BOATING NEWS: Haines Signature New, Wider 550F Model


A new generation of Haines Signature, the 550F, debuts a new hull design (derived from the 575) almost a foot wider across the beam than its predecessor – the 543F. At 2.41m, the wider platform offers greater stability at rest for a better offshore fishing experience – giving each angler on board more fishing space or extra room for the kids to hang out. “This was one of the largest-selling classes of Haines Signature boats in history and we wanted to capture the legacy of this brand with this new model,” said John Haines, Chief Executive Officer of The Haines Group. Take advantage of the 550F’s improved hull design and multitude of upgraded features to maximise your time on the water. Almost a foot wider and with a massive 77% increased fuel tank compared to its predecessor, the 543F, the 550F is the ultimate family-friendly fishing boat with loads of space and added features. • Increased beam at a whopping 2.41m for greater stability at rest • Larger deck area with walkaround access to the bow • Extra side storage for fishing or leisure gear • Greater fuel capacity with a massive 177L fuel tank A new generation of Haines Signature Boats, proving you can be a serious offshore fishing contender without compromising on looks and performance.

HAINES SIGNATURE 550F KEY SPECIFICATIONS Length 5.5m Beam 2.41m Deadrise 21 –33˚ Fuel (standard) 177L Berths 2 Power outboard 115–150hp Transom height 25 inch Max O/B weight 220kg Hull weight Approx. 1,000kg Towing weight (dry) Approx. 1,780kg Max people 7/630kg Max load 850kg www.signatureboats.com.au

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