ON SALE TOMORROW - <I>Trade-a-Boat</I> issue 402

ON SALE NOW - Trade-a-Boat issue 402

It’s winter and it’s time to head north. In Trade-a-Boat issue 402 we feature the numerous boat-charter options available in Queensland’s favourite cruising grounds, the Whitsunday Islands. Stay for three days or a fortnight, hire a crew or do it yourself, the choices are there to mould your own winter holiday.

The enclosed flybridge Maritimo 470 Offshore Convertible leads our boat tests. This sub-$1million 47-footer has it all, including a panorama window for the portside stateroom. We follow this feature test with the details of our exciting new giveaway prize, a 1976 Mariner Pacer 26 that we will refit, redesign and relaunch in conjunction with master boatbuilder Bill Barry-Cotter, who began his pleasureboat empire with this model.

Our boat tests also include the Clipper Cordova 48, the Silverton 36 Convertible, Montebello’s 12.5M Coupe Power Catamaran, and charter company Sunsail’s version of a South African built Leopard 38 sailing catamaran.