Calling all Grandads and Poppa’s out there, here's an opportunity to buy a one off, heavily optioned package ideal for the solo fisherman or taking the grandchildren out for the day up the Bribie Passage or enjoying the Coasts Broadwater.
This rig has been extensively set up with the experience of a lifetime in boating by the owner who has fitted this Savage 435 Gannet out for ease of use to ensure boating is simple and safe considering his age. As the photos depict everything has its purpose, its place and its functionality.
Powered by a four stroke 40Hp EFI Yamaha outboard that delivers Yamaha known reliability and fuel efficiency. These motors sip fuel and 24l fuel capacity will allow one to enjoy a long day on the water! With only 76 hours recorded the motor presents both visually and reports mechanically in near condition.
From the helm, the boat can literally be completely controlled. If solo on a boat of this size, the starboard stern quarter can become a little buried and hence the when underway the hull isn't running true, therefore electric trim tabs have been installed to alleviate this issue with a press of a button.
Anchoring can be a chore and with wobbly legs, walking around a smaller boat can be unsettling. To overcome this safety issue, a Maxwell electric anchor winch has been neatly fitted to the bow overcoming any inconvenience and safety barrier. Simply press the button for down and up for retrieve....
The side console itself has been well fitted out with everything one wants to find the fish and know your location with a Lowrance Global map 7200C colour GPS installed and an Eagle Fish Mark 640C colour sounder. For on water communications a VHF radio is fitted and in the event of an emergency an EPIRB is neatly tucked away under.
Overhead a large bimini provides ample shade and has been reinforced to allow it to stay up when towing. The rear of the bimini a rod storage rack is fitted and being overhead keeps the rods out of the way when fishing. The aerial and lighting have also been fitted making good use of space and functionality.
The rig is trailered on a Dunbier 4.3S single axle trailer that marries to the hull like a glove. The trailer has been rewired of course to a higher standard and not just is a spare wheel fitted, but look closely, it’s a spare wheel with a complete hub assembly including bearings! The money and time that has been invested in this one-off unique package that is hard to fathom even for an old salt like me!
If you are in the market for an aluminium side console and have been looking at the Quintrex Renegade, Stacer Outlaw packages and you have a few years under your belt, don’t settle for anything until you look over and consider this rig. I could see it sitting on a pontoon up at Bribie Island or down at Runaway Bay providing an owner a simple to use estuary fishing package that is literally turn-key and go boating!