SEA JAY'S PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE
UNDABERG-based Sea Jay Boats knows how to put its boats through their paces.
It has cleverly used the perfect aquatic test bench of the Burnett River and the open waters of Hervey Bay to retain its reputation among Australia’s leaders in aluminium boat building.
BThe design and test certificates of its new designs are never approved for production before a stringent set of sea trials.
This was again the case when the company com- pleted the prototype 6.8m half-cabin Pursuit.
The Sea Jay Boats’ design and development team, headed by Colin and Janelle Glass, has successfully added another top performer to their already impressive catalogue of sheltered-water dinghies and open-water craft.
Quality control from the cut-out stage to the meticulous fabrication and welding is another key to their success.
It has built its reputation by combining strength and sea safety in all boats from the small Nomad to the new flagship, the 6.8m Pursuit.
It has perfected the suretrack style hull shape which contributes to the larger boats in the range of being known for the positive grip with the water and safe handling in choppy sea conditions.
The Pursuit held an untried pedigree when she rolled off the production line, however her test crew including Troy Glass remained confident that the vessel would breeze through her initial sea trials.
‘‘There was a reasonable swell off Burnett Heads but for me the sea conditions were soft, however I was happy with the performance,’’ he said.
The Pursuit again achieved high marks on the performance graph reaching 50km/ h in 5.89 seconds and a peak speed of 72.3 km/h (33.51 knots) at full throttle. Length: 6.8m Beam: 2.5m Fuel: 360 litres Engine: 175-200hp Price: From $87,990
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BRING IT ON: The 6.8m Sea Jay Pursuit handles the rough and smooth with aplomb