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Fly Fishing

Chasing Golden Trevalley on the Magnetic Island flats.


Enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches of Magnetic Island.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Seafarer Vantage 4.85m / Signature 485sf Walkthrough

Since purchasing this boat from Townsville Marine I have had numerous enquiries from people interested in my opinion on the hull performance and how I have decked the boat out. So I have put together a short walkthrough video that discusses every aspect of the boat from bow to stern. The boat features a 80hp Suzuki 4-stroke, 80lb Minn Kota iPilot and 2 x Humminbird 998 Side Image sounders. This is an incredibly versitile boat that is well suited to lure casting in the creeks for Barramundi and Mangrove Jack, as well as running offshore around the islands and shoals for Fingermark, Nannygai and Mackerel. Top speed is about 31knots, but the best economy is achieved at about 23-24knots where the motor uses just 0.3lts per km. With 120lts of fuel under the floor the range is just over 300km. At 4.85m the boat is easily towed behind any 6cylinder car, and can be launched and retrieved easily at most creek ramps. This is definitely the most versatile and enjoyable boat I have ever owned. Please watch the video for the full run down.