530SF
  • Great family fun boat
  • Roomy side pockets in cabin and cockpit
  • Generous size cabin
  • Live bait tank
  • Deep sides for safety
  • Built for fishing, cruising and water sports
  • Tows behind a standard family car
  • 70–115HP outboard
  • 6 people

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Mouled length with bowsprit 5.30m
Length 5.05m
Beam 2.2m
Deadrise 21−33°
Fuel 100L
Water N/A
Berths 2
Power Outboard 75−115HP
Transom height 20"
Max outboard weight 200kg
Hull weight approx. 750kg
Towing weight approx. 1,340kg
BMT length approx. 6.8m
BMT height approx. 2.13m
BMT width approx. 2.2m
Max people 6/450kg
Max load 740kg

Haines Signature 530SF - Boat Point Review BACK


New from the Haines Group, the 530SF Acclaim is an inexpensive boat from a well-respected Aussie manufacturer.

LIKES 
- Excellent performer for a budget price
- Light, and with single axle trailer can be towed by big four-cylinder family vehicle

DISLIKES
- Would have liked to have seen the cranking battery on the deck to begin with to lower the centre of gravity and free up a livebait well in the transom bulkhead

OVERVIEW
- A boat for the times
There can be no doubt that local boat manufacturers have taken a hit with the dollar the way it is and the resulting imports that continue to flow unabated, to our shores. You could say it is, and will be in the near future, the survival of the fittest.

The Haines Group have faced this situation head-on and have produced the Signature 530SF Acclaim with the express purpose of keeping their dealers afloat with a boat that more than competes with immigrants of the fibreglass kind; and they have excelled.

This boat has its birthing in the 530C and has had a makeover to reduce the package costs without reducing the build quality that this company is well recognised for.

The hull maintains the same quantity and quality of fibreglass and substructure as the 530C with just some of the trimmings changed to reflect a cheaper sticker price. For instance, the deluxe rear lounge has been sacrificed and a smaller, yet still functional and comfortable, folding lounge has taken its place.

Side pocket fascias have been changed from polyethylene-style to padded-upholstered Ruply yet they still maintain their functionality and volume. The boat has also been packaged with cheaper horsepower and as we found it is not found wanting at all.

PRICE AND EQUIPMENT
- Inexpensive but still a quality boat.
The package price of this boat is $41,045 but there is a huge list of options available to dress this boat to the nines. The base price of the boat is $39,999 and the gap reflects the purchase price of the Garmin 451 chart plotter and a bimini canopy which did not get fitted in time for the review.

Of interest is a free upgrade of the Garmin unit when purchasing Suzuki engines from DF40 through to DF140 till the end of September. More details are available here: www.suzukimarine.com.au

In the standard fit you have an anchor-well hatch and a ceiling hatch in the cabin that is large by comparison to the roof it occupies. It is clear acrylic rather than tinted and lets copious amounts of light into the cabin. This area is further brightened with the standard fit of fixed side windows in the cabin.

An auto bilge pump is standard along with a battery isolation switch and the instrument fascia for the dashboard. Also in the price are four plastic recessed rod holders and a live-bait tank. Also, we were happy to learn that the Bay Star hydraulic steering also is included in the price. And you can throw a Dunbier Acclaim Series skid trailer into the deal.

LAYOUT AND ACCOMMODATION
-- Ideal for fishing or family
The cabin on the Acclaim SF features short bunk cushions in a typical ‘around leg well’ shape. It would be a squeeze to get two adults sleeping here but a couple of youngsters won’t have too much of a problem. There is no stowage underneath these cushions as the voids are filled with buoyancy foam. 

The cushions sit loose should you want to build some tackle stowage on the hard surfaces or crawl through to exit the body through the ceiling hatch to get on top of the ground tackle. Upholstered wall pockets feature on both sides and the forward end of the cabin.

Sitting at the helm one gets the feeling of open spaciousness. The curved acrylic windscreen is situated well forward giving optimum space on the dash-top on which to mount electronics.

