Fenn markets the Blue Fin as a beginner surf ski, or one very suitable as a "transitional" boat to guide someone from a sea kayak to a surf ski and I have found it to be easy to paddle, stable, and generally comfortable. Bluefin numbers in the Mediterranean are now at a … This boat is destined for a life in the Kimberley and a prime need ...Coraline 750 SF - read the full review, To some extent almost every Coraline is different to every other one, but this 750 special is very much a one-off. This Bluefin wasn’t fitted with any, but I’d certainly recommend it. Admittedly it ...Fairline Squadron 42 - read the full review, One of the most welcome features in the latest generation of big boats is the large windows in the hull. The more usual compromise of caravan and roof top tinny works for inshore fishing experiences, but this vessel gives nothing away in ...Whittley CR 2800 - read the full review, The Whittley CR2080 is one of a dwindling family: the Australian-built fibreglass trailer boat. “I took the boat out yesterday on Lake Somerset again, and couldn’t wait to tell you how good our little boat is now. $2,450 obo. Every part of the internal space is well and cleverly used, but there is no suggestion of crowding: this is a roomy centre ...Robalo R160 - read the full review. The Karnic 2050 is very much a part of a family of fibreglass boats; the hull design and proportions are closely related throughout the range. And having once overcome all those zeros, it is easy to see value for money ...Formula Icon 54 - read the full review, When you plan to build 250 boats a year it pays to make sure the design is right – scrapping and rebuilding moulds is expensive. Compared with the Fairline 48 of a few years ago there is little or no visible difference in elbow room in the public areas. On the other hand, if you decided to bite the bullet one of Chivers’ Shark series boats ...Chivers White Pointer 710WA/HT - read the full review, WA, which used to export large numbers of aluminium vessels around the world, now sends far fewer completed ones but a lot more kits for assembly overseas. Layout is raised deck runabout, which gives good protection to the driving position and ensures a big share of the length is ...Chivers 206SF - read the full review, In Chivers Marine’s new Shark range of aluminium boats, the 6.6m or 220 models rejoice in the name of White Pointer. Actually it could equally well be a dive boat, sharing the properties of room and good water exit. The helm is well back due to a good sized cabin so picking the ride wouldn't be to bad? It is more than just a ship to shore inflatable. One of the most striking features of the Searano 500 is its price: $29,950 for a painted and pretty well equipped five metre bow rider. Bluefin 27 Islander . Builder Scott Fury calls it a double console (hence the DC) and, fair enough, this boat deserves a special name. When the fish aren't feeding on the surface but are showing up on the fish finder, adding a weight to get deeper in the water column will also yield good results. Good sea conditions prevailed for most of the week, and that’s a good thing. Using ...Whittley Cruiser 2080 - read the full review, Whittley are probably best known for their trailable cruisers. The bluefin bite at the Cortes and Tanner banks continued this week and which much less boat traffic than in previous weeks. It is ...Bluefin Bushranger 4.8 - read the full review, The average size of trailer boat appears to be reducing; perhaps a temporary thing at a time of financial nervousness, but certainly manufacturers are paying a lot of attention to the smaller end of their ranges. All the usual reasons for the spaciousness: more beam ...Catalina 315 - read the full review, Catalina has a practice of making the cockpit side benches long enough to sleep on and the 355 seems to have added a few more inches. Multi functional is ...Cygnet V: Water Police’s New Vessel - read the full review, The Epic Captiva is a rarity among plate aluminium boats: it has barely a straight line in it. I spend most of my time on the west coast and have never felt unsafe crossing the manukau and waikato river bars. The boat is the Brig Navigator 520. Genuine cruiser? He ...Chivers Bull Shark 485CC - read the full review, Chivers Marine continues to expand its Shark series of aluminium boats downwards in size to probably the smallest model of all, the 4.7m Bull Shark. Driven with the respect due to a real ...MAC 420 Fisherman - read the full review, Here is one trailable sailing boat whose most distinctive attraction is not its ability to