Salthouse 57

The reputation of New Zealand’s Salthouse Marine is founded on a 50-year history of designing and building boats and its display at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show proved that the popularity of its semi-production, high-performance motor yachts shows no sign of slowing down.

The Salthouse 57, like all the Salthouse range, is designed and produced to the owner’s specifications. A new owner can start with a standard specification and customise as they wish, adding extras along the way. Because Salthouse makes no more than six to eight boats a year, the company can focus on incorporating the owner’s personal requests into the design, making each Salthouse unique.
The recently-launched 57-foot Resolve (pictured) is fitted with Caterpillar C15 800hp engines – a first for a Salthouse 57. The engines were complemented with 15hp bow and 8hp stern thrusters for ease of docking.

The owners of Resolve are avid wine lovers, so their boat has been equipped with a 40-bottle wine fridge in the main saloon area, within easy reach during lunch or dinner. The vessel is also fitted with the latest mod-cons in the galley, a surround-sound entertainment system and the innovative Salthouse alfresco dining area, making it well-equipped to entertain lucky guests.

Enquiries: Salthouse Marine, tel: (+ 64) 9837 3364.



Cigarette Top Fish 39

Chapman Marine has recently secured the exclusive distributorship for the high-performance vessels created by Miami’s legendary Cigarette Racing Team.
The first boat to arrive Down Under is the Top Fish 39, a centre-console design which, as the name implies, is fitted for blue water sport fishing.

The Top Fish 39 is equipped with a formidable triple 300hp Mercury Verado rig, which comes standard, or with an even more potent triple 350hp Verado optional package, if you are absolutely determined to be the first to the fish.
As expected for a boat designed for speed, there are plenty of holds at the helm. Access to the centre console is through a swinging door transom gate and the huge dash has space for a racing throttle and controls, engine readouts and centrally-located electronics.

The forward cabin below deck has a plush bed, which is claimed to be perfect for a quick nap or overnight stay.

For all its power and deep-V hull, the Top Fish 39 is a fishing boat and is designed for stability while at rest. It can accommodate up to eight people.
Fishing accessories include a 250-litre transom live well, twin fishboxes and four standard gunwale-mounted rod holders.

Enquiries: Chapman Marine Group, tel: (02) 9326 2867.



Marquis 720

The new Marquis 720 has an expansive length and beam, which are used to create living accommodations on three separate decks, providing the owners and their guests with a selection of living and entertaining environments.
According to Marquis, the upper deck and pilothouse provide an elevated, 360-degree view of the yacht’s surroundings.

The upper level is outfitted with a combination of inlaid planked teak, salon-quality furniture and hand­crafted cabinetry, including a fully-equipped bar and entertainment centre. The aft bulkhead door leads to the upper deck’s portico that can be outfitted with numerous deck chairs, a built-in grill and other conveniences.

Three separate staterooms (a fourth state­room is available) and three head compartments (all equipped with dedicated showers) are situated below deck. The owner’s stateroom uses the yacht’s full 5.5m beam to provide a true yacht-grade living environment. The cedar closet, vanity, double sinks, shower and tub make the master stateroom home-like and comfortable, says Marquis.
A unique feature on the Marquis 720 is the cabin located off the yacht’s transom; a stern cabin/day head ‘Cabana’, complete with changing room and its own full-size swim platform. The area can be configured as a two-person crew quarters or as a shower, head and sink, making it a very convenient spot for changing swimwear or for storage of water toys, fishing equipment or dive gear.

Enquiries: Ausail Pathfinder Marine Group, tel: (02) 9960 7441.