There is a flat ledge forward of the helm wheel on which a base-model Garmin chart plotter was fitted and then a brow behind that hosted the Suzuki outboard instrumentation. A flat top in the moulding is designed to house a fluid compass and behind there a shelf area will hold all the goods and chattels we tend to accumulate on boats.

Part of the dashboard moulding has another flat fascia in which a radio may be recessed easily and out of the way.

The aperture leading into the cabin is very large so access in and out is without too much of a squeeze.

The helm and passenger seats swivel and are mounted on pedestal posts rather than moulded fibreglass stowage boxes as seen on this boat's predecessors.

Back in the cockpit, the full-length side pockets are wider than normally seen on boats of this size allowing for flat stowage of most gaffs (rather than with the hook points up where they can get in the way of hands and limbs). These pockets are high enough off the deck to be well out of the way of feet being tucked underneath as is the rear lounge when the seat base is dropped. It is still comfortably fishable in that position.

A rebate in the deck under the transom bulkhead holds the automatic bilge pump and also houses the fuel filter.

In the transom bulkhead one finds the un-plumbed live-bait tank on the portside while a mirrored hatched compartment on the starboard side houses the cranking battery. We imagine there could be some options here where the battery gets to live on the deck below and you could use this compartment for extra stowage. 

MECHANICAL AND HULL
- Smooth ride and hydraulic steering
We were more than happy to see hydraulic steering as a standard item on a boat designed for the budget conscious market. There should be more of it. 

The fibreglass construction of the hull is complimented by Ruply which is a rot, termite and borer resistant plywood guaranteed against attack by afore-mentioned pests. It is fibre-glassed both sides for extra protection.

This hull like many out of The Haines Group factory features their variable deadrise of 21 to 33 degrees which translates to a smooth and dry ride.

ON THE WATER
- Easy on the water and easy on the wallet
The review boat was fitted with Suzuki’s DF70ATL four-stroke outboard engine and this was the boat's maiden voyage since fitout was completed the day before. With three aboard it climbed onto the plane effortlessly and with only 70 horses under its belt we were more than happy with that too!

Using the standard water pressure actuated speedometer we clocked 45km/h at 5,800 rpm and a leisurely cruise of 25km/h had the tacho registering 3500rpm. Not a speed machine by any means but neither will it be an excessive fuel burner; and isn’t that what this boat is all about?

This boat is designed to be easy on the pocket at the point of sale and importantly at the petrol pump thereafter and it accomplishes both these requisites well.

RATINGS
Overall rating: Mechanical/equipment: 4.5/5.0
Packaging and practicality: 4.8/5.0
On the water Performance: 4.5/5.0
Value for money: 4.9/5.0
X-factor: 4.4/5.0

Specifications:
LOA: 5.3m
Beam: 2.2m
Weight: 500kg hull only
Engine: Suzuki DF70ATL
Fuel: 100 litres
Berths: 2
People Day: 6 to 540kg

Words By Rick Huckstepp
http://www.boatpoint.com.au/content/reviews/2011/cuddy---half-cabin/haines-signature/haines-signature-530sf-acclaim-26741 

Haines Signature 530SF - RedBook Review BACK


New from the Haines Group, the 530SF Acclaim is an inexpensive boat from a well-respected Aussie manufacturer.

LIKES 
- Excellent performer for a budget price
- Light, and with single axle trailer can be towed by big four-cylinder family vehicle

DISLIKES
- Would have liked to have seen the cranking battery on the deck to begin with to lower the centre of gravity and free up a livebait well in the transom bulkhead

OVERVIEW
- A boat for the times
There can be no doubt that local boat manufacturers have taken a hit with the dollar the way it is and the resulting imports that continue to flow unabated, to our shores. You could say it is, and will be in the near future, the survival of the fittest.

The Haines Group have faced this situation head-on and have produced the Signature 530SF Acclaim with the express purpose of keeping their dealers afloat with a boat that more than competes with immigrants of the fibreglass kind; and they have excelled.