sail. A fibreglass RIB, it is one of a trio of ...Brig Navigator 520 - read the full review, The initials that get placed after a boat’s name can sometimes be mystifying; the Brooker 420’s XTD triplet reportedly means ‘extended’. The rest of the world would call it a centre console. We have a collection of over 300 boat reviews covering all types of boats. They are often not pretty, and almost as often balance day and night use poorly; but they use every available centimetre to the utmost. It was not that he had a hair shirt complex – it ...Coraline 500 Centre Console - read the full review, Coraline modestly call their 500 Wahoo a dinghy. It provides comfortable sleeping for four, has a bathroom, kitchen and dining space. Unlike many builders Whittley give them completely different hulls to similar ...Whittley 22 Sea Legend - read the full review, Whittley has two ranges of fibreglass boats: their renowned cruisers, and the Sea Legend sport fishers. As the number suggests there are Whalys of other lengths, all of similar layout. Bluefin Scoundrel 5.00 Boat Review. Freedom Sport is the name Quintrex gives to bow riders, perhaps their most popular type. Of course, most built has a suggestion of most popular and, certainly, their market remains ...Coraline 525 Explorer Runabout - read the full review, Runabouts used to be the default style of boat for fishing or family fun. When asked to create an all weather, long ...Kirby Naiad 9.8 “Bootlegger” - read the full review, The boat I learned to sail in, early in the 20th century it feels like, had a standing lug rig and a timber hull; very Swallows and Amazons. Any thoughts on the scorpion/Bluefin be good and if you think the surtees is still the better buy out of the 3 is a big Q? Nice deep alum. When the fish aren't feeding on the surface but are showing up on the fish finder, adding a weight to get deeper in the water column will also yield good results. The team responsible for the fibreglass work averages ...Breaksea Nine Metre - read the full review, Brigs are European-built fibreglass rigid inflatables, built to a standard rather than a price, and making a place for themselves in the West. (same as a 565 but full bulkhead between cabin and deck). I particularly like the midships master suite. Find Boating Reviews with Boatsonline.com.au - the best referenced boating website in Australia. I recon two strokes are good for approx 1000 hrs, both those boat are fine, (surtees/565), but I do like the cabin size on the 565 ( i take it is the one with the fully inclosed cabin? ) One possibly unique feature is its place of origin: I can’t ...Whaly 435 - read the full review, Aluminium’s share of the trailer boat market is dominant, yet the fibreglass builders continue to introduce new models despite the significant cost of producing the moulds. A difference is that this is not a boat ...Sea Ray BR 205 - read the full review, The Sea Ray Sundancer 285 fits an astonishing amount of liveability into eight or so metres. As with any product, the value of bluefin will fluctuate with demand, quantity, and quality. dry, good riding, stable, roomy, predictable etc and that is the very reason I chose my 509 stabi. Categories Bass Boat Day Cruiser Runabout Ski and Wakeboard Sports Runabout Sportsfisherman Utility Utility Runabout Boat Types Inboard/Outboard Outboard Series Bass Big Big Fisherman Columbian F&S Fisherman Laker Lil Lite Piker Pro Pro-Fish Prospector Royale S150 S170 … Some months ago I reviewed a version of the Chivers Bull Shark retailing at around $34,000. The 895, near the top of the size range, with just a metre more hull than its next smaller sister (reviewed last May) has the presence and capacity of a ten metre ...Jeanneau Merry Fisher 895 - read the full review, While most builders are marking time Jeanneau, the world’s largest builder of yachts, is steadily revamping – and in many cases replacing – its entire line. The word from the Miami boat show is that 15 and 18 metre centre consoles have stolen a big piece of the US market from cruisers. One has the bells and whistles, linings, upholstery and paint, and the other very much does not. With a 10 or 15Hp ...Sirocco 350 Air Hull Inflatable - read the full review, SmartWave Is a New Zealand manufacturer of moulded plastic boats, with emphasis on the smaller end of the market. With a range in excess of 75 models including dinghies, punts, runabouts, bow riders, cabin boats and our market leading sportsfishing boats. That reason is a non starter with the Hydra-Sports 2500CC: its console houses an ...Hydra-Sports 2500CC - read the full review, On the face of it the IMG 400 is the boat for a buyer who does not much like boating – at 60 knots the experience is over pretty quickly. There is more metal, more cutting and more welding required, and normally two motors to pay for. It is the kind of boat that people either dismiss out of hand or become fascinated with. these boats. The boat was a Haines Hunter 650 Classic Offshore, and the weather a 20-plus knot breeze ...Haines Hunter 650 Classic Offshore - read the full review, When a boat has the 7.6m length of the Haines Hunter 760R a lot of the compromises typical of trailer boats disappear. 