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Report: Stacer’s latest Assault on the water

FOLLOWING last month’s release of Stacer’s plate boat range, the aluminium boat manufacturer has added several new and revamped models across its entry level, estuary fishing, and family style boat range. The company unveiled the new boats and modifications at a media day yesterday on the Gold Coast’s Broadwater.

The latest release, together with the aforementioned plate boats, now gives Stacer the opportunity to offer a complete range of boat options for any budget and fishing style.

New boats in the range include the 449 Proline Angler, the Assault and Assault Pros, and the 429 and 449 SeaWay runabouts. And in larger cabin boats the 508, 539, and 579 Sea Runner replace the Ocean Runner series.

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Stacer’s new 449 ProLine Angler.

The Assault and Assault Pros, which replace the Barra, Barra Elite and Barra Pros, are firmly aimed at the serious estuary sportfishing market.

The 519 Assault Pro is the flagship in the model range and really looks the part with an interesting design change. In a departure from the old boxy shaped fishing punts, the Assault Pro has been given a sleek “bullet” like appearance and a host of clever fishing features sure to appeal to its target market. It’s obvious Stacer is also trying to tap into the tournament boat market with this model. Fitted with a 130hp Evinrude, the Assault Pro 519 is no slouch on the water.

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The Assault Pro 519 (above and top) features some innovative features to lure fishos including this optional remote control rod locker.

Performance aside, the fit out and above average finish is a real plus for lure and sport fishos. Features include a fully carpeted deck, 4mm bottomsides, loads of storage, live wells, no rails, and a clever electronic rod locker which is deployed with a remote control. This was a big head turner at yesterday’s event. As tested with options, the Assault Pro retails for just over $45,000.

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The Sea Runner is Stacer’s entry model cabin boat.

Stacer has added a 449 Proline Angler to the range of popular estuary bream and bass boats. The Proline Angler was previously offered in a 399 and 429. The tiller steer test boat was powered by a 40hp Vortex two-stroke and complete with vinyl wrap, livewell and a few other extras, retails for $15,769. Not bad value for a complete estuary package.

Another boat of interest to fishos is the Sea Runner model range. This is a basic entry level cuddy cabin which should appeal to the first time boat buyer or someone stepping up from a smaller boat. The Sea Runner models feature a new cabin, walk around, side pockets, and rear lounge brackets. Optioned-up with a few extras, the 509 Sea Runner will set you back just over $36,000, not a bad deal for an entry level light offshore cuddy.

The popular SeaWay model received a revamp and Stacer has added a 429 and 449 to the line-up. The SeaWay is a basic runabout style estuary family fishing boat. Stacer has made this year’s SeaWay more spacious and stable with additional freeboard. There’s also a new dash, new pod and dual lounge position. Stacer has committed to keeping the SeaWay’s price affordable, despite the additional features. The smaller 429 as tested with options retails for $20,741.

Stacer also released and revamped several family style bowrider models and made some changes to its line-up of trailers. In addition, the company rolled out its new logo featuring the Australian flag. Stacer also released it new graphics and complete series of vinyl wraps, which the company says is in high demand across the entire range.

Check out the video featuring Stacer’s account manager, Drew Jackson, talking about the new range.


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