Sailfish powercats were top-five aluminium fishing boats at Australia’s Greatest Boats three years running. MUST-SEE BOATS BY BRANDALASKAThe Alaska 46 Sedan Gen II (above) is making her debut at Sanctuary Cove. PEGASUS is a classical 20 meter wooden sailing yacht with a big saloon, white sofas in the imperial style, comfortable furnishings and warm lighting. A top quality mothership built and equipped to go anywhere anytime with your Gamefisherman sport boat on board.
This late model Talaria 40 has been maintained by Hinckley in Portsmouth, RI and shows extremely well. Mondo Marine has joined forces with famed explorer yacht naval architect, Sergio Cutolo of HydroTec, to create the M35 Explorer. Gold Coast-based Australasian Marine Imports says the boat is "heavily appointed" and packed with new features, including a new galley layout and extended full-width hardtop.
PEGASUS was built by the Sangermani Shipyard of Italy in 1990 with the primary goal of being a classic racing boat. She has very low hours (149) on her desirable, higher horsepower (50HP each)  Yanmar engines and a host of other custom features like chaise lounge cockpit seats and sun shades for the cockpit. Built to Lloyds class and MCA, this superyacht accommodates seven guests in a master suite with adjacent ensuite single,one double and a twin cabin.
Among improvements is the change to a single bi-fold door system alongside dual flip-up windows allowing an open plan layout. PEGASUS recently underwent an interior refit, improving upon her warmth and luxury and making use of her roomy interior for cruising. After an extensive rebuild completed in 2005 and a refit in 2008, she is now one of the most spacious and luxurious charter yachts available. For sale only because her owner does not use her enough, she is a very good value considering all the options and improvements. Her steel hull and large volume give her the ability to carry you to the far corners of the world’s oceans.
A notable feature is the fact that the study adjacent to the owner’s stateroom could be converted into a further twin cabin to achieve a four cabin layout. Fine construction, beautiful lines and great attention to detail have resulted in an elegant, fast and seaworthy yacht. She sleeps 22 guests in large and light staterooms, including a 90 sqm master suite with separate lounge and bathroom ensuite. There’s a master stateroom with en suite amidships, and a twin-bunk cabin forward with guest bathroom.
The portside galley has refrigeration and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, electric cooktop, and storage.
Twin 480hp Cummins QSB 5.9 engines power the Alaska to a cruise of 18 to 20kts and top speed of 24kts. A derivative of the Arvor fishing boat range, the 7m Weekender has additional features like a larger lockable cabin, big vee-berth, convertible dinette, galley with 12V fridge and gas stove, plus a head compartment and two sinks with pressurised water for family-friendly weekends away. The European-built Weekender includes bowthruster, trim tables and electric windless as standard. Sporting a single 150hp Cummins CMD diesel, the shaftdrive engine is mid-mounted for superior balance. For further information, phone Peter Collins on (02) 9319 5222.BAVARIA POWEREnsign Ship Brokers present the Bavaria Sport 34 Hard Top (abvoe) in its Australian launch at Sanctuary Cove. The most notable features of the sportscruiser are large side windows and a wide windscreen, providing the skipper with unimpaired visibility and guests with excellent views, even on stormy days. The 10.66m SP34HT has two cabins and one head, the saloon-galley dividing the fore and aft accommodation, while propulsion is from twin 5lt MerCruiser MPI DTS Bravo IIIs. The agent also plans to show two Bavaria keelboats, possibly a 32 and 45, but these were yet to be confirmed at time of publication. The Art Deco inspired design of the 16.1m Belize 52 hides modern technology and performance, with twin 600hp Cummins Zeus diesel engines and pod drives delivering a speed of 30kts and a cruising range of approximately 400nm. That 45-plus-footer (length overall), exhibited at Sanctuary Cove by JW Marine, with brand-new engines and eight people onboard touched 25kts at WOT in our sea trials, without any indication that it has too much bulk and windage aloft to handle like a sportsboat. The two-cabin passagemaker can cater for a crowd by entertain, sleep six at night, or be an ideal liveaboard for seafaring couple. Depending on the delivery timeframe, the yacht will be joined by either the Sense 43 or Oceanis 45. The former is being exhibited for the first time in Queensland and the latter is the newest to join the popular and extensive Oceanis range.
Launched last September, the Oceanis 45 was awarded the prestigious 2012 Euro Yacht of the Year title. With core attributes of the award-winning 445 and 355, the 315, we’re told, includes features that are not found in many of the world’s yachts, yet come standard with the Catalina 5 Series. Lead keels, long travellers for precise sail control, and lengthy inboard genoa tracks so the sail plan is balanced in all wind conditions, are just a few of the many design features AMG tells us that sets the new Catalina 385 apart from other yachts.
The C385 also includes new 5 Series features, such as a watertight StrikeZone collision bulkhead aft of the anchor locker. The latest in the line of new Catalinas that evolved from successful design features and proportions of previous models, the 385’s moderate beam is carried well aft for a spacious cockpit.
The modest freeboard reduces windage and a beautiful hand-finished teak interior creates classic warmth and styling.
For more information, contact Ausail Marine Group, Sanctuary Cove Marina, phone (07) 5514 8541.CATANAFor those who like to mix speed with cruising, Multihull Solutions introduces the new carbon fibre Catana 47 sailcat (above) in its Australian debut at Sanctuary Cove.
The high-performance cat is lighter and stronger than its predecessor and with big daggerboards points better as well.

With three cabins, six can be accommodated aboard the ocean-voyager, which has been timed at 25kts in initial sea trails, we’re told. The builder’s Australian distributor, Melbourne’s Chaparral Boat Australia, has a hardstand display this year (off Masthead Way) for its nine-boat display.
The exhibition includes seven trailerable models and the Queensland debuts of the 327 SSX and the 330 Signature cruiser.
The 327 SSX (above) covers a lot of bases — a dayboat, family bowrider, plus an overnighter with a double cabin and separate head.
In a radical departure for Clipper, noted for producing semi-displacement trawler yachts, the Hudson Bay 50 is a sedan-style cruiser targeting weekend family boaters. Multihull Central’s Australian Corsair dealer Dave Renouf is on a winning streak on the new 24-footer, so far this year taking out Port Lincoln Race Week and the multihull division at Geelong’s Festival of Sails. Featuring a new deck design with a racing-oriented cockpit and increased foredeck sailability the 750 Sprint MkII is also targeting the small-boat cruiser market for couples or families. The brokerage tells us the "exceptional value" model has been popular Down Under with five, including the display craft, sold to Australian boaters.
The T58 GT is full of new technology and a stack of features — standard and optional — delivering driving thrills, luxury entertaining, all in a family escape machine. Built by Falcon Yachts, Norseman was originally constructed for charter operations in European waters and features three large guest cabins with en suites and a full-beam stateroom with en suite and walk-in robe.
She has spent two seasons in the Mediterranean and two seasons in Australia and is seeking expressions of interest, for sale at $5.8m.
Sam Nicholas from Fleming Yachts Australia, says Fleming 55 hull no.223 is the builder’s only SCIBS show boat, but features customisations by her Brisbane owner that have now been added to the options list for Australian buyers. Of note are the extended boat deck for more shade in the cockpit, an extended swimplatform, and faux wood fibreglass rail capping instead of high-maintenance teak. The latter is finished in clear gelcoat and just needs to be polished with the rest of boat. We’re told there are 11 Flemings now in Australian waters, including one in PNG, and 10 of them are 55s. As you can see from the photo above, the GB 72 SC boasts an extensive main deck extending aft from the saloon to the transom on one level, creating a large outdoor living and seating area, protected by the flybridge deck above. Distributor Grand Banks Australia said the 72 SC has an "unprecedented" amount of living, dining and entertaining space throughout the standard layout, including three staterooms plus an office, and crew’s quarters aft of the engineroom. Of note is a new interior package, including cherry timber with satin finish, textured panels and extensive use of fabric, leather, marble and stone. The accommodation spans a full-beam stateroom, a VIP stateroom and twin-berth cabin to port, while on the pilothouse deck are dual Pompanette helm seats fronting a traditional dashboard with Simrad electronics. The saloon has a leather fitout and surround-sound entertainment, while in the cockpit are dual wing docking stations. Powered by twin Caterpillar C-18 ACERT engines, the 680 cruises at 17 to 18kts and a top end speed of 21 to 22kts. The 97-footer Raised Pilot House has an equally impressive beam of 6.55m, incorporating five cabins, including a full-beam stateroom.
