Legendary Aussie boat builder John Haines has spent most of his life around boats. He's got first-hand experience with boats of all shapes and sizes, from high-performance racers to more recreational fibreglass boats than he can remember. But now that his sons John Jnr and Greg play a major role in running Signature Boats, Hainsey spends a lot of time studying various recreation boats looking for a new vessel for himself to enjoy.
This time the search for a stable, fuel efficient, long range cruiser with plenty of space led Haines to New Zealand. Here he found a Wright and Lavranos designed, Andrew Fink built fibreglass power cat, that may just suit his needs. Wright has been designing cats for a long time, while Andrew Fink is the second generation of Fink family boat builders.
The first to be imported was the Signature 3600 Sports Express. It made its Australian debut at the Sydney International Boat Show, attracting a great deal of interest. Why ? Because it looks different from the local crop and it's deceptively spacious. But the boat's performance also caused a stir at the show, because that's very un-cat like, with none of the annoying traits that hamper most cat configurations.
This two owner 3600 is something special. With ample accommodation for 6 in two doubles and twin singles, large u shaped dinnette, well appointed galley with 4 Burner Gas stove/oven, spacious cockpit and huge 14" Beam. Together with her twin shaft driven 250hp Turbo charged diesels this not only fuel economical vessel is great at sea but stable at rest. Well equipped with comprehensive electronics fit-out including autopilot, radar, twin GPS units, gen-set and recently serviced this nicely appointed Express Cruiser has been well looked after and would suit someone looking for a economical but extremely versatile vessel.
- Galley: Four plate gas stove and oven, 12v/24v Fridge Freezer, Stainless sink, Hot/Cold Water.
- Navigation: 2 x Raymarine C70 Depth/GPS/Radar, Raymarine Autopilot with remote, Raymarine ST60 Repeater Speed/Depth, VHF.
- 2 x Rooftop Solar Panels, LCD TV with DVD, AM/FM Stereo CD Player.
- Power: Twin Shaft drive FNM 250hp Turbo Charged Diesels (354hrs) Serviced April 2017.
- Electric Anchor Winch, Achilles Inflatable 4hp Mariner Outboard, Stainless BBQ, 12v Cockpit Fridge/freezer.
In the spacious saloon the dinette is cleverly located well forward. This creates an out of the way dining area or a cosy nook to sit and enjoy a few quiet drinks at the end of the day. The galley is against the aft saloon bulkhead. While it isn't an enormous galley it has all the facilities an owner could want. It's also well positioned to dish up food and drinks to people in the cockpit.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a unique hand crafted vessel. For more information please contact our sales team on (02) 9362-3033 or by email at email@example.com.