up to 8hp.
The 310 can carry up to four people and is rated for a maximum of
20hp, while the 340 can hold up to five and is rated for a maximum
All models can be transported on top of a car or
caravan and come standard with a bench seat, one set of oars, non-slip
flooring, a foot pump and repair kit.
Prices start at $3209 (excluding dealer delivery
charges) and include a 5-year warranty on tube seams and hull weld
and a 1-year warranty on all ancillary parts.
Enquiries: Quintrex, tel: (07) 5585 9898.
The Powercat 46, Lightwave Yachts’ new flagship, builds
on the Powercat 40 released in 2004.
Roger Overell, Managing Director of Lightwave Yachts, said the
company is planning to increase the range to four models.
The new generation Powercat makes use of the space benefits associated
with a multihull, such as a large master stateroom with island-style
bed and walk-in robe, guest cabin with ensuite and a third double
The spacious galley allows the chef to interact with guests in
the saloon and cockpit areas whilst preparing food.
The Lightwave Powercat 46 has a stepped flybridge design and is
fitted with a pair of 160hp Volvo diesel engines with shaft drives.
A range of options is available, including a full flybridge design
if desired, plus various internal layouts.
Enquiries: Lightwave Yachts, tel: (07) 5556 0030.
Formula 370 Super Sport
The 370 Super Sport sits between Formula’s 330
Sun Sport and 400 Super Sport in the model range.
The 370SS, a previous winner of the Powerboat Award for Product Excellence,
measures 11.73 metres overall, with a beam of 3.28m and a fuel capacity
of 901 litres.
Onboard features include an integrated swim platform
with concealed swim ladder, transom shower, individual reading lights
throughout, an aft cabin stateroom with a queen-size bed, reverse
cycle air-conditioning, a Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo system with 10-disc
change station and a fully-equipped galley, with a 120V/12V refrigerator/freezer
Inside the cockpit is a Raymarine ST-60 digital depth
display, illuminated waterproof accessory rocker switches, dash locker,
an iPod/MP3 port, 12 stainless steel drink holders and much more.
Australasian importer and distributor, Macarthur Marine,
is located in Camden, NSW.
Enquiries: Macarthur Marine, tel: (02) 4655 7793.
MasterCraft MariStar 215
MasterCraft’s MariStar 215 is designed to cater
for a wide range of on-water activities.
Measuring 6.54 metres, it offers 3.86 cubic metres of under-seat
and sun deck storage.
There is also wraparound seating for up to 14 people
and an oversized boarding platform.
Other creature comforts include snap-in carpet, 10 cup holders, a
walk-through wind enclosure, JL audio speakers driven by a
Clarion head unit and a removable Igloo cooler.
At the helm are MasterCraft’s X-Pod-inspired modular dash display
and billet cockpit appointments, a standard MasterView bolster seat,
aircraft-style top lit switches, CAN-driven (Control Area Network)
white-faced gauges and digital throttle control (DTC), with enhanced
Power is provided by a multi-port RTP-1 310hp GM Vortec
Enquiries: MasterCraft Boats, tel; (07) 3375 9966.
Jeanneau Prestige 36
The Jeanneau Prestige made its debut at this year’s
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.
Featuring two helm stations, it offers panoramic interior and exterior
The 2006 version features a large extended swim platform,
while wide moulded teak steps provide easy access to the upper deck.
On the technical side, the big cockpit locker hatch covers are mounted
on double gas shocks for easy and safe access.
Enquiries: Euroyachts, tel: 1800 989 888.