For hard-core anglers after a rugged and economical offshore workhorse, Quintrex has unleased their new Offshore Series. Quintrex Sales & Marketing Manager for Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania, Des Hughes, said the Offshore Series has generated a lot of interest.
“The optional hard top configuration and the MerCruiser Cummins diesel sterndrive motor option has proved very popular,” Des said. “Our Offshore Series offers fisherman economical rigs when compared to the large GRP game fishing boats. Fisherman want to tow their rigs up and down the coast, yet seek a boat that can take them out far and wide to their favourite fishing grounds.
“The Offshore Series gives fishermen a pressed plate option with the handling and performance characteristics of larger game fishing rigs,” he said. The Quintrex Offshore Series includes the 630 Offshore, 630 Offshore Ocean Sport, 670 Offshore Centre Cabin and 670 Offshore.
All models are available with three power options — MerCruiser Cummins diesel sterndrive (SDD), MerCrusier sterndrive petrol (SDP) or an outboard motor.
Boasting a long list of standard features designed specifically for offshore fishing, the offshore range can be optioned up to have a bimini, front and side clears combination or a sturdy Hard Top.
Quintrex National Sales & Marketing Manager Damien Duncan said the concept of the Offshore Series was developed in response to market demand. “We challenged our research and development team to develop a true trailerable game fishing boat constructed from pressed plate. Our team proposed the development of the Offshore Series.
“Put to the test in large following seas, the Offshore models deliver a stable and smooth ride that cuts through the chop with ease thanks to the Millennium V-Flare Hull and Flared Bow combination.
“The 670 Offshore SDD with a 120 horsepower MerCruiser Cummins diesel engine is a first for us and provides a fuel tank capacity of 260 litres for those long fishing expeditions,” Damien said.
Comfortably catering for seven to eight people, depending on which model you choose, the Offshore range all boast 5mm bottomsides and 3mm pressed topsides.
The extensive list of standard features for serious offshore anglers include a berley bucket, kill tank, transom live bait tank, outrigger mounting plates, four stainless steel rod holders, transom door and aluminium rocket launchers. And the list continues with an anchor winch bow plate, anchor tube, deck wash, transducer bracket, X-bollard on the front deck and transom corners, fully welded and sealed self-draining tread-plate floor with large scupper system, stainless steel rear ladder and Volvo QL Trim Tabs.
The cabin features a sliding cabin hatch (excludes 630 Offshore Ocean Sport and 670 Offshore Centre Cabin) and roomy cabin storage bins for all your fishing gear. Other seating includes two upholstered seats with a slider on the helmsman side.
Taking the helm is a breeze with the large stainless steel wheel and fittings include a marine radio, compass and a helmsman dash console. The three piece curved windscreen will protect you from the elements and for night fishing your boat will be lit up thanks to the cabin and cockpit lights. Optional features available include a choice of Lowrance sounders, two-tone paint and an anchor winch.
For information on the Quintrex range and to locate your local dealer visit www.quintrex.com.au