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210 Montauk

Boston Whaler says its rugged new 210 upholds the Montauk legacy of functionality and durability and is its largest Montauk yet.

With more room, more storage and an enclosed head compartment below the centre console, Boston Whaler says the 210 Montauk will go more places because of its size and larger fuel capacity. It offers a hassle-free, hose-and-go boating experience with Whaler quality and safety in all materials and construction, according to the designers.

It has an expansive forward deck area, which includes a standard large fish box and anchor locker, and optional sun lounge with tilt-up backrests.

A convertible cooler seat with backrest in the bow offers 88lt storage, while six rod holders are affixed to the console behind the cooler seat. The console features easy-to-read instrumentation, factory-installed Raymarine electronics, and an acrylic windscreen with stainless steel grab rail. Owners can also opt for an audio system with USB and MP3 inputs so they can play tunes on their iPod or smartphone.

The variety of options available make it a very flexible platform, according to Whaler, as customers can configure their boat for fishing, cruising or watersports.

The 210 Montauk comes in a standard boat-motor-trailer package that includes a 150hp Mercury FourStroke capable of producing wide-open throttle speeds of 68km/h, or owners can opt for a 200hp Mercury FourStroke for even more power.

The boat’s length helps accentuate the Whaler reverse chine, allowing for a smooth and dry ride, while the efficient, no-frills design makes it an ideal towing platform, says Whaler.


Malibu Wakesetter 22 MXZ

Malibu Boats has announced the newest addition to its Wakesetter series, the 2012 Malibu Wakesetter 22 MXZ. With its super-wide, extra-deep bow, bold new take on the classic Malibu style, and signature performance, comfort and quality, Malibu says the all-new Wakesetter 22 MXZ is designed to maximise the rider’s experience on the water.

With a sleek new style that Malibu suggests will command attention on the water, the 22 MXZ has a wide open bow that offers plenty of seating and storage, while the extra deep design provides a safe and snug social space. Supple vinyl and a legion of stainless-steel grab handles and cup holders add to the experience.

Malibu says the 22 MXZ’s all-new hull delivers its signature standout performance, with a super-sharp entry into the water that yields a smooth, dry ride in even the roughest water. The big, clean wake boasts long transitions designed to take riding to the next level, according to Malibu.

"It definitely has that classic Wakesetter shape with long transitions to take off and land on and it’s nice and big without adding a ton of weight,” says Malibu Boats team rider Brian Grubb. “It also looks amazing – both when you see that bow coming at you and the rounded corners in the rear."

It’s all topped off by a host of features, from the exclusive Illusion G3 tower with swivel board racks and the touch-screen performance of Malibu Touch Command to the rear-facing transom seating, which features a stereo remote, stainless-steel cup holders and swim step-accessible wet storage.



VanDutch 40

Australian distributor of the new VanDutch 40, VanDutch Australia, has announced the arrival of the 30ft, 40ft and 55ft VanDutch models.

Designed by Dutch naval designer, Frank Mulder, this luxury day-cruiser-style yacht emphasises power and comfort. With its sleek, distinctive hull that is available in a range of colours, VanDutch says the 40 is perfect for admirers of extreme performance, distinctive styling and absolute luxury and suggests Australia, with its impeccable waterways and harbours, is the perfect setting for the VanDutch 40.

The inviting cockpit seats eight guests on generously proportioned white Silvertex L-shaped seating, while the rear sunbathing platform lounges three comfortably. Designed with on-board entertainment in mind, the 40 has two refrigerators, air conditioning, sound system and a microwave.

Below deck, there is room for eight at a hydraulic table that can be transformed into a spacious bed, as well as a bathroom with toilet and hot/cold water.

The deck is fitted with pop-up cleats, flush deck hatches and anchor hatch, and pop-up navigation lights. The swim ladder and fender storage spaces are also recessed, allowing the 40’s smooth lines to be fully appreciated. Esthec composite decking on the bridge, floor and swim platform offers all the advantages of teak, without the high maintenance.

Equipment at the helm includes Raymarine widescreen GPS navigation, Raymarine autopilot with power steering, Raymarine Tridata equipment (electronic compass, speedometer and depth meter) and Raymarine hand-held VHF radio. The Easy Manoeuvring System (EMS) consists of bow and stern thrusters and includes joystick control.

