Glacier Bay 2270 Isle Runner
The Glacier Bay 2270 Island Runner is an all-weather cuddy cabin catamaran with a patented hull design. According to Glacier Bay, the boat is perfectly proportioned to maintain a superb ride, handling and performance in all kinds of conditions.
US-based Glacier Bay’s newest design features for the 2270 are the ‘tracking pads’ on the base of each side of the twin hulls to enhance turns and to provide straighter tracking in larger swells. The reshaped tunnel top surface provides hull stiffness and a smoother ride, while the redesigned bow sections on the tip chine increase lift and bob in tight, steep chop, says Glacier Bay.
Below deck, the interior offers a queen-sized berth, ample head room and loads of storage. Access to the forward deck is easy and safe due to a 20cm-wide deck walkway and 70cm tall stainless steel bow rails. All walking areas have a moulded non-skid surface.
The 2270 Isle Runner’s aft deck serves as a roomy fishing platform or deck chair lounge area and offers a host of fishing and storage features. Storage for up to 12 rods is provided: four lee rod holders, four racks under the gunwale and four racks in the cabin. Optional equipment includes a high-output stereo with six-speaker set and a stainless steel half tower with arch and rocket launchers.
The 2270 Isle Runner is rated to carry twin outboard engines up to 115hp, allowing for speeds up to 65km/h and a range of 500km.
For more information, go to: www.glacierboats.com.au.
Cabo 38 Express
Since 1991, California-based Cabo Yachts Inc has been designing and manufacturing sportfishing boats; and in this relatively short space of time the company has earned a worldwide reputation for quality design and performance.
The Cabo 38 Express is designed to provide manoeuvrability without sacrificing comfort. According to Cabo, the 38 Express is an entirely new hull from the ground-up. Designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design, the 38 Express has precise weight distribution, which translates to a remarkably soft and dry ride, says Cabo.
Cabo’s engineering includes colour-coded and numbered wiring and plumbing. The 38 Express comes standard with CAT C12 powerplants, making it an impressively fast sportfisher with big boat performance.
The Cabo 38 Express features an LOA of 12.44 metres, beam of 4.6 metres and draft of 1.16 metres. It has a 17-degree deadrise and carries 1892 litres of fuel and 360 litres of freshwater.
The cockpit is designed with the angler in mind, with its non-skid sole, large livewell, outward-opening transom door, underfloor fish-boxes, icebox and bait-prep/tackle centre.
The helm deck is configured with ample seating, ensuring a very social layout and the entire deck can be raised hydraulically to provide unparalleled engine room access. The starboard-side helm position provides clear vision, both fore and aft, keeping the skipper only a few steps from the cockpit when short on crew.
The spacious cabin is feature-packed for a 38-footer and can sleep four in comfort. There is also a fully-equipped galley, complete with microwave, cook top, under-bench refrigeration and the cabin is air-conditioned. A fully-enclosed head, with all amenities, is also standard.
For more information, go to: www.gandlb.com.au.
Fairline Phantom 48
The Phantom 48, which can reach speeds up to 32 knots, has six berths and features a full-width central master stateroom that hosts an oversized double bed, full-height standing headroom and private en-suite bathroom with large shower room.
The guest accommodation includes a forward double, with spacious wardrobes and a large en-suite bathroom, as well as an additional cabin that features two full-length Pullman berths that can both be folded away for owners to use as a dressing room or additional storage area.
The Phantom 48 has an open plan saloon/dining area, with low-level sideboards that house the entertainment facilities, including 20" LCD TV, DVD/CD player and integrated cutlery and crockery drawer. The saloon has a comfortable sofa that is upholstered in linen or leather, as well as a table that converts electrically from cocktail to dining. The joinery throughout is crafted in American white oak with a satin finish or a lacquered American cherry.
The centrally-positioned inner helm station has independent bolstered seating for skipper and co-pilot and chart stowage with chart table and light. The mid-level galley offers owners a hob, microwave oven, and sink, with hot and cold mixer tap and a large 225lt fridge with an integral icebox.
The covered aft cockpit has cushioned rear seating and a teak-laid floor throughout the self-draining cockpit. A transom gate leads to a teak swim platform, which can accommodate a 2.7 metre RIB and is fully-equipped with a swim ladder, hot and cold shower and wet locker.
The flybridge helm station is equipped with a VHF radiotelephone that incorporates intercom to the main helm and a wind-deflecting screen with grab rail. Aft, a curved seating area and table will accommodate six and converts to a cushioned sunbathing area when required. There’s also a wet bar incorporating a sink and fridge to minimise trips below to the galley.
The Phantom 48 has deep bulwarks, which provide safety aboard the family cruiser, as well as a generous foredeck sunbathing area that can be easily accessed from the cockpit via the wide side decks.
According to Fairline, the hull design and through-hull exhausts reduce noise and vibration, giving the Phantom 48 spaciousness combined with exceptional marine engineering and equipment specification.
For more information, go to: www.fairline.com.
Zodiac ProJet 350 TC4
Zodiac’s newest deluxe tender, the 3.50m ProJet 350 TC4 features a new high-performance four-stroke, 104hp, turbo-charged engine that can reach top speeds of approximately 73km/h and includes a closed-circuit cooling system, similar to car engines. According to Zodiac, the four-stroke technology is reliable, low-maintenance and offers the advantage of reduced noise and pollutions levels. The TC4 can carry up to four people and planes easily with several passengers aboard, says Zodiac.
The TC4 also features improved buoyancy tubes produced from Zodiac’s exclusive SHARC Duotex fabric, providing enhanced protection against fabric damage such as tears and aging due to everyday wear and weather conditions. Zodiac maintains that the buoyancy tubes retain air pressure for several days, depending on temperature variations.
As with previous models in the series, the ProJet 350 TC4 is elegant and compact, says Zodiac. The pilot seat backrest and steering wheel can be tilted down for easy storage in boat garages and its low profile and light weight ensures that most cranes will have no difficulty handling it.
The TC4 comes complete with standard equipment, including a big aft locker, swimming platform, ski tow-ring and navigation lights. It also has a fixed, high-capacity fuel tank providing good long-range cruising, ideal for day trips with family and friends.
For more information, go to: www.zodiacmarine.com.au.