Kiwi boat builder, Sealegs International has released its newest amphibious craft, the 7.7m Sport D-Tube.
Designed and built in-house by Sealegs, the new 7.7m Sport D-Tube joins the company’s popular 6.1m model in the D-Tube range. The new larger model set to appeal to those who want more volume in their amphibious craft, coupled with additional features to make it an all round and capable fishing machine.
Fishermen will love the open layout of the 7.7m Sport D-Tube. The ability to navigate to the forward area around the helm console and the high cockpit sides will allow anglers to play that large fish confidently and securely.
Features include cockpit side shelf storage, six rod holders in the coamings, cupholders, a bait board, fore and aft passenger seating and a spacious dash able to accommodate up to 12” multi function displays. A bimini or a T-Top is available as an option providing extra protection from the elements.
The 7.7m Sport D-Tube measures in at 7.8m in length overall with the wheels up, and has an external beam of 2.26m. The 5mm alloy hull has a 21 degree deadrise, and features six aluminium chambers making the craft very stable, buoyant and virtually unsinkable.
Like all Sealegs craft, the 7.7m D-Tube is powered by Sealegs patented Amphibious Enablement System, or AES. The AES, including a fully marinised system of hydraulically powered legs and wheels, is powered by a marinised 22HP inboard engine. The fully integrated, turn-key package uses the same fuel source as the outboard, and is simple to learn and engage.
Powered by a 200hp Yamaha four-stroke outboard motor, the 7.7m Sport D-Tube will achieve 38.5 knots, and the 21 degree, 5mm aluminium constructed hull can handle outboards up to 200hp.
Look for a full review of the new 7.7m D-Tube in Alloy Boat Magazine #11 (May release). www.sealegs.com