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AINES Hunter has launched the lat­est ad­di­tion to its pop­u­lar R-Se­ries, the all-new 650R.

Dis­played as a con­cept ves­sel on last year’s boat show cir­cuit, Haines Hunter’s re­search and devel­op­ment depart­ment has spent the past six months fine-tun­ing the de­sign to de­liver ev­ery­thing se­ri­ous off­shore an­glers de­mand.

Mea­sur­ing 6.75m LOA, beam 2.40m, and with a hull-only weight of 1300kg, the R-Se­ries new flag­ship is a se­ri­ous ocean-go­ing ves­sel with a tran­som rat­ing up to a mas­sive 390kg / 260hp, in sin­gle-or twinengine con­fig­u­ra­tion.

In­cor­po­rat­ing Haines Hunter’s 210 Per­for­mance Dead­rise Vee (PDV) hull, the 650R delivers su­pe­rior per­for­mance and han­dling proven dur­ing rig­or­ous test­ing in both in­shore and off­shore con­di­tions.

The low-pro­file cabin in­her­ent in ev­ery R-Se­ries adds to the new model’s sporty feel and al­lows ex­cel­lent vi­sion at the helm, with­out com­pro­mis­ing cock­pit space for max­i­mum fisha­bil­ity.

HCa­pable of ac­com­mo­dat­ing six large adult an­glers in com­fort, the enor­mous cock­pit (with op­tional side door) cre­ates an ideal off­shore fish­ing and div­ing plat­form, while the huge cabin bunk length of 1.88m pro­vides a wel­come es­cape from the el­e­ments or a cav­ernous stor­age area for all man­ner of gear.

Along with all the stan­dard fish­ing fea­tures for which Haines Hunter is renowned — stain­less steel rod hold­ers, wide side pock­ets, in­floor fish well and more — the 650R’s com­pletely re­designed dash (ca­pa­ble of hous­ing three large ma­rine elec­tronic dis­plays), ex­tra lon­grange 240-litre fuel tank and twin live bait tanks will strike a par­tic­u­lar chord among ex­pe­ri­enced an­glers.

The new 650R is also avail­able in a Hard­top ver­sion the stylish and func­tional fi­bre­glass hard­top sup­ported by sturdy 32mm stain­less steel frame­work.

Only pre­mium qual­ity ma­te­ri­als and fit­tings are used through­out, with all hulls backed by a sev­enyear struc­tural war­ranty.

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