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Stefan Now the Dealer of Haines Hunter

Stefan Now the Dealer of Haines Hunter

Haines Hunter has recently appointed Stefan Boating World as their newest Queensland dealer. This new appointment will provide fishing and boating enthusiasts from the Gold Coast to Brisbane with an exceptional dealer to test and purchase a Haines Hunter vessel.

Stefan Boating World Chief Executive Officer Steve Ackerie says, “Our company objective is to align ourselves with a number of strong and prestigious brands that fill segments of our over-all business model. The Haines Hunter boats are the best known boat brand in Australia. We provide a first class buying experience and excellent after sales service creating a perfect match for our family fun and fishing customers.”

Ackerie states, “The boating community will be excited at what is a high performance pairing of two amazing brands. The Haines Hunter range will be powered by Yamaha outboard motors. With Stefan Boating World having the largest range of Yamaha’s on the Gold Coast, there will be ideal power-to-weight for every model.”

Based at the Coomera precinct in a custom-built showroom and workshop, Stefan Boating World enable buyers the opportunity of a sea trial, to drive a Haines Hunter prior to purchase and ensure they choose the model that best suits their needs. Haines Hunter National Dealer Development Manager Tim Davies comments about the all-important sea trial. “This is something that any potential buyer will greatly appreciate as it instills a strong sense of confidence and security with their purchase. This is really what we want our buyers to experience, and we can efficiently deliver that.”

“The launch of Haines Hunter at Stefan Boating World is timely with the Gold Coast Boat Show season only a few months away. We plan to get as many boaties in front of these best built Australian boats to see for themselves. Let me assure you, you take one of these boats outside the Seaway, and you quickly find out that Haines Hunter brand comes into its own with its exceptional handling and offshore prowess,” explains Ackerie. He is right! The Haines Hunter 675 Offshore Hardtop recently won the Trade-a-Boat Magazine’s ‘Best Fibreglass Fishing Boat of 2015’ award.



The east coast of Australia is experiencing its best marlin bite in 10 years. The north has miles and miles of offshore reefs that you can fish till your arms are sore. The problem for many is getting out there without having to spend in excess of $80,000 for an ocean- going game vessel. That used to be a problem, until Haines Hunter released the all-new 565 Offshore. The new 565 has all you need to get off shore and target game fish. Equipped with a wide beam, a huge cockpit for its length, a 200-litre fuel tank and high sides for fighting big fish, the 565 Offshore is ready to head out and tangle with apex predators.

Haines Hunter’s Tim Davies comments, “This is one of the most affordable vessels that you can take off shore in rough ocean conditions. For too long anglers have missed out on some amazing fishing opportunities. Never has a boat of this calibre been available at price that sits under $60,000. It is equipped with high sides for safely fighting fish, a wide beam for stability and our famous deep-vee hull for soft offshore handling.”

The beauty of the 565 is not only its value for money, but also its versatility. Designed as a family cross-over, the 565 doubles perfectly as a family cruiser. Equipped with a fold-down rear lounge, roomy cabin, rear entry door, and a port for a ski pole, the 565 can be just as fun for a day out snorkeling and water skiing as chasing marlin.

Davies further states, “Our own feedback and experience at boat shows and a lot of feedback from dealers clearly showed that many customers were looking for a boat that wouldn’t break the bank, yet an awesome fishing vessel that would suit the family. We spent a lot of time in research and development designing a boat that would keep dad happy on a day out chasing tuna, and mum and the kids happy on a fun family day out.”

The 565 Offshore is the most affordable and versatile offshore vessel that Haines Hunter have ever produced. It can keep up with the big boys out on the open ocean and get you on to that fish-of-a-lifetime for less.


CHOOSING A HAINES HUNTER – So you’ve settled on a Haines Hunter but you’re having trouble choosing which boat from our range? With this in mind, here are some things to think about to help narrow down your next purchase.

BUDGET & SIZE – The first thing you need to ask yourself is what boat size you want. Things to take into consideration are: where you will store it, what kind of car you have to tow it with, and then what boat size you will need for the kind of fishing, diving or cruising to be done.

INSHORE OR OFFSHORE? You also need to think about the weather you will mainly be fishing in. If you stay in the Broadwater, rivers and estuaries and you will be doing a lot of lure -casting, then one of our centre consoles may be the best choice. If you are going to be off shore all year round, then one of our hard top or enclosed boats would be a better choice during cold offshore weather.

ARE YOUNG CHILDREN AND THE FAMILY INVOLVED? – Think about seating arrangements, water skiing and swimming? A boat with a cabin, fold-down lounge and a dive door may be best.

POWER AND FUEL USAGE – All Haines Hunter boats have a minimum and maximum horsepower ratings. While it may be tempting to just opt for the maximum horsepower, you may find that a smaller engine suits your needs perfectly which will save you money on the initial purchase and on fuel consumption.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS – The list of options that can be installed on your Haines Hunter is endless and you may need many or just a few. Have a good think about what you need and remember you can always add items as you go along.

If you need further info, call 07 5665 8400 or visit Stefan Boating World.


Editorial by Andy Kancachian