This boat has its birthing in the 530C and has had a makeover to reduce the package costs without reducing the build quality that this company is well recognised for.

The hull maintains the same quantity and quality of fibreglass and substructure as the 530C with just some of the trimmings changed to reflect a cheaper sticker price. For instance, the deluxe rear lounge has been sacrificed and a smaller, yet still functional and comfortable, folding lounge has taken its place.

Side pocket fascias have been changed from polyethylene-style to padded-upholstered Ruply yet they still maintain their functionality and volume. The boat has also been packaged with cheaper horsepower and as we found it is not found wanting at all.

PRICE AND EQUIPMENT
- Inexpensive but still a quality boat.
The package price of this boat is $41,045 but there is a huge list of options available to dress this boat to the nines. The base price of the boat is $39,999 and the gap reflects the purchase price of the Garmin 451 chart plotter and a bimini canopy which did not get fitted in time for the review.

Of interest is a free upgrade of the Garmin unit when purchasing Suzuki engines from DF40 through to DF140 till the end of September. More details are available here: www.suzukimarine.com.au

In the standard fit you have an anchor-well hatch and a ceiling hatch in the cabin that is large by comparison to the roof it occupies. It is clear acrylic rather than tinted and lets copious amounts of light into the cabin. This area is further brightened with the standard fit of fixed side windows in the cabin.

An auto bilge pump is standard along with a battery isolation switch and the instrument fascia for the dashboard. Also in the price are four plastic recessed rod holders and a live-bait tank. Also, we were happy to learn that the Bay Star hydraulic steering also is included in the price. And you can throw a Dunbier Acclaim Series skid trailer into the deal.

LAYOUT AND ACCOMMODATION
-- Ideal for fishing or family
The cabin on the Acclaim SF features short bunk cushions in a typical ‘around leg well’ shape. It would be a squeeze to get two adults sleeping here but a couple of youngsters won’t have too much of a problem. There is no stowage underneath these cushions as the voids are filled with buoyancy foam. 

The cushions sit loose should you want to build some tackle stowage on the hard surfaces or crawl through to exit the body through the ceiling hatch to get on top of the ground tackle. Upholstered wall pockets feature on both sides and the forward end of the cabin.

Sitting at the helm one gets the feeling of open spaciousness. The curved acrylic windscreen is situated well forward giving optimum space on the dash-top on which to mount electronics.

There is a flat ledge forward of the helm wheel on which a base-model Garmin chart plotter was fitted and then a brow behind that hosted the Suzuki outboard instrumentation. A flat top in the moulding is designed to house a fluid compass and behind there a shelf area will hold all the goods and chattels we tend to accumulate on boats.

Part of the dashboard moulding has another flat fascia in which a radio may be recessed easily and out of the way.

The aperture leading into the cabin is very large so access in and out is without too much of a squeeze.

The helm and passenger seats swivel and are mounted on pedestal posts rather than moulded fibreglass stowage boxes as seen on this boat's predecessors.

Back in the cockpit, the full-length side pockets are wider than normally seen on boats of this size allowing for flat stowage of most gaffs (rather than with the hook points up where they can get in the way of hands and limbs). These pockets are high enough off the deck to be well out of the way of feet being tucked underneath as is the rear lounge when the seat base is dropped. It is still comfortably fishable in that position.

A rebate in the deck under the transom bulkhead holds the automatic bilge pump and also houses the fuel filter.

In the transom bulkhead one finds the un-plumbed live-bait tank on the portside while a mirrored hatched compartment on the starboard side houses the cranking battery. We imagine there could be some options here where the battery gets to live on the deck below and you could use this compartment for extra stowage. 

MECHANICAL AND HULL
- Smooth ride and hydraulic steering
We were more than happy to see hydraulic steering as a standard item on a boat designed for the budget conscious market. There should be more of it. 

The fibreglass construction of the hull is complimented by Ruply which is a rot, termite and borer resistant plywood guaranteed against attack by afore-mentioned pests. It is fibre-glassed both sides for extra protection.

