Agility and versatility in a neat package
THREE years ago, neat, seamlessly laid-out 4.2m tiller-operated alloy fishing outfits were almost impossible to find.
Now almost every dealer stocks one. Anglapro’s 424 Chaser model takes a power of beating.
An extended bowsprit, quality roller, strong T-bollard and a large recessed foredeck and selfdraining alloy rope combine well for a perfect permanent anchor mount set-up.
The elevated, carpeted forward platform is fixed at a sensible height below the gunwale line for stability when anchoring or lurecasting. Underneath, is a stack of storage space.
The end result is an ultraversatile, conventional deep-v, wide-body unit ideal for lure tossing, crabbing, dabbing gar, troll- ing and general inshore, bay, estuary and river fishing.
Launching and retrieving is a cinch, and the outfit tows comfortably behind a family vehicle.
On-water agility, manoeuvrability, range and performance with a 30hp outboard are all compelling attributes.
The boat gets a spacious, uncluttered centre working area, side pockets and a drop-style carpeted floor panel.
Deep storage lockers with battery and fuel tank ranks are set either side of a solid self-draining outboard splash well.
The boat has a robust seven-rib frame and a durable 3mm gauge alloy hull. Wide bow spray deflecting chine extrusions, a transom boarding step, split bow and aft siderails are standard.
The 399 Seasprite Stacer, left, is ideal for a variety of water conditions and the more compact 359 Seasprite Stacer, inset.