SO you love to fish and you have a family… what boat should you buy?
The first thing that overwhelms even the most experienced boat owner, let alone someone just getting their feet, is the question of what boat is going to give the best bang for buck. Especially when you’re looking for a crossover boat that does everything. You want to take the family and friends out on weekends, sneak in the odd solo fishing trip on the days when no one is looking and in summer give the kids a thrill with some wakeboarding.
You could go and buy three boats, however will you really have three times the fun? So again, what should you buy? Usually what happens is you end up with a boat that is either a compromise, impractical or completely out of your budget. A lot of ‘solutions’ end up being a ‘jack-of-all-trades and master of none’.
You could go and buy a competition bass boat, but that’s no good for moving a crowd, let alone safely towing the kids in a tube with an observer facing backwards.
Quintrex has been a leading force in innovation for more than 70 years and the company’s new Apex Hull has in many ways made the traditional bow design obsolete, turning a once-underutilised part of the boat into an asset. Caloundra Marine believes the newly released Freestyler range is made up of the perfect boats.
Comfortably seating four adults, with space for a picnic hamper and Esky, there’s even room for two more people in the bowrider section.
In 20 seconds, the Freestyler transforms from recreational entertainer to hard-core fishing boat. The back seat folds away, making room for two adults to fish from the rear, and a simple drop-in centre section turns seating into a casting deck. Caloundra Marine loves the Apex Hull and the team has taken perfection and made it better by combining 25 years of record-breaking ski racing boat design with their love of fishing to build the perfect 510 Freestyler package for under $45,000 including a powerful factory-installed 90hp Evinrude E-TEC.
That’s a pretty awesome price considering you get three boats in one. Call Caloundra Marine today and organise an on-water demo.
The dealership stocks the whole range of Quintrex boats and you’ll quickly see the new Apex Hull leaves the competition in its wake.