2002 - 565 Scorpion 90 Mariner 295Hrs $24500.00, 2004 - 540 Bluefin 90 Merc 173hrs $26000.00. Atlantic bluefin tuna has often been used as a poster species to highlight the dangers of overfishing — but now the fishery is getting attention for its long-term, … I guess it's a lot to ask, but I can't find any good info on the net. The bad news first: this 7.1m boat costs $129,000. And there are thousands of them around because they suit what thousands of people want from their boating. The reasoning is sound: within a given set of dimensions they offer more deck space and stability ...Sailfish Shelfrunner - read the full review, Sea Jay is an unusual builder: it is nominally a production line operator but (possibly because it is family owned) strives to make custom changes where possible. is no surprise to anyone that boats currently selling in any numbers are at the smaller – and of course cheaper – end of the scale. Constructing aluminum-hulled runabout, cruisers and fishing boats, Blue Fin Industries/Spectrum was started in 1980. It fits better with what the company mostly does: ...TMS 7.6 - read the full review, Tournament is the current name adopted by the boat builder formerly called Mustang. Even RIBs with vinyl tubes - that sound like they should be cheap - are expensive. Caribbean has never stopped developing a trailable range, and the 20ft ...Caribbean Cavalier - read the full review, In the late 1960s the Caribbean Reef Runner was the “one day” boat of every offshore fisherman. Fountaine Pajot, the French power and sailing cat specialist, spent a year getting ...Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41 - read the full review, Driving the occasional basic boat is good for the soul. Manufactured in Indiana, Blue Fin Industries/Spectrum would eventually employ some advanced manufacturing processes in order to create stronger, more durable vessels. We're boaties too so we give you our best. But, more ...Waust Shockwave - read the full review, Fibreglass construction in WA has been an endangered species for some time, but now a fresh face has appeared on the scene – Waveline Custom Motor Yachts of Pinjarra. It is the big brother to ...Seacat 636 - read the full review, Here is something unusual: a small fibreglass boat that was made in Australia. This week’s review boat is something very special in bow riders. In the sense that it has no windscreen or steering wheel they are agreeing with tradition, but this is a dinghy par excellence. Just wondering if these ride alright or do you get a bit of a pounding?Not to keen on the back seats to on the Scorp/Blue! The lightweight 1.9L Mercruiser, putting out 120hp, started a minor trend a few years ago for diesels in trailer boats. Being pressed rather than plate aluminium has something to do with the price, but it is still attractive. Its length, 16 feet in old money, is the same as the Quintrex a lot of people aspired to in the sixties and seventies. Eventually the timber absorbs water, swells and finally rots. Large rigid inflatables ...Kirby 10 Metre Naiad - read the full review, As centre consoles go, in Australia at least, 10 metres is big. Half or more of the ...Beneteau Sense 50 - read the full review, NZ aluminium boats are generally built to high standards, but the Blackdog Cat 5.1 sweeps the board. It has also moved further up the horsepower scale. Rather than just saying "buy a Lund", tell me if any of the others are dry and solid too please. I am not an expert, but what I have noticed is that BlueFins seem to be easy to work on and are pretty good boats for their size. They have the 5mil bottom on them both have 90Merc/Mariner. Where the other two were unmistakably plastic products, this one is far more traditional ...Polycraft 450 Drifter - read the full review. Perhaps oddly, the reviewed 795 Marlin is the first in WA to be ...Jeanneau Merry Fisher 795 Marlin - read the full review, Jeanneau is best known for its sailing vessels, but