Not your average tinny
WHEN you look at the flatsided 420 Renegade it looks much bigger than 4.2m.
With tough 3mm sides and 3mm Millennium bottom, this boat is big, wide and strong for its class. Quintrex has ticked all the boxes with its new models and the 420 Renegade side console deserves to be a Territory favourite.
Launching at Dinah beach, the first thing encountered was some afternoon wind chop.
You could feel the Quintrex Millennium hull work its magic pushing across the chop, providing a dry and soft ride.
After getting around at a respectable speed, pushing the punchy Yamaha 40hp four-stroke up to its top speed pins the ears back.
The EFI Yammy is a quiet and efficient powerplant that purrs along quietly at a range of speeds, and is ideal for trolling.
The 420 side console is extremely stable and comfortable for its size.
Leaning over the side to try and reach to where a crab pot would be, the boat was solid and stable, provid- ing comfortable and sure footing when walking around the cockpit.
You also feel safe working forward on the casting platform.
This is not something that usually applies in a V-hull under 4.5m.
This rig is not your average 4.2m tinnie.
Note that the maximum horsepower rating on this rig is 50 big ones, so if you are planning to set up for extended long runs with all the overnight gear, maybe a Minn Kota I Pilot and the kitchen sink, too, then the New EFI Yammie F50 fourstroke would be a good choice.
Back at the ramp, a couple of fellas asked if they could go for a quick demo as they might be looking at updating from their tinny.
We left them discussing how to get a Renegade past the finance minister.
All in all, the Quintrex 420 Side Console Renegade is right on the money for a versatile Territory rig.
Call in and see the team at In & Outboard Marine, Gonzales Rd, Frances Bay. Phone 8924 0200.
The Quintrex 420 Side Console Renegade is right on the money for a versatile Territory rig.