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Streaker 6.35 Commander Platinum Series

The latest addition to the Streaker range has arrived in the form of the 6.35 Commander Platinum Series, which recently made its debut at the Club Marine Melbourne Boat Show in July.

Featuring an entirely new hull and deck design, Streaker says the 6.35 Commander Platinum Series delivers even more cockpit fishing space and forward cabin room than its predecessors, making the boat the pinnacle of the marque’s blue water fishing range.

With a large underfloor fuel tank, Yamaha 225hp outboard, electric anchor winch, plumbed live bait and freshwater tanks and full Lowrance electronics, Streaker has dubbed the 6.35 Commander Platinum Series “a serious off-shore fishing weapon.”

The boat has a LOA of 6.8m and a beam of 2.5m.
RRP: $91,970.
Enquiries: Streaker Boats Pty Ltd, tel: (03) 9729 8288. Website:


Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42i

First unveiled in Australia at the 2007 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, French builder Jeanneau claims that the Sun Odyssey 42i encapsulates looks, technology, imagination, ground-breaking design and cutting-edge research.

The product of collaboration between Marc Lombard and the Jeanneau design team, the boat features a wide, twin-helm cockpit and a full-function cockpit table. A dedicated life raft locker and three sizeable storage lockers provide plenty of space for both short and extended trips. Inside the SO42i, there’s a modern galley, navigation table, plenty of seating and rich teak surrounds.

A Performance version is also available, which comes with tri-radical cut sails made from a sandwich of Mylar and taffeta, Dyneema running rigging, Dyform standard rigging, adjustable Genoa cars, adjustable backstay and a profiled performance keel.

With an overall length of 42’2” (12.85m) and a beam of 13’6” (4.1m), the Sun Odyssey 42i comes equipped with a 54hp Yanmar engine, and a fuel capacity of 129 litres.

RRP: $335,000.
Enquiries: Euroyachts Pty Ltd, tel: (07) 3369 8888.


Aer Marine 320 Evolution

Fully designed and manufactured in Italy, the Aer Marine 320 Evolution luxury Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) has sleek European styling and its makers claim it’s the perfect tender for the fashion-conscious boater.

Australian importer, Waves Overseas says the 320 Evolution has been constructed using state-of-the-art materials and techniques. With a hull weight of just 110kg, it can be lifted aboard a larger craft with a standard 200kg davit, its low-profile design allowing it to slide straight into a stern locker.

The Aer Marine 320 Evolution features stainless steel grab rails, davit lifting points, ski hooks, plush upholstery and plenty of clever storage space. This 3.2m RIB is available in either polymer or polyurethane and comes with a lengthy five-year warranty.

RRP: $11,550 (boat only). RRP: $16,999 (fitted with Mercury 30hp and nav lights). Enquiries: Waves Overseas, tel: (02) 9716 8555.




Cobalt 222

Cobalt Boats maintains that when the warmer weather rolls around, its new Cobalt 222, with its maximum rating of 425hp, will be an ideal tool to blast away the memories of winter.

Blending the best of comfort and performance, the Cobalt 222 boasts standard features such as an aft wet locker, ski storage locker, integrated ice chest, engine hatch actuator, sun pad and an extended swim platform with ladder. A stainless steel wakeboard tower is also available as an optional extra. Further choices include an air compressor, dinette table and adjustable seat bases.

The cockpit features high-backed captain’s chairs, newly redesigned with additional padding throughout. The standard gauges, black leather trim and tilt steering wheel can be upgraded with an optional rosewood package, to add that little extra bit of luxury. To protect you and your investment, a bimini top, bow and cockpit tonneau covers and aft walk-thru carpeting are all included as standard features.

Rounding out the Cobalt 222 entertainment package is what its makers describe as a ‘premium’ sound system, which comes complete with tower speaker package and a stereo remote, located at the boat’s walk-through transom.

RRP: from $82,990.
Enquiries: Cobalt Boats Australia, tel: (02) 9524 7472.



Doral Alegria 500

One example of the Doral Alegria 500 was sold in Australia before the boat even made it to our waters for its ‘Down Under debut’ at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May.

