Dedicated fishermen who like to head to sea under all weather conditions will welcome the release of the Sailfish Shelf Runner in hard top configuration. The Sailfish Shelf Runner Hardtop is a 6.30m all aluminium catamaran powered by dual Honda four stroke outboards that guarantee the on-water performance is not compromised.
The Sailfish Shelf Runner was recently launched with instant market acceptance. This model acknowledged the void that existed in the marketplace for a 6 meter trailerable alloy cat hull. The initial offering has sold exceptionally well, but there was significant market feedback which demanded a hardtop version.
“Customers welcomed the huge cockpit space and fishing stability of the Sailfish Shelf Runner”, said Gavan Daly of Webbe Marine.
“But there were a significant number of fishermen, who we met at boat shows who liked the boat, but really wanted a hardtop over the helm position. With the launch of the Sailfish Shelf Runner Hardtop, their needs have now been met, with a stylish, practical design.”
The hardtop version is one of the very few boats available in this size category that offers such a practical feature. For protection from the weather or a searing sun, the hardtop is highly rated in many parts of Australia.
Now fishermen can cruise their way offshore, confident that the hardtop and HD glass windows will protect them from all but the worst seas and storms.
The enclosed hardtop gives the driver a commanding feel at the helm, one which is more commonly found only in a lot larger boats.
The Shelf Runner hull has been designed to withstand offshore conditions boasting a length overall of 6.34m and a beefy beam of 2.45m. Such is the volume of the boat you could almost fit two monohulls inside the Shelf Runner catamaran. This all results in a massive fishing space for plenty of anglers on board.
Other notable features include Garmin 750S GPS/ plotter/ depth sounder touch screen, Fusion stereo and VHF Radio. The Shelf Runner also includes bolster seats for the skipper and passenger, ample space for storage in bins, live bait tank with pump and drain, 10 rod holders, deck wash and custom aluminium trailer. And the impressive list goes on.
Dual engines offer peace of mind to offshore fishermen, along with superior performance. The Sailfish brand is renowned for building outstanding quality catamarans that are stable, with huge cockpit space and exceptional performance in rough water.
The Sailfish range comprises models from 6.2m to 12.0m across three distinct model ranges – Platinum, Gamefisher and Weekender Series.
Webbe Marine is a specialist Sydney power catamaran marine retailer, being the authorised agent for the Sailfish brand of boats for the East Coast of Australia. The company also proudly represents Honda outboards.