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Streaker 5700 Commander

Streaker Boats' newly released 5700 Commander was designed with serious offshore fishing in mind and is packed with features that will delight the most ardent fisherman, it says.

Sporting a coloured gelcoat finish and custom graphics, the 5700 Commander comes with a host of features, including bimini with front and side clears, folding stainless steel rocket launcher, LED spot lights and strip light, and a carpeted cockpit floor. There's a folding split rear lounge, and the deluxe bucket seats include seat box tackle storage.

The cockpit is decked out with a plumbed livebait tank and deck wash, removable bait board, burley bucket including 'muncher', plus side pockets and an underfloor icebox. On board electronics include a Lowrance colour sounder and GPS with dual-frequency transducer and a marine radio.

Streaker offers the 5700 Commander with various Yamaha or Mercury engine options and says boat packages fitted with a 150hp engine or above include hydraulic steering.



Azimut 55S

Italian boat builder, Azimut Yachts has launched its 55S, which it says features a triple Volvo Penta IPS pod-drive installation capable of pushing it to a top speed of 37 knots (68.5km/h).

Luxurious Italian furnishings and style feature throughout. Azimut says the installation of pod drives has put the engines further aft, adding space and enhancing onboard liveability.

The stern garage stores a Williams 285 jet tender. The garage door combines a swim platform which, when opened, reveals a 2m-wide teak-laid submergible swim platform.

At the bow, there's a large walk-through sundeck with lounge. The cockpit is generously decked out with sun lounges and flows into the saloon. A well-equipped galley opposite the dining table with seating continues on to two sports seats and the wheelhouse area, plus another lounge.

Accommodation is plentiful, with a crew cabin located at the bow, a VIP cabin further aft that shares an en suite with a twin-share cabin and the luxurious owner's cabin with en suite.



Stabicraft 1850 Supercab

Stabicraft Marine has released its 5.6m 1850 Supercab and says it can be towed easily, has all the comfort of a Supercab, is safe and stable at rest and rides softly, providing a great platform for a family day on the water.

It features Stabicraft's Game Chaser Transom. This is a profiled transom to deflect water around the transom, reducing drag while enhancing reversing speed and manoeuvrability. The transom topside features a centrally-mounted 66lt livebait tank with glass screen and integrated filleting board/lid and rod holders.

The gunwales are raised and widened, offering comfort and safety in rough seas, and feature four alloy rod holders. The front screen is a curved, single-piece, 6mm armoured-glass unit. A fitted Maxwell capstan winch also comes as standard.

When powered by a Yamaha 90hp two-stroke outboard, Stabicraft says the 1850 can achieve 61km/h. With a 115hp outboard, the top speed is 71km/h.

Combined with four-stroke technology and the standard under-floor 120lt fuel tank, Stabicraft claims the 1850 Supercab has capable offshore range.



539 Nomad Fisher

Stacer says its 539 Nomad Fisher is its first checkerplate model and was released in response to customer and dealer feedback.

With 4mm bottomsides and 3mm topsides, the 539 Nomad Fisher features a fully-welded sub-frame rib structure and a self-draining tread-plate floor. With the EVO Advance hull and new Stacer transom, the 539's sharp bow entry and deeper vee in the hull provide a smooth ride and an overall impressive performance, says Stacer.

Features include a checkerplate floor, carpeted front casting platform, a 100lt underfloor plumbed kill tank, livebait tank and large aluminium side pockets. It comes in both side- and centre-console configuration and can be fitted with a centre-console fisher seat.

The redesigned transom adds 20cm of internal space and hides cables on the inside for an obstruction-free duckboard, says Stacer. It also allows faster access to the bilge pump and engine fittings, has storage space for dual batteries and creates a lower centre of gravity for more stability at rest and while underway, according to Stacer.



Savage 525 Safari

Savage says its latest addition to the Savage 2012 Open Boats range, the 525 Safari, will make a popular dinghy for the whole family.

The 525 Safari features Savage's newly-designed Ultra Lift Hull and has plate 4mm bottomsides and 2mm topsides. It also features bench-seat flotation, plus front and rear bench seats with the capacity to seat six people comfortably.

With its 340kg hull, Savage suggests the 525 Safari is perfectly suited to a 75hp engine. A 50lt fuel tank can be included as an optional extra.

The carpeted floor provides extra stability underfoot and also protects eyes from the harsh glare of the sun on bare aluminium.

A deep freeboard and 2.09m beam make this model one of the largest and most durable open boats in this range, says Savage. There's plenty of internal space to store all the gear needed for a day of adventure and still enough room to reel in that big catch.



Chaparral H2o

Chaparral has launched its new entry-level range of H2o Sports and Ski/Fish bow riders.

Answering the age-old family dilemma of whether to buy a ski boat or a fishing boat, Chaparral says its H2o Ski/Fish range offers the best of both worlds.

Available in 18ft and 19ft models, the Ski/Fish comes complete with removable seats and cushions that easily convert the family bowrider into a fishing platform. The standard live bait tank, rod storage and remote electric saltwater trolling motor make this a versatile boat that should keep everyone in the family happy, suggests Chaparral.

H2o is also available as a 'sports' model. All H2o models come standard on an Australian-built galvanized Mackay trailer.



MB Boats F24 Tomcat

American wake and ski boat manufacturer, MB Boats has unveiled its F24 Tomcat, the newest generation of its flagship model.

A complete re-design of MB Boats' largest pronged-nose hull adds another foot in length to the 2012 frame, bringing it to 24ft (7.32m).

The manufacturer says it also offers a first glance at some landmark changes set to be introduced through the entire MB Sports line, including a two-point, forward-facing, gas-shock-operated tower and a switch to Indmar Marine engines.



450 Hornet Trophy

Quintrex says its new-edition 450 Hornet Trophy is engineered for fishing and is packed with fishing features.

Featuring the Eclipse V-Flared Hull, the 450 has a universal casting platform with optional interchangeable storage bins, tackle or utility tray or a sectioned live bait tank. It comes standard with large front and rear casting platforms, plenty of storage space, rod holders, Mark 5x Fishfinder and a 60lt plumbed live well.

With an extensive list of options, Quintex suggests the 450 Hornet Trophy can be transformed into a customised fishing machine, including rod locker, bow-mount thruster plate, dual battery set-up and bimini and envelope.The alloy side sports console has been redesigned to give a modern and slimline appearance, while creating greater cockpit space and fishing access around the boat.

With a 77lt fuel tank and 70hp rating, Quintrex suggests this boat can keep fishos out on the water until they land that perfect catch.



Anglapro Lite

Anglapro has expanded its range of aluminium fishing boats to include light-weight car-topper models ideal for a variety of applications.

The boats in the new Anglapro Lite range have a standard clinker-style hull and will be available in a variety of sizes from 3.5m to just under 4m.

The sturdy construction maintains the light weight needed for these boats, suggests Anglapro, with 2mm bottomsides and 1.6mm topsides that offer strength and weight advantages.

Anglapro suggests these simple rigs are perfect for boaters looking for a small tender or boat to get out on sheltered waterways, or as an entry-level boat for beginners. They feature stylish design elements also found on the bigger models.