With a LOA (with platform) of 49’6” (15.9m) and a beam of 13’10” (4.22m), the Doral Alegria 500 tips the scales at 13,636kg and offers plenty of room to move. A number of engine formats are also available.

The cockpit is fitted with a refreshment centre, complete with bar, pressurised water, drink holders, ice maker, fridge and garbage can. The cockpit sound system has a six-CD changer, amplifier, subwoofer and digital remote controls fitted on both the dash and swim platform.

The forward stateroom features a queen-size island bed, plenty of storage, a dedicated air conditioning system and private access to the master head and separate shower, while the boat also has another cabin and head aft.

The fully-equipped galley comes with all the mod cons. The lounge is the perfect place to unwind, with its Ultra Leather crescent-shaped seating and home theatre system, which includes a 15-in flat-screen TV, CD player, DVD player, speakers and subwoofer.

Doral claims the Alegria 500 shows the company’s pride in craftsmanship and guarantees enjoyment for years to come. An extensive list of options is also available to ensure the craft matches the owner’s requirements.

RRP: $979,900.
Enquiries: Pathfinder Marine (Qld), tel: (07) 5532 2415.



Powercat 3100 Sports Cruiser

By the end of the AMIF Boat of the Year awards at the Sanctuary Cove boat show this year, Powercat Marine’s 3100 Sports Cruiser walked away with top awards in the Non-trailerable Cruiser over 10 Metres section. The newly-released 2500 Sports Fisherman won the Trailerable Fishing Boat under 10 Metres award.

Powercat says its Sports Cruisers feature unique open plan layouts which convert easily from cruising and entertaining to offshore fishing in a matter of minutes. As a fishing platform, the 3100 absolutely bristles with great features designed to make any angling outing a great experience. It boasts a good-sized, deep cockpit and enough storage options to keep any tackle-happy fisho out of trouble.

Twin outboard power options run from 150 to 200hp rigs. Powercat says its Cruiser range offers all of the comforts of home, with the stability of twin hulls for those who prefer to indulge in more lengthy stays on board.

RRP: $225,000. Enquiries: Powercat Marine Pty Ltd (07) 5428 0043.



Seaquest RP36

Sydney’s Pittwater Yacht Sales has just announced it has secured distribution of Dubai-based Seaquest yachts. The first model to make it to our shores is the Seaquest RP36. Billed by Seaquest as the “ultimate racer-cruiser”, the RP36 is based on the award-winning SQ36 and redesigned by the internationally-renowned firm, Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design.

The hull and deck are constructed from glass reinforced plastic and an open transom provides a spacious cockpit. Wheel steering has replaced the traditional tiller system. Seaquest claims the redesigned keel and rudder aid speed, steering response and stability. Inside the cabin there’s ample space for serious racing or holiday cruising and fittings that combine form with functionality.

The Seaquest RP36 has an LOA of 11m and a maximum beam of 3.3m, with a displacement of 5100kg. A total sail area of 70.51sqm is provided, with racing or cruising packages available. The 20hp three-cylinder Yanmar engine comes with a fuel tank capacity of 80lt.

RRP: $270,000.
Enquiries: Pittwater Yacht Sales, tel: (02) 9997 2244.



Beneteau Oceanis 43

French boat builder, Beneteau announced that it has completed the evolution of its 40-foot Oceanis range, replacing its popular Beneteau Oceanis 423.

In line with the recently-released Oceanis 40, 46 and 50, Beneteau has commissioned the Berret Racoupeau design office to design the hull and deck plans of the Oceanis 43. The interior architecture was created by the renowned Italian yacht designers, Nauta.

According to Beneteau, the combination of these two design teams has lead to a boat that is aesthetically powerful and attractive. It possesses remarkable sea-keeping abilities without compromising the vessel’s overall feeling of comfort and well-being, says Beneteau.

The Oceanis 43 is available in two layout options, with a choice of three cabins, two heads, or two cabins, two heads. Both versions are powered by a 54hp engine, with a LOA of 13.13m and a beam measuring 4.12m.

RRP: $362,000.
Enquiries: Vicsail Australia (02) 9327 2088. Website: