En­joy soft ride in all con­di­tions

NT News - Motoring - - NEWS - By JON HUIE

OR se­ri­ous fish­ing in sem­ishel­tered bay, es­tu­ary and river wa­ters, 4.4m open al­loy boats don’t come any bet­ter than Quin­trex’s pre­mium 430 Top En­der TS model.

The unique fine en­try, deep-V Mil­len­nium hull and spray-de­flect­ing bow com­bi­na­tion ex­cels in lively, choppy con­di­tions.

Buy­ers will be hard pressed to find an al­loy hull in the same size range that will de­liver a softer and drier ride than the 430TS.

In terms of per­for­mance, con­ve­nience and prac­ti­ca­bil­ity a top-ofthe range 40hp Yamaha four-stroke out­board is the way to go with this boat.

The long tiller steer arm model with in­te­grated elec­tric start and trim and tilt is bril­liant for beach launch­ing or pok­ing around shal­low chan­nel coun­try.

Pull starts and man­u­ally lift­ing or low­er­ing the out­board leg are elim­i­nated.

FThe lay­out of this broad-beam boat is su­perb. An el­e­vated for­ward plat­form with loads of sub-stor­age space re­sults in an un­clut­tered out­fit.

An op­tional sub-floor fuel tank in­creases op­er­a­tional range and cre­ates more valu­able stor­age space un­der the rear cast­ing plat­form, which has an in­built live bait tank.

Stan­dard fea­tures in­clude a small fore­deck, a moulded an­chor well, a sprit, roller, low split bow rails with nav­i­ga­tion light mount­ing plates, ex­truded top decks, aft gun­wale grab rails, a car­peted floor, a side pocket for in­ci­den­tals and two multi-po­si­tion pedestal seats.

The hull bot­tom and sides are con­structed of 2mm and 1.6mm al­loy.

Hull sides, top decks and the in­te­rior are coated with one of the most durable paint fin­ishes in the busi­ness.

Quin­trex has a range of boats to suit all bud­gets and lifestyles.

Go to www.quin­

SMOOTH RUN: The 430TS Top En­der takes choppy con­di­tions in its stride

En­joy a day out in the Coast Run­ner and throw in a line

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