Designed as a starter boat for a family of four, the Escape 430 is the smallest boat in Quintrex’s recently-launched Escape range.
The 430 is fitted with Quintrex’s Millennium Hull and Flared Bow, which are standard across the Escape range. The Millennium Hull and Flared Bow are exclusive to the Quintrex brand, and Quintrex claims these design features ensure that the 430 Escape offers a smooth dry ride as it glides through the waterways.
The 430 Escape maximises space with its innovative side pocket mesh bags, which can hold the supplies for the family, or can be completely removed to give the owner more room to move around.
Standard features of the 430 Escape include a comfortable upholstered rear folding lounge and backrest, two transom steps for easy water access and skipper fold-down seats.
Optional extras include a Lowrance sounder, a Bimini and envelope and front and side clears so you can get out in those cold winter evenings, best for fishing.
Quintrex offers the 430 Escape as an ‘Instant Boating Package’, which includes the boat, motor, trailer and a limited three year factory backed warranty.
Enquiries: Quintrex. Web: www.quintrex.com.au.
The 62 Open Flybridge is the latest release from Cresta Motor Yachts. As part of the new range of models that emphasise flexibility and choice, the Cresta 62 gives the owner tremendous flexibility during the build process.
The Flybridge features an aft helm with comprehensive navigation console, full wet bar and appliances, U-shaped lounge, table and premium quality plexi-glass clears. The cockpit has a mezzanine lounge, a dedicated bait-rigging area, live bait tank, teak transom and decks with room for a fully-adjustable game chair or cockpit feature table.
Inside, the aft galley is to port, a cocktail bar is to starboard, allowing for extra storage, refrigeration and bench space. Forward of the galley is a large dining table that seats eight comfortably, opposite is the L-shaped lounge upholstered in premium leathers.
Accommodation options depend on the owner’s choice of engines. Pod drives allow for a full width master stateroom, whilst shaft drives allow comfortable accommodation for eight guests.
Enquiries: Cresta Motor Yachts, tel: Tim Ballintine 0439 456 547.
Stacer 449 Seahawk
The 449 Seahawk caters for four passengers and boasts the deep V Evo Series hull design for a smooth ride and stability. Stacer claims that because the Seahawk 449 is light and can be towed easily behind the family car, it is easy to launch and retrieve too.
Like every other model in Stacer’s runabout range, the Seahawk 449 comes with a long list of standard features, including bench seat floatation, canopy, carpeted floor, rear bench seat, bow handles, transom handles, transducer bracket, three-piece windscreen and windscreen grab rail.
Optional features include Navman Fish 4431 DST Sounder, VHF radio, compass, side curtains, storm cover and travel cover.
All models in Stacer’s runabout range are packaged ‘Ready 2 Go’ with a Mariner outboard engine, Stacer trailer, safety equipment and boat and trailer registrations.
Enquiries: Stacer. Web: www.stacer.com.au.
The hull of the 20th Anniversary Australian Edition Bayliner 185 Bowrider features unique accents referencing ‘Guelphia’, a pre-federation proposal for the subdivision of Australia into 10 states. The new 185 also features a sports steering wheel upgrade over the standard model and one of the largest cockpits and innovative storage plans in its class.
The new 185 has standard family seating with two removable aft jump seats for easy access to the transom, and port and starboard side back-to-back sleeper seats that convert easily into a sun pad.
The 185 Bowrider is powered by a 3lt, 135hp MerCruiser Alpha I engine, which has a cruising speed of 48km/h and a top speed of 75km/h. Additional engine options include a 4.3lt, 190hp Alpha I and a 4.3lt, 220hp MPI with a maximum speed of 88km/h.
The Bayliner 185 also comes with plenty of options that allow boaters to tailor it to suit their seating preferences and favourite activities.
Enquiries: Berowra Waters Wholesale, tel: 02 4774 6018.
Announcing that it is “no longer just a ski boat company”, MasterCraft recently unveiled the MasterCraft 300 at the 2009 Miami International Boat Show and staked a claim in the high-end field of express cruisers.