Powered by two 1622hp Caterpillar C32s, the 97 RPH is designed for owners who prefer to do their cruising with a professional crew.
Horizon Motor Yachts Australia will have four boats on display, including the V74 Cockpit Motor Yacht, and in Australian debuts, the E54 and AC80. The Hunter 39 is a midsize cruiser with twin helms, roomy saloon and a full-beam aft stateroom and forepeak cabin.
The new Hunter 45DS also has twin-wheel steering, expanded aft stateroom with a queen-berth on the centreline, and a forward cabin with side-mounted double berth and en suite vanity and enclosed head and shower compartment opposite. Apart from affordability, the new 330 Sedan is also a more stylish number than the predecessor with several upgrades and additions. Leading the fleet will be the Prestige 500 flybridge (above), this year’s European Powerboat of the Year. Actually, the three-cabin luxury motoryacht has taken out a number of titles, including Best Interior Design at last September’s World Yachts Trophies Awards in Cannes. Joining her will be the IPS-powered Prestige 440S sportsyacht and the Jeanneau NC9 30ft express cruiser.
Also from Jeanneau will be Leader 10, a 36ft hardtop powered by a diesel sterndrive, and the 8.5 Cap Camarat centre console sportsfisher with 300hp Suzuki outboard. This model was only launched at the Paris boat show in December and paying particular attention to feedback from Australian customers, its interior has no fewer than 16 opening ports for "superb" ventilation throughout.
The aft owner’s cabin has a large opening port at the transom that also offers a wide view astern.
Four Jeanneau yachts will be on display, all from the Sun Odyssey range, including the 439, 409 and the 379.
The 18.7m enclosed flybridge is described as "a home on the water" featuring a full-beam master stateroom, complete with angled king size bed, en suite, chaise lounge and make-up vanity or study.
Powered by twin 800hp Volvo Penta D13 diesel shaftdrives, the M58 also boasts a second saloon in the flybridge, 3850lt fuel capacity, and entertainer’s cockpit with barbecue, sink and eutectic fridge. Maritimo will also display the new M48 Cruising Motoryacht and the 470 Offshore Convertible. Displayed is the new MJM 36z Downeast cruiser (above), and like the name implies, has timeless Down East styling.
Robert Hawke from Sydney-based MJM Yachts Australia says the 36-footer is a refreshing take on the design. With a modified dee-vee planing hull and powered by twin 220hp Volvo Penta D3 turbo-diesel sterndrives, the 36z has a top speed of 34kts and an offshore cruise of 25 to 28kts. Unique are roll-up side-clears and opening front windows on the three-sided wheelhouse, merging the interior with the cockpit al fresco fashion.

The new 43 has three cabins, a bathroom with separate shower, enclosed hardtop, starboardside galley with Euro appliances and cockpit with alfresco seating. The company told us that boat has been well received since then with 16 sold, and will be on display again, as well as the Mustang 50 Sports Cruiser (above). For two years running, the Sydney builder has come away from the Newport International Boat Show, Rhode Island, with two awards. The PB 55 captured the Best Powerboat 30ft & Over category last year, following the brand’s debut at the show a year earlier when it won the Best New Powerboat award for the PB 50.
With elegant lines and flawless fit and finish the Palm Beaches follow the American Down East style with a traditional tumblehome in the stern and a cockpit and saloon on the same level. The fully-equipped cruiser is making its Australian debut at SCIBS and can cater for two couples or a family, entertaining up to 16 by day. Built in China by respected manufacturer Poly Marine, the boat is powered by twin 370hp Volvo Penta D6 turbo-diesels for a top speed of 20kts, with best cruise at 16kts.
The pair in question are the new V72 V Class sportsyacht, featuring latest infusion technology and a modified deep-vee hull, and the Princess 60 flybridge (above) with carbon fibre hardtop. Exhibitor Princess Yachts Australia will have the boats alongside its floating corporate facility, offering a relaxing environment for Princess owners and invited guests to enjoy coffee and a selection of culinary delights. Meanwhile, at nearby Hope Island Resort Marina, Princess also has the 72 Motor Yacht, P42, V39 and V52 on show. A Formula Cruisers brand, the Kiwi cat is designed by Australian designer Jeff Schionning and features long, slender hulls that slice through the water and don’t skim or plane.
