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Pelorus 44

Presented as a gentleman’s cruiser with a young man’s heart, Pelorus says its 44 brings an entirely new dimension to luxury boating.

The Pelorus 44 is a clipper- or trawler-style boat with a flybridge-style hull that has both upper and lower helm stations. Fitted with either Volvo or Yanmar dual shaft drive 370hp diesel engines, top speed is 22 knots (40km/h). Priced under $700,000 and manufactured in China, Pelorus says it is a fully-optioned boat that boasts a long inventory of standard equipment.

The galley has a three-burner electric stove, microwave oven, refrigerator and plenty of bench space. With an open and spacious saloon that features cherry wood furniture and bulkheads, a 37in LCD TV with auto lift, air-conditioning, a generous dinette and sumptuous plush seating, Pelorus suggests this boat is designed to make the most of outdoor living.

The master stateroom has a full-size island bed and excellent storage space, while the second stateroom sleeps two in twin single beds. Both bedrooms are fully air-conditioned. The bathroom has a full-sized shower suite behind a hinged glass door and a separate head and vanity.

Enquiries: Pelorus Marine, tel: (02) 9737 0692. Web:


Dehler 41

Sole importer of Dehler Yachts, Windcraft Australia has announced the arrival of the new Dehler 41, a performance yacht made for both racing and cruising.

Being the first Dehler yacht to be fully developed under the Hanse Group designers Judel/Vrolijk, Windcraft says the 41 is a true performance cruiser. The hull is designed for optimal speed under ORC and IRC rules. Featuring a moderate beam with a little topside flair, sailors can choose between a racing keel with a cast iron/lead T-keel and an extremely low point of gravity, or the shallower draft L-shaped keel for cruising.

The 41’s cockpit offers a large working area for the racing crew and comes with either an open transom for racing, or closed cockpit with integrated transom/bathing platform for cruising.

The deck is hand-laid in non-slip vinylester with flush fittings. Windcraft says the interior feels bright and spacious thanks to generous windows and opening deck hatches, with many details to make time on board very comfortable indeed. There are a number of layout options to choose from.

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


Savage 175 Bowrider

Savage Boats says its 175 fiberglass Bowrider is a zippy little model that packs more punch than one might at first glance realise.

The 175 Bowrider boasts an upholstered fibreglass cockpit and side decks, with a swim platform that is manufactured as part of the top deck mould for a more streamlined appearance and improved structural integrity.

The power-steering, tilt-steering helm and folding seats with adjustable sliders make it the ideal boat for any type of watersport and with enough room for seven people, Savage suggests it’s perfect for the whole family.

According to Savage Boats, the 175 Bowrider handles tight corners and choppy water confidently and provides a smooth ride for those on board. Fitted with a 135hp MPI MerCruiser engine, it delivers a top speed of 62.4km/h at 4900rpm.



Back in (All) Black

Sealegs, the official marine partner of the New Zealand All Blacks, has celebrated the production of its 600th amphibious boat with the release of a limited edition All Blacks boat.

Presented in all black livery, this 7.1m rigid inflatable boat (RIB) is limited to a production run of 15. It can seamlessly transition from land to water allowing boaters to drive straight into the sea and back out again.

The Sealegs system consists of motorised, retractable and steerable wheels, which are fitted to specially designed boats to give users a fully-integrated, turn-key package. With a variable speed of up to 10km/h, forward and reverse, Sealegs are powered by an on-board 24hp Honda-driven hydraulic power pack.

Sealegs says its RIBs can be driven down a boat ramp or beach and into the water, while the occupants stay in the boat and remain completely dry. Once in the water, the Sealegs wheels retreat into the up position and are completely out of the water so that the boat can be driven as a normal RIB. When approaching land, the Sealegs wheels lower into the down position whilst still moving in the water.



PC58 Horizon Catamaran

Horizon says its new PC58 Open Flybridge is the perfect cruising yacht for boaters spending extended time aboard their yachts exploring exotic locations.

The PC58 offers excellent fuel efficiency, a 20-knot cruise, a large stable platform, smooth comfortable ride, shallow draft, no rocking and rolling while at anchor, plus the interior volume and deck area of a much larger motor yacht, according to Horizon.

The spacious interior includes many luxurious details such as hand-crafted solid wood carpentry, hidden accent lighting, large side windows, two large sofas with side- and coffee tables and a built in 42in flat screen TV above an elegant solid wood desk.

