Wander off to blue yonder
SEA Jay Boats has given boating families the opportunity to discover new horizons in a high element of safety and economy with its four-boat range of Wanderer bow riders.
This stylish open-style runabout is best described as a versatile all-rounder, with the hull design and spacious interior layout allowing the Wanderer to be easily converted from a comfortable day cruiser into a serious fishing and crabbing runabout.
There are very few recreational boats on the market which can compare with the versatility of the bow rider, and Bundabergbased Sea Jay Boats has added its own touch of experience to present a high standard of family leisure craft.
Essentially all five Wanderer models are designed for the sheltered inshore environment, but the 5.8m flagship of the fleet has the proven pedigree and structural integrity to extend its versatility to fishing open offshore waters.
The combination of a wide 2.44m beam and the ability to replace the comfortable bow-rider cushions with a casting platform has made the 5.8m Wanderer a popular choice with boating families who prefer offshore fishing when the weather is right.
The model’s excellent sea-handling character has been tried and improved over many hours of testing and research in both calm and rough conditions, with the features of the Sure Trac and ultimate-edge transom providing a calming effect in a lumpy seaway.
The 5.8m Wanderer’s hull weight of 625kg, complemented with 16 floor ribs, presents a superstiff underbody.
This, combined with a sea-calming fore-peak and spray-deflecting chine, assists to deliver a betterthan-average performance.
There was plenty of power from the 130hp engine to suggest the 5.8m Wanderer could also add skiing and wake-boarding to the list of aquatic activities.
The Sea Jay 5.8m Wanderer measured up to all expectations during testing, but a maximum 150hp engine could be fitted if water-skiing and wakeboarding were to become preferred activities.