Pi­ranha lands in style

NT News - Motoring - - SPORT - By IAN GRANT

THE com­pany Sav­age has a 114-year his­tory of de­sign­ing and build­ing leisure craft.

Its brand is now recog­nised as Aus­tralia’s old­est in alu­minium boats, its craft hav­ing un­der­gone the tran­si­tion from tim­ber to fi­bre­glass and then to alu­minium.

They are now be­ing man­u­fac­tured at the Tel­wa­ter Group fac­tory in the Gold Coast Marine Cen­tre at Coomera.

Among the mod­ern Sav­age range is the 4.85m Pi­ranha open fish­ing boat.

The Pi­ranha has been clev­erly de­signed to sat­isfy the most dis­cern­ing fish­ing boat en­thu­si­ast.

Among the added safety and per­for­mance fea­tures is the re­verse chine, which con­trib­utes to ex­tra lift and sta­bil­ity of the Pi­ranha hull.

The de­sign­ers have also of­fered three op­tions for helm­ing, cen­tre or side con­sole and the tiller-steer model that opens up a more ac­cepted fisher-friendly space in the cock­pit.

There is no doubt that the Sav­age re­search and de­sign team has taken some spe­cial notes about what its ri­vals of­fer in sim­i­lar-size an­gling pack­ages and it has pro­duced what prom­ises to be­come a mar­ket leader with the buyer who wants to own a no-non­sense an­gling plat­form. The strongly con- structed hull has a three­year fac­tory war­ranty and such is the at­ten­tion to de­sign that the Pi­ranha ticks all the boxes when com­pared with ri­vals.

The stock stan­dard ver­sion of the Pi­ranha 4.85m Sav­age equipped with a 70-litre fuel tank and pow­ered by a 60-horse­power pod-mounted engine has a fitout that is de­signed to al­low the space to safely stow a cast net, crab pots, rods and tackle boxes.

A cus­tom-de­signed 33-litre live bait well and the spa­cious side stowage pock­ets com­plete what is re­garded as a truly pro­fes­sion­ally de­signed and built fish­ing dinghy.

Fac­tory op­tions of a tran- som step and grab rail and a Mark 5X Fish finder plus a sun-pro­tect­ing bi­mini are also avail­able to com­plete an im­pres­sive en­try-level fam­ily fish­ing boat pack­age.

For in­for­ma­tion: alu­minium.sav­age­boats.com.au

The Pi­ranha has been clev­erly de­signed to sat­isfy the most dis­cern­ing fish­ing boat en­thu­si­ast

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