Chris Beattie is on Middle Harbour Sydney for Club Marine TV. He’s aboard the Parker 850 Voyager with Dimitri from Nautilus Australia. The Voyager features lots of convertible spaces for entertaining, water sports or overnighters. The stepped hull is matched with a V8 Yamaha, capable of pushing the Parker to more than 50 knots. Chris says it’s a lot of boat in a 28ft package that includes sleeping for six, full sound system, bow thruster, shore power, fridge, TV, cold and hot water shower – inside and out, ski pole and BBQ.
Club Marine boat tester John Willis and Barney Friend from JV Marine are on board the Revival 560 X-Rider. It features a versatile layout for family fun, fishing or watersports. The Revival is built by Sam Catanese and tips the scales at 1600kg. This entry-level model is powered by a gutsy 135 Mercury outboard.
Club Marine editor Chris Beattie is aboard the Princess V65 with Scott Davis from Princess Yachts Australia. This boat encapsulates the sports motor yacht concept, featuring huge sun lounges, great walk around side decks for accessibility and saloon area opening up the galley. The V65 can accommodate eight guests in four beautifully appointed cabins. The interior features expansive use of glass, curved timbers and concealed lighting. There’s even a makeup station! Power comes from twin 1200HP MAN twin-turbo V8 and range is 1200 nautical miles with a 4100L fuel capacity.