A spacious gourmet galley with bar counter includes a four-plate electric cooktop, convection oven/microwave, full height fridge/freezer, dishwasher, double sinks with garbage disposal, granite counter tops and ample storage cupboards. The flybridge has a bar with icemaker/fridge, basin, bar stools, barbecue, large L-shaped seating with two separate chairs, teak coffee/dining table and space for two chaise lounges.

The luxuriously appointed owner’s stateroom boasts 180-degree views, a king-size bed, bathroom with separate head, vanity and a dressing area with full-height closets. The VIP cabin offers a queen-size bed, bathroom, vanity and ample cupboard space. The third cabin is fitted with twin beds which convert to a double king-size bed and includes a bathroom.

A dinghy crane positioned at starboard can launch a 14ft tender, while the PC58 ZF joystick manoeuvring system, combined with the 4ft draft and ZF SmartCommand, allows easy control of the vessel.

Enquiries: Horizon Motor Yachts Australia, tel: 1300 885 056.


Boston Whaler 285 Conquest

Boston Whaler has released its new 285 Conquest, which it says improves upon its predecessor in styling, performance, storage and overall functionality and suggests nothing looks or feels better gliding across the water.

Rebuilt from the hull up and engineered with Whaler’s patented Unibond system, which ensures the brand’s legendary unsinkability, improvements include unobstructed captain’s visibility and three hardtop-windshield system variations: an open windshield, an enclosed windshield and a pilothouse. The port lounge seating is raised for better forward visibility, with an innovative flip-and-slide backrest with filler cushion that allows for forward or aft-facing configurations.

Other new comfort features include an optional cockpit sunshade and cockpit table. Anglers will appreciate state-of-the-art Raymarine electronics options, a 113lt livewell, and a decked-out starboard prep station.

The improvements continue in the cabin below, where new materials and finishes create a warm and inviting environment. The deeper hull and open layout increase the sense of spaciousness, especially in the galley, while the forward V-berth converts to a dinette table.



Hudson Bay 50 sedan cruiser

Brisbane-based Clipper Motoryachts has launched its new style Hudson Bay 50 sedan cruiser, which, it says, combines classic lines with a flourish of the contemporary lifestyle of a sedan cruiser.

Refinements include a pantograph skipper’s door on the starboard side for walk-around deck access and a hand-stitched leather pod to house the electronics, which include the latest Simrad touch-screen technology for GPS, radar and autopilot.

The cabins feature Australian premium fabrics and Italian-inspired upholstery for the dinette and saloon settee. Features include teppanyaki and lava-rock barbecues, sliding sunroof, generous cockpit roof overhang to shade the outdoor dinette as well as a huge hydraulic swim platform that doubles as a submersible platform with teak tread stairway.

The bluewater hull is constructed in solid hand-laid fibreglass below the waterline, with cored fibreglass above. Deck and hardtop are infusion moulded with a honeycomb core to maintain strength while reducing weight.

Power is provided by twin Yanmar 480hp or twin Cummins 440hp turbo diesel engines. The boats are also equipped with Onan 11kW generators.



Stebercraft Twin Cab

Stebercraft has launched its new Steber 3800 Twin Cab, a boat it says suits a broad range of applications from a pleasurecraft for the whole family to a hire boat used for charter work.

Based on the same hull used for NSW Marine Rescue vessels, the 3800 has a flybridge deck and presents a new interior layout with the latest in live-aboard technology.

The front cabin boasts four single-bed berths in the form of V-bunk style bedding stacked on top of each other. This configuration delivers fixed sleeping accommodation in two bedrooms for six people. Manufactured to comply with 2C Survey, the 3800 Twin Cab can sleep six and carry ten.

Powered by a pair of Yanmar 6LY3 engines and with a fuel capacity of 1500lt, top speed is 32 knots (59km/h).

Steber says in many respects, the 3800 Twin Cab is built and powered to the same demanding specifications as the NSW Marine Rescue vessels; boats that head offshore in the worst of conditions to perform search and rescue missions.

Enquiries: Stebercraft, tel (02) 6552 2577. Web:


MB Boats Australia

Following the successful introduction of its waterskiing models to the Australian market, MB Sports of California, USA has announced it will unveil several new models for 2012.

MB Boats says the Sports 220V is the perfect size for Australian inland waters. At just over 21ft length, it boasts mammoth storage compartments and 12-person seating capacity, while remaining well under the towing width-limit of Australian roads. MB Boats says it weighs 2040kg on a trailer, meaning large 4WDs are not required for towing.

Powered by a PCM Excalibur 343hp 5.7lt V8 engine, standard features for 2012 include GPS cruise-control and aircraft-grade aluminium components.