Video: Arvor 690D

Part of the Arvor diesel range, the Arvor 690D is a modern-yet-traditional design with a 115hp shaftdrive Mercury Diesel.

"The Evolution of Arvor started almost 17 years ago when it was born," says Peter Collins from Arvor Australia, the NSW-based agent for Arvor Boats. "Since that time there weren’t many changes — until now," he says.



The Arvor 690D and sibling Arvor 730D differ significantly from its predecessor Arvor boats with a completely revamped cabin and deck. What hasn’t changed, says Peter, is the stable hull and value of a diesel shaftdrive.

The fibreglass Arvor 690D substitutes a sloping windscreen, which had a tendency to reduce cabin space, with a trawler-style cabin with an upright windscreen. As a result, the cabin interior feels very spacious and offers 360° vision with all-round glass. There’s a lockable cabin door, ventilation through side windows, and a cabin hatch on top of the Arvor hardtop. A vee-berth grows becomes even bigger once you add bunk infills to provide a generous bed.

Arvor Boats are known for their spacious deck layout. Indeed, the Arvor 690D is very much a safe boat, very suitable for families, thanks to its high gunwales. Non-skid fibreglass is found throughout and as a bonus, it’s easy to wash down. Massive amounts of storage are also found under the floor for fenders, ropes and other marine gear.

For the fishing boat orientated, the transom has a decent livebait tank with a viewing window. A pull-out side-lounge conveniently folds in and back out of the way. A second fold-out side-lounge can be installed as an option.

Power comes from a 115hp Mercury Diesel shaftdrive. Access is via the large engine hatch with gas struts.


Arvor 730D

Check out the big sibling, the Arvor 730D.


Want to know more? Browse our archives of Arvor boat reviews.



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