Integrity 350 Twin Cab MKII
Integrity Motor Yachts’ new 350 MKII has subtle changes that make it more functional and user-friendly than previous models, such as a new flybridge design incorporating alfresco dining and room for extra refrigeration.
The bathroom has undergone changes and improvements to increase the floor space and volume, allowing people to be more comfortable and less confined. As well as these new refinements, extra storage drawers have been added to the saloon, along with a second cabin to port.
The long-range cruising capabilities of the 350 MKII are also reflected in the interior design and standard inclusions. Storage space is at a premium and the galley is sizeable and functional. Integrity says the living space is comparable to much larger vessels; in addition to the well-proportioned stateroom, there is a second cabin to port and a convertible dinette in the saloon.
The cockpit is the play area on any boat, and here there is room to do it in style, says Integrity. Outside, full-width walk-around side decks allow for easy and safe access to the foredeck.
Enquiries: Peter Hill, Integrity Boats, tel: 0400 901 563.
Stacer calls its new 349 Proline Car Topper ‘the height of convenience’ because it can fit atop a 4WD and turn a camping trip with the family into an adventure.
According to Stacer, the eight models available in the Proline range means there is a boat to suit the needs of not only a family of campers, but also keen anglers, with the addition of the Stacer Proline sports hull on these models providing superb stability and a smooth ride.
All eight models in this range feature an innovative design for stability when casting, while the V-shaped hull means these boats are able to cope comfortably with choppy waters. The Prolines offer a fishing-focused design layout and come with other features, including front and rear bench seats, transom handles and plenty of storage space.
The Proline range is available with a Stacer Ready 2 Go Package, which includes boat, motor and trailer, with a three-year factory warranty.
Quicksilver’s new 470 Heavy Duty Sports inflatable boat is rated to handle a 60hp outboard and boasts a maximum load-carrying capacity of 1800kg (or up to 11 people).
The new 470 Sports is based on the TM 470, which the company produces for military use. Quicksilver says it’s perfect for diving or fishing.
The 470 Heavy Duty Sports has a non-slip aluminium floor for added strength and stability, while an inflatable V-shaped keel and special speed tube deliver impressive handling characteristics.
Multiple air chambers provide additional safety and the boat is available in either Duratex or Hypalon fabric – both strong materials that offer excellent resistance to cuts and abrasions – with double-layer wear pads for even more protection.
The 470 Heavy Duty Sports also boasts easily-accessible internal lifting eyes (ideal davit lifting points), air valves with a spring-loaded quick seal system, and ample grab ropes for easy exit and entry from the water.
Quicksilver says that while the 470 Sports is rated to handle a 60hp outboard, it will still perform well with a 40hp two-stroke or four-stroke engine.
Enquiries: Mercury Marine. Web: www.mercurymarine.com.au
Savage Punts and Dinghies
In launching its latest range of punts and dinghies, a spokesman for Savage Boats said the new vessels are built with the same engineering integrity as that of the company’s larger boats – which is to say, they’re built to last.
Savage Punts and Dinghies feature a remodelled transom design. Overall, the boats are wider and deeper for better stability and are therefore safer for fishermen when casting. According to Savage, its range of punts and dinghies is perfect for allowing all fisherman maximum flexibility on their fishing adventures.
The range is designed for casual weekend fishing or as heavy duty fishing boats. Savage says because it offers a large range of options for each boat, each owner can tailor their boat to fulfil their every fishing need.
The options available include a transom step and rail for ease in getting in and out of the boat, bow and side rails (that can be used for rod storage), and a range of carpeted floors to suit all fishing needs.
Enquiries: Savage Boats. Web: www.savageboats.net.au
Mustang 2850 Sports Cruiser
Australian luxury boat builder, Mustang Marine recently announced its return to the entry-level cruising market with the launch of its new 2850 Sports Cruiser and 2850 Super Sports.
Mustang Marine says the 2850 takes all that was good in the 2800 Sports Cruiser and adds a range of the latest features and innovations, with extra living and entertaining space.
To upgrade the entertainment features in the new design, the 2850 is more beamy than its predecessor, allowing extra room in the cockpit area and below decks. The galley has been moved from the downstairs cabin area to the cockpit, which provides more comfort and access when entertaining family and friends. Down below, there is full-standing head room and a separate shower and toilet.
Integrating the latest technology, the 2850 features a touch screen electrical control panel, Finscan fingerprint starting technology, SmartCraft gauges, electric engine room access and a state-of-the-art entertainment system.
Enquiries: Mustang Marine. Web: www.mustangmarine.com.au
As competitive sailing fans will be aware, an Archambault A40rc won the 2009 Audi Australian IRC Championship. Now the French builder is offering a new ‘turbo-charged’ version of the vessel, with the option of a full epoxy laminate and a contemporary tee-bulb keel.
Newcastle Yachting, the Australian importer of the Archambault range of performance yachts, says the standard A40rc is renowned as being exceptionally stable, thanks to a 48 per cent ballast ratio and great form stability, but the changes on the new model will make it even more powerful, both upwind and down. According to engineers for the French builders, epoxy resin saves some 200kg and makes the hull inherently stiffer, allowing more ballast to be placed in the bulb, in turn lifting the ratio beyond 50 per cent.
Newcastle Yachting says the A40rc has all the style expected of a French manufacturer, courtesy of a classy moabi timber fitout. There is 2m of cabin headroom, twin aft cabins with optional pipeberths, a spacious galley and an enclosed head compartment.
The performance-oriented options list includes carbon rudder, carbon spars with rod rigging, twin adjustments for the hydraulic backstay, upgraded Nanni diesel engine and more.
Enquiries: Newcastle Yachting, tel: (02) 4962 5288.