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Classy convertible with outboard

From Polish builder, Parker Boats, comes the versatile, convertible 8.5-metre (28-foot) Parker 850 Voyager – plenty of boat for your buck.

It’s a very versatile package, whether you’re keen to ski, fish, relax, party, or head out on the water for a weekend or longer. This compact cruiser features an array of convertible spaces for entertaining, water sports and weekends away. It boasts full-beam living and entertaining space, with a focus on maximising all the usable deck area.

The Parker 850 Voyager is the perfect daycruiser for up to 10 guests, or a great weekender for six. The cockpit is spacious and has flexible seating arrangements with seats that swivel, depending on your preference, and sunpads on the bow for your choice of spaces to recline and take in the views. Inside, there’s a proper galley including stovetop and pantry which is ideal for longer trips, and a V-berth and full-beam berth behind the stairs for accommodation for up to six guests, as well as separate bathroom with toilet and shower, loads of storage and natural light from windows and hatches.

While the 850 Voyager is built for relaxation, the stepped hull is matched with a 400HP V8 engine, capable of pushing it to more than 50 knots with a satisfying throaty sound. This neat sport boat benefits from a bow thruster, which makes it run flat and smooth, even on the plane, and provides good vision from every vantage point.

The 850 Voyager offers all the advantages of outboard engines over sterndrives, given the low service and maintenance costs, excellent fuel economy, environmental benefits, comfort and operational reliability. Represented locally by Nautilus Australia, Parker boats have been manufactured in Poland since the 1970s and are renowned for their constant innovation, superb build quality and outstanding sea keeping abilities. The team at Nautilus Australia are life-long boaties with an eye for quality and value for money.

“We chose the Polish-made Parker brand of fibreglass boats from 6 to 11 metres for their reputation, offshore rating in many models, and the array of features each model offers at a very competitive price,” said Dmitriy Dubs, co- Director of Nautilus Australia.

“That means more people can get on the water and enjoy the peace and health benefits boating brings to families, all year round in Australia.”

Made using Twin Step Infusion technology (TSI), the Parker hull differentiates Parker boats from the competition. This innovative technology involves vacuum infusion during moulding, vinyl ester, sandwich cores and multiaxial reinforcement to save weight, increase stiffness and improve comfort. The hull features two steps to reduce friction, planing threshold and consumption, and also to enhance acceleration and increase top speeds by as much as 15 percent. In Europe, the Parker range is the choice of water police and marine biologists undertaking research expeditions.

“They are known as ‘big small boats’ because of their spacious cockpits, clever convertible seating and myriad features that make them the perfect boat for a day, or a weekend on the water,” said Dmitriy.

The Parker 850 Voyager starts at $200,000 with a host of inclusions, and huge list of options for owners to customise their vessel. Ph: 0414 252 254





Published in print July-September 2021