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CruiseCraft Explorer 530

Measuring 5.30m long (5.76m including bowsprit), the new 530 Explorer from CruiseCraft features a cuddy cab with vee bunks, an expansive cockpit and plenty of storage, allowing for generous fishing space.

With an abundance of high quality stainless steel, the rocket launchers and canopy system set the distinctive CruiseCraft style, and the SS seat frames for the skipper and front passenger are robust.

Inside the boat there is plush upholstery (including padded coamings), a walk-through transom door and a generous deck hatch, providing access to the bowsprit and anchor.

At the helm there's a heap of space for instrumentation. The fully-moulded floor liner in the cabin and cockpit area ensures the Explorer 530 has an easy-to-maintain interior.

The hull is foam filled for integral strength, buoyancy and quietness. Like all models in the CruiseCraft range, the Explorer 530 is fully backed by a seven-year structural hull guarantee.

Enquiries: CruiseCraft, tel: (07) 3390 4877.

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Sanctuary 620

Australian manufacturer Van Munster Boats says that while its 6.2m, 1240kg Sanctuary 620 was not designed to plane, its performance may surprise. The 30hp Yanmar diesel engine is capable of around 14 knots, or will cruise all day at a leisurely six to seven knots.

The general arrangement of the Sanctuary 620 has been designed to maximise available space, offering ample storage for all the gear needed for a day out. The cockpit is open, simple and spacious, with full walk-around access.

For the extra keen fishermen there are built-in rod holders, an underseat dual compartment cool box (that can also be used as a bait/kill tank) and a Humminbird GPS/ fishfinder combo with in-hull transducer. The cockpit floor features Burmese teak decking, while the gunwales are finished with laminated Australian hardwood and stainless steel rubbing strips. The backrest for the helmsman's seat also has a Burmese teak trim to give a lovely traditional timber boat feel and style.

Enquiries: Van Munster Boats, tel: (02) 4973 6661.

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Clipper Cordova 52 Series II

Measuring 16.45m in length overall, the Cordova 52 has a beam of 4.78m and features walk-around decks, side and aft boarding doors, stainless steel sliding aft saloon doors and air conditioning throughout.

The ample aft deck features a door in the transom leading to the deep swim platform. A deck hatch leads to a massive lazarette that provides access to the steering equipment and engine room.

The classic double-chine semi-displacement hull and running surface are designed in a style developed by naval architect Ed Monk. The result, says Clipper Yachts, is that the 52 is perfectly stable and comfortable cruising at a leisurely 10 knots, while her twin Cummins 440hp turbo-diesel engines can deliver 20-plus knots.

Standard features include bow thrusters, flybridge hardtop, built-in flybridge wet bar with an electric barbecue and a full Raymarine electronics package. Options range from stabilisers and stern thrusters to a tender cradle on the flybridge aft deck.

Enquiries: Clipper Motor Yachts, tel: (07) 3890 5042.

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Sunseeker Predator 64

To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Sunseeker Australia will feature the Predator 64 at its $25m display at this year's Sydney Boat Show.

Sunseeker describes the Predator 64 as a 'powerful holiday platform'. The vessel offers accommodation options, furnishings and layout features to suit the most discriminating of boaters.

Boasting an overall length of 20m and a beam of 4.95m, the Predator 64 is capable of 35 knots, via its twin-engine installation of up to 2200hp. Despite the high speeds, Sunseeker says the hull and deck design provide a remarkably soft ride, ensuring guests enjoy sunpad relaxation underway as well as at rest.

The deck saloon features a large dining area with fold-down table and hi-fi surround sound system, plus a flatscreen television on a rise and fall system. Access to and from the teak-laid bathing platform is via twin flights of steps.

Enquiries: Sunseeker Australia. Web:

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Stabicraft 2150 Supercab

Stabicraft Marine's new release, the 2150 Supercab, recently proved a winner in New Zealand, sharing first prize in the 6-7m category at the New Zealand Boat Show in Auckland last May.

Designers at Stabicraft say the 2150 Supercab is an all-new model with more in common with its big brother, the 2250 Supercab, than the 609 Supercab it replaces.

Stabicraft calls the 2150 'a true performer', with 'GIII' handling that delivers better on-water performance, plus a wider internal beam than its predecessor.

With 4sqm of deck space and 1655lt of storage capacity, the 2150 is a fisherman's dream, says Stabicraft. At 6.7m in length, the 2150 is 0.5m longer than its predecessor and in Australia comes standard with Stabicraft's multipod, catering for either single or twin motor set-ups, hydraulic steering and a 190lt underfloor fish bin with waste pump.

Long roof overhang for protection from the elements is standard, while there's also an optional rear curtain, for cooler climates.

Enquiries: Stabicraft Marine, tel: 1800 178 224.


New Ocean Yachts 630 Sports Yacht

New Ocean Yachts' 630 Sports Yacht measures 20.5m overall with a beam of 5.3m and features crafted high-gloss walnut finish throughout, highlighted by the full-beam master stateroom below decks, which features a large cedar closet and ensuite bathroom.

The boat's designers say the most striking feature of the vessel is the connection from the saloon to the galley, through the flowing bulkhead sliding doors to the mezzanine dining area. No other Sports-style boat on the market offers such an alfresco indoor/outdoor living experience, says New Ocean Yachts.

The 630 Sports Yacht uses Caterpillar C18 inboard diesel shaftdrive engines with Volvo IPS and Cummins Zeus Drive engine options. With quad IPS the boat is capable of 32 knots at 333lt/hr, with a cruising speed of 23 knots at 227lt/hr.

Enquiries: New Ocean Yachts, tel: (07) 3036 0787


Platinum i4 electric boat

JV Marine World recently added the Platinum i4 electric boat to its range. Whisper quiet and with stability only achieved with twin hulls, the Platinum i4 offers seating for five adults.

With an overall length of 4.26m and a beam of 2.03m, the twin electric motors propel the i4 to almost eight knots, with a running time of 10 hours before requiring recharging. Another unique feature is the Platinum i4's single joystick control.

Designed and built to stringent US Coast Guard and CE regulations, the Platinum i4 also features built-in positive flotation, stainless steel pull-out cleats, a telescopic swim ladder, large storage compartments, navigation lights, an integrated backlit dash panel and removable bimini top.

Enquiries: JV Marine World, tel: (03) 9798 8883.