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Carver 455 boat

Quintrex Hornet Trophy (December

It doesn’t that long that I in Mr chemistry classes a fishing between the pages of text book to make that I deeply involved the make of the chemical elements

I don’t too much all those I certainly the tales keen offshore ventured out the legendary flared bow The 4.5-5m in centre and runabout were definitely boats to

The Australian fraternity these has a variety of and models chose from. the aluminium however, Quintrex, dominates the

And though boats have a host refinements and that famous flared bow still available many different

In recent we have the barra-style V-nosed punt very popular the country. the success the barra punt with flared bow, developed the — first in a version. The of this speaks for with the 4.2 metre following a later.

The 4.2 Hornet certainly every bit popular as smaller version took out of the in its in 1996. the duo Hornets being popular a version was Enter the Hornet 455


Sundown Marine Brisbane’s north a 455 decked out a demo ready to fishing. Wth boat on for a days I some crabbing chasing flathead lures.

This typical of use boats the Hornet in my of the and is good all-round for use other parts Australia.

One of most outstanding of the Trophy is stability from to stern. is evident the moment step aboard is especially when walking in the and casting over the

My partner I felt even standing one side the deep-V the bow.

bow has raised platforms: lower one the larger the two; the other slightly lower the bow.

raised casting at the is simply for flicking around without intruding objects foul you

Nonetheless, both are suitable cast from have storage below them anchors, ropes safety gear.

the front the lower there is large recess we stored mandatory paddles.

I was standing and two swivel can be in the in this so fishermen sit and

The Hornet console is starboard, about way along length of boat. A pedestal seat the helm a comfortable perch. As above, it be moved a number locations around deck.

The is roomy inside to a number items dry. the test the instruments marine radio mounted into console with Humminbird sounder behind the windscreen.

Although a pocket runs along driver’s side the vessel a handy, place for items such sunscreen, keys, knives and tackleboxes.

Usable is what Hornet series all about. the 455, deck was enough for to lie sand crab between the and the casting platform. port side clear for to the without stepping the dillies, it was easy to up and off the

The Hornet’s area has small motor with hatches each side it. The are covered marine carpet provide another to stand cast lures.

side hatch accommodate a and oil depending on type of motor fitted. this side is a plumbed livebait

Carver 455 boat

The other of the well there enough room a 23lt tank.

With underfloor tank 60lt, this up provides than adequate Of course, tankage could added for long distance

The test was also with a fold-down bimini which provided shade cover.

headroom underneath limited, the mean it not interfere with casting front.

The part about 455 Hornet the actual and weight the boat. it is barra-style punt tend to that it actually quite substantial vessel.

Fitted with 55hp Yamaha I expected test Trophy have a more sting. the new motor was running double the 455 a fair of throttle get the up and Of course, we were on the the throttle be dropped to yeild comfortable cruising of around

The two-cylinder is not of the of Yamaha’s but even this in I would 55hp minimum for the Trophy. The engine set is probably 60hp.

Nonetheless, flared bow barra punt is a for lurecasting, work around estuaries and

The advantage the deep-V and flare evident in bit of The flare the thump the waves diverts the down away the boat. means the Trophy offers drier ride most other

Keen lurecasters find the outboard mounted the bow for working and quietly the snags that trick

Of course, boat would complete without suitable trailer the Redco with galvanised and springs well as spare tyre the outfit and ready roll straight of the

QUINTREX HORNET TROPHY

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