Powered by two Yanmar 480hp engines hidden under a hydraulic motor hatch, VanDutch says the 40 will reach a top speed of 45 knots (83km/h) and distinguishes itself with a hull that makes slamming and spray a thing of the past.

Enquiries: VanDutch Australia.


Yamaha SuperJet

Yamaha’s 2012 SuperJet has arrived in Australia. With its sharp new ‘carbon’ look matched with black hull and deck, Yamaha says it is already proving to be the most popular incarnation of this model it has ever produced.

In the age of high-performance, supercharged, three-seat personal watercraft, Yamaha suggests it’s easy to forget that the modern personal watercraft evolved from the humble ‘stand-up’ style craft and says that while other manufacturers have pulled out of the stand-up segment, it is committed to continue for many more years to come.

Yamaha suggests the SuperJet is the ideal compromise for a variety of different sports, such as dirt bike riders who might find the switch to a SuperJet during the hot summer months attractive, when the thought of donning full protective gear isn’t as appealing as putting on a life jacket and hitting the water. Or surfers, who could consider the SuperJet as a great way to fill in a flat weekend when the surf is too small; and water-skiers and wake boarders who might use it as a way of getting their fix of high-energy watersport without the need for a boat and crew to tow them.

Having undergone continued development to improve stability, agility and increased acceleration, the SuperJet offers a more physically demanding style of riding and the ability to carve and bank into turns. Yamaha suggests the SuperJet is the perfect craft for riders who crave a challenging and exciting ride.

Prices start at $11,170 RRP



Prestige 60s

Prestige Yachts says its 2010 European Boat of the Year winner, the Prestige 60 has undergone advances in design quality, interior furnishings, fit and finish and has announced its new Prestige 60s.

Designer Vittorio Garroni and team said they have reinvented the ‘express motor yacht’ by combining the ideal attributes of the express style – the elegance, the elongated lines and excellent performance – while offering all the comforts of a flybridge.

The sport flybridge has been integrated into the overall design and features the comforts of a generous helmstation, an electric sunroof, a well-positioned steering position, and a sundeck that converts into a deck saloon.

With a powerful hull design by Michael Peters, the Prestige 60s is propelled by the Volvo IPS 900 pod system, which Prestige says is synonymous with easy joystick handling and exceptional performance when compared to conventional propulsion systems.

The interior space is designed to offer a unique level of comfort on the water. A central galley is ideally situated for service to both the saloon and the cockpit, while large glass panels have been integrated seamlessly to maximise natural light. Prestige suggests the owner’s cabin provides the luxury one would expect from such a world-class yacht.



Dyna 52

Dyna has released its 52 and suggests with its new space-age style and feel, it will become a head-turner in the Australian marine market.

Powered by twin Volvo Penta IPS units featuring joystick control, the 52 offers high performance, economy and a top speed of 32 knots (52km/h). Dyna says it has been specifically designed for the IPS system, which allowed designers to create increased living and accommodation areas as opposed to the conventional shaft drive configuration.

The completely new design, with its sleek and elegant contours, features forward deck pads, aft cockpit seating, which is complemented by upstairs lounges in the air-conditioned hardtop area and further outside seating. The accommodation layout, saloon and an aft-situated galley allow the vessel to flow with a walk-through feel.

Enquiries: Melbourne Boat Sales, tel: (03) 9670 3300.


Stacer starters

Stacer says its tinnies have wide beams and high sides, making them spacious and safe to operate while handling well in a variety of conditions and being easy to drive.

The range of Open Boats and Prolines are the perfect starter boats for first-time boaties and an especially good option for the kids, according to Stacer. Its Open Boats feature the high performance EVO Hull, while the Proline range features a V-shaped hull design.

Although they are labelled Stacer’s smaller boat range, both continue to surprise customers with their stability and performance, which Stacer says is uncommon for boats as small and lightweight as these.

Both Open Boat models include welded front and rear bench seats, transom handles, anchor shelf and fuel tank rack.

The 399 Proline and the 429 Seahorse each carry four people comfortably.

Designed with Stacer’s Proline Sports Hull for superb stability, the Proline models are a low-profile car-topper style dinghy and feature front and rear bench seats.

Both Open Boats and Prolines are available with a Stacer ‘Ready 2 Go’ package, which includes boat, motor and trailer so that first-time boaties can start their fishing lifestyle straight away.