Boat Reviews

Aliweld Marine 8000 HT boat review

aliweld marine 8000 ht

Three tinted pop-up hatches, two in the hard top and one in the cabin, allow extra sunlight into the covered areas and can be opened to afford extra ventilation on those balmy days and nights spent moored in sheltered anchorages. Sitting in the super-comfy captain’s chair built by Relaxn, the outstanding all-round view is thanks in part to a 6mm-thick …

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Quintrex 510 Frontier boat review

quintrex 510 frontier

If it was my boat and I was starting with a blank canvas, I’d add the above options as well as a cutting board and deck wash and I’d be a happy fisho. Performance There’s no need to beat around the bush – the 510 Frontier with a 115hp Evinrude E-TEC on the back is a dead-set weapon. Holeshot was …

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Stacer Outlaw 469 – Boat review

The Moreton Bay 469 Outlaw had good storage under the front casting platform, accessed via two large hatches. There was ample room to stow safety gear and tackle as well as the battery for the electric motor. In addition, two big side pockets kept items out of the way yet within easy reach. The stern featured ample room for additional …

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Polycraft 4.55 stands the test of time

At the bow, I’ve extended the casting deck by about 70cm so two people can easily fish there. My side console setup is a little different to the normal ones as I have moved the seats forward. Traditionally, the seats in the side console are right at the back, but I’ve made a rear casting platform and put the seat …

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Sea Jay 458 Stealth review

458 Stealth

This is the maximum rated horsepower for the 458 Stealth but it had very impressive fuel consumption to boot, with almost 4km per litre economy at the optimal cruising speed. However, this engine will be economical at most speeds, and when combined with the reverse chine and flat planing hull of the Sea Jay Stealth, you get a boat that …

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Polycraft Tuff Tender and Yamaha 6hp 4-stroke review

Initially, both Will and I got in the Poly and had a bit of a play, performing a few different manoeuvres that the boat and motor handled with ease. The tri-hull design of the Polycraft meant it cornered very sharply and was also relatively stable. It was even possible to stand up and flick lures at the mangroves. As with …

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Anglapro Chaser 424 boat review

Anglapro Chaser 424

Plenty of punch for the dollars is an understatement. Speaking of value for money, all Anglapro boats leave the factory with a stunning five-year warranty. This far exceeds the warranty commitments of other leading aluminium boat manufacturers and clearly demonstrates Anglapro’s confidence in its product. In the nasty conditions the hull felt as solid as a rock and it really …

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Formosa 660 Tomahawk Offshore Hardtop review

formosa 660 tomahawk offshore hardtop

The two seat boxes have loads of storage space and could even accommodate a tackle tray compartment. At the rear of the test boat, the folding lounge was a cinch to lower and raise and the large bait board provided a practical work station at a good height in addition to being fitted with four solid rod holders. More rod …

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AMM 7000 Tournament review

amm 7000 tournament 6

The AMM 7000 Tournament is an absolute work of art and if it wasn’t for time constraints I would have spent the whole day and more soaking up the excellence of this rig. Of course, all this quality (the best I’ve ever seen) and customisation doesn’t come particularly cheap and you’ve got to pay to play, but for the boat …

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