580BR

  • Australia’s most awarded bowrider
  • Soft, dry and stable ride. Perfect for lakes rivers or even a quick ride across the bay to the islands
  • Handles like its on rails
  • Loads of storage and massive cockpit space
  • Anchor box
  • Deep sides for safety
  • Sleek aggressive styling
  • Bow lounge for an exhilarating ride
  • With full trim and tilt, you can pull up on the beach for a picnic and swim (not like a shaft driven boat)
  • Tows behind a passenger car or mid-size 4wd
  • Ideal for tow toys like wakeboards, skis or tubes
  • 8 people
  • Signature Variable Deadrise Hull

 

 

Configurations


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Specifications


Moulded length with bowsprit 5.80m
Length 5.80m
Beam 2.32M
Deadrise 21-33º
Fuel 150L
Power outboard 115-200hp
Transom height 25"
Max outboard weight 270kg
Hull weight app. 900kg
Towing weight app. 1700kg
BMT length 7.05m
BMT height 2.05m
BMT width 2.32m
Max people 8/720kg
Max load 983kg

Haines Signature 580BR - Trade A Boat BACK


Bowriders are starting to raise the interest of new boat buyers again. Kevin Smith flirts with the new Signature 580BR and finds it hard to let go.

On first impression, the Haines Signature 580BR’s vivid green over black colour scheme was so loud it had me reaching for the earplugs. Not for shy retiring types, the Green Lantern costume does complement the 580’s sleek lines and helps onlookers keep track of it when it’s scooting along the horizon. It’s contemporary even by sports boat standards and with the soft touch carbon-fibre-look dash and seat inserts, it presents a rather upmarket look.

 

SIGNATURE BOWRIDER

 

So what exactly is new about the boat? Well the sports pattern gel-coat for starters. In recent years, Signature has moved away from vinyl hull graphics in favour of single or two-tone gelcoat in snazzy colours to add character.

Entry to the 580BR’s cockpit is via the open bow or the transom’s dual boarding platforms. The portside step is serviced by a compact transom gate and stainless steel drop down ladder and is aided by integrated stainless grabrails.

 

INTERIOR

 

The Signature bowrider’s interior mimics the exterior colour pallet. Shiny new gelcoat is complemented by vivid green and carbon-fibre look vinyl accented with chrome highlights.

The stern has been set up with a comfortable full width removable rear lounge that traces the engine-well. It’s cosy enough with one person each side, but able to accommodate more (small) bums if need be. Lifting the seat squab revealed a large moulded bin ideal for soft coolers or dry bags. I was impressed with the quality of the materials and the tight, even stitching but truth be told, we’ve come to expect this level of refinement from the Haines Group.

The plush ribbed carpet that lined the deck felt so good I would have been satisfied with sitting on the floor — a clip out version with moulded non-skid liner is optional. The cockpit sole also houses the optional underfloor ski locker and the standard bolstered side pockets were of ample volume.

 

HELM AND COCKPIT

 

The new contoured bucket seats include integrated bolsters which enable you to raise your derriere another six inches to peer over the windscreen. These work a treat and lock you in nicely when under way. The dash boasts partial black gel coat capped with a carbon fibre-look brow reminiscent of a modern sports car.

The helm is a pleasant place to be with good ergonomics and techno treats. Replacing the common marine rocker switch assembly is a new flush mounted membrane switch panel with indicator lights that illuminate when activated. Also welcome is the slick new Suzuki digital throttle with push button start up and selector. Garmin’s low-profile GPS Map 751XS resides in the dash binnacle and adds to the driving experience. The walk-through armour- glass windscreen complements the hull’s silhouette nicely and provides a clear and uncluttered vista when seated.

With a carrying capacity of up to eight, which is more than usual, this bowrider is blessed with plenty of internal freeboard making it a safer option, especially for the kids.

 

ENGINE

 

A 950kg hull fitted up with a torquey 175hp outboard is going to have some legs and this rig didn’t disappoint. As tested the new 175hp Suzuki literally blows your hair back as the responsive digital throttle is knocked down. Holeshot is brisk off the mark with minimal bow lift when urged. The transition to WOT and maximum revs is smooth, but still bloody quick. The 580BR achieves a healthy 78kmh at 6100rpm, but unfortunately you’re going to chew a little more juice than usual on any motor if you consistently hoon at these speeds – 96L/hr to be precise on the 175 Suzuki.