This hull like many out of The Haines Group factory features their variable deadrise of 21 to 33 degrees which translates to a smooth and dry ride.

ON THE WATER
- Easy on the water and easy on the wallet
The review boat was fitted with Suzuki’s DF70ATL four-stroke outboard engine and this was the boat's maiden voyage since fitout was completed the day before. With three aboard it climbed onto the plane effortlessly and with only 70 horses under its belt we were more than happy with that too!

Using the standard water pressure actuated speedometer we clocked 45km/h at 5,800 rpm and a leisurely cruise of 25km/h had the tacho registering 3500rpm. Not a speed machine by any means but neither will it be an excessive fuel burner; and isn’t that what this boat is all about?

This boat is designed to be easy on the pocket at the point of sale and importantly at the petrol pump thereafter and it accomplishes both these requisites well.

RATINGS
Overall rating: Mechanical/equipment: 4.5/5.0
Packaging and practicality: 4.8/5.0
On the water Performance: 4.5/5.0
Value for money: 4.9/5.0
X-factor: 4.4/5.0

Specifications:
Price: $41,045
LOA: 5.3m
Beam: 2.2m
Weight: 500kg hull only
Engine: Suzuki DF70ATL
Fuel: 100 litres
Berths: 2
People Day: 6 to 540kg


Words by Rick Huckstepp

http://www.redbook.com.au/boat-reviews/2011/cuddy---half-cabin/haines-signature/haines-signature-530sf-acclaim-26741?csn_tnet=true

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Signature™ boats and Nautolex are proud to be associated with the PreFixx range of maritime seat vinyls - standard on all Signature™ models. Unsurpassed cleanability and wear from a marine seating fabric, PreFixx protection offers you the latest technology to remove stains that could never be removed before. With a test proven abrasion resistance, PreFixx protected products protect you from high maintenance costs and from frequent reupholstery costs. PreFixx protected Nautolex materials - cleanable with strong, active solvents without damage.

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Configurations

Specifications

Mouled length with bowsprit 5.30m
Length 5.05m
Beam 2.2m
Deadrise 21−33°
Fuel 100L
Water N/A
Berths 2
Power Outboard 75−115HP
Transom height 20"
Max outboard weight 200kg
Hull weight approx. 750kg
Towing weight approx. 1,340kg
BMT length approx. 6.8m
BMT height approx. 2.13m
BMT width approx. 2.2m
Max people 6/450kg
Max load 740kg

Haines Signature 530SF - Boat Point Review BACK

New from the Haines Group, the 530SF Acclaim is an inexpensive boat from a well-respected Aussie manufacturer.

LIKES 
- Excellent performer for a budget price
- Light, and with single axle trailer can be towed by big four-cylinder family vehicle

DISLIKES
- Would have liked to have seen the cranking battery on the deck to begin with to lower the centre of gravity and free up a livebait well in the transom bulkhead

OVERVIEW
- A boat for the times
There can be no doubt that local boat manufacturers have taken a hit with the dollar the way it is and the resulting imports that continue to flow unabated, to our shores. You could say it is, and will be in the near future, the survival of the fittest.

The Haines Group have faced this situation head-on and have produced the Signature 530SF Acclaim with the express purpose of keeping their dealers afloat with a boat that more than competes with immigrants of the fibreglass kind; and they have excelled.

This boat has its birthing in the 530C and has had a makeover to reduce the package costs without reducing the build quality that this company is well recognised for.

The hull maintains the same quantity and quality of fibreglass and substructure as the 530C with just some of the trimmings changed to reflect a cheaper sticker price. For instance, the deluxe rear lounge has been sacrificed and a smaller, yet still functional and comfortable, folding lounge has taken its place.

Side pocket fascias have been changed from polyethylene-style to padded-upholstered Ruply yet they still maintain their functionality and volume. The boat has also been packaged with cheaper horsepower and as we found it is not found wanting at all.

