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Sunseeker Predator 62

After debuting internationally at England’s Southampton Boat Show last year, Sunseeker’s new Predator 62 made its first Australian appearance at Melbourne’s Docklands Boat Show in February, where its spacious and comfortable interior, and stylish lines won it plenty of fans.

The craft features a roomy aft cockpit, with sunlounge, contoured seating, dining table and wet bar, which leads through patio-style doors to a large, covered main saloon area. With semi-circular seating, adjustable dining table, flat-screen television and DVD/CD with surround sound, the saloon is an inviting place to sit back and relax.

The luxurious setting continues in the master stateroom with en-suite, along with a forward stateroom with en-suite and a twin Pullman cabin ­– each has its own flat-screen TV. Crew quarters can be incorporated into the design instead of the aft garage area, while a teak-laid hydraulic bathing platform is also perfect for launching and retrieving a PWC or tender. A sunbathing area can be found on the large foredeck.

The helm station can be found under an automatic sliding glazed sunroof, with stairs leading down to the accommodation deck, and a further dining and lounge option that is attached to the fully-equipped galley.

The Predator 62 is available with a number of twin engine options producing up to 2200hp in total, providing a maximum speed of up to 37 knots, a cruising speed of 28 knots and a range of 270 miles.

Enquiries: Sunseeker Australia, tel: (07) 5538 3644.


Savage 380 Big Boy tinnie

Savage has just released the latest addition to its line-up of dinghies; the 380 Big Boy. The 3.8m craft features a spacious interior with an increased beam, making it a stable platform for fishing or moving around in general.

Steve Bull, Savage Aluminium’s National Sales and Marketing Manager, says the 380 Big Boy will be just the ticket for fishos looking to update their tinnie, as it offers a comfortable ride with all the usual features you’d expect in a Savage boat.

“This is quite an exciting addition to our range as it ticks every box ­– comfort, ride, flexibility, stability and looks,” he said. “Like all Savage boats, the 380 Big Boy can be perfectly packaged with the ideal Mercury or Mariner outboard engine, a custom-built Savage easy-launch trailer and three-year warranty,” he added.

The 380 Big Boy comes with anchor storage at the bow and is Australian Builders Plate compliant.

Enquiries: Savage, tel: 1800 114 800.


Quicksilver Ocean Runners

Quicksilver recently released its 2007 range of Quicksilver Ocean Runner rigid inflatable boats, with the 300, 330 and 350 models all boasting a host of new and improved features.

Those upgrades include: aluminium seats; internal and external davit lifting points; new colour striping and an integrated bow locker on the larger 330 and 350 models. All three also come with a double-action hand pump, pressure gauge and fully-enclosed boat cover.

The Ocean Runner range sits on a fibreglass V-hull that’s been constructed for maximum strength, durability and performance, while the transom has been engineered to cater for a broad range of both two- and four-stroke outboards.

The Ocean Runner range is available in either standard Duratex HD material, complete with three-year warranty, or Quicksilver’s top shelf Hypalon HD ­– a material that offers superior resistance to abrasions, fire and fading, and comes with a five-year warranty.

The 300, 330 and 350 Ocean Runners come with maximum horsepower ratings of 9.9hp, 15hp and 25hp respectively, and seat from a maximum of three adults and one child in the 300 to five adults in the 350.

Quicksilver’s inflatables also come with Quicklift End Cones, which assist in planing and afford a drier ride.

Enquiries: Quicksilver Boats, tel: 1800 114 800.



Sanlorenzo SL72

Due to be launched at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (May 24-27), the Sanlorenzo SL72, a 22m motor yacht, will comfortably accommodate up to eight guests plus two crew members.

According to its maker, the SL72 has a luxurious saloon that enjoys an abundance of natural light, while purchasers can customise the boat’s interior look to a high degree, creating a look, style and feel all their own.

The SL72 is available in two different engine configurations: twin MTU 10V2000M92s or twin MTU10V2000M93s, that produce 1390hp and 1520hp respectively, which is good for 32 or 33 knots at half load.