 

HANDLING AND RIDE

 

The hull holds on in tight and turns like nobody’s business, without wanting to chuck you out. Easing the throttle back a little to around 4500 revs rewards you with a refined and muted snarl and a significant reduction in fuel burn. The ride is quiet and reassuring, ideal for chasing faraway horizons.

But this is not just a fair weather prospect. To test its credentials in the rough, we employed the 580BR as a camera boat to film Signature’s equally impressive Signature 575F in serious slop on the inside section of South Passage bar (Stradbroke Island). It was rough as guts with waves breaking all over the show and at the end of it I came away with no grazes or bruises, as well as a dry camera and a grin from ear to ear.

 

THE VERDICT

 

As a dedicated general skiing and family runabout I reckon the 580BR is an absolute winner. It’s equally well suited to cruising and might not be a bad option for fishing from either. Add a few piscatorial trinkets and you have a solid multi-purpose boat, although spilling a bit of bait blood on the upholstery and carpets could produce a foul tongue and thick ear from the wife.

The Signature 580BR is a well-appointed rig with a fit and finish that sets the benchmark in its class. As tested you can get into one of these machines for around 75K, or resist ticking all the option boxes and walk away with one for around 56K or so with a 150hp four-stroke. Not bad at all considering the abundance of standard features included and overall quality of the whole package.

 

HAINES SIGNATURE 580BR PERFORMANCE

1500 - 10.0kmh / 7lph

2500 - 15.5kmh / 18.6lph

3100 - 31.0kmh / 21lph

3500 - 40.1kmh / 25.4lph

4500 - 56.0kmh / 43.3lph

5500 - 71.3kmh / 82lph

6100 - 78.0kmh / 96lph

 

HIGHS

  • Quality and overall finishes
  • High performance characteristics
  • New colour scheme
  • Plenty packed into the package
  • Load rating of 8 people

 

LOWS

  • Not much, it’s an awesome boat

 

SIGNATURE 580BR SPECIFICATIONS

PRICE AS TESTED 

$74,990

 

OPTIONS

Suzuki DF175TG with concealed rig-kit, digital interface, fuel filter, Dunbier trailer with black mag upgrade and steel wheels, bow tonneau, strip lighting, ski-locker, ski-pole, gel-coat sports pattern, bimini top, tow toy racks, Fusion Stereo upgrade, carbon-fibre look vinyl, Garmin 751XS, Garmin transducer P66 600W, dual M70 batteries.

 

 

GENERAL

Type Bowrider / ski / cruise / family

Material FRP

Length 5.80m

Beam 2.32

Weight 950kg hull

Deadrise 21-33°

 

CAPACITIES

People 8

Rec. HP 175

Max. HP 200

Fuel 150L

 

ENGINE

Make/model Suzuki 175TG

Type Four-stroke outboard

Weight 214kg

Displacement 2867cc

Gear ratio 2.5:1

Propeller 16"x21.5"

 

MANUFACTURED & SUPPLIED BY

Signature Boats

Web: www.signatureboats.com.au

Tel: (07) 3271 4400

Words By Kevin Smith
http://www.tradeboats.com.au/trailerboat-reviews/boats/1404/haines-signature-580br-review/ 

Haines Signature 580BR - Yacht and Boat BACK


Issue: June 2006

HEY TRUE BLUE

Here's a top Aussie boat taking on the imports and winning.

There's no denying our parochial pride when we come across homegrown machinery as good as the latest Haines Signature 580 BR ? even though we're supposed to remain objective as boat testers for Modern Boating.

But the 580 BR is a true blue Aussie that unashamedly takes on the imports on their own ground and shows them a thing or two. And while the quality of the imported bowriders in this class is first rate, the Haines Signature 580 BR adds a distinctly Aussie flavour.

The American boating scene differs from ours as their boats are configured for use from a marina. Which explains why so many of the 580 BR's imported compatriots don't have an anchor well. This can be inconvenient in the usual Aussie scenario of finding a beach to base your day on the water.

The Aussie-built Haines Signature 580 BR has an anchor well so soundly integrated into the bow area that it might go unnoticed, until you need an anchor, anyway. The mooring cleats on the test boat were of the pop-up variety, so they too go unnoticed until needed.

