Alloy Boat – Summer/Autumn 2016 – Out Now!

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Cover – The very latest SOUTHERN XP 856 with twin Yamaha 250’s.

In This Issue of Alloy Boat Magazine

Regular Columns

6. Point of View
What is the best boat on the market? By Barry Thompson

8. News & Notable
News, new products, new boats and movements.

14. Hot Electronics for 2016. 
The latest new releases in the electronics world.

106. Aluminium Boat Guide
Looking for an alloy boat, then check out our comprehensive guide of over 65 manufacturers and 600 models.

Features

30. Buyers Guide to Centre Consoles
Designed for the serious fisherman who doesn’t mind being in the open, the centre console is unequalled when it comes to workable space.

42. Keep or Release
Catching the fish is one thing. Looking after the ones you are going to return to the sea or as importantly the ones you are going to keep. Paul Walker explains how.

60. Understanding Your Battery
Evan Honore explains why batteries for marine use, can mean the difference between blissful boating or an exercise in crisis management.

72. The Truth About Sinkers 
Paul Walker looks at the wide world of sinkers and how we have come from using rocks and old bolts to some very sophisticated ‘lumps’ of lead.

80. Jigging for Kingfish
Shane Kelly looks at his earliest introduction to jigging for kingfish, looks back at its history and explains how to do it and the gear you need.

92. Tasmanian Jetboat Expedition
Fresh from conquering Cape York this group of adventurers now head south to Tasmania in the very capable Hamilton Jet boats. Text by Matthew Fallow.

98. Setting your boat up for game fishing
When the gamefishing bug struck Shane Kelly, he had no idea of the learning curve ahead. In this article, he recalls how the 5.6m boat became a game fishing vessel.

104. Company Profile: Senator Boats
Senator Boats has cemented itself as one of the prominent aluminium boat manufacturers in New Zealand. Freddy Foote talks with the company’s owner, Wayne McKinley.

Boat Reviews

20. SOUTHERN XP 856
They just seem to get better and better.

28. SENATOR RH800 JET
Twin jets power this beached launched hard top.

48. FREWZA F21 HT
An expectionally versatile family boat if you’re looking for a compact hard top.

56. RAMCO FISHMASTER 6250 HT
The 6250 has proven to be one of Ramco’s most popular models.

68. DNA 570 XHT
A boat that brings together all the requirements for its owner.

76. PROFILE 545C 
The 545C is packed with features you would expect to find in a much larger model.

86. FC 535 CC
Another addition to the growing FC range of center consoles.

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