PRICE AND EQUIPMENT
- Inexpensive but still a quality boat.
The package price of this boat is $41,045 but there is a huge list of options available to dress this boat to the nines. The base price of the boat is $39,999 and the gap reflects the purchase price of the Garmin 451 chart plotter and a bimini canopy which did not get fitted in time for the review.

Of interest is a free upgrade of the Garmin unit when purchasing Suzuki engines from DF40 through to DF140 till the end of September. More details are available here: www.suzukimarine.com.au

In the standard fit you have an anchor-well hatch and a ceiling hatch in the cabin that is large by comparison to the roof it occupies. It is clear acrylic rather than tinted and lets copious amounts of light into the cabin. This area is further brightened with the standard fit of fixed side windows in the cabin.

An auto bilge pump is standard along with a battery isolation switch and the instrument fascia for the dashboard. Also in the price are four plastic recessed rod holders and a live-bait tank. Also, we were happy to learn that the Bay Star hydraulic steering also is included in the price. And you can throw a Dunbier Acclaim Series skid trailer into the deal.

LAYOUT AND ACCOMMODATION
-- Ideal for fishing or family
The cabin on the Acclaim SF features short bunk cushions in a typical ‘around leg well’ shape. It would be a squeeze to get two adults sleeping here but a couple of youngsters won’t have too much of a problem. There is no stowage underneath these cushions as the voids are filled with buoyancy foam. 

The cushions sit loose should you want to build some tackle stowage on the hard surfaces or crawl through to exit the body through the ceiling hatch to get on top of the ground tackle. Upholstered wall pockets feature on both sides and the forward end of the cabin.

Sitting at the helm one gets the feeling of open spaciousness. The curved acrylic windscreen is situated well forward giving optimum space on the dash-top on which to mount electronics.

There is a flat ledge forward of the helm wheel on which a base-model Garmin chart plotter was fitted and then a brow behind that hosted the Suzuki outboard instrumentation. A flat top in the moulding is designed to house a fluid compass and behind there a shelf area will hold all the goods and chattels we tend to accumulate on boats.

Part of the dashboard moulding has another flat fascia in which a radio may be recessed easily and out of the way.

The aperture leading into the cabin is very large so access in and out is without too much of a squeeze.

The helm and passenger seats swivel and are mounted on pedestal posts rather than moulded fibreglass stowage boxes as seen on this boat's predecessors.

Back in the cockpit, the full-length side pockets are wider than normally seen on boats of this size allowing for flat stowage of most gaffs (rather than with the hook points up where they can get in the way of hands and limbs). These pockets are high enough off the deck to be well out of the way of feet being tucked underneath as is the rear lounge when the seat base is dropped. It is still comfortably fishable in that position.

A rebate in the deck under the transom bulkhead holds the automatic bilge pump and also houses the fuel filter.

In the transom bulkhead one finds the un-plumbed live-bait tank on the portside while a mirrored hatched compartment on the starboard side houses the cranking battery. We imagine there could be some options here where the battery gets to live on the deck below and you could use this compartment for extra stowage. 

MECHANICAL AND HULL
- Smooth ride and hydraulic steering
We were more than happy to see hydraulic steering as a standard item on a boat designed for the budget conscious market. There should be more of it. 

The fibreglass construction of the hull is complimented by Ruply which is a rot, termite and borer resistant plywood guaranteed against attack by afore-mentioned pests. It is fibre-glassed both sides for extra protection.

This hull like many out of The Haines Group factory features their variable deadrise of 21 to 33 degrees which translates to a smooth and dry ride.

ON THE WATER
- Easy on the water and easy on the wallet
The review boat was fitted with Suzuki’s DF70ATL four-stroke outboard engine and this was the boat's maiden voyage since fitout was completed the day before. With three aboard it climbed onto the plane effortlessly and with only 70 horses under its belt we were more than happy with that too!