LAYOUT
Practical considerations aren't of great concern to typical bow rider buyers, so they probably won't notice the way the Haines Signature 580 BR's rear lounge seat comes out as a single unit. Removing the lower part of the seat creates an enormous amount of room and a spacious cockpit. It adds versatility, allowing the boat to be used for fishing, or as a serious ski boat with plenty of open space.

Getting skiers in and out of the water is easy whether or not the aft lounge is in place. A small transom door on the portside leads to the integrated swim platform complete with folding extension ladder and a grab bar to aid boarding.

On a purely practical basis, the 580 BR has much to offer, but it gives nothing away in style or performance. Aesthetics appeal to individuals, so we'll let you be the judge.

Slide behind the 580 BR's (tilt adjustable) wheel and you find a seat with sides high enough to hold you in place at the wheel, although they're not that high that you stew in a literal "bucket" on the average Aussie summer day. The passenger's seat also pivots to allow the observer to look aft while skiing. An optional pedestal picnic table can be located either in the bow or aft cockpit, where all the seats face each other when the buckets are swivelled aft.

The way the seating is set up in the 580 BR provides a great combination of security, comfort and sociability. You sit low to the water yet retain good vision in all directions from the helm.

Below the sporty, carbon-fibre dash there's a carpeted bulkhead perfectly positioned to brace your feet against during the kind of Gs this boat generates in turns. The passenger side of the dash gets the Clarion stereo and a glove box big enough to double as a drinks cooler.

Both bow and rear lounges are luxuriously upholstered, as are the cockpit sides. Grab bars and drink holders are strategically placed in both and there are storage lockers beneath both lounges.

A cavernous locker, set lengthways under the cockpit floor easily handles the skis, but wake toys, being such bulky things when they are inflated, are always problematical to stow.

Admittedly it's an option, but the stainless steel framed bimini top featured on the test boat, includes what we can only describe as a 'roof rack' to transport skis and inflated wake toys from place to place.

John Haines' variable-deadrise hull (Signature boats term it "SVDH"), is a "signature" of this family brand and a credit to our local boating industry. 

SVD HULLS
SVD hulls are a favourite with the Modern Boating crew. They ride soft, and turn as if they are on the proverbial rails. This 5.8m version easily handles a windy day on the lower Brisbane River.

In case you haven't figured it out yet, the 580 BR is an easy boat to like. It's a fun boat, but it wouldn't be fair to say that without pointing out that one of Suzuki's recently released 175hp four-strokes contributed significantly to the fun.

POWER PLANT
Suzuki's new 175hp has the biggest displacement in its class and it shows. The 2867cc DOHC multi-point, sequential electronically, fuel-injected, inline four-cylinder motor features an aggressive cam profile and continuously variable timing.

At idle, the 175hp on the Signature 580 BR was quiet and vibration free, yet it produced punchy acceleration when spinning a 15-in pitch standard Suzuki propeller, although it was difficult to determine an exact top speed on the day due to conditions.

At 215kg, the new Suzuki is lighter than its competition and although right on the maximum weight limit for the 5.8m SVDH hull, the combination with the 580 BR is a flawless and spirited match.

BENCHMARK PROGRAM
The Haines Group recently instigated the Signature Benchmark Program, where the Haines team strives to build every boat better than the last. The high-grade stainless steel rod-racks, bowrails, windscreens, electronics, your specified options and every other detail is carefully fitted. Before your Signature leaves the plant, it is meticulously detailed and thoroughly inspected.

When crafting a Signature hull, Haines use a superior grade of double bias matting fiberglass, which has a finer, tighter and much stronger weave. It needs less resin, is less brittle and lighter. The highly-polished gelcoat finish is almost 100 per cent impervious to UV ray damage with negligible decomposition in colour or resin texture, which is why there are boats out there, built 30 years ago, still in pristine condition.

ENGINE ROOM
A Suzuki 175hp four-stroke powered the Haines Signature 580 BR.

PERFORMANCE
Spinning a Suzuki 15in prop, the 580 recorded the following performance figures.

