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The Southern Formula 24: an all-new Australian offshore trailer boat

The Southern Formula 24, was recently released to media and select industry at a Mercury event on the Gold Coast.

MARITIME Global, the manufacturer of Australia’s premiere fibreglass boat brand, Haines Hunter, is excited to announce the development of an all-new brand Southern Formula. Southern Formula is manufactured within the same facility as Haines Hunter but is a completely new brand and model range aimed at the hard-core fishing market. 

Southern Formula caters to a completely different demographic to the Haines Hunter brand and combines “old school” looks with modern performance and importantly modern build quality. 

The Southern Formula 24, was recently released to media and select industry at a Mercury event on the Gold Coast and all were blown away by its striking appearance and amazing ride and handling. A 21-degree deep vee hull with massive freeboard and an amazing looking wavebreaker was a head turner. 

Managing Director John Haber comments “I see many people refurbishing old Haines Hunter boats and really finding out when it’s too late how much work and expense is involved to get the job finished. We are combining our history and old school look into a newly developed offshore performance hull that accommodates the weight of a four stroke engine, modern electronic packages and has ample free-board, massive cockpit space long range fuel capacity and wave breakers” 

Southern Formula can be a DIY (do it yourself) package that will suit rec anglers or the commercial sector wanting to outfit and customise the boat as they wish. They will also be available as a full kern key factory package from the Southern Formula dealer network Australia wide. They have a basic flow-coated finish and none of the luxuries and trimmings. The advantage of these new boats is they have a proven pedigree and built to the quality standard and finishes expected from Maritime Global. The designers have taken into account all the benefits seen in the older Haines Hunter models, removed all the negatives and improved the hulls to meet modern day build and performance standards. 

Managing Director John Haber further comments: “The 24 is the boat you want if you’re in the market high performance and a retro look. The new brand is priced accordingly to give the buyer the choice of a very basic boat at a competitive price or a highly optioned fishing machine. If the buyer wishes to fit out the boat themselves, all the parts will be available from the online store or it can be done for them in our Aftercare Centre. This is an industry first and I am confident Southern Formula will offer greater choice for boaters searching for this type of rig”

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