Tri­dent takes a bow

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THE prin­ci­pal de­sign­ers at Quin­trex are ex­cited about the ac­cep­tance of their Tri­dent 690, which has been launched into the highly com­pet­i­tive recre­ational off­shore fish­ing boat mar­ket.

They are con­fi­dent the plate alu­minium hull, built with the tried-and-tested Mil­len­nium and blade-bow hull, has the proven shape to win the ap­proval of the owner who needs a strong, re­li­able and sea­wor­thy ves­sel that has the ca­pac­ity to cope with rough ocean con­di­tions.

Win­ning mar­ket share in the leisure off­shore boat­ing mar­ket is tough. How­ever, Quin­trex, which has devel­oped a strong rep­u­ta­tion na­tion­ally, re­mains con­fi­dent the Tri­dent 690 has all the im­por­tant cre­den­tials to go into bat­tle.

Among its features is the spray-de­flect­ing shape of the con­cave-sided hull. With the blade-style bow, this con­trib­utes to a guar­an­teed smoother and drier ride when the ves­sel tracks over a cor­ru­gated se­away.

Quin­trex spokesman Cameron Wood pointed out the ad­van­tages that an owner would ex­pe­ri­ence.

‘‘Be­side the im­pres­sive hull, the Tri­dent 690 has more stan­dard features than those seen in sim­i­lar models,’’ he said.

A non-re­turn scup­per self­drain­ing sys­tem and the non­skid tread-plate cock­pit floor are two of the more im­por­tant features for the se­ri­ous deep­wa­ter fish­er­man.

Other fish­ing-friendly ad­di­tions in­clude an ex­tra-large fish stor­age tank, live bait tank con­ve­niently lo­cated in the rear deck near the al­loy bait prepa­ra­tion sta­tion, and a 160-litre un­der-floor fuel tank.

There is also a tran­som door, a smartly de­signed cabin and hy­draulic steer­ing — which in­creases Cameron’s be­lief that Quin­trex has en­tered a se­ri­ous chal­lenge to be ac­cepted as the builder of the off­shore an­gler’s dream boat. The pre­cise skills of the de­sign team and the fab­ri­ca­tors have been com­bined to pro­duce what they be­lieve is a strong and re­li­able ves­sel that has the de­sign and sea-keep­ing char­ac­ter to sat­isfy the more dis­cern­ing own­ers who de­mand value for their hard-earned dol­lar.

While the Tri­dent 690 is a stylish off­shore fish­ing boat, the com­fort­able cabin with easy walk-through ac­cess to the an­chor will also make for a smooth cruiser.

The Tri­dent 690’s blade bow and spray-de­flect­ing hull make for a smoother and drier ride

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