KNOTS - RPM
7.7 - 2400
16.7 - 3000
25.6 - 4000
35.1 - 5000
42.3 - 5900
44 - 6000

SPECIFICATIONS
LENGTH: 5.8m
BEAM: 2.32m
DEADRISE: Variable (33-21 Degrees)
HULL WEIGHT: 560kg
TOWING WEIGHT: 1600kg
MIN HP: 115hp
MAX HP: 175hp
MAX ENGINE WEIGHT: 215kg
PRICE: $58,990


WORDS : WARREN STEPTOE

http://www.yachtandboat.com.au/news/haines-signature-580br-2006-review

Videos


Upholstery colours


Personalise your Siganture

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

Hull colours [Gellcoat]


Trim colours


Personalise your Siganture

Standard Cloth Trim Colours
Upgrade Colours
580BR

Optional Extras

Configurations

Specifications

Moulded length with bowsprit 5.80m
Length 5.80m
Beam 2.32M
Deadrise 21-33º
Fuel 150L
Power outboard 115-200hp
Transom height 25"
Max outboard weight 270kg
Hull weight app. 900kg
Towing weight app. 1700kg
BMT length 7.05m
BMT height 2.05m
BMT width 2.32m
Max people 8/720kg
Max load 983kg

Haines Signature 580BR - Trade A Boat BACK

Bowriders are starting to raise the interest of new boat buyers again. Kevin Smith flirts with the new Signature 580BR and finds it hard to let go.

On first impression, the Haines Signature 580BR’s vivid green over black colour scheme was so loud it had me reaching for the earplugs. Not for shy retiring types, the Green Lantern costume does complement the 580’s sleek lines and helps onlookers keep track of it when it’s scooting along the horizon. It’s contemporary even by sports boat standards and with the soft touch carbon-fibre-look dash and seat inserts, it presents a rather upmarket look.

 

SIGNATURE BOWRIDER

 

So what exactly is new about the boat? Well the sports pattern gel-coat for starters. In recent years, Signature has moved away from vinyl hull graphics in favour of single or two-tone gelcoat in snazzy colours to add character.

Entry to the 580BR’s cockpit is via the open bow or the transom’s dual boarding platforms. The portside step is serviced by a compact transom gate and stainless steel drop down ladder and is aided by integrated stainless grabrails.

 

INTERIOR

 

The Signature bowrider’s interior mimics the exterior colour pallet. Shiny new gelcoat is complemented by vivid green and carbon-fibre look vinyl accented with chrome highlights.

The stern has been set up with a comfortable full width removable rear lounge that traces the engine-well. It’s cosy enough with one person each side, but able to accommodate more (small) bums if need be. Lifting the seat squab revealed a large moulded bin ideal for soft coolers or dry bags. I was impressed with the quality of the materials and the tight, even stitching but truth be told, we’ve come to expect this level of refinement from the Haines Group.

The plush ribbed carpet that lined the deck felt so good I would have been satisfied with sitting on the floor — a clip out version with moulded non-skid liner is optional. The cockpit sole also houses the optional underfloor ski locker and the standard bolstered side pockets were of ample volume.

 

HELM AND COCKPIT

 

The new contoured bucket seats include integrated bolsters which enable you to raise your derriere another six inches to peer over the windscreen. These work a treat and lock you in nicely when under way. The dash boasts partial black gel coat capped with a carbon fibre-look brow reminiscent of a modern sports car.

The helm is a pleasant place to be with good ergonomics and techno treats. Replacing the common marine rocker switch assembly is a new flush mounted membrane switch panel with indicator lights that illuminate when activated. Also welcome is the slick new Suzuki digital throttle with push button start up and selector. Garmin’s low-profile GPS Map 751XS resides in the dash binnacle and adds to the driving experience. The walk-through armour- glass windscreen complements the hull’s silhouette nicely and provides a clear and uncluttered vista when seated.

With a carrying capacity of up to eight, which is more than usual, this bowrider is blessed with plenty of internal freeboard making it a safer option, especially for the kids.

 

ENGINE

 

A 950kg hull fitted up with a torquey 175hp outboard is going to have some legs and this rig didn’t disappoint. As tested the new 175hp Suzuki literally blows your hair back as the responsive digital throttle is knocked down. Holeshot is brisk off the mark with minimal bow lift when urged. The transition to WOT and maximum revs is smooth, but still bloody quick. The 580BR achieves a healthy 78kmh at 6100rpm, but unfortunately you’re going to chew a little more juice than usual on any motor if you consistently hoon at these speeds – 96L/hr to be precise on the 175 Suzuki.

 

HANDLING AND RIDE

 

The hull holds on in tight and turns like nobody’s business, without wanting to chuck you out. Easing the throttle back a little to around 4500 revs rewards you with a refined and muted snarl and a significant reduction in fuel burn. The ride is quiet and reassuring, ideal for chasing faraway horizons.

