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Savage 385 Big Boy

Savage says its dinghies are built to last offering years of fishing enjoyment and suggests with its newly-released 385 Big Boy, the adventure is sure to continue.

The 385 Big Boy features 2mm top and bottom plate sides, which Savage says add an extra element of toughness to the already solid design. With a 1.85m beam and an overall length of 3.9m, the Big Boy can carry four people comfortably, with enough room left over to store fishing gear.

Rated to a maximum 30hp, Savage says there is plenty of power to cruise along in comfort and its three-year factory warranty gives peace of mind.

It features front and rear bench seats, with bench seat flotation for passenger safety, short side rails and a short bowrail, two transom handles and carpeted floor between seats for greater stability underfoot.

The Big Boy can be optioned up to include a casting platform, bimini and envelope and two rod holders, plus the hull can be painted in white or colour to really stand out on the water.



Maritimo M58 Motoryacht

Maritimo has launched its M58 Motoryacht and says it delivers top fuel efficiency, demonstrates exceptional sea-keeping abilities and provides a luxurious and functional onboard environment.

The fully-enclosed flybridge offers a dinette that converts to a double sleeping space. With an extended aft flybridge balcony, bar and drinks fridge, Maritimo suggests this is a great place to relax. Further below, the transom entertainment console includes a barbecue, sink and freezer.

The M58 sleeps eight and has two fully-equipped bathrooms. The full-beam master stateroom boasts large portholes, a chaise lounge, make-up vanity or study and en suite bathroom.

Stepping in from the wide teak-laid cockpit through large bi-fold doors, there’s a fully-equipped aft galley, a large dining table, ample storage space and plush lounges. Forward saloon windows allow natural light to flood in and the finishes throughout are premium quality, says Maritimo.

Powered by twin Volvo D13 800MHP engines, Maritimo says the M58 manages a cruising speed of approximately 25 knots (46km/h).



Buizen 52

Buizen Yachts has launched the Buizen 52, its first new model in over 15 years. It is an all-new design that continues the company’s philosophy for quality, luxury fit-out, bluewater capability and ease of sailing.

Buizen says it has enhanced its production processes with the application of modern design and construction technologies such as CNC-cutting, vacuum-infusion hull construction and CAD-design for both the interior and exterior. The vacuum-infusion hull has resulted in the 52 being lighter and stronger so the yacht has performance inherent in its design, says Buizen.

Based on the preceding 48, the builder says the build-brief for the 52 was for a contemporary European superstructure, along with superyacht elements in the deck, interior design, style and finish. Buizen says the result is a yacht with superior external styling and amenity, sailing function and systems design, together with a beautiful interior, layout and finish.

Enquiries: Buizen Yachts.


Quintrex 530 Freedom Cruiser

Quintrex says its new 530 Freedom Cruiser’s flared bow, internal side panels and modern, slimline design add style to a family day on the water.

With features such as a rear sun lounge for cruising comfort, a duckboard transom for easy boating access and the Millennium Hull for a smooth dry ride, Quintrex suggests the perfect weekend can be had in the 530 Freedom Cruiser.

Freedom Cruiser models come with features such as an underfloor ski locker, central ski hook, a duckboard transom with non-slip grip and a sun lounge with added storage space. Options include a bimini and envelope, with ski tube rack for storage.

The 530 Freedom Cruiser is available as an ‘Instant Boating Package’, complete with boat, motor and trailer.



Fleming 78 Motoryacht

Fleming’s new 78 Motoryacht features private crew quarters, including a double and single berth, head, shower, seating area, desk, microwave, refrigerator and a 15in Boning ship system monitor as well as a dedicated pilothouse.

The main saloon has a separate dining area adjacent to the gourmet-equipped galley. There’s a spacious amidships owner’s stateroom plus two guest staterooms, each with its own head and shower.

The dual-level flybridge and ‘California deck’ offer plenty of space for dining and lounging. The upper bridge features the helm and twin forward-facing double seats as well as an adjustable double lounge platform.

The lower bridge features a dining area, barbecue, wet bar, refrigerator, ice maker and lounge. A large boat deck stows a 15ft tender, while an aft-facing control station takes the stress out of backing into a berth.

Fleming says the Aquadrive anti-vibration system and extensive sound-proofing ensure a quiet, smooth ride. The 78’s semi-displacement hull is driven by twin MAN V12 1550hp (or optional MAN V8 1000hp) common-rail diesel engines that the builder says allow cruise speeds of 8-20 knots (15-37km/h).



Mustang 43 Sports Cruiser

Maritimo has announced its Mustang 43 Sports Cruiser, which it says is an upgraded version of the recently-released model.

Maritimo suggests even part-time fishos will appreciate the cockpit arrangement, with its aft-facing L-shaped lounge and clear access around the transom. Various lockers and large-capacity lazarette storage offer room for stowing water toys or fishing gear.

