Streaker Expands Walk Thru Range With New 5.45 Navigator Mode
At a time when many Australian boat manufacturers are tightening their fiscal belt and shutting down their R & D department, Melbourne based Streaker boats is doing the exact opposite and producing new models.
The latest offering to be launched is the new Streaker 5.45 Navigator Walk Thru.
Already Streaker has successfully applied the Walk Thru design concept to their 4.85 Series hull along with the 5.02 Series hull. The market acceptance of these new models has been nothing short of astounding, promoting Leon Savage to take the design concept further up the range to the Streaker 5.45.
In basic configuration the Streaker 5.45 Navigator is a modern cuddy cab design with expansive open cockpit (offering more space than currentStreaker Bluewater model), elevated helm position and roomy cabin under the fore deck. Quite apart from exceptional features throughout the Navigator, the stand out feature of the new boat is the Walk Through deck design.
In a rolling sea, big swells or short chop on an open bay, the last thing any self respecting angler wants to do is clamber around the side decks of a cuddy cab to get to the anchor. The Streaker 5.45 Navigator Walk Thru is the solution.
All an angler needs do on board the Streaker 5.45 Navigator Walk Thru is swing open the split windscreen centre panel, then hinge up the long deck hatch and hey presto, you’re standing at the anchor locker.
“The beauty of this system is its simplicity,” said Leon Savage. “The Walk Thru is easy, clean and it allows an angler to be standing inside the boat to work the anchor.”
“The customer feedback on our initial Streaker Walk Thru models was nothing short of astonishing. We had customers coming back raving about the new design.”
In addition to the Walk Thru feature, the Streaker 5.45 Navigator Walk Thru is an exceptional boat in its own right.
The boat measures 5.45 m length overall and carries a generous beam of 2.49 m to deliver superior stability both at rest and underway. The cockpit is an anglers delight, with virtually every conceivable feature in-built as standard.
The stern quarter seats are removable for the best fishing station imaginable. There is a new rear bait board which incorporates rod holders, hinged cutting board and drain tube. Side rod storage holders are a permanent fixture in both moulded side pockets, (which are elevated off the cockpit floor) and the helm seat has an inbuilt tackle tray.
Deluxe bucket seats with under seat storage come as standard. In the factory fitted BMT package there is also a Lowrance sounder/GPS unit, engine instrumentation, two way radio and aerial.
Rounding out the practical features is an alloy rocket launcher which is fully integrated with the canopy and front/side clear curtains.
While the Streaker 5.45 Navigator Walk Thru is rated to carry either two stroke or four stroke outboards up to 150hp, the rig powers along nicely with a 115hp Yamaha four stroke and a 130hp Yamaha two stroke outboard being fitted to the first two rigs off the production line.
With the two stroke Yamaha engine on the transom the Streaker 5.45 Navigator Walk Thru hit a top speed of 68 km/h at 6000 rpm. At a more modest rpm reading of 4000 rpm the boat delivered a sprightly 40 km/h. The performance of the four stroke, although 15hp less at the prop, was comparable - a little slower in acceleration and a fraction slower on top end speed.
The Streaker 5.45 Navigator Walk Thru has hit the market as a complete turn key package with Yamaha 130hp two stroke outboard and Dunbier tandem trailer at an introductory price of $48,990 ex Melbourne, “tow away no more to pay”. Remember this is a complete factory rigged package with not a cent more needed to go fishing.
Streaker Boats is a leading Melbourne marine retailer, being authorised dealers for Quintrex, Streaker, Larson, Yamaha outboards and Wave Runners. The company is one of the few Yamaha dealers in Australia that has been awarded the status of Platinum dealer.
5.45 Navigator Walk-Thru Specs
Length: 5.45 m (inc. bow sprit)
Length on trailer 6.8m
Average Height: 2.25m (to top of windscreen)
Deadrise: 20 degrees
Hull Weight: 800kg approx
Tow weight: 1400 kgs approxt
Fuel: 146 litres sub floor
Max HP: 150 hp 2 or 4 –stroke
Transom: outboard, ultra long
Load: 6 Adults