But this is not just a fair weather prospect. To test its credentials in the rough, we employed the 580BR as a camera boat to film Signature’s equally impressive Signature 575F in serious slop on the inside section of South Passage bar (Stradbroke Island). It was rough as guts with waves breaking all over the show and at the end of it I came away with no grazes or bruises, as well as a dry camera and a grin from ear to ear.

 

THE VERDICT

 

As a dedicated general skiing and family runabout I reckon the 580BR is an absolute winner. It’s equally well suited to cruising and might not be a bad option for fishing from either. Add a few piscatorial trinkets and you have a solid multi-purpose boat, although spilling a bit of bait blood on the upholstery and carpets could produce a foul tongue and thick ear from the wife.

The Signature 580BR is a well-appointed rig with a fit and finish that sets the benchmark in its class. As tested you can get into one of these machines for around 75K, or resist ticking all the option boxes and walk away with one for around 56K or so with a 150hp four-stroke. Not bad at all considering the abundance of standard features included and overall quality of the whole package.

 

HAINES SIGNATURE 580BR PERFORMANCE

1500 - 10.0kmh / 7lph

2500 - 15.5kmh / 18.6lph

3100 - 31.0kmh / 21lph

3500 - 40.1kmh / 25.4lph

4500 - 56.0kmh / 43.3lph

5500 - 71.3kmh / 82lph

6100 - 78.0kmh / 96lph

 

HIGHS

  • Quality and overall finishes
  • High performance characteristics
  • New colour scheme
  • Plenty packed into the package
  • Load rating of 8 people

 

LOWS

  • Not much, it’s an awesome boat

 

SIGNATURE 580BR SPECIFICATIONS

PRICE AS TESTED 

$74,990

 

OPTIONS

Suzuki DF175TG with concealed rig-kit, digital interface, fuel filter, Dunbier trailer with black mag upgrade and steel wheels, bow tonneau, strip lighting, ski-locker, ski-pole, gel-coat sports pattern, bimini top, tow toy racks, Fusion Stereo upgrade, carbon-fibre look vinyl, Garmin 751XS, Garmin transducer P66 600W, dual M70 batteries.

 

 

GENERAL

Type Bowrider / ski / cruise / family

Material FRP

Length 5.80m

Beam 2.32

Weight 950kg hull

Deadrise 21-33°

 

CAPACITIES

People 8

Rec. HP 175

Max. HP 200

Fuel 150L

 

ENGINE

Make/model Suzuki 175TG

Type Four-stroke outboard

Weight 214kg

Displacement 2867cc

Gear ratio 2.5:1

Propeller 16"x21.5"

 

MANUFACTURED & SUPPLIED BY

Signature Boats

Web: www.signatureboats.com.au

Tel: (07) 3271 4400

Words By Kevin Smith
http://www.tradeboats.com.au/trailerboat-reviews/boats/1404/haines-signature-580br-review/ 

Haines Signature 580BR - Yacht and Boat BACK

Issue: June 2006

HEY TRUE BLUE

Here's a top Aussie boat taking on the imports and winning.

There's no denying our parochial pride when we come across homegrown machinery as good as the latest Haines Signature 580 BR ? even though we're supposed to remain objective as boat testers for Modern Boating.

But the 580 BR is a true blue Aussie that unashamedly takes on the imports on their own ground and shows them a thing or two. And while the quality of the imported bowriders in this class is first rate, the Haines Signature 580 BR adds a distinctly Aussie flavour.

The American boating scene differs from ours as their boats are configured for use from a marina. Which explains why so many of the 580 BR's imported compatriots don't have an anchor well. This can be inconvenient in the usual Aussie scenario of finding a beach to base your day on the water.

The Aussie-built Haines Signature 580 BR has an anchor well so soundly integrated into the bow area that it might go unnoticed, until you need an anchor, anyway. The mooring cleats on the test boat were of the pop-up variety, so they too go unnoticed until needed.

LAYOUT
Practical considerations aren't of great concern to typical bow rider buyers, so they probably won't notice the way the Haines Signature 580 BR's rear lounge seat comes out as a single unit. Removing the lower part of the seat creates an enormous amount of room and a spacious cockpit. It adds versatility, allowing the boat to be used for fishing, or as a serious ski boat with plenty of open space.

