Keeping it simple
The 650 has a reasonable anchor-well, but there was no winch on the test boat, although one can be fitted as an extra. Although an anchor winch on a boat of this size used to be a given, Jamie says that with the advent of casting lures while drift-fishing, anchor winches are not always required on boats these days and obviously it is better to fit one if asked than to have to rip out an installation that’s not required.
The bow features substantial rails, fairlead, bollard and hatch access from the fore-cabin.
The fore-cabin itself has under-berth stowage space, supplemented by wide shelves. With a berth infill fitted, it can sleep three at a pinch. A portable chemical toilet and privacy screens are an option, as is a locking cabin door for stowage security.
The dash is a decent size, lined, with three discrete trays to store odds and sods of kit. A 12V power outlet and dual USB ports for charging phones and so on are fitted, along with a hatched glovebox on the passenger’s side.