The release of the aluminium Sailfish Shelf Runner catamaran delivers a whole new dimension of adventure and performance for offshore fishermen
The release of the aluminium Sailfish Shelf Runner catamaran delivers a whole new dimension of adventure and performance for offshore fishermen.
The Sailfish brand is universally recognised as clear cut market leader in aluminium catamarans. With the release of the new Shelf Runner model, the Sailfish designers have turned their attention to more affordable end of the trailerable catamaran market.
The new design Shelf Runner delivers a huge fishing cockpit. The hull boasts supreme quality, performance and stability. And for those who appreciate the benefits of a year round hardtop configuration, the Shelf Runner is also manufactured with a stylish aluminium hardtop.
“This boat establishes the benchmark for alloy hulls’, said Gavan Daly of Webbe Marine. “The big Shelf Runner with its huge cockpit and wide beam allows you to get a lot of boat – it is superb value for money
“Stability is crucial for fishing offshore. For anglers demanding a stable offshore fishing platform you cannot could not look past the Shelf Runner cat especially when comparing it to a conventional vee bottom hull.”
While the new Sailfish Shelf Runner is at the more affordable end of the Sailfish range, there is no compromise on performance or appointments.
The hardtop version has to be one of the very few boats available in this size category that offers such a wonderful feature. For protection from the weather or a searing sun, the hardtop is highly rated in many parts of Australia.
The Shelf Runner hull has been designed to withstand offshore conditions boasting a length overall of 6.34m and a beefy beam of 2.45m. Such is the volume of the boat you could almost fit two monohulls inside the Shelf Runner catamaran. This all results in a massive fishing space for plenty of anglers on board.
For those looking to take the Shelf Runner to the next level there is an optional Enclosed Hardtop with Windscreen Wiper. “The Enclosed Hardtop has proven to be a very popular option and gives the driver a commanding feel at the helm usually found in a lot larger boats.” says Gavan.
Other notable features include Garmin 750S GPS/ plotter/ depth sounder touch screen, Fusion stereo, VHF Radio. The Shelf Runner also includes bolster seats for the skipper and passenger, ample space for storage in bins, live bait tank with pump and drain, 10 rod holders, deck wash and custom aluminium trailer. The impressive list goes on.
Two Honda four stroke outboards guarantee that the on-water performance is not compromised. Webbe Marine recommends dual Honda 75hp engines for the Sailfish Shelf Runner to deliver a top speed around 33 knots or 61 km/h. Boaters looking to get offshore a little quicker can always upgrade to dual Honda 90hp outboards.
Dual engines offer peace of mind to offshore fishermen, along with superior performance. The Sailfish brand is renowned for building outstanding quality catamarans that are stable, with huge cockpit space and exceptional performance in rough water.
The Sailfish range comprises models from 6.2m to 12.0m across three distinct model ranges - Platinum, Gamefisher and Weekender Series.
Webbe Marine is a specialist Sydney power catamaran marine retailer, being the authorised agent for the Sailfish brand of boats in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania. The company also proudly represents Honda outboards.