Savage step it up again
  |  First Published: July 2016

Savage Boats have provided versatile, practical and durable boats for anglers and families to enjoy since 1898, and the latest range of offerings is no exception. The team at Savage have taken on lessons and feedback from their customers to expand on their range and improve the boating experience for all. The new range includes a new Jabaru, a larger Scorpion, updated Bay Cruisers and improved alloy trailers.

‘Raptor’ the Jabaru Reborn

The Jabaru range of boats personifies the Savage mentality of practical boats for generations. With this heritage in mind, the team at Savage have gone back to the drawing board to create a boat that takes the Jabaru to the next level.

The Raptor range comes in two configurations, the Raptor and Raptor Pro. The 355, 395 and 425 Raptor offers an affordable option that any angler would be keen to start their next adventure in. With plenty of internal space and bench seating, each model can take up to four people, while still remaining light enough to be towed behind the family car or used as a car topper. With the option to add in features such as a bimini top, rod holders and carpeted floors, the Raptor can be much more than a bare bones tinny.

Coming in three size options, the 405, 425 and 445 Raptor Pro provides an option to suit any avid angler. Each model comes standard with front and rear casting platforms and ample storage, to allow the angler to focus on catching that next fish. With a revamped hull design, the V-nose allows anglers to venture into shallower water and is teamed with wider chines to provide more stability at rest and a softer ride than previous models. For those wanting more storage, the deck layout can be customised with extras such as live bait tanks and rod pockets.

525 Scorpion for the angler wants it all

Many of Savage’s valued customers have called for a larger Scorpion – and Savage have delivered. The new 525 Scorpion and Scorpion Pro provides the serious angler with a boat that can cover all their needs and wants.

The larger size provides ample storage and deck space to allow you to bring your entire fishing crew along for the adventure. The front deck can be optioned up with roto molded storage options, which can be plumbed into a live well. While the spacious rear casting platform comes standard with a live bait tank.

The hull is designed to allow anglers access to small waterways while remaining up to the task of tackling rough offshore conditions. With a 77L fuel tank and maximum horsepower rating of 115, the 525 Scorpion is a boat that can do it all.

Updated Bay Cruisers to accommodate the whole family

Savage have updated 485, 515 and 545 Bay Cruiser models to provide a more practical and enjoyable boating experience for the whole family. The Bay Cruisers have had a redesign from the front to back, with the new larger dash area that provides space for larger electronics and improves the driving position. The new lean through dash allows for greater access to the anchor well and all boats can now be optioned up to include an electric drum winch to make it an easier day on the water. At the rear of the boat, the Bay Cruiser has been designed with larger gunnels to provide a more comfortable space to sit on or lean to while reeling in a fish of a lifetime.

The Bay Cruiser is a family all rounder with all the trimmings to provide everyone with a great day on the water. The 485 is a great example of this, with two seats in the front and a folding bench seat in the rear the boat can be set up for a day drifting live baits in the bay or a family trip to that picnic spot upriver.

Alloy trailers for all

With fuel economy and durability becoming more of a concern for all consumers, Savage have developed a complete range of alloy trailers to satisfy these concerns. The C-section alloy trailers have passed accelerated lifecycle testing to ensure that each trailer will withstand a lifetime of use. This change in material also gives a dramatic weigh saving of 40kg for a small trailer, making it easier tow with smaller vehicles and providing less strain on the vehicle. All of Savage’s new alloy trailers are made from the ground up and in house, which ensures that it is the perfect match for your boat.

With all the new improvements, there is sure to be a boat in the Savage range to suit your needs. For more information or to find your local dealer head to www.savageboats.com.au. –FMG

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