Catamaran manufacturer, ArrowCat says its ArrowCat 30 has become the power catamaran of choice for owners who want a fast cat with an enclosed saloon for entertaining, overnight berths for four, and a large cockpit for water sports.
The interior of the ArrowCat 30 has a spacious, modern design, with nearly 360 degrees of visibility from the entire saloon. A midship helm station has room for the full-size displays and provides a commanding view of the entire vessel.
The full galley is appointed with a moulded composite counter top system, cherry finished cabinets and locking latch drawers. The galley comes standard with hot and cold water at the large moulded sink, a microwave compartment and a two-burner stove. The oversize settee offers seating for the entire family.
Down below, a well lit, all-composite, enclosed head compartment featuring a full size toilet, separate shower and vanity sink, with hot/cold taps, offers all the comforts and privacy of home.
The ArrowCat 30 is powered by twin engines, with installations ranging from a twin 150hp configuration to a twin 250hp configuration, depending on desired performance and fuel economy.
Enquiries: ArrowCat Marine, tel: (02) 9997 7133.
Arvor says its brand has built an enviable reputation among the fraternity of serious fishers and pleasure boaters alike. Recently the company launched its new 215 model, which comes with a full walk-around layout, similar to the original Arvor 20.
As the name suggests, the Arvor 215 spans 21.5ft or, to be more precise, it has a hull length of 6.36m. With its 115hp common rail Cummins CMD diesel, the 215 is capable of speeds over 20 knots (37km/h), while the efficiency of direct shaft drive helps keep maintenance costs under control, says Arvor.
Hydraulic steering comes standard, as well as emergency tiller steering, which allows the boat to be driven at low speed from the stern deck. A state-of-the-art ‘SmartCraft’ engine display system places key information right at the skipper’s fingertips. This innovative digital readout integrates key information in one display, including fuel consumption, oil pressure, temperature and more.
Standard equipment on the Arvor 215 includes an electric windlass with an anchor locker and mooring cleats, all fitted at the factory. The lockable wheelhouse comes equipped with a large double berth, stainless steel handrails, an interior light, VHF radio, compass and an AM/FM CD player. In the stern there’s a live bait tank with an electric pump and cutting board, plus a swim platform with a stainless steel ladder and an outboard bracket.
Enquiries: Arvor Boats, tel: (02) 9319 5222. Web: www.arvor.com.au
North South Yachting, the Australian importer of Bavaria Yachts, recently announced the arrival of the new Bavaria Cruiser 32. Designed by Farr Yacht Design and BMW DesignworksUSA, this is the first of a new range of Bavaria Yachts headed to Australian waters.
Externally, the new Cruiser 32 features a large cockpit, more akin to that seen on a 34ft yacht. The bathing platform, which spans the width of the transom, is lowered on gas-assisted hinges to create a huge aft deck. Other notable features include new flush hatches, a striking grey stripe, a deep 1.95m keel and a completely redesigned rig and sail plan.
Internally, the Cruiser 32 is a two-cabin, one-head layout. The head is large, with a separate, stand-up shower area. Headroom in the saloon is impressive, while the two double cabins have berths over 2m long.
After test-sailing the Cruiser 32 in steady 15-knot (28km/h) conditions, a spokesman for North South Yachting claimed the non-overlapping headsail is simple to tack and holds excellent shape downwind, while the large mainsail, trimmed from a central point in the cockpit, is much like “trimming a big dinghy”.
Enquiries: North South Yachting, tel: (02) 9998 9600.