Victory still a winner
THE Seafarer Victory was a revelation when it was released in the 1990s.
It quickly attained the same status of elite fibreglass offshore fishing boat brands such as Cruisecraft, Haines Hunter and Haines Signature.
It was a classic case of getting the deep-V hull hydrodynamics spot-on.
The 6m hull excelled in all conditions and enjoyed strong sales.
In performance terms, nothing has changed and the boat is now manufactured by the Haines Group.
For buyers in this price segment, the 140-225hp rated Victory is certainly well worth a consideration.
The performance statistics with a 225hp Evinrude E-TEC outboard are outstanding 45km/h on a super low 3000rpm, 77km/h at 4800rpm and a flat-chat 104km/h. Acceleration is scorching and out-of-thehole bow rise is minimal.
Though refreshed, the interior remains conservative but is deep, wide, uncomplicated and efficient.
The cabin is comfortable,
The cabin is comfortable, roomy and has quality upholstered V-bunks
roomy and has quality upholstered V-bunks with padded semi-enclosed storage shelf backrests to hold gear in place.
An electric winch fits in the anchor well and all stainless steel fittings are high grade. A functional dash takes a full offshore marine electronics suite.
Deluxe body-hugging bucket seats are standard or, as an option, can be fixed to storage modules with rear cushion seats.
The boat has horizontal cockpit side pockets with rod racks, rear recessed bait wells, a split full-width foldaway lounge and a 10-year hull warranty.
The boat, 175hp Suzuki four-stroke outboard and quality trailer costs $79,000.
Seafarer Victory remains a class act on the water