Boating NZ : FREE TO READ April 2014
subscribe online at www.mags4gifts.co.nz/boating-nz 19 Yamaha had spent the previous day setting up the engine, adjusting its height and changing propellers; the boat performed faultlessly. DRIVER COMFORT The Boat Show 2050 Supercab is fitted with a range of optional factory extras/upgrades, including Elite bolster seats. These swivelling, fully upholstered seats with storage pockets are mounted on aluminium bases cantilevered off the boat’s sides. They are adjustable fore and aft, but not for height. I like bolster seats because I prefer to drive standing up. The foldaway bolster gives good back support while the low cabin bulkhead is the perfect height to use as a footrest when driving sitting down. The passenger seat is identical, but surrounded by plenty of grab rails; additional seating is provided by a pair of multi-purpose, fold-down rear corner seats. Covered in the same rugged, non-slip Z-Grip used to protect the transom step-over areas, they serve also as shelves/work areas and as steps when getting in and out of the cockpit over the transom. When not required they fold up out of the way, protecting the contents of the transom shelves and allowing access into the transom corners. The Supercab’s interior is lined in grey acrylic fabric and the dashboard and instrument console are non-glare, black powder-coated aluminium, matching the colours in what Stabicraft calls the kid zone. This is the area inside the forward cabin, big enough for kids to lie down in. There is quite a bit of space under the squabs and room for a toilet, though you’d want a curtain for privacy, plus there is a useful section of cutaway coaming forming a shelf where lifejackets can be stored. A hatch in the forward bulkhead gives access to the anchor locker, fed by a Maxwell RC-6 capstan. Access to the bow with its minimal foredeck, heavy-duty bow rail and Sarca anchor is around the hardtop, but going around the outside is not an issue, thanks to Stabicraft’s inherent Boating’s John Eichelsheim enjoys the comfort of the swivelling, Elite bolster seats. The Supercab’s dashboard is in non-glare, black powder-coated aluminium, Latest electronics Electronic Navigation Ltd supplied the boat show 2050 Supercab electronics and entertainment package, including a Uniden Solara D UM380 VHF radio and Furuno GP-1870F fishfinder-GPS-chartplotter. The Solara D UM380 is a Class D VHF radio with one receiver dedicated to Channel 70 DSC (Digital Selective Calling) calls. With the press of a button, it sends a distress call in digital form on Channel 70. The call, sent in less than a second, includes the radio’s unique identification number (MMSI) and if the radio is connected to a GPS, the precise location of the boat. It is also capable of text messaging. The Solara D UM380 has the ability to watch three stations simultaneously, features programmable scan, WX with SAME and is submersible, meeting JIS7 standard. The vessel’s Furuno GP-1870F is packed with technology, including internal GPS antenna, a high-resolution, clear-view, non-fogging, full colour LCD display, C-Map 4D charts and Furuno’s new Bottom Discrimination and Accu-Fish features Bottom Discrimination differentiates between bottom types. At boat speeds of 10 knots or less, the unit will discriminate between and graphically display rock, sand, gravel and mud bottoms in water as shallow as five metres or as deep as 100 metres – invaluable when searching for suitable fishing or diving locations. Accu-Fish is a fish-size assessment function that, once mastered, will never be turned off again. Accu-Fish can detect and display fish sizes from 10cm to 199cm in water up to 100m deep. It displays the fish size on each individual fish echo, either as a fish graphic or a geometric shape. 18 Mahia Rd, Manurewa (09) 267 4999 email@example.com Great fishing platform with amazing sea going capabilities. Easy one man/woman launching. Package as displayed with Evinrude 30hp outboard. $21,995. Deposit $5,500. Pay $85/week* Read the reviews or try for yourself. Amazing soft ride and stable. Packages with 90hp Yamaha 2-stroke outboard, multi-roller trailer, Electronics. From $37,995. Deposit $9,500. Pay $138/week* The smallest in our Supercab range loaded with features like windlass, Live bait tank, underfloor fuel tank etc. as standard. Package with 100hp Yamaha 4-stroke outboard, paint, multi-roller trailer, electronics etc. From $67,604. Deposit $16,900. Pay $240/week* This latest offering from Stabicraft is simply awesome with an amazing ride and loaded with many options as standard. Contact us now to view or test drive. Package with 150hp Yamaha 4-stroke outboard, multi-roller trailer, electronics etc. From $79,995. Deposit $20,000. Pay $285/week* Stabicraft 1410 Frontier Stabicraft 1650 Frontier Stabicraft 1850 Supercab Stabicraft 2050 Supercab Proud to be selling Stabicraft Boats since 1991 A selection of our current stock. More details with other new & used boats on our website: www.kev.co.nz *Repayments based on a five year term. Various other finance options available. Other services we offer • Fully Qualified service department • Electronic sales & installation • Bait & tackle • Outboard sales & repairs 0414-71 REVIEW_Stabicraft_April14.indd 19 19/03/2014 2:55:21 p.m.
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