Top of the class ver­sa­til­ity

NT News - Motoring - - MARINE GUIDE -

THE name says it all — Quin­trex Top En­ders are de­signed for trop­i­cal north­ern Aus­tralia.

This iconic range of boats has de­vel­oped since the mid-90s and has be­come a house­hold name in the NT.

The 470 Top En­der, fea­tured, suits an­glers who want ac­cess to smaller creeks and re­stricted tidal ar­eas while still be­ing able to of­fer a great ride out in the har­bour and fur­ther off­shore.

Quin­trex’s exclusive Mil­len­nium flared hull is the key to this range’s great suc­cess. The con­cave shape of the flared hull cuts through the water with ease while de­flect­ing and turn­ing away any spray that one would nor­mally ex­pect from a harder rid­ing rounded bot­tom hull shape.

Pow­ered by a Yamaha F60 EFI Four Stroke mo­tor, this pack­age com­bines smooth quiet­ness with eco­nom­i­cal per­for­mance to make trolling for bar­ra­mundi from dawn un­til dusk an ab­so­lute plea­sure.

The side con­sole con­fig­u­ra­tion of the Top En­der al­lows an­glers a large open cock­pit for fish­ing and fam­ily boat­ing. There is room for overnighters, want­ing to linger in a favourite fish­ing spot, to roll out swags.

The Quin­trex team boasts it has con­tin­ued to lis­ten to their cus­tomers and in re­sponse to feed­back has re­vamped the 2011/12 Top En­ders to in­clude: Larger side pocket stor­age; More open un­der-floor stor­age in­clud­ing in the raised cast­ing plat­form;

A newly de­signed sports side con­sole al­low­ing large esky stor­age; and Anew model tran­som live bait tank. The Top En­ders also come fit­ted to a cus­tom al­loy trailer de­signed and man­u­fac­tured by Quin­trex. These have a V loader sys­tem for ease of launch and re­trieval. They should out­last a con­ven­tional gal­vanised steel trailer.

Ac­cess to tidal ar­eas and small creeks is pos­si­ble with the 470 Top En­der

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