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Trade-A-Boat

Trade-A-Boat

Issue 532

Established in 1977, it serves thousands of committed readers from all walks of life who have a passion for boating. Complementing its marine market place strengths are quality news articles, product reviews and the latest boat tests.

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Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Adventures Group Holdings Pty Ltd
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
on watch with tim van duyl

SENSATIONAL SILENCE Not for the first time, we have introduced an interesting new catamaran from Silent Yachts. This issue it is the Silent 60 on page 38, the slightly larger sister to the 55 we introduced some six months ago. Why look at another vessel so similar so soon? Because this latest version from the 15-year young company is a keel up redesign making use of the latest solar tech as well as updating the accommodation layout quite considerably. This takes what is already a unique and, in my mind, forward-thinking design philosophy even further. The fact it is propelled primarily by electric drives fed from masses of battery banks charged by a solar panels littered on almost every topside surface is different and polarising with a few industry stalwarts I’ve spoken…

2 min.
seadogs of yore

Image from the collection of State Library of New South Wales Bennelong is one of the most well-known Indigenous Australians from the days of colonisation, having been the first Aboriginal man to sail to England in 1792. However, there was a lesser-known traveller in the family named Gnung-a Gnung-a Murremurgan, who was married to Warreeweer, Bennelong’s sister. Gnung-a Gnung-a became the first Aboriginal man to journey all the way to America after he boarded HMS Daedalus in July of 1793. He was sent by Lieutenant-Governor Major Francis Grose ‘for the purpose of acquiring our language,’ which, considering Grose’s instructions to the ship’s staff included such caveats as ‘if he survives the voyage’, would be a rather extreme teaching method by today’s standards. Though there are few accounts of Gnung-a Gnung-a’s time aboard the…

13 min.
the crow’s nest

WHITTLEY SLIDES INTO SYDNEY Whittley Marine Group have expanded their retail presence with the opening of a new retail sales and service dealership in the Sydney Boathouse mega facility at Rozelle. The new space is a welcome addition to their existing network of showrooms in Melbourne, Perth and on the Gold Coast. The company are reporting exceedingly positive sales figures for the branch in the short time since the doors opened. New Sydney sales manager, Brock Cohen, shared his excitement, saying, “The time was right to open an outlet in Sydney. Boat sales have been steady since June and the outlook for spring and summer is very positive. With COVID issues restricting movement on shore, many people are looking to get out and enjoy some freedom on the water.” Cohen went on to…

2 min.
32 skidoo

The motivation behind Beneteau's Gran Turismo 32 was to find the sweet spot between day boat and express cruiser, which they achieved by marrying their Flyer 10 deck plan with the attitude of their Gran Turismo line. All in all, it's a tidy little package. The GT32 has an air of big boat pedigree, which translates into lots of natural light and a spacious feeling, plus a hard top with plenty of head room. The deck layout offers a variety of practical spaces for lounging, dining and relaxing, which although seperate, flow together nicely. Bow-deck sunpads provide a perfect lounge location, while also facilitating a good amount more headroom below. A semi walkaround makes it easy to get to and from the lounge area, beyond the helm and through to the cockpit.…

10 min.
fit a for princess a king

We've got the climate for year-round boating and coastlines that stretch further than the imagination. We love the BBQ out back with cold drinks, and fresh tucker plucked straight from the sea. Life on the water is synonymous with the local lifestyle, it's an immersive and interactive experience that blends, socialising, adventure and sustenance, simple combination with regards to the rhythm of our boating. But it's precisely where northern hemisphere owner-operator boats have typically missed the mark. The plethora of empty bays and remote anchorages mean we want to connect food, interaction and activity into an open plan living layout with a focus towards the pool deck. Princess has delivered their take on our favoured aft galley set up. They've added two more zones on the main deck, improved the foredeck,…

1 min.
facts & figures princess v65

OPTIONS FITTED Variable speed bow and stern thrusters Electric Blue canopy highlight Upgrade generator to 19KW Electrically operated cockpit sun awning Separate washer and dryer Premium audio package Air conditioning Australian electrical compliance Electrically operated sliding berths to starboard cabin Seakeeper SK9 Gyro stabiliser Bluewater watermaker Yacht Controller Dual Raymarine screens, radar autopilot PRICE AS TESTED AUS $4.39 million inclusive of GST, duty, shipping and pre-delivery GENERAL MATERIAL: GRP TYPE: Monohull power yacht LENGTH: 20.32m (66ft 10in) BEAM: 5.08m (16ft 9in) DISPLACEMENT: 30,500kg (dry) CAPACITIES PEOPLE 8 FUEL 4100L WATER 873L ENGINE MAKE/MODEL Twin Man D2868LE436 (V8-1200) TYPE V8, fuel injected four stroke turbo-diesel RATED HP 1200 hp (each) DISPLACEMENT 16.16L (each) MANUFACTURED BY/ SUPPLIED BY Princess Yachts Australia 40 Quay Street Sanctuary Cove Queensland 4212 PHONE: 07 5561911 EMAIL: sales@princessyachts.com. au WEBSITE: princessyachts.com.au…