Seatamer Ultimate Cuddy Hardtop 7.4mt BOAT TEST

By: John Willis, Photography by: Paul Tuzson

You’ve seen the video, now look for John Willis’s in-depth test as our cover feature in TrailerBoat issue 242, on sale April 1.

Seatamer Ultimate Cuddy Hardtop 7.4mt  BOAT TEST
Seatamer Ultimate Cuddy Hardtop 7.4mt BOAT TEST

Times are changing in the fishing charter business. Fishing has become more serious and we have seen the rise of the mobile, trailerable charter industry that moves from location to location in search of pelagic prey. When fishing with professionals, you expect the best, so the boat, operator and equipment need to be the premium product.

A young Melbourne fishing guru, Matt Cini, has been plastering a name for himself in this style of business for a number of years in magazines, television and radio.

Matt has just upgraded his outfit to a new "Seatamer Ultimate 7.4m" aluminium boat that has been the talk of the town; and deservedly so.

Built in Redhead (Newcastle) in NSW, Seatamer Marine P/L are custom boat specialists, producing a range of serious amateur, and highly sought after commercial boats from 5 metres upwards. They claim that 60% of their production has been to the commercial sector and that they have never built exactly the same boat twice, due to their custom manufacturing flexibility. Seatamer have a most impressive list of clients including Maritime Authorities, Coast Guard Flotilla’s and Search & Rescue Organisations and importantly produce a terrific range for the amateur’s who really know what they want.

At a length of 7.4 metres Overall, and a beam of 2.65 metres "Reel Time" is a large trailerable package but is still easily towed by a common 4 x 4 vehicle, albeit a wide load. Mackay trailers have really come to the fore by recognising the need for large, strong yet lightweight boat trailers. Hence, the inclusion of a new Mackay Aluminium trailer in the "Reel Time" package helps keep the towing weight to a reasonable level for the long road miles that Matt incurs with his personal fishing exploits, as well as charters from Portland in Victoria’s south-west all the way to Narooma on the south coast of New South Wales.

Read more and other top boat tests plus fishing in TB 242, on sale April 1.


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