Using the standard water pressure actuated speedometer we clocked 45km/h at 5,800 rpm and a leisurely cruise of 25km/h had the tacho registering 3500rpm. Not a speed machine by any means but neither will it be an excessive fuel burner; and isn’t that what this boat is all about?

This boat is designed to be easy on the pocket at the point of sale and importantly at the petrol pump thereafter and it accomplishes both these requisites well.

RATINGS
Overall rating: Mechanical/equipment: 4.5/5.0
Packaging and practicality: 4.8/5.0
On the water Performance: 4.5/5.0
Value for money: 4.9/5.0
X-factor: 4.4/5.0

Specifications:
LOA: 5.3m
Beam: 2.2m
Weight: 500kg hull only
Engine: Suzuki DF70ATL
Fuel: 100 litres
Berths: 2
People Day: 6 to 540kg

Words By Rick Huckstepp
http://www.boatpoint.com.au/content/reviews/2011/cuddy---half-cabin/haines-signature/haines-signature-530sf-acclaim-26741 

Haines Signature 530SF - RedBook Review BACK

New from the Haines Group, the 530SF Acclaim is an inexpensive boat from a well-respected Aussie manufacturer.

LIKES 
- Excellent performer for a budget price
- Light, and with single axle trailer can be towed by big four-cylinder family vehicle

DISLIKES
- Would have liked to have seen the cranking battery on the deck to begin with to lower the centre of gravity and free up a livebait well in the transom bulkhead

OVERVIEW
- A boat for the times
There can be no doubt that local boat manufacturers have taken a hit with the dollar the way it is and the resulting imports that continue to flow unabated, to our shores. You could say it is, and will be in the near future, the survival of the fittest.

The Haines Group have faced this situation head-on and have produced the Signature 530SF Acclaim with the express purpose of keeping their dealers afloat with a boat that more than competes with immigrants of the fibreglass kind; and they have excelled.

This boat has its birthing in the 530C and has had a makeover to reduce the package costs without reducing the build quality that this company is well recognised for.

The hull maintains the same quantity and quality of fibreglass and substructure as the 530C with just some of the trimmings changed to reflect a cheaper sticker price. For instance, the deluxe rear lounge has been sacrificed and a smaller, yet still functional and comfortable, folding lounge has taken its place.

Side pocket fascias have been changed from polyethylene-style to padded-upholstered Ruply yet they still maintain their functionality and volume. The boat has also been packaged with cheaper horsepower and as we found it is not found wanting at all.

PRICE AND EQUIPMENT
- Inexpensive but still a quality boat.
The package price of this boat is $41,045 but there is a huge list of options available to dress this boat to the nines. The base price of the boat is $39,999 and the gap reflects the purchase price of the Garmin 451 chart plotter and a bimini canopy which did not get fitted in time for the review.

Of interest is a free upgrade of the Garmin unit when purchasing Suzuki engines from DF40 through to DF140 till the end of September. More details are available here: www.suzukimarine.com.au

In the standard fit you have an anchor-well hatch and a ceiling hatch in the cabin that is large by comparison to the roof it occupies. It is clear acrylic rather than tinted and lets copious amounts of light into the cabin. This area is further brightened with the standard fit of fixed side windows in the cabin.

An auto bilge pump is standard along with a battery isolation switch and the instrument fascia for the dashboard. Also in the price are four plastic recessed rod holders and a live-bait tank. Also, we were happy to learn that the Bay Star hydraulic steering also is included in the price. And you can throw a Dunbier Acclaim Series skid trailer into the deal.

LAYOUT AND ACCOMMODATION
-- Ideal for fishing or family
The cabin on the Acclaim SF features short bunk cushions in a typical ‘around leg well’ shape. It would be a squeeze to get two adults sleeping here but a couple of youngsters won’t have too much of a problem. There is no stowage underneath these cushions as the voids are filled with buoyancy foam. 

The cushions sit loose should you want to build some tackle stowage on the hard surfaces or crawl through to exit the body through the ceiling hatch to get on top of the ground tackle. Upholstered wall pockets feature on both sides and the forward end of the cabin.

