New boats: Haines Hunter 565R

The in-demand Haines Hunter 565 is now roomier aft and lower, too. Meet the ripper Haines Hunter 565R.

New boats: Haines Hunter 565R
The Haines Hunter 565 R is available as a standard BMT package with a price of $61,500.

One year on from debuting the popular Haines Hunter 565 Offshore at the 2014 Melbourne Boat Show, Haines Hunter launched its sporty 565R model to eager fans at this year’s show.

While both boats will find favour in that booming 5.5m-6m size boat market, the Haines Hunter 565R has gained a few design tweaks, contributing to a sleeker, more sporty profile and also a larger cockpit aimed at the fishing fraternity.


Haines Hunter 565 R

The cabin in the Haines Hunter 565R has been moved forward 100mm, to provide increased space on the aft deck for wrangling piscatorial targets. But the cabin will still sleep two in comfort and there’s also space for a toilet between the vee-berths.

Haines Hunter designers also lowered the height of the deck by 100mm from the Haines Hunter 565 Offshore, meaning the new model benefits from a lower centre of gravity and can also tuck into slightly smaller garages with its bimini and rocket launchers folded back.

The display model at the Melbourne Boat Show (above) was a stunner with its black hull and graphics matched by a black bimni featuring red pinstriping, and all sitting atop a glossy Easytow trailer with colour-coded low-profile mags.

The lowered centre of gravity on this new 565R will only contribute favourably to that famous Haines hull performance, helped by a 2.4m beam and 21° deadrise.

Early sea trials displayed terrific stability and a soft ride, even by the Victorian boatbuilder’s own high standards.

Aside from these structural changes, the Haines Hunter 565R scores all the features of its Offshore sister, including cabin shelves, cockpit carpet, deluxe bucket pedestal seats, mechanical steering, rodholders, bait tank and a walk-through transom.



Haines Hunter recently teamed up with Mercury Marine and Easytow Trailers to provide BMT (boat, motor, trailer) packages at a discounted price. The Haines Hunter 565 Offshore can be had with a 115hp Mercury four-stroke outboard motor and Easytow trailer for a price of $61,500.


Haines Hunter 565R specs

MATERIAL Fibreglass

TYPE Monohull cuddy cab

LENGTH 5.65m

BEAM 2.4m


FUEL 200lt



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