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Sirocco Bow Rider

The Streaker range has expanded again with the launch of the 6100 Sirocco Bow Rider, a sister model to the 5700 Sirocco.

Compared to the 5700, the 6100 is not only longer, but offers a much deeper bow-rider section. Rated to carry up to seven adults, Streaker says the 6100 Sirocco also has great storage, including an underfloor esky, a huge underfloor ski locker and a large compartment within the rear lounge.

The 6100 Sirocco has a 184lt sub-floor fuel tank and the beam and hull have been designed to carry big-power rds, both four-stroke (max 150hp) and two-stroke (max 200hp). Streaker also offers packages with the Yamaha 200hp VMAX outboard.

Comfort is a high priority aboard a 6100 Sirocco, says Streaker. The helm and passenger bucket seats can spin 360 degrees, while the rear lounge is broad enough to seat up to four adults.

Standard features include a combination stainless steel ski pole/bait board, boarding steps with boarding ladder, carpeted floor, bimini canopy and CD sound system.

Enquiries: Streaker Boats, tel: (03) 9729 8288


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Integrity 496 Coastal Express

The 496 Coastal Express is built with long-range cruising in mind. It boasts a multi-leveled layout with two large staterooms, a full-sized U-shaped galley, saloon and a settee in the wheelhouse. With a layout like this, Integrity Yachts says the captain will always have company at the wheel and guests will have a range of comfy locations to choose from to settle in and enjoy the trip.

The Integrity 496 CE cruiser breaks from convention by having a sole walkway down the starboard side. The saloon wall extends fully to the portside, boosting internal space.

Another distinctive feature is the fact the Integrity 496 CE has just a single engine, which, according to Integrity, is a good option for a displacement cruiser, particularly when it's complemented by side thrusters. The single engine means a smaller initial purchase price and lower running costs.

Enquiries: Integrity Yachts, tel: (07) 5546 2999.


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Salona 44

North South Yachting, Australian importers of Salona Yachts, recently hosted the Australian launch of the new Salona 44 Performance Cruiser at the 2010 Sydney International Boat Show.

The Salona 44 has been created to be adaptable and flexible in both specification and use. With a variety of options including carbon mast, foam-cored bulkheads and furniture, three interior timber finishes, various keel configurations and a choice of standard or infusion hull lay-ups, the 44 can be tuned up or down for racing or cruising as required.

Whether racing competitively or cruising both short-handed or with family and friends, on-board configurations allow for alternate sailing set-ups that adapt to the circumstances at hand. Internally, the Salona 44 is available in a three- or four-cabin layout and features a roomy saloon with large galley and two heads with showers. The yacht is finished in hand-crafted timber, creating a light and airy feel.

According to North South Yachting, the Salona 44 is not only a safe and luxurious cruiser but also an exciting, competitive yacht under both IRC and ORC racing rules.

Enquiries: North South Yachting, tel: (02) 9998 9600.


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Hanse 375

Three-time International Hanse Dealer of the year, Windcraft Australia, says the new Hanse 375 sailing yacht caters to sea-sport lovers who want to express their wish for higher levels of individualisation, appreciation for style and outstanding performance.

Clean coach roof lines with hatches and side-opening windows make the interior bright and offer ventilation on hot summer days. The new sporty open transom and removable beam are part of the newly-designed, larger cockpit.

The 375 also boasts an extended seating area for the crew, although Windcraft claims the self-tacking jib feature, together with a fully-battened main from North Sails, assures easy handling even with a limited crew. Additionally, Windcraft says the new option of twin-wheel steering presents better ergonomics and passage to the stern as well as more precise steering.

Below decks, the modern furniture design offers useful storage for any distance cruising with family and friends. The Hanse 375 is available in either two- or three-cabin layouts and offers the choice of either the standard mahogany or a new lighter timber in a satin finish.

Enquiries: Windcraft Australia Pty, tel: (02) 9979 1709.


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Back Cove 30

Emarine Australia, the exclusive Australian dealer for Back Cove 'Downeast style' pleasure boats, says the hull of the new Back Cove 30 has been constructed using state-of-the-art infusion technology for increased strength and reduced weight, making it even more fuel-efficient than its predecessor, the Back Cove 29.

Internally, the new boat features a comfortable V-berth that converts to a seating area around a saloon table. The Back Cove 30 also features a fully-equipped galley along with a separate head and shower. Cockpit space is uncluttered and the helm position offers clear lines of sight, while large, signature windows add to the area's bright and airy feel.

The new 30 can reach cruising speeds of around 20 knots (37km/h) with the standard 315hp diesel engine (an upgrade is available). With downward-turning chines forward, Emarine says the Back Cove 30 will plane with minimal effort, creating an efficient transition with little bow rise. A bow thruster, also a standard feature, lends to the efficiency of the Back Cove 30, making manoeuvring even easier.

Enquiries: Emarine Australia, tel: (02) 9417 8671.



640 Sports Yacht

New Ocean Yachts Australia recently announced the arrival of the first boat in the New Ocean Yachts range: the 640 Sports Yacht.

The 640 Sports Yacht boasts a large hydraulic swim platform, mezzanine dining area and walk-around side decks, all with teak flooring. Entertaining is the focus of the design, with a large mezzanine with high-gloss teak table flowing through stainless bulkhead doors into a roomy galley and saloon.

The spacious galley features high-gloss cabinetry with Corian benchtops, plus a full-length domestic refrigerator, a convection oven, a microwave and a dishwasher. The single-level saloon layout features a premium ultra-leather headliner and contemporary-styled leather lounge.

Below decks there's a VIP stateroom forward, a large portside guest cabin (both with roomy en-suites) and a full-beam master stateroom featuring a king-size bed and en-suite. A 40in flatscreen TV, starboard and portside stools, benches, and cedar-lined wardrobes round out the 640 Sports Yacht's list of amenities.

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



Eagle 780

The 2010 Sydney International Boat Show hosted the launch of the new Eagle 780, the largest Brig inflatable boat ever built. Measuring 7.8m long and 2.95m wide, the Eagle 780 has a walk-in console with enough room for a refrigerator, while there's also room for a toilet in the centre console.

Sirocco Marine, Australian importer and distributor of inflatable boats, says the Eagle 780 follows in the wake of the popular range of Brig RIBs made for those who want to dive, fish, work or just play.

The tubes of the Eagle 780 are made of Hypalon, which is resistant to UV rays and is built to deal with the harsh elements with which boats must contend. Sirocco says that since Brig builds boats for the military and other tough customers, you can be assured the Eagle 780 is ready to handle whatever you can throw at it.

The Eagle 780 is rated for engines up to 300hp and Sirocco says it can maintain its level of comfort even at significant speeds.

Enquiries: Sirocco Marine, tel: (02) 9552 3366.