Savage 435 Bay Cruiser
South Queensland boat manufacturer Savage says that, although its 435 Bay Cruiser has a length overall of only 4.35m, there is still plenty of cockpit space for fishing, friends and family.
The helm of the 435 is positioned well forward, allowing passengers to stand and hold the sensibly-placed grabrail around the windscreen. There is also ample room at the helm to install electronics. A Navman radio and antenna as well as a fitted VHF radio, CD stereo and speakers are some of the options available. There is also a handy storage area for safety gear at the front end of the lower helm deck.
The 435 Bay Cruiser has a centre-opening windscreen pane that allows close quarters access to the open anchorwell. And the wraparound windscreen is designed to offer the driver good protection and no visual obstructions.
The 435 Bay Cruiser also comes equipped with carpeted floor for stability underfoot, rod holders and side pockets to stow away all your fishing gear, rear folding lounge and a transom step and rail to make boarding easier.
Enquiries: Savage Boats. Web: www.savageboats.com.au.
New Zealand’s Sealegs amphibious boats have gained quite a following from rescue services and commercial and recreational users around the world – even the Mumbai police department. Now Sealegs promises to conquer even more challenging terrain with the added agility of All Wheel Drive (AWD).
This new option is available on Sealegs amphibious boats built from May 2010 onwards. Having all three wheels driving provides additional traction to significantly increase Sealegs’ capabilities on steep, slippery inclines or when traveling over heavy mud.
Switching from rear drive to AWD happens at the flick of a switch on the console when stationary. For easier manoeuvrability with AWD activated, Sealegs runs in limited-slip mode, which makes the craft very capable in most situations. When maximum traction is required, a quick push on the button located on the hydraulic joystick engages full diff lock mode. This allows all driving wheels to turn at the same rate for reduced wheelspin.
Enquiries: Sirocco Marine, tel: (02) 9552 3366. Web: www.siroccomarine.com.
Bavaria Sport 34
Bavaria Yachts says its new Sport 34 was developed for boaties looking for improved function and easier handling, as well as safety, high-end finishes and attention to detail.
The cockpit of the Sport 34 has seating for six people and there is a large sunlounge for horizontal relaxation. There is also an integrated wet bar and the option of fitting an electric grill and refrigerator. The defining features on the exterior are the wide side decks, complete with railings, which ensure safe manoeuvring when docking.
Below decks there is 1.9m of headroom in the saloon and six flush deck hatches and hull windows to give a light and bright feeling. The separate master cabin offers a large island bed, while the aft cabin has two single beds that can be turned into a double if needed. The head is available with a separate shower stall.
The standard model Sport 34 comes with twin Volvo-Penta 225hp petrol engines with Z-drives. Joystick control is an option for all twin-engined models.
Enquiries: Bavaria Yachts. Web: www.bavaria-yachtbau.com.
Stacer 539 Easy Rider
Stacer has recently introduced the 539 Easy Rider, the newest addition to its bowrider range.
Measuring 5.5m in length overall, the 539 Easy Rider was designed as an ‘all-rounder’ model for families who want a fun boat with a bit of luxury. The 539 was built with Stacer’s new EVO Advance Hull, which offers a sharper bow design to carve through chop for a smoother ride.
The 539 Easy Rider is spacious enough to seat seven people comfortably and comes with a catalogue of features, including a bimini and envelope for sun protection, drink holders, boarding ladder, carpeted floor, rear lounge, plenty of storage, two rod holders and racing stripes.
Among the optional extras are a GR9020 CD stereo with speakers, a live bait tank, a pair of fitted ski hooks and a ski pole.
Enquiries: Stacer. Web: www.stacer.com.au.