Enquiries: Euroyachts Pty Ltd, tel: (07) 3369 8888.


Chris-Craft Catalina 23

Iconic American boat builder, Chris-Craft has tackled the centre console fishing boat market head-on with the latest addition to its range, the Catalina 23. According to Chris-Craft, central to the Catalina 23 is its broad-spectrum appeal ­– a high-end fishing platform, the Catalina 23 is equally at home as a general water sports boat all the family can enjoy.

At a length of 23ft 6in and with a beam of more than 8ft, the Catalina 23 can comfortably accommodate up to eight people, while with a deep-V hull and a flared bow, its passengers are assured a comfortable, smooth and dry ride.

First unveiled at the Fort Lauderdale show in the US last October, the Catalina 23 has already attracted significant acclaim, taking out an Innovation Award at the Miami Boat Show in February, in the ‘Runabouts and fishing craft up to 24 feet’ category.

The model brings the manufacturer’s range of boats up to 13 models, with its line-up comprising bow riders, runabouts and express cruisers.

Enquiries: Chris-Craft, visit


Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 39DS

French builder Jeanneau has expanded its Deck Saloon Range for 2007, with the recent addition of the Sun Odyssey 39DS.

The new boat has all the same features as the original Sun Odyssey, but now boasts a spacious owner’s master cabin, typical of those found on many centre-cockpit yachts.

The sizeable saloon is drenched in natural light courtesy of the ‘signature’ cabin windows, as are the large cabins and fully-equipped L-shaped galley. The boat’s design features twin steering wheels, while an intelligent Lombard design makes moving around the cockpit a pleasure.

RRP: $319,892.
Enquiries: Euroyachts Pty Ltd, tel: (07) 3369 8888.


Stacer 669 All-Rounder Centre Cabin

Stacer has produced what it terms “the ultimate offshore fishing vessel”, with the release of its 669 All-Rounder Centre Cabin. Fishos will love the fact the 669 comes ‘Ready 2 Go’, and includes a whole host of fishing accessories as standard.

According to Stacer’s National Sales and Marketing Manager, Damien Duncan, if you’re a keen angler looking for a purpose-built craft, the 669 is for you.

“The model features all the fishing accessories an offshore angler needs, including aluminium rocket launchers, outrigger mounting plate and the side decks, burley bucket, cockpit lights, fisherman side rails, six aluminium rod holders, a sliding pedestal helmsman seat, roto-moulded removable kill tank, transom door and an ally core deck with wash floor, to name only a few,” he said.

Further standard features include an anchorwell with an anchor winch plate, bimini, envelope and front clears, two transducer brackets, telescopic rear ladder, QL trim tabs and VHF Navman radio and antenna.

Built on Stacer’s Evo Series II Hull, the company claims the boat delivers stability plus smooth and fast planing, as well as a dry ride thanks to its spray deflector.

Powered by a 200hp Mariner outboard, the 669 comes with twin fuel tanks, giving it a 300lt capacity, while a twin engine transom is also available.

With a beam of 2.48m, the 669 can comfortably carry up to eight people.

RRP: $65,648.
Enquiries: Stacer, visit


Delphia D40

The flagship of Delphia’s range of six yachts has landed Downunder, and as Club Marine went to press, the Delphia D40 was due to be unveiled at the Club Marine Sail Boat Show, to be held in Melbourne over March 23-25.

The D40 features two sizeable staterooms, making it a perfect sailing companion for two couples or a family, while a large U-shaped saloon lounge also converts into an extra bed.

The D40’s water and fuel capacity is big enough to handle extended onboard stays, which are further aided by a high-volume fridge with optional freezer.

The boat also features a large aft storage locker or workshop area, plus twin gas bottle locker, teak-laid swimming platform and large cockpit, with self-tailing winches for furling the genoa and fully battened mainsail.

A choice of Volvo or Yanmar engines is available for the Polish-made boat, while a number of high-level fittings are included as standard, from respected names such as Lewmar, Goiot, Selden, Raymarine and Jaffa.

Enquiries: Aussie Boat Sales, tel: (03) 9397 6977.