Powered by twin 40 to 60hp outboards the Prowler NZ 10.4 cruises between 5 and 18kts, and has a top speed of 22kts.
As one of SCIBS’ founding exhibitors, Riviera enjoys a 24-year history at Sanctuary Cove and will be in their usual location at the beginning of F Arm.
Also exhibited will be the 5000 Sport Yacht and the 43 Open Flybridge, which had its world debut at last year’s show.
The flagship of the Sport Yacht range, the three- or four-cabin 5800 flaunts modern lines and promotes an al fresco lifestyle, with a large electric sunroof and an indoor-outdoor flow between cockpit and saloon. Leading the pack are 18 Brig tenders, including the Eagle 580, 14 Sirocco tenders, three Williams Jet tenders and three Sealegs amphibians, including the Australian launch of the new Sealegs 7.7m Cuddy Cabin (above). The new Sealegs took three years to develop and critical to the design was weight distribution with the addition of a cabin and the extra lengths, for travel both on land and water. Powering the amphibian are a 150hp Evinrude E-TEC outboard on water and a 24hp Honda four-stroke inboard for the AWD land wheels. As one of our leading marine exporters, the company has designed the three-cabin 30ft sailcat to fit into two 40ft containers for shipping anywhere in the world. The 950 builds on a hull shape consistent with its blue-water 1250, and regards the new project as ideal entry-level cruiser. Also on show is the flagship Seawind 1250 Platinum XPac, a fully optioned base boat with a sail-away price of $649,000. The XPac appellation stands for Trans-Pacific, meaning the 1250 is kitted for ocean voyages, with Raymarine electronics, cruising sails, watermaker, and more. Designed by acclaimed Dutch superyacht designer, Frank Mulder, the minimalist dayboat is fitted with hydraulic motor hatch and foldout bowsprit, while two 480hp Yanmar six-cylinder turbo diesels rocket the smooth-riding hull to a reported top speed of 45kts. Made from the high-tech materials Strongan (PVC) and Neoprene (Hypalon), Zodiac says its products are built for durability, longevity and sturdiness in all conditions. They have to be built tough, tough enough for Australia," says Zodiac Marine’s Dino Tantaro. They are claimed to make a large capacity of water for their size, producing 1900 to 2850lt of freshwater per day. The newest addition to the electronic-maker’s range of thermal night-vision products for boaters is the T470SC gyro-stabilised thermal camera. Engineered with FLIR thermal imaging technology, the T470SC features a high-resolution, long-range thermal imager, a colour low-light visible TV camera with 10:1 optical zoom, and active gyro-stabilisation. Using internal gyroscopes to compensate for boat movement automatically, the T470SC’s active gyro-stabilisation is said to provide a steady image when seas are rough.
FinScan said by utilising IntelliCORE, Palm Beach have simplified the electrical installation with "significantly" less wiring and switching.
All systems are operated from one touchscreen (above) including graphical switching and easy navigation between AC sources, DC systems, and battery and tank monitoring screens. FinScan will be conducting demonstrations of the IntelliCORE system at Pavillion A-Stand 133.
This new inventory will be the first time Vetus and Maxwell products have been incorporated together. AIS benefits are well recognised in commercial marine and leisure boaters can access key attributes of the system through Class B transceiver (GME AIST120) and receiver modules (GME AISR120).
Boats equipped with AIS automatically share and update their position, speed, course and other information such as vessel ID with similarly-equipped craft.
The AISS120 Splitter permits a VHF antenna to serve both the AIS device and the VHF radio without any degradation of signal. Representing next-generation sonar imaging system, the LSS-2 StructureScan HD is compatible with Lowrance HDS and Simrad NSS, NSE and NSO multifunction displays.
The StructureScan HD sonar imaging module offers a new dimension in underwater, picture-like displays for fishing, diving, and search and recovery.
A free-floating boat lift, the option of solar charging means it can be used almost anywhere a boat could be moored.

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