Marten Yachts says the launch of its new performance cruiser marks the beginning for a new era for the company.
The Marten 6701, the first 67 completed by the company, features a radically-designed interior by Ali Tayar of Parallel Design New York, showcasing high-grade fixtures and fittings, innovative storage solutions and contemporary styling claimed to cement Marten Yacht’s position as one of the leaders in the cruiser racer yacht market.
Marten Yachts says the Marten 67 has been hand-crafted to combine the latest in technology with premium quality finishes and exceptional performance. It has voluminous interior and extensive headroom. A U-shaped galley including two fridge units, comfortable seating and three large cabins comprise the living spaces of the yacht.
The hull of the second Marten 67 is being constructed and is due for delivery later this year.
Pioneering the evolution of carbon yacht construction, Marten Yachts are built to the highest standards and are distinctive in character, says Marten. The Marten range includes the Marten 49, Marten 67, Marten 72 and Marten 85.
Enquiries: Marten Yachts, tel: (02) 8586 1497. Web: www.martenyachts.com.
JV takes on Four Winns
Already established as the largest powerboat outlet in the Southern Hemisphere, Victorian retailer JV Marine is showing plenty of confidence in the future.
Principal John Stav has just announced that JV Marine has added the US-built Four Winns range of Bowriders and Cruisers to its inventory.
Not one to do thing by halves, Stav’s initial order is for 35 boats, ranging from 18 feet to 32 feet and all due to land here in time for the summer.
“Four Winns has been one of the best-selling imported boats and at one point was the second most popular US brand imported into Australia before the market started to taper off due to the GFC,” said Stav.
“We believe JV Marine and Four Winns are a good fit. Four Winns owners love their boats, they handle beautifully and they’re finished so well. JV Marine, with sales and service facilities at Braeside and Laverton in Melbourne is perfectly positioned to not only grow the brand, but to look after customers after they’ve purchased.”
Established in 1976, JV Marine is a family business, still owned and operated by founders John and Vicki Stav, together with son Mark and a dedicated team. They’ve won countless awards for excellence, including multiple awards as Dealer of the Year from some of Australia’s largest boat manufacturers.
Quintrex Spirit range
Quintrex says that it designed its new range of Spirit boats with families and fishing enthusiasts in mind. A spokesman for Quintrex said that the boats are not only for adventure, but also offer luxury.
The Spirit range of cabin boats, made up of the 510, 530, 570, 610, 650 and 690, have a smooth and safe ride thanks to the unique Quintrex Millennium Hull and Flared Bow.
The Spirit range is also packed with features and options allowing customers to personalise their new boat however they like, says Quintrex.
The boats come with family-friendly features, including walk-thru cabin hatches for easy anchor access, carpeted and cushioned cabin areas and optional extras like a porta-potty, bunk in-fill cushions for overnight adventures, live bait tanks and cutting boards.
Enquiries: Quintrex, tel: 1300 727 188. Web: www.quintrex.com.au.
Maritimo recently announced that its new 470 Offshore Convertible Enclosed Flybridge model, a three-cabin/two-bathroom luxury cruiser and sportfisher, is scheduled for launch in December.
The cockpit of the 470 includes an optional live bait well in the transom and bait prep station over a coolbox as well as a sink with mixer tap. A reinforced plate under the cockpit floor provides for installation of a game chair and the wide coaming overlaps into the cockpit for comfortable stand-up fishing and installation of rod holders.
The saloon features a fully-equipped galley, a leather L-shaped lounge around a fold-out table in the starboard aft quarter and a large lounge in the forward port quarter.
In the enclosed flybridge, five can comfortably sit at the lounge table forward of the helm. The bridge is open at the rear, with mid-rails and clears providing protection in difficult weather conditions.
Forward of the saloon, the accommodation space includes three cabins – a master stateroom to port with a queen double bed and ensuite bathroom, a guest stateroom forward and a bunk cabin amidships on the starboard side. The forward and starboard cabins share the second bathroom.
Standard engines are twin Caterpillar C9 turbo diesels, rated to 575hp each.
Enquiries: Maritimo Australia, tel: (07) 5588 6000. Web:www.maritimo.com.au.
Stabicraft 409 Fish’r
When Stabicraft Marine launched its new entry-level model, the deceptively simple 409 Fish’r, it accompanied it with a straight-forward statement: ‘Innovation comes in all sizes’.
Calling it a maritime marriage of function and form, Stabicraft has topped a 4.3m aluminium-alloy hull, complete with trademark positive buoyancy and handling, with a new moulded gelcoat bonnet and dash.
The traditional windscreen barrier was replaced by a windshield that diverts airflow up and over those in the cabin, resulting in more comfort and better visibility, says Stabicraft.
The 409 Fish’r has twin helm cantilever swivel seats, with additional storage in the base, and two rear corner gusset seats. Two self-draining scuppers keep the deck clear, and the battery is in a secured transom shelf.
The 409 Fish’r has an overall length of 4.3m and comes standard with a distinctive red bonnet and in-built extras like dashboard cup holders, storage access and a huge self-draining anchor bin with lid (with provision for a small stress-free winch). The overall look is completed by an aluminium fairlead and grab-handles at the bow.
Enquiries: Stabicraft Marine, tel: from Australia: 1800 178224; from NZ: 0800 478224. Web: www.stabicraft.com.
Chaparral 400 Premiere
Florida-based boat builder Chaparral, in conjunction with Aussie Boat Sales, the exclusive importer of Chaparral boats, has recently announced the Australian launch of its newest sport yacht, the 400 Premiere.
The cockpit of the 400 Premiere is fully-equipped with an air conditioning and misting system and a wraparound windshield that fits seamlessly with the hardtop.
Breaking tradition, premium leather bucket seats offer a form-fitting difference over a standard captain’s bench.
The 400 is equipped with Volvo’s intuitive IPS propulsion system, which adds joystick manoeuvrability in even the tightest docking situations. Chaparral claims that the 40-foot Premiere is easier to operate than most 20-footers.
In the cabin, solid wood cabinetry blends with the modern styling of stainless steel. And, says Chaparral, the fully-equipped galley offers the perfect recipe for gourmet dining.
The 400 Premiere boasts overnight accommodations for six. The forward stateroom features an innovative fold-out queen-sized bed.