Measuring 10.3m from bow to stern (including the platform) and 3.3m from side to side, the new MC 300 weighs 6350kg and is powered by twin engines capable of delivering up to 800hp to the props. A 757lt fuel tank and a 113lt freshwater tank allows a day out on the water to stretch into the night. A joystick maneuvering system is also available.
The lounge area surrounding the helm has a wetbar with stainless steel sink and a 23lt removable cooler, an electric grill, stainless steel refrigerator or icemaker and waterproof flatscreen TV that lifts up from beneath the countertop.
Below decks, next to the stand-up shower and head, is the galley – with quartz countertops, microwave, refrigerator/freezer and beautiful sink. Towards the bow is the sleeping area, with its fold-out table and standard 26in HD LCD TV.
The standard engine configuration on the Riviera 41 Open Flybridge is twin Caterpillar C7 ACERT turbo diesels, rated at 339kW/460hp.
Enquiries: MasterCraft boats. Web: www.mastercraft.com/300
Outer Reef 63
The Outer Reef 63 raised pilothouse motor yacht arrived in Australia in March 2009. According to the exclusive Australian distributor, Andrew Coffey, the Outer Reef 63 offers superior visibility and the most spacious flybridge in her class.
The Outer Reef 63 has a full-beam Master Stateroom amidships with a large ensuite head, a king-sized berth, cozy seating and huge walk-in closets. The three-stateroom layout provides privacy for both owners and guests. The galley is designed with a chef in mind and is backed up by the necessary storage space and professional-quality LG equipment.
The signature of an Outer Reef is her whisper-quiet ride under way, even below decks. The Outer Reef 63 is equipped with the Quiet Roll Spray System, designed and engineered to deflect water away from the hull more effectively than conventional spray rails.
The Outer Reef 63 is powered by two Caterpillar C9ACERT 503hp diesels with ZF transmissions and electronic instruments for dual stations.
Enquiries: Andrew Coffey, tel: 02 9997 7333. Web: www.outerreefyachts.com.
Zodiac 310 RIB
Designed for the Australian market, the Zodiac Aluminium RIB 310 features a deep and wide aluminium hull and a scratch-resistant 0.45m-diameter tube, the latter manufactured from Strongan Duotex fabric and fused together with thermobonded seams.
The hull, developed and manufactured in partnership with aluminium boat manufacturer Quintrex, provides stability and safety, whilst the pressed-in planing strake provides a flat surface area for easy planing, says Zodiac.
While the hull provides stability and safety, it also provides strength, enabling a comfortable ride for up to four people, while being powered with motors up to 20hp.
With a slide-on tube mechanism, the tube can be easily installed and removed, allowing for ease of transport and storage.
The Zodiac Aluminium RIB 310 is also available in 2.6m and 3.4m sizes.
Enquiries: Zodiac Marine. Web:www.zodiacmarine.com.au.
Deep Blue 46
The result of collaboration between Bavaria Yachts and BMW Group Designworks USA, the motor yacht Deep Blue 46 boasts a bold and striking new design. Described as ‘minimalistic sport’, it has a high freeboard, a streamlined aft and an aggressive retro flared bow.
Twin walkways from the generous bathing platform (with built-in dinghy garage) flank an aft C-shaped settee for eight, which converts to a sun bed. Forward of the aft entertainment deck is a bar/barbecue offering an indoor/outdoor living area.
A twin helm seat is located in the forward starboard area, and a bench seat with raised daybed is located outboard to port. There is seating for 14 in the cockpit, with room to move, and wide side decks lead to a large flat sun area forward.
Down below, the high freeboard and large windows give a feeling of light and space. There are three separate sleeping cabins and two bathrooms as well as a spacious salon and galley.
The Deep Blue 46 is available in hard top sport and flybridge models.
Enquiries: Bavaria Sports Boats Australia. Web:www.bavariasportsboats.com.au.