Workmate ready to fish
put this 6.1 Workmate straight on to the plane and with a little bit of out trim and at 4600rpm we were cruising along at 50km/h which was very comfortable.
We headed out towards Charles Point and with a large outgoing tide and a 15-knot wind we experienced some ugly water but the Surtees cut through this chop with no effort and proved even better when we stopped and filled the ballast tank and shut the trap door.
We had about 70L in the standard 170L fuel tank and with 350L of water trapped under the floor, we had more than 400kg extra weight on board and the Honda 115 just kept going.
Turning this boat was effortless and at rest the ballast system worked very well.
This boat could easily accommodate four people and the family has not been forgotten, either.
If the kids get bored they can sit up in the cabin, plug in the portable DVD and watch a movie while mum and dad enjoy their fishing.
And this boat has plenty of room for an overnight trip.
BH Marine orders their Surtees boats from the factory already decked out with dual battery systems, saltwater deck wash, fold roof and seats, full navigation lights, under-gunnel lighting and a rear-facing spotlight, bait station and a bait tank that is part of the transom and moulded into the rear dive door, fully plumbed and big enough to keep any live baiter happy.
Selling for a turnkey price of $66,345 as tested and displayed, this is great value for a 6.1 plate alloy boat that has all the features and then some.
There is a full six-year factory warranty on the hull and a five-year factory Honda motor warranty.
Check out this boat at BH Marine where the guys can show all the features and arrange finance if needed.
Phone 8947 0552. www.bhmarine.com.au