Scimitar Marine says its 1010 catamaran is made with exceptional design in mind, including space and facilities normally only found in larger, more expensive vessels.
First released in 1997 (when it won the Australian Cruiser of the Year Award), there are now 58 Scimitar 1010s on the water. Since the original release, the interior of the 1010 has been enhanced by the addition of contemporary finishes, mouldings and fittings.
The open plan of the Scimitar 1010 creates lots of room to move. The 1010 has eight berths, comprising two forward queen-sized cabins, two single quarter bunks and two extra single bunks.
There is a home unit-style galley, plus a saloon, expansive deck areas and a large social flybridge that seats more than 10, while still providing room for a liferaft and inflatable.
The fuel efficiency of the Scimitar 1010 is achieved because of the designers’ focus on drag reduction. The fine entry laminar-flow hull design combines with reduction of the internal compression wave between the hulls through its 5m beam.
Scimitar Marine says that its composite GRP construction uses a range of high-strength composites and quality hand-laid cloths to provide a light, strong vessel. Scimitar Marine uses strong but light construction methods normally only found in ocean-racing yachts. The result is high performance with much lower horsepower requirements than required by other boats with large planing hulls.
Bryan Bradford, Managing Director of Scimitar Marine, says that with fuel flows at cruising speeds of around 25 litres an hour, Scimitar’s consumption is equivalent to some outboard-powered trailer boats.
Enquiries: Scimitar Marine, tel: (07) 3822 4477. Web: www.scimitarmarine.com.au.
Savage 380 Big Boy
Designed with first-time boat buyers and experienced anglers in mind, Savage’s 380 Big Boy tinnie has an extra wide beam of 1.83m, which, Savage says, provides stability and space for lovers of in-shore fishing.
At 3.8m long, Savage’s Big Boy is certified to carry four people and is rated for up to 30hp.
The 380 Big Boy has a full floor with marine carpet, and two large thwart benches, which provide plenty of places to sit. The extra-wide hull means that stability on the water is maximized, a real plus for anglers who need to move around the boat, chasing fish.
The 380 Big Boy also has anchor storage at the bow, rails on the bow and aft, and level-floatation buoyancy.
Like all Savage boats, the 380 Big Boy can be packaged with a Mercury or Mariner outboard engine and a custom-built Savage easy launch trailer. A one-man launch is easy thanks to the practical design of this set-up, as is getting the boat back on the trailer at the end of the day.
Savage says that while it’s built for room, the 380 Big Boy is still easy to tow with the family car, only being 4.7m long and 1.6m high.
Like all Savage boats, the 380 Big Boy is built with fully-welded construction techniques and proven designs. The Big Boy comes with a five-year limited warranty and is built to the latest ABP buoyancy standards.
Enquiries: Savage Boats. Web: www.savageboats.com.au.
Markham Marine has announced the debut of its new 9.8m pure asymmetrical catamaran, the Markham 9800.
Markham says that its asymmetrical hull shape guarantees superb seaworthiness, smooth clean riding and predictable handling. The full-bodied displacement of the asymmetrical hull reduces the costly demand of the powerplants, resulting in better fuel consumption.
The Marham 9800 has a huge 4m beam and a cockpit area of 14sqm, together with a maximum displacement capacity of 9.5 tonne.
The boat has been designed to look equally good in either of two versions. There’s an Express-style boat suitable for serious commercial operators, charter, surveillance, diving etc, or the deluxe flybridge model for family and serious sports fishing.
Boats can be easily customised to suit individual buyers in regards to layout, options and accommodation choices plus the level of fit-out can range from “commercial” through to American cherry wood.
Powerplants are aimed at individual requirements and the boat has been designed to take all options including inboard diesel shaft drive, stern drives or outboards.
Enquiries: Markham Marine, tel: (02) 6581 1034. Email: email@example.com.