Sunseeker Manhattan 70
True to its “bigger just keeps getting better” mantra, Sunseeker has extended the dimensions of its flybridge range with the Manhattan 70, the largest flybridge cruiser it has ever crafted.
The Manhattan 70 was launched at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and Sunseeker claims that the cruiser’s free-flowing layout makes for easy entertaining. The Manhattan 70 incorporates a forward sunbather, wet bar and an abundance of comfortable seating. The large flybridge area enables guests to socialise with the skipper and the large windows flood the interior space with light.
Ensuite accommodation for eight and self-contained aft crew quarters make the Manhattan 70 a highly versatile vessel, says Sunseeker. The emphasis on entertaining continues in the four cabins; a spacious forward VIP/master stateroom, a starboard twin cabin and versatile port Pullman, each equipped with its own individual state-of-the-art AV system.
Enquiries: Sunseeker Australia, tel: (07) 5538 3644.
Available in Australia exclusively through Eagle Yachts, the Bertram 700 is available as an open fly or enclosed bridge convertible.
Bertram says that the solid fibreglass hull bottom, high-density foam construction, twin diesel engines and optional Anti-Rolling Gyro (ARG) system make the 700 capable of blasting through the tallest of seas with confidence and comfort.
The 700 is constructed with a deep-V hull, coupled with a modification of the hull strakes to reduce impact at the bow. Bertram claims that these features, combined with ARG, results in a 50 per cent reduction in rolling motion. With optional power, the Bertram 700 has projected cruising speeds of 35 knots.
Among the many amenities on offer, the open-air flybridge has ample storage and the enclosed flybridge comes with a fully-equipped helm station, with additional controls and an entertainment centre.
Enquiries: Eagle Yachts, tel: (08) 9429 3480 or (02) 9660 6022.
Pacific Marine Imports has just launched the first of four Pama 62 pilothouse motor yachts at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.
The pilothouse has an all-weather helm station, with aircraft-style pantograph doors to the side decks and a large dinette and galley, all on the same level. The saloon has a sweeping U-shaped settee, tub chairs with hi-low table and a pop-up 42-inch plasma TV.
It is equipped with electronic Cat diesels giving 25 knots, and a Northern Lights 20 kva genset with full air conditioning. Additional special features include the latest full 3D electronics package from Raymarine, with Satcom dome, two alfresco dinettes with built-in BBQ, wet bar and refrigerator and a walk-in lazarette with full headroom and access from the boarding platform.
Enquiries: Don Salthouse, Pacific Marine Imports, tel: (+64) 274 957 174.
Commander Hard Top
Streaker Boats’ recently-released 6.35 Commander has undergone a facelift, with the bluewater fishing rig now boasting a solid fibreglass hard top.
The 6.35 Commander Hard Top consists of a one-piece, moulded fibreglass roof pod that features a solid glass windscreen with a roof hatch for ventilation and a windscreen wiper.
Little has changed to the internal dimensions of the new-look 6.35. The helm area has an internal height of 1.88m and an internal beam of 1.7m between the pillars.
Enquiries: Streaker Boats, tel: (03) 9729 8288.
Powercat 2900 Sports Fisherman
Unveiled at the Powercat berth at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, the new Powercat 2900 Sports Fisherman is the big brother to the 2500 Sports Fisherman.
The cabin of the 2900 is fully lined and carpeted, with a large queen-size bed, storage lockers and chemical toilet. The RHS drive allows for plenty of deck room and the walk-through boarding platform/marlin board makes cabin access easy, says Powercat.
The 2900 is trailerable and comes standard with a stainless steel eight-rod holder, a rocket launcher, four deck-mounted rod holders, two 270-litre self-flooding kill tanks, two 90-litre eskies, a moulded tackle box and many more standard features. A long list of extras is also available.
Enquiries: Powercat Marine, tel: (07) 5428 0043.
Horizon Vision 68
At almost 70 feet (21.3 metres), the new Horizon Vision 68 is below the minimum length to be classified as a “super yacht”, but Horizon claims that the accommodations and systems of the Vision 68 match the quality levels of much larger vessels.
Two versions of the Vision 68 are available: one, a fully-enclosed Skylounge and the other with a conventional open flybridge configuration with a fibreglass hardtop. The Skylounge incorporates a wheelhouse, forward-facing dinette, day head and entertainment centre. In the open flybridge, the area forward of the galley becomes a raised pilothouse, combined with a dining arrangement.
Enquiries: Boats International, tel: (07) 5577 9009. Web: www.boatsint.com.au.
Calling it “an important step”, Australian-based Azzura Marine recently unveiled plans for the launch of the Marten 67, a new range of sailing yachts to join Marten’s existing range of carbon-fibre-hulled sailboats, including the 49, 72 and 85.
With an upwind sail plan providing 249 square metres, combined with a displacement of 23,000kg, the Marten 67 delivers an impressive displacement-to-length ratio of 102.51. Building on this power base, Marten adds state-of-the-art build techniques, innovative hull design and super-light, yet strong materials. The result, says Marten, is a yacht with race performance that still has strong blue water cruising capability.
“It’s an extraordinary yacht and some of the most experienced guys in the business will be constructing it,” boasts Iain Murray, director for Azzura Marine, adding: “I really can’t wait to see the result.”
Enquiries: Marten Yachts, tel: (02) 9552 1133. Web: www.martinyachts.com.
Beneteau Monte Carlo 37 Open
Italian designer, Pierangelo Andreani, and the Beneteau design team incorporated a large fore cabin, saloon, galley, an aft cabin with two berths and a head compartment inside the sporty 11.28m hull of the Monte Carlo 37 Open.
The galley seats six, while the forward berth features a huge wedge-shaped bed and two wardrobes. Aft of the dinette is a large cabin with two berths. The shower compartment can be accessed from both the saloon and aft cabin.
Enquiries: JW Marine, tel: (02) 9518 6977. Web: www.jwmarine.com.au.
Ensign 370 Sailing Dinghy
The Haines Group, Australia’s largest family-owned recreational boat manufacturer, has introduced the Ensign 370 Sailing Dinghy to suit the leisure needs of families.
With the family in mind, the Ensign 370 puts level flotation first, which makes it a safe and stable dinghy that can be easily corrected in the unlikely event it capsizes, says The Haines Group.
The Ensign 370 has a simple sail configuration, making it easy to sail solo; however, there is sufficient seating for up to four adults, plus room for gear.
Back on dry land, the boat can be stored on the garage floor and the sailing rig easily fits into most family cars.
Enquiries: The Haines Group, tel: (07) 3271 4400.