BOAT RANGE & DESCRIPTIONS
2.2 METER. tender/dinghy, has built in positive floatation & as shown, is unsinkable, weighs only 38kgs,is very versatile & very easy to handle by one person, extremely stable. This little tender can be rowed or fitted, to the reinforced transom with an outboard motor, from 2hp to 5hp.
The 3.2m tender/dinghy, beam 1.3m weighs 75kgs & is the same construction as the 2.2m with positive floatation. The 3.2M, fits snugly into a utility, very easy to handle & extremely stable, best handled by 2 people. This boat is a great all rounder & can have extra small seats fitted in the bow sections of each sponson, for stowage etc. This unit can take up to an 18hp motor with safety. We also make a 3.95m open dinghy, beam 1.8m, weighs 205kgs & suitable for up to 1x 25hp outboard motor.
The 3.95m, (4meter) open runabout, has a beam of 1.8m, height of 600mm, weighs 260kgs, also has positive floatation & can be fitted with only one engine, up to 50hp,(note the pod fitted to eliminate cavitation.) or we can fit a rear extension pod, as shown in the last photo, which will then take 2 engines @ 30hp each. This is a very versatile boat, with the usable area of a 6 meter mono hull. All up this boat weighs 600kgs all up with 2 motors on a trailer & has a 200mm draft in the water loaded. The trailer for this model is very light & exempt from brakes, proving the all up weight is below 750 kg. The twin motor set-up may need brakes, should the whole package exceed 750kg.
4.6 &5.2 METER.
The 4.6m & 5.2m are the same construction & appear very similar, the one shown is a 5.2m & has the "Targa Bar" & raised soft top. Both these models have full floatation with sealed sponsons, flat floor, twin bunks, twin swivel seats, swim platform & live bait tank built in, easy to tow & very versatile boats, with more useable room that a 7m mono hull. Very stable at rest & extremely good in rough conditions. These two versions are normally powered by twin 70hp or 90hp outboards, with twin 100 litre fuel tanks. Larger fuel tanks can be fitted if required. The beam is 2.35m & the draft fully loaded is 300mm, with a freeboard of over 600mm. The overall weight on a tandem axle trailer is approx 2 tonne.
Next is the 6.6m Open Runabout, Cuddy Cabin, Sportsman, Open Hardtop, or Cuddy Cabin Hardtop. This is probably the most versatile boat of all with plenty of room, coupled with great performance, good sleeping facilities & long range fuel capacity. They are all 6.6m long, with a beam of 2.5m & range in weight from 1400kgs to 1700kgs, they come standard with 2x210 litre under deck fuel tanks, self draining cockpit, moulded rear duckboard & live bait tank facility. They can be powered with minimum 2x100hp to maximum 2x250hp motors. This size gives you the same usable area as an 8.5 m mono hull,& is by far the most popular of our range. We have a tandem axle, fully galvanised, trailer available for this model, with electric breakaway breaking system, the trailer is adjustable for various carrying variations. This model complete comes in at under 3000kgs. on the road. There are some photos of a new one under construction & a view of the factory.
The 7.5 meter is the largest legally towable size in our vast range of boats, like the 6.6m, these come in Open Runabout, Cuddy Cabin, Sportsman, Hardtop & Cuddy Cabin Hardtop. These boats are 7.5m long with a beam of 2.5m weigh from 1550kgs through to 1840kgs. They are very popular with the professional divers, Abalone Divers, Cray fishermen, as well as many Government Agencies, including Tasmanian Police force. The extra payload is vital for these uses as well as being able to utilise the extra length for a longer foredeck & therefore a much bigger cabin & sleeping quarters. All our trailers for these models also have the electric breakaway system with the complete package on trailer weighing approx 3400kgs.
The 10 meter express Hardtop or Flybridge Cruiser is probably the best example of style, comfort & performance all rolled into one. From the 9 meter upward, these size vessels are not legally towable on the roads without a special permit, with the width being 3.65 meters. The photos above show the pleasant style & the internal comfort of a 10 meter Flybridge model, powered by twin 225 hp outboards. They can also be powered by inboard diesel motors, the choice is yours. This vessel has 2 full cabins, 1 in each sponson, a full size shower & toilet, kitchen & dining area as well as a well set out driving & control station in the main cabin as well as on the flybridge, & a large rear deck area. In survey this vessel can carry up to 18 passengers & 2 crew, or for the private owner up to eight people can be comfortably accommodated. Standard capacities are 500 litres of fuel either side, 300 litters fresh water & 300 litres live bait tank. This vessel will cruise comfortably at 32 knots & handles any conditions with effortless ease.
12 METER SPORTS-FISHER FLYBRIDGE CRUISER
This totally new design will please the most fastidious buyer, with its new long concept foredeck, larger cabins & lounge area. This vessel is designed to look more like a conventional cruiser, combined with the great handling characteristics, stability & performance of a Power Catamaran. This vessel is due for completion in early 2008 & is powered by twin 300 hp inboard diesel motors with an estimated cruise speed of 35 knots. This vessel is the ultimate in performance, safety & comfort. Overall length including rear swim platform is 42 feet or 12.2 meters. This vessel is designed for the serious boating enthusiast, with all the creature comforts, accommodation for up to 10 persons in total comfort. This vessel is also designed for the deep sea fisherman & will handle any conditions with more stability than any mono hull in its class. The fully loaded weight is just under 8 tonnes, which will allow this beauty to give very economic cruising coupled with great performance. Like all of our range of vessel, this one is hand laid from top to bottom & comes with a written fully backed, ten year hull warrantee. The internal layout can be designed to suits your individual needs. This model also comes in the form of a fully functional working vessel with the traditional hardtop cruiser design & enormous rear deck, which in 2C Survey, gives in calm water, 32 passengers & 2 crew or 50 nautical miles to sea, 22 passengers & 2 crew. This is fantastic for the professional cruise operators.
at the Junction of MacDonald River at Wiseman's Ferry
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