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Archer 58 Cabin

Archer claims its plate boats are built tough, with 4mm side sheet and 5mm bottom sheets.

The Archer range features five models: the 58 Cabin, 63 Cabin, 68 Cabin, 58 Centre Console and 63 Centre Console.

All Archer boats have a self-draining checker-plate floor, which allows water to drain without the need for a pump or battery. The 58 Cabin is rated to a maximum of 150hp and features a 160lt fuel tank.

Some of the fishing essentials featured include four stainless steel rod holders, a 135lt kill tank, alloy cutting board and large side pockets for storage.

National Account Manager, Drew Jackson has hailed the Archer range as the ultimate fishing weapon.

“Archer is the newest range of plate boats that are giving fishermen a winning advantage on the water, with a welded, self-draining checker-plate floor and a 20-degree deadrise in the hull to carve through waves,” he said.

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Hanse 385

Windcraft Australia, the importer of Hanse Yachts for Australia and New Zealand, has announced the arrival of the new Hanse 385.

Hanse claims the 385 has a large sail area with a self-tacking headsail integral to the design, resulting in a yacht that offers improved sailing performance and 20 per cent more volume compared with the previous model.

The cockpit table is an all-new design, and now features a storage box, optional fridge, a grill and a rotating plotter pod. At the stern a spacious swim platform lends the 385 that ‘big-boat feel’ both at anchor or in the marina, says Hanse.

The spacious interior features opening hatches for ventilation while air-conditioning is available as an option.

The standard two-cabin layout includes a large U-shaped galley, with extra worktops and storage space. The galley is extensively equipped and includes a top- and bottom-loading fridge. The navigation table seat folds up, leaving the living space clear for entertaining at anchor.

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


Quintrex 610 Freedom Sport

The 610 is the largest offering in the Quintrex bowrider range.

Featuring the new Millennium Blade Hull, along with an increased deadrise, relaxed stem line and new gunwale shape, Quintrex says the 610 delivers an excellent ride.

The 610 Freedom Sport also features all-new internals; the new design is modern and streamlined with moulded panels constructed to offer a soft-touch finish, says Quintrex.

Overall length is 6.61m and total weight is approximately 747kg, making it easy to tow behind a family 4WD and easy to slip on and off the trailer.

With 4mm bottom sides and 3mm top sides, the 610 is strongly built and it has a 120lt fuel tank and 117hp rating to handle long days on the water.

The 610 Freedom Sport, like all models in the Quintrex range, can be delivered as a boat, motor and trailer package.

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Savage 435 Karva

The newest addition to the Savage range is the 435 Karva, released as a package priced at $8845, with a 30hp Vortex Engine.

Savage says access to inshore estuaries and shallow lakes is a breeze with the Savage Karva. Featuring level flotation, the Karva can safely accommodate up to four adults.

Savage has remodelled its transom designs, making its boats wider and deeper for better stability and a safer environment for fishermen when casting.

With 2mm bottom sides and 1.6mm topsides, the Karva is claimed to be tough enough to tackle most conditions.

Weighing in at 200kg, the Karva can easily be towed behind the family car or maneouvered on or off a sandbank.

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Integrity 320 Explorer revisions

Integrity Motor Yachts Managing Director, Brett Flanagan has made a range of design revisions to the Integrity 320 Explorer.

Based on client feedback, Brett and his team have made layout changes to bring more emphasis to the lifestyle, day and weekend boating features of the Integrity 320.

The spacious saloon now features an aft galley, with a large stainless steel hopper window flowing through to the beamy cockpit. Continuing with the functional use of space, the saloon table drops to create an additional full-size double bed, increasing the accommodation space to cater for four adults. Further new features of the saloon include a separate 140lt under-bench fridge/freezer, an extended helm seat, hydraulic pop-up TV and a large sunroof.

The master cabin features rounded cupboards for additional hanging space, and the sleeping area of the bed has been increased.

In a first for Integrity, the entire internal fit-out features a modern and stylish light mahogany timber finish, with Ultraleather used for the cushions. The large cockpit also benefits from the refreshed design, now featuring full wrap-around padded seating and a large, folding teak cockpit table.

Externally, Integrity says the 320 benefits from a more rounded roofline, aiding drainage, plus large one-piece side windows that offer improved functionality and a modern look. A well designed rear stanchion offers additional strength whilst complementing the overall design.

The Integrity 320 is offered with an upgraded 150hp John Deere engine and bow thruster as standard.

Enquiries: Integrity Boats, tel: 1300 798 735. Web:


McLay Boats in WA

Challenge Marine has announced its appointment as exclusive dealers for the NZ-built range of McLay Boats in Western Australia.

According to Challenge Marine, Steve McLay has been building premium quality aluminum trailer boats for over a decade and his impressive range of craft cover a wide spectrum of boating uses.

“The first McLay boats to arrive in Western Australia will be a range from 5.6m to 6.9m, including the all-new, award-winning 690 Cruiser Hardtop. This boat features a fully-enclosed cabin, transom door rear cage, 200lt underfloor fuel tank and 5mm hull with 4mm top and sides, as well as a great style and ride,” said Adam Duncombe, Challenge Marine Sales Manager.

“The 566 Fisherman features a new McLay design that allows a soft, smooth ride on the water,” he added.

“Standard inclusions on these boats include 5mm bottoms and fully-welded 4mm tread-plate floors for superior strength and under-floor buoyancy.”

McLay was awarded Best Boat of the Show at the New Zealand Boat Show last year for its 735S Cruiser Hardtop as well as winner of Best Aluminium Fishing Boat (6‑7m) at the 2011 New Zealand Boat Show for its 690 Cruiser Hardtop.

Enquiries: Challenge Marine, tel: (08) 9249 8060. Web:


Arvor Weekender

Arvor Boats has added to its range and released the Arvor Weekender, a trailerable family/fishing cruiser.

Arvor says the Weekender’s semi-planing hull is a derivative of the Arvor range, maintaining the same sea-keeping qualities while combining stability and performance. The high topside equates with an exceptionally dry ride.

The neat cabin boasts large windows and has a large V-berth, a private head compartment, a convertible dinette and a galley with 12v fridge, gas stove plus two sinks with pressurised water.

Remaining true to the Arvor brand, the manufacturer says the Weekender ticks all the Arvor boxes by including diesel engine, shaft drive, lockable cabin, self-draining cockpit and walk-around decks, while also allowing owners to sleep aboard.

Among the standard features on this European-built vessel are a bowthruster and trim tabs, plus an electric windlass operated from the helm. With a hull length of 6.96m, the Arvor Weekender sports a single Cummins CMD 150hp diesel engine, mid-mounted for superior balance, and shaft drive for ultimate reliability. Top speed is 22 knots (41km/h).

The Arvor Weekender will be available in Australia in October 2011 and will be priced under $115,000.

Enquiries: Arvor Boats, tel: (02) 9319 5222. Web:


Yellowfin Twin Pod range

Yellowfin boats has released its new range of twin-pod cabin craft, with larger transoms to accommodate twin engines. The new boats come with higher horsepower ratings of 230hp for the 6200 and 300hp for the 6700, with trim tabs included for added stability and handling.

The boats are available in two models, 6200 and 6700, both featuring the strength of a welded subframe rib structure and self-draining tread-plate floor.

Built for serious offshore fishing, the boats are equipped with spacious 1.8m bunks to allow for overnight stays at sea.

Yellowfin Twin Pod models come with a rocket launcher for extra rod storage, hydraulic steering and trim tabs, a burley bucket, stainless steel cutting board, 135lt kill tank and 65lt livebait tank.

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