Trident takes a bow
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