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Haines Signature targets entry-level market with new 495F


HAINES Signature has released the 495F, a sub-5m fishing boat that it says ticks all the boxes for families and first-time boat buyers looking to enter the market.

The 4th generation 495F features several enhancements and modifications to popular build, delivering an extra 15cm (6 inches) of cockpit space, a re-designed dash and more storage than it’s predecessor, the 493F.

The new model is styled off the recently-released 550F and features more modern styling and cleaner lines including a re-worked bow sprit and also offers customers plenty of storage with full length cockpit side pockets with shelves, two live bait tanks in the transom and a large cockpit/cabin area with improved bow access. The revamped dash can also now cater for larger electronics, up to 9 inches in size.

However, Haines Signature says its major drawcard is its size and manoeuvrability. It can be towed with the family car or SUV on a single axle trailer and is small enough to be garaged if required.

The 495F comes with a power rating of 60­–90hp and is also fully customisable with a range of options available including bimini, bait boards, stainless steel rails, transom steps and more.

The Haines Signature 495F will be making its debut at the Gold Coast International Boat Show and Marine Expo from 17th–19th March 2017 at the Australian Marine Centre stand (no. 174).

RRP $37,699, excluding on waters.

More information on the entire Haines Signature range can be found on the website.

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