Sitting at the helm one gets the feeling of open spaciousness. The curved acrylic windscreen is situated well forward giving optimum space on the dash-top on which to mount electronics.

There is a flat ledge forward of the helm wheel on which a base-model Garmin chart plotter was fitted and then a brow behind that hosted the Suzuki outboard instrumentation. A flat top in the moulding is designed to house a fluid compass and behind there a shelf area will hold all the goods and chattels we tend to accumulate on boats.

Part of the dashboard moulding has another flat fascia in which a radio may be recessed easily and out of the way.

The aperture leading into the cabin is very large so access in and out is without too much of a squeeze.

The helm and passenger seats swivel and are mounted on pedestal posts rather than moulded fibreglass stowage boxes as seen on this boat's predecessors.

Back in the cockpit, the full-length side pockets are wider than normally seen on boats of this size allowing for flat stowage of most gaffs (rather than with the hook points up where they can get in the way of hands and limbs). These pockets are high enough off the deck to be well out of the way of feet being tucked underneath as is the rear lounge when the seat base is dropped. It is still comfortably fishable in that position.

A rebate in the deck under the transom bulkhead holds the automatic bilge pump and also houses the fuel filter.

In the transom bulkhead one finds the un-plumbed live-bait tank on the portside while a mirrored hatched compartment on the starboard side houses the cranking battery. We imagine there could be some options here where the battery gets to live on the deck below and you could use this compartment for extra stowage. 

MECHANICAL AND HULL
- Smooth ride and hydraulic steering
We were more than happy to see hydraulic steering as a standard item on a boat designed for the budget conscious market. There should be more of it. 

The fibreglass construction of the hull is complimented by Ruply which is a rot, termite and borer resistant plywood guaranteed against attack by afore-mentioned pests. It is fibre-glassed both sides for extra protection.

This hull like many out of The Haines Group factory features their variable deadrise of 21 to 33 degrees which translates to a smooth and dry ride.

ON THE WATER
- Easy on the water and easy on the wallet
The review boat was fitted with Suzuki’s DF70ATL four-stroke outboard engine and this was the boat's maiden voyage since fitout was completed the day before. With three aboard it climbed onto the plane effortlessly and with only 70 horses under its belt we were more than happy with that too!

Using the standard water pressure actuated speedometer we clocked 45km/h at 5,800 rpm and a leisurely cruise of 25km/h had the tacho registering 3500rpm. Not a speed machine by any means but neither will it be an excessive fuel burner; and isn’t that what this boat is all about?

This boat is designed to be easy on the pocket at the point of sale and importantly at the petrol pump thereafter and it accomplishes both these requisites well.

RATINGS
Overall rating: Mechanical/equipment: 4.5/5.0
Packaging and practicality: 4.8/5.0
On the water Performance: 4.5/5.0
Value for money: 4.9/5.0
X-factor: 4.4/5.0

Specifications:
Price: $41,045
LOA: 5.3m
Beam: 2.2m
Weight: 500kg hull only
Engine: Suzuki DF70ATL
Fuel: 100 litres
Berths: 2
People Day: 6 to 540kg


Words by Rick Huckstepp

http://www.redbook.com.au/boat-reviews/2011/cuddy---half-cabin/haines-signature/haines-signature-530sf-acclaim-26741?csn_tnet=true

Videos

Upholstery colours

Signature™ boats and Nautolex are proud to be associated with the PreFixx range of maritime seat vinyls - standard on all Signature™ models. Unsurpassed cleanability and wear from a marine seating fabric, PreFixx protection offers you the latest technology to remove stains that could never be removed before. With a test proven abrasion resistance, PreFixx protected products protect you from high maintenance costs and from frequent reupholstery costs. PreFixx protected Nautolex materials - cleanable with strong, active solvents without damage.

Primary Upholstery Colours
Secondary Upholstery Colours
Stitching Colours

Trim colours

Standard Cloth Trim Colours
Upgrade Colours