has also been a long time builder of power boats. Yeah man. To some extent it is a development of the 58, but has a lot of clever new ideas. It ...Bluefin Wrangler TT620 - read the full review, If Bombard is an unfamiliar name try Zodiac. They typically have 3mm decks, 4mm sides and 5mm bottoms – which is the same as a 30 metre ferry would have. good luck PM me if you want to talk further. The ability to sleep six in comfort (seven at a ...Jeanneau Merry Fisher 855 - read the full review, All the Jeanneau Merry Fishers pack a lot of boat into their dimensions. His special requirements started with a complete absence of decorative ...Coraline 550 Runabout - read the full review. Before that I had a 5m Fyran Rebel and this little boat probably rode and handled better than most of the boats I've ever been in-real wet though! The builders have clearly woken up to Australian ...Meridian 441 Sedan Bridge - read the full review, People who buy an Air Rider hull are looking for very special performance. For most people it’s entirely academic, and the price is still going to ...Fairline Squadron 65 - read the full review, The Squadron 65 has been one of Fairline’s most successful boats in WA, and to sell any $2.7 million boats at all in the current economy suggests the builder must have got it ...Fairline Squadron 65 Series II - read the full review, In their Targa 50, Fairline are reversing the trend of recent years. They have the pedigree and the mystique, they all have hulls happy to work on the ocean, few fishermen ever found ...Haines Hunter 600R - read the full review, Nature laid on the right weather for our boat, bearing one of the revered offshore names, to show us its mettle. Depth finder. Boats on wheels were commonplace in World War Two, but they were essentially trucks that floated; this was ...A tourism Naiad for Victoria - read the full review, The name of this boat is its least memorable feature; it deserves something more gripping than AMF 610. Tilt and trim have never worked since I bought it. The review boat, the Mustang 43 Sports Cruiser, has no links at all with any previous models; this is a completely new design by ...Mustang 43 Sports Cruiser - read the full review, At a time when other Australian builders’ sales were faltering Mustang actually increased sales. In particular, a minimal cockpit for a ... considering the number of electrically operated devices on board. A combination of bad weather and post-Thanksgiving angler attrition has prevented any boats from getting off the dock to see if those bluefin are still biting at the Cortes Bank. A minor trend is for local prospective boat ... One of the most welcome features in the latest generation of big boats is the large windows in the hull. I think after Blue Fin went out of business they went to Spectrum . Haines Hunter is one of them. That is why the Legacy 12 struck an immediate chord with me: this is a ...Legacy 12 - read the full review, Not a lot of 35-footers are powered by outboards, but the review LeisureCat 350 Sports Cruiser makes a convincing case on catamarans at least, cost being one of the more striking reasons. If you are in the area please contact me to view the boat. Boat is listed for sale locally so I reserve the right to end the auction early. The model that led the way for them was the Flybridge 43, and its very successful hull underpins ...Mustang 430 Sports Coupe - read the full review, The 6.7 Naiad has been a popular rigid inflatable under the rules for Rottnest tenders; this reviewed version has moved upmarket from the purely tender role. Instead it is its great ability as a fast power cruiser. and i like those seats in the back, I cant comment on the 540, just get the boat with the best motor and extras... they all float they all catch fish, but they all do diffrent things better of worse than each other... Ditto on the 610 Scorpion! With sides measuring 720mm from ...Brooker 420 XTD - read the full review, The Stealth side console is another in Brooker’s series of high sided vessels. It is also a very ...Princess 39 Sports Cruiser - read the full review. In particular, a minimal cockpit for a ...Seascape 18 - read the full review, The Seaswirl 1851 Striper, at 5.64m overall, is probably a bit small for all the features it has built in. Their latest is the Sun Odyssey ...Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 41DS - read the full review, The Cypriot builders of the Karnic 1851 (descriptive of its imperial hull length) call this the Open version of the hull. 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