Signature 502DF Day Fisher
Queensland boat manufacturer Haines Signature says its new 502DF is a smaller boat with bigger features that rides softly, thanks to Haines’ patented SVDH (Signature Variable Deadrise Hull).
The stand-out feature of any Day Fisher is the walk-through windscreen and forward hatch that gives access to the bow and anchor. When closed, it gives shelter or storage in the form of a cuddy cabin. The DF also features a higher-set windscreen to give extra protection from the elements.
At approx 1170kg towing weight, the 502DF does not require a 4x4 tow vehicle, and features a modern dash to suit up to 10in screen electronics, fitted Tallon receivers to suit Tallon accessories, 12-volt power plug, battery isolation switch, auto bilge pump as standard, and 100lt fuel tank.
The Signature 502DF comes with a genuine 10-year structural and two-year parts warranty and is available to order from your local Signature dealer. Find them at www.thehainesgroup.com and while there have a look at the video tour of the factory.
The Haines Group, tel: (07) 3271 4400. Web: www.thehainesgroup.com.
Argus Boats is the creation of Gold Coast marine equipment supplier Outback Marine. Its Argus E35 is a cruising catamaran with a full displacement hull design.
Fitted with two 90hp Suzuki four-stroke outboard engines, the builders claim the boat is capable of more than 20 knots (37km/h) and can maintain a cruise speed of 16 knots (29.6km/h) on just 2lt of fuel per nautical mile. At 8 knots (15km/h), the fuel consumption drops to 1lt per nautical mile, giving a 965km range.
The overall length of 10.65m (35ft) and beam of 4.7m (15.4ft) is easily berthed yet yields surprisingly generous living space, says Argus Boats.
Two forward sleeping cabins have queen-size beds and the starboard master cabin leads aft to the head with shower and toilet.
The port-side galley is connected to the saloon area with a large open space above the port settee back and solid surface bench top materials are used throughout the vessel.
Outside living space is focussed on the large aft deck area, with a protective overhead brow.
The vessel is supplied “ready to cruise” with an extensive systems fit out. The helm area features electronic engine controls, 12in colour chart plotter, fish finder, radar, autopilot, AIS, VHF radio, LCD TV and a stereo/DVD player. Electrical power is supplied using solar panels and a large house battery bank coupled to an inverter charger to supply power for cooking and vessel operation.
Argus Boats. Web:www.argusboats.com.