11 Jul 2011

There is still enough time to plan a trip to Durban over the weekend to visit the Durban Boat Show taking place at Durban Marina at the Yacht Mole (July 15 -17).

Show times are between 9.30am and 5.00pm.

This is a great opportunity to visit Boating World’s stand on-the-water where you can see the magnificent Riviera 40 Sport Fisher, Grady White 232 and an Ace Glider skiboat on an Airberth Lift System on show.  

The luxurious Riviera 40 Sport is the answer to every angler’s dream of heading off with a bunch of mates to find those exotic far-off destinations. Perfect weather, unending food and refreshments and teeming game fish just waiting to take the bait – can become reality in this fishing machine.

Every convenience is right at one’s finger tips from dual controls in the plush saloon and the flybridge to the fighting chair in the large cockpit area, outriggers, centre rigger, fish finding equipment, radar, live bait well, bow thruster motor – and much more.

How about relaxing in the flybridge area which is the perfect viewing spot for the skipper and co-pilot  - with comfortable seating for another four guests – simply great for entertaining.

This 46 footer is streamlined, sleek and solidly tough and specially designed for our difficult coastline and all day travel is a breeze thanks to the twin Diesel Volvo 430HP engines (fuel 2152-litres). She sleeps up to 7 people in two cabins and the saloon and there’s space for a tender on the bow – ideal for going ashore in tricky areas.

Also look out for the 1990 Grady White 26-footer which is on special for the show at R490 000! A well-maintained   Walkaround model, she’s fitted with 2 x 175hp Suzuki outboards and has everything necessary for fishing convenience.

Demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend of the Airberth Boat Lift System - a creative storage option for boaters looking to simplify their lives while maximizing their precious leisure time. This versatile, non-corrosive lift system only takes about three minutes to raise a boat out of the water, eliminating the need for a crane or trailering and giving easy access to the hull.

Importer Derrick Levy says this is a perfect way to eliminate towing, launching, recovery and endless anti-fouling. This amazing unit is easily transportable and made of high density polyethylene plastic (designed to last 50-plus years) with no submerged metal parts.

The support cradles fit most monohull craft, though other shapes have been accommodated and the fibreglass-hull friendly Airberth can accommodate boats of up to 10 tons. This great mooring option can be used next to a jetty or even out in the ocean.

Come and meet Derrick and the Boating World team at the show and they will be happy show you these and many other imported and locally-manufactured craft.