Getting skiers in and out of the water is easy whether or not the aft lounge is in place. A small transom door on the portside leads to the integrated swim platform complete with folding extension ladder and a grab bar to aid boarding.

On a purely practical basis, the 580 BR has much to offer, but it gives nothing away in style or performance. Aesthetics appeal to individuals, so we'll let you be the judge.

Slide behind the 580 BR's (tilt adjustable) wheel and you find a seat with sides high enough to hold you in place at the wheel, although they're not that high that you stew in a literal "bucket" on the average Aussie summer day. The passenger's seat also pivots to allow the observer to look aft while skiing. An optional pedestal picnic table can be located either in the bow or aft cockpit, where all the seats face each other when the buckets are swivelled aft.

The way the seating is set up in the 580 BR provides a great combination of security, comfort and sociability. You sit low to the water yet retain good vision in all directions from the helm.

Below the sporty, carbon-fibre dash there's a carpeted bulkhead perfectly positioned to brace your feet against during the kind of Gs this boat generates in turns. The passenger side of the dash gets the Clarion stereo and a glove box big enough to double as a drinks cooler.

Both bow and rear lounges are luxuriously upholstered, as are the cockpit sides. Grab bars and drink holders are strategically placed in both and there are storage lockers beneath both lounges.

A cavernous locker, set lengthways under the cockpit floor easily handles the skis, but wake toys, being such bulky things when they are inflated, are always problematical to stow.

Admittedly it's an option, but the stainless steel framed bimini top featured on the test boat, includes what we can only describe as a 'roof rack' to transport skis and inflated wake toys from place to place.

John Haines' variable-deadrise hull (Signature boats term it "SVDH"), is a "signature" of this family brand and a credit to our local boating industry. 

SVD HULLS
SVD hulls are a favourite with the Modern Boating crew. They ride soft, and turn as if they are on the proverbial rails. This 5.8m version easily handles a windy day on the lower Brisbane River.

In case you haven't figured it out yet, the 580 BR is an easy boat to like. It's a fun boat, but it wouldn't be fair to say that without pointing out that one of Suzuki's recently released 175hp four-strokes contributed significantly to the fun.

POWER PLANT
Suzuki's new 175hp has the biggest displacement in its class and it shows. The 2867cc DOHC multi-point, sequential electronically, fuel-injected, inline four-cylinder motor features an aggressive cam profile and continuously variable timing.

At idle, the 175hp on the Signature 580 BR was quiet and vibration free, yet it produced punchy acceleration when spinning a 15-in pitch standard Suzuki propeller, although it was difficult to determine an exact top speed on the day due to conditions.

At 215kg, the new Suzuki is lighter than its competition and although right on the maximum weight limit for the 5.8m SVDH hull, the combination with the 580 BR is a flawless and spirited match.

BENCHMARK PROGRAM
The Haines Group recently instigated the Signature Benchmark Program, where the Haines team strives to build every boat better than the last. The high-grade stainless steel rod-racks, bowrails, windscreens, electronics, your specified options and every other detail is carefully fitted. Before your Signature leaves the plant, it is meticulously detailed and thoroughly inspected.

When crafting a Signature hull, Haines use a superior grade of double bias matting fiberglass, which has a finer, tighter and much stronger weave. It needs less resin, is less brittle and lighter. The highly-polished gelcoat finish is almost 100 per cent impervious to UV ray damage with negligible decomposition in colour or resin texture, which is why there are boats out there, built 30 years ago, still in pristine condition.

ENGINE ROOM
A Suzuki 175hp four-stroke powered the Haines Signature 580 BR.

PERFORMANCE
Spinning a Suzuki 15in prop, the 580 recorded the following performance figures.

KNOTS - RPM
7.7 - 2400
16.7 - 3000
25.6 - 4000
35.1 - 5000
42.3 - 5900
44 - 6000

SPECIFICATIONS
LENGTH: 5.8m
BEAM: 2.32m
DEADRISE: Variable (33-21 Degrees)
HULL WEIGHT: 560kg
TOWING WEIGHT: 1600kg
MIN HP: 115hp
MAX HP: 175hp
MAX ENGINE WEIGHT: 215kg
PRICE: $58,990


WORDS : WARREN STEPTOE

http://www.yachtandboat.com.au/news/haines-signature-580br-2006-review

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