The saloon boasts a fully-equipped galley positioned behind the entertainment unit. A pop-up window provides seamless connectivity between the galley and the cockpit lounge.

Below deck, the VIP cabin has a full-sized double berth and a lounge, which adapts to a double bunk, Pullman style, to accommodate two children. The owner’s stateroom features a walk-around double berth, ample storage space and natural light filtering in through hatches and portholes. A bathroom to starboard includes a shower, vanity, hand basin plus toilet.

Maritimo says the Mustang 43 Sports Cruiser will be offered with stern drives as standard, or with optional shaft or pod drives.



Stabicraft 659 Wheel House

New Zealand’s Stabicraft Marine has delivered nine of its 659 Wheel House custom-built vessels to Alaska, where they will be used as observation boats to monitor the gill net fishery and the fishery’s interaction with sea mammals and sea birds.

Stabicraft says safety is a key feature on its 659, which features continuous tubes of individually sealed flotation chambers providing a ‘life ring’ of 2276lt of buoyancy on the upper-outer extremities of the boat. With the addition of an airtight chamber between the floor and the hull, Stabicraft claims these boats are virtually unsinkable. At rest, the GII Pontoon design sits in the water, giving increased stability.

Full-length, glass sliding twin doors front and rear provide access to the cabin and, together with 6mm toughened glass all round the wheelhouse, offer excellent vision. The cabin is wider at shoulder height than at the gunwales to provide extra room for passengers.

Stabicraft says the 873mm (34in) gunwales were added to keep passengers safe when out on deck, and to increase safety as the vessel will be less likely to take on water.

On these particular 659 Wheel House vessels, Stabicraft has enhanced the strength and rigidity by using 6mm plate alloy for the hull, 4mm for the pontoons and 4mm for the cabin.



MasterCraft X-30

MasterCraft says the traditional bow on its newly-released X-30 is a design departure for the ‘King of the Twin Tip’.

The bow still has plenty of room to seat several passengers and offers ample under-seat storage. Deep passenger gullwing storage continues back through the length of the boat.

Wraparound seating at the back features a convertible rear seat that flips to create a seat to watch all the action at the end of the rope. There’s a large storage area on the port side plus a cooler and a trash receptacle hidden under the seat behind the driver.

Other creature comforts include a JL audio sound system with digital amp and four high-end speakers, plus (optional) sub and sub-amp. Other options include a cockpit table, billet aluminium walk-thru door, heater system and heated seats.

The transom has a non-skid walk-thru on the sunpad, while a step down to the platform serves as a perch for putting on watersports gear. A waterfall-like swim platform allows boarders to slide into the water, says MasterCraft.

According to the builder, the X-30 can also be a ski partner by engaging the optional attitude adjustment plate. Or load up the nearly 1000lbs of standard ballast to change the way riders wakeboard. Also, with a minimal 400lbs, the optional surf tabs can be deployed to produce a surf wake that MasterCraft says can only be topped by something riders would see at Bells Beach.



Quintrex 520 Renegade

Quintrex has launched its 520 Renegade and says this fishing-focused boat is ready to explore outer reefs, local estuaries, rivers and impounds.

At an overall length of 5.2m and with 3mm bottomsides, 2mm topsides and a wide 2.21m beam for fishos, the Renegade features a front casting platform and a redesigned centre console for greater cockpit space and 360-degree fishing access around the boat.

The high bowrails give a steady hold in big swell and the high engine keeps the back of the boat dry, says Quintrex.

The 520 Renegade features a transom cutting board mount that can be optioned up to an alloy unit. The handy rear deck storage bin can be optioned up to a live bait tank or left out to make room for a dual battery set-up for extra power.

The 520 Renegade comes as an ‘Instant Boating Package’, complete with boat, motor and trailer.



Seawind 1250 Platinum Trans-Pacific

Seawind Catamarans has announced its Seawind 1250 Platinum Trans-Pacific (XPac) model.

Seawind says it has repackaged the flagship craft to make it even more appealing to those looking at serious bluewater cruising and a luxury live-aboard lifestyle. Several items have been added to the standard specification, such as a 54lt/h water maker, washing machine, leather upholstery on all saloon cushions, forward deck lounge cushions/backrests and cockpit targa cushions.

Also now included as standard are Aqualuma underwater transom lights, a Mastervolt 2500W inverter and 100amp battery charger plus an electric Harken sheet winch, cruising laminate performance mainsail and cruising laminate performance jib.

The list of included features continues with dual Teleflex engine controls on each helm plus high-tech equipment from Raymarine: Raymarine AIS Receiver, Raymarine Autopilot, Raymarine Chartplotter (iPad-compatible), Raymarine multifunctional displays (iPad-compatible) and Raymarine Windvane (also iPad-compatible).

The Seawind 1250 will be on display at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.