31 Jan 2014

When you’re faced with a huge selection of great boats to buy it’s difficult to decide on which one will best suit your needs. We have chosen a few to help you make up your mind. These are our best buys for this month!

TIARA 3500    

1996. This luxurious Cruiser will get you places with twin Caterpillar 3208 turbocharged diesels 435hp, generator.  Whatever the distance, you’ll keep your cool thanks to 2 x 12000 BTU Marine airconditioners  a water maker and there’s an ice maker for refreshing drinks. Relax and cruise on autopilot while the 2 x GPS, Chartplotter and radar keep you on course. You’ll be well stocked with eats and drinks prepared in the full galley and should you be nodding off at the wrong time, this beautiful craft boasts a coffee machine for that caffeine injection! Other features to look out for: electric windlass, vacuum head system, hot water heater, shower cubicle, wash basin, washup and wetbar, sound system, wrap around rear covers, Bimini Top, swim platform. Price: R990 000 (Ref 684)


Now here’s one for discerning fishermen! This clean, uncluttered monohull is well-appointed and practically laid out to maximize fishability.  An impressive dash-full of electronics including a Garmin 5008 Map, Garmin 5012 Sonar//Map,  Ritchie Compass, Hummingbird 717X Sonar will help you find those “big one’s”!  Steady cruising on auto pilot will get you to the popular fishing spots with every necessity right at hand for success. Look at these: Windlass, Outriggers, Downrigger, 2 x Live bait wells, Gunwale rod holders, Bazooka rod holders. Sunworshippers will enjoy the sunbed, relaxing to soothing sounds from the GME am/fm Radio/DVD/CD/MP3 sound system. When it gets too hot there’s an aluminium T-Top for shade. For added convenience - a good trailer and an optional Airberth Lift System. Optional Airberth available @ R250 000 (check this and price) Price: R950 000 (Ref 823)


2012. Sail away in this magnificent 39’ motorized yacht.  Perfectly designed to take on open seas, headed for exotic destinations, there’s more than enough power (twin Yanmar 110hp Diesel, fuel 800-litres) to get you there. Enjoy unhindered panoramic views from the flybridge helm complete with hydraulic steering for easy piloting. Family and friends will love the luxurious interior, Cherry-finished with solid wood trims. The spacious saloon sports a table and settee for entertaining and relaxing. Other features include: chart table surface with LED light, study cabin, trampoline and she comfortably sleeps four people. Price:  $350 000 (Ref 896)

Cranchi  41

41ft Cruiser.  Love a bit of speed and loads of power? Try this nifty cruiser with the “looks” (Teak decks), comfort and loads of voomah! She can go the distance with twin Volvo Penta D6 350hp stern drives, 780-litres of fuel and there’s 150-litres of water.  No going off track here with sophisticated electronics like the Raymarine plotter, echo and radar and auto pilot. A great array of features tells you she an entertainers delight, she’s air conditioned for comfort and has a radio/CD. There are cooking facilities galore - grill in the cockpit, microwave, 2 x 65-litre fridges, 2 x burner gas stove and a gas braai. Shore power keeps you well connected -electric toilet, electric anchor. Other features:  2 x VHF radios, Genset, Epirb, life raft, geyser, winch.  There’s a shower and she sleeps four. Price:  R1700 000 (Ref 736)