Haines Hunter will officially launch the new and widely-anticipated Haines Hunter SF635 Sport Fisher at this year’s show, as well as an exciting range of Haines Hunter models from the ‘big’ little 485 to the mighty 725.
After an extensive 24-month development process, this new model is the culmination of 70 years of experience and customer feedback. It’s an exciting edition to the range and is the perfect all-rounder, suitable for fishing or family adventures.
Using modern boat building techniques and the latest in materials, the hull is hand laid, resulting in superior strength, rigidity and longevity. This new 635 also features a moulded composite structural floor that’s bonded to the hull, creating watertight chambers that deliver reserve buoyancy.
The decks and bulkheads use a foam core sandwiched between an inner and outer skin. This technique reduces weight compared to other construction methods – with the benefit of improving fuel economy without compromising on strength and durability.
With decades of boat building behind the company, these structural fibreglass composite deck floors, pioneered by Haines Hunter, are not only stronger but lighter than traditional floors.
Internal layout options will allow owners to specify the widely-popular back-to-back seats, which can come with a 12-volt freezer underneath, or choose from other options, like adjustable pedestal seats. Aft bin seating can be removed or pushed under the transom and there is underfloor storage, as well as a live bait tank aft.
The forward cabin has 40mm of extra headroom compared to the 600 model, plentiful under seat storage as well as provision for a toilet under the vee berth.
The internal finish of the floor can be finished in optional soft-touch Ultralon U-Dek panels which are easy to clean and will look as good as new for years to come. Alternatively, traditional clip in and removable marine-grade carpet is also an option.
A new look dash can handle 12” electronic displays; the latest 5” engine instruments from Yamaha with extra provision to also fit the Yamaha Helm Master EX joystick at the owner’s request.
Boasting a sizeable 195L underfloor fuel tank, the hull is rated for outboards from 150hp-200hp. Combined with the modern four-stroke outboard technology and the efficiency of a Haines Hunter hull, it will give owners impressive range.
New hardware componentry sees fold down cleats used for convenience and functionality, while cup holders and small item storage is throughout the boat.
Haines Hunter is also building a hardtop version called the SS635. This hardtop model will feature innovative sliding windows that will recess into the strut supports of the roof, allowing for a bigger side window opening.
The Haines Hunter design team have also added a reverse sheer to the 635 range giving it a more modern and stylish look while still retaining Haines Hunter’s heritage.
See Haines Hunter at this year’s show, The Cloud, Outside Stand 16.