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This late model TABS 5100 Territory Pro is an aluminum plate sided centre console that has recently provided the owner the fishing and exploration trip of a life time, leaving Brisbane and heading up to explore the top of Australia. The owner considered many hull brands naturally to source a boat that could provide the needs for a such a trip and offer strength, seaworthiness and a degree of robustness that ended up eliminating many aluminium brands from the decision-making process.
TABS boats are built on the Gold Coast and do make a strong hull with stylish lines and offer a layout conducive to fishing and exploring the great outdoors. The rig was repowered for the trip being fitted with a Yamaha 115Hp EFI four stroke that are known for their reliability and amazing fuel economy. With a large underfloor fuel tank fitted that holds circa 110l – range is assured! This low hour motor has only recorded 88 hours and as a bonus has balance of factory warranty remaining until August 2021 for buyer’s confidence.
The console is well designed with a large dash housing the Garmin Striker SU colour sounder/GPS. This unit is attached to Garmins “sidevu / Downvu” transducer providing exceptional detail to assist you in finding the fish. A GME VHF radio is also fitted for communications back to base or boat to boat and we like how the console folds down, ideal for when towing and reducing windage. Overhead a bimini top provides shade from the midday sun and is well positioned forward keeping the aft cockpit free for fishing.
The bow casting platform is huge and makes the ideal place to set up the crab pots, throw the cast net or flick lures for the sports angler. Under this is ample storage for the gear and a large ice chest is hidden away neatly. Access is all round in a centre console which is the appealing reason that sports fisherman love them for serious fishing. The boat has generous beam offering good stability at rest and high internal freeboard for added on water safety.
Trailering is important when towing long distances and you must have good componentry for a successful trip and hence the owner chose the RS510MO Redco Sportsman trailer. With a solid galvanized steel frame, solid drawbar and chassis providing strength and durability where needed and best of all locally made with Aussie steel here in Brisbane.
If you are the market for a solid fishing boat that is big enough to get out the front, small enough to still get up the creeks and strong enough to take you on your adventure, then this TABS ticks a lot of boxes especially if you have been looking at Bar Crusher, Formosa, SeaJay or Quintrex then make a bee line to JCM!