TABS has released its 2007 range and there have been quite a few changes!
“We have made a number of significant aesthetic changes to our hull packages, mostly in the areas of upholstery, fibreglass dashes and the like, but along with these changes come a raft of other less obvious changes that make the package even more user-friendly. We have lengthened the side coamings on our cabin models to better protect the helm position, we have made a small hull modification that has further softened the ride of an already soft-riding hull, we have new extrusions for the gunwales and we have re-modelled our cabin tops,” Wayne Pearce, TABS Managing Director, explained.
Aimed unashamedly at the ‘fibreglass’ market, the TABS range of plate boats capably bridges the gap between fibreglass and aluminium – both in handling as well as the distinctive styling and quality appointments.
“We have also upgraded our stainless steel work, designed a new bait station, and added a number of family-orientated features that make the boat more acceptable to a family as well as a fishing audience. Our boats are ‘easier on the eye’ than most, and as such appeal to an even wider audience – typically a fibreglass audience,” said Pearce.
The TABS brand offers boaters a range of boats from 4.55m to 6.5m, with plans to complement the range with pressed models also by mid 2007, commencing at around 3.52m. Available within that range will be a spectrum of configurations that include dory-style dedicated fishing models as well as runabouts, bowriders and cabin models for the family. Hulls are high-tensile plate alloy, 4mm bottoms and 3mm topsides in models up to 5.1m, the 5.45 model has a 4mm/4mm combination and above that the hulls are 5mm/4mm. The rear deadrise is 14.
“What we are offering with this TABS branding is the best of both worlds, with styling as well as the all-important performance and handling attributes,” Pearce said.
“A quick look beneath the floor boards will confirm the construction expertise involved, but take it to sea and you will quickly appreciate the handling ability along with efficiency by design. At home up any creek, it is also most adept, agile and most importantly stable (at rest or underway) in the short sharp chop of estuary situations, or out in genuine bluewater conditions,” finished Pearce.
For further information contact TABS Boats on (07) 5594 6333, or visit www.tabsboats.com.au . – TABSReads: 1850