Aussie Boat Sales recently announced that Chaparral’s new range of Xtreme wakeboard cross-over boats has arrived in Australia.
The Xtreme range is designed with Chaparral’s patented Widetech bow, which, says Chaparral, offers a substantial increase in volume and overall cockpit space compared to conventional bowriders.
The Xtreme range is loaded with unique features, including ballast tanks, ‘Perfect Pass’, trim tabs, wake tower, 8 x board racks, and premium marine sound with tower speakers and lights, ski mirror and stump jump auto drive kick-up.
The company claims it has increased general user-friendliness by including integrated walk-through transoms, rear-facing transom lounges, cool graphics and stand-up headroom under the tower.
Chaparral says these new designs turn quicker in tight rivers, the deep-V hulls provide monster wakes and the direct twin-propeller power wins in the top speed stakes.
The Chaparral Xtreme range starts at 6.2 metres, goes up to 8.03 metres and is available in a large range of options, colours and features.
Enquiries: Aussie Boat Sales, tel: (03) 9397-6977. Web: www.chaparralboats.com
Haines Hunter 575 ProFish
Haines Hunter says its new 575 ProFish has been designed specifically for serious anglers. Measuring 5.90m overall, the 575 ProFish’s deep-V hull design combines a balance of performance and stability, while the fully-fibreglassed stringer system ensures hull integrity in most conditions.
The helm area offers ample space to install any combination of marine electronics, while wide side pockets provide plenty of storage for all manner of gear. The cockpit offers room for four large adult anglers to fish in comfort, says Haines Hunter.
The 575 ProFish can also be fully customised with a list of optional extras to upgrade the package to an all-round family boat suitable for fishing, watersports or cruising with friends. A rear bench seat, lined cabin and deck carpet are just a few of the creature comforts popular among families.
Backed by a seven-year structural warranty, the 575 ProFish has a hull-only weight of 850kg, making the boat/motor/trailer package easily towable behind the average family sedan.
Enquiries: Haines Hunter, tel: (03) 9394 1540. Web: www.haineshunter.com.au
CruiseCraft Explorer 485
Measuring 4.95m long, CruiseCraft’s new Explorer 485 is a well-balanced boat. In basic configuration, it features a cuddy cab with open vee storage bins, big forward walk-through deck hatch and an expansive cockpit for family fishing space.
CruiseCraft says the 485 is the kind of boat that can perform a whole range of activities. It is rated to carry four adults, with the maximum power on the transom limited to 90hp, in either two-stroke or four-stroke configuration. The Explorer 485 is packaged with a single-axle galvanised trailer, and with a kerbside weight of (approx) 1100kgs, the boat is easy to tow and store.
Inside the 485, there is plush upholstery, including padded coamings, a walk-through transom door and a big walk-through deck hatch that affords superior access to the bowsprit and anchor.
At the helm, there is ample dash space for engine instrumentation as well as marine electronics. The helm and passenger seats are fitted to elevated pedestals, while additional seating is provided across the rear of the cockpit with the optional full-width, fold-down rear bench seat.
The Explorer 485 is fully backed by a seven-year structural guarantee on the hull.
Enquiries: CruiseCraft, tel: (07) 3390 4877. Web: www.cruisecraft.com.au
Bavaria Cruiser 45
Designed by Farr Yacht Design and BMW Designworks USA (a subsidiary of the BMW Group), the new Bavaria Cruiser 45 makes its debut at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.
Following on from the success of the Cruiser 55 and Cruiser 32, the 45 continues with cruising innovations such as the twin rudder system, flush forward decks, deep keel, huge lowerable bathing platform and a modern sail plan.
Options on the Cruiser 45 include Selden in-mast roller furling mainsail, high-tech sails, self-tacking jib, three interior wood colour choices and a host of other dynamic features. The choice of layouts is three or four double cabins and the four-cabin layout is a flexible design that can be converted to three cabins if the fourth is no longer required.
Enquiries: Bavaria Yachts Australia, tel: (02) 9998 9600.
The latest model from The Haines Group is the Signature 543RF, first seen in March at the Tinnie and Tackle show in Brisbane. This is a purpose-built fishing boat, which The Haines Group claim is as good for jigging for AJs at the FADs west of Rottnest Island as it is pulling in trout off Townsville or settling in to a blustery evening in Port Phillip Bay.
According to The Haines Group, the RF series has been popular for many years due to its prime fishing focus, with extra workspace in the deck area and a space (where the cabin would be), which is filled with storage compartments and a walk-through to the bow and anchor. The RF also features a higher-set windscreen to give extra protection from the elements.
The 543RF shares its proven hull design with the 542RF and the legendary 540F, which travelled from Darwin to Japan under the guidance of adventurer Hans Throlstrup.
All 543RF Signature boats come with a 5+2 year warranty (five years structural, two years parts).
Enquiries: Signature Boats. Web: www.signatureboats.com
Quintrex 440 Hornet Trophy
Quintrex says its 440 Hornet Trophy is a hardcore pro fishing boat and is best described as ‘the sports car of the water’.
Engineered for performance, the 440 Hornet is designed as an entry-level model for first-time fishos, and comes equipped with carpeted low floor, fuel tank rack, front and rear bench seats and plenty of storage options.
The most popular model in Quintrex’s Hornet range, the 440 Hornet Trophy also features a large casting platform, plenty of storage space and the aerodynamic Eclipse V Flared Hull.
There are creature comforts added to the 440 Hornet, with plenty of storage to make moving about easy, as well as a glove box with drink holders and an anchor gusset. Optional extras include: rod holders, ignition box with three switches, rear casting platform with live bait tank and many more.
The 440 Hornet Trophy is available as a Quintrex Instant Boating package, which includes a three-year warranty.
Enquiries: Quintrex. Web: www.quintrex.com.au
Fairline Targa 58
The Targa 58 is one of three Fairline yachts launched at CRS Yachts’ exclusive ‘Fairline Pavilion’ at this year’s Sanctuary Cove Boat Show.
The Targa 58 boasts features that include a single-level living and galley space that can be easily transformed with the touch of a button to allow the huge roof to smoothly open, and the added option to have retracting side-windows. There is also a patio door that completely withdraws to convert the deck saloon into an open-air environment. The result, says CRS Yachts, is complete flexibility to select your own onboard lifestyle and environment.
The accommodation on the Targa 58 is well equipped and luxurious. By taking full advantage of the huge beam, the designers have created a cabin for the owner that is the largest and lightest of any yacht in this class.
There are also two lavishly-appointed VIP guest cabins with spacious en suites, which can be converted from twin to double cabins, according to preference.
The Targa 58 is powered by twin Volvo 900hp diesel engines, and is capable of speeds up to 70km/h.
Enquiries: CRS Yachts, tel: 1 300 799 795. Web: www.crsyachts.com.au