600BR

  • Signature’s flagship bowrider
  • This big bowrider delivers the ultimate in inshore offshore sports boats, safety ride and handling – no compromises here
  • Ample space for tubes, skis, wakeboards, the esky and even the family dog
  • Deep sides for safety
  • Bow lounge for an exhilarating ride
  • Only needs a tandem axle trailer
  • With full trim and tilt, you can pull up on the beach for a picnic and swim (not like a shaft driven boat)
  • Anchor box
  • Nexus liner
  • Tows behind a passenger car or mid-size 4wd
  • 8 people
  • Signature Variable Deadrise Hull 

 

 

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Specifications


Moulded length with bowsprit 6.25m
Length 5.95m
Beam 2.43m
Deadrise 21-33º
Fuel 180L
Power outboard 140-225hp
Transom height 25"
Max outboard weight 280kg
Hull weight app. 1035kg
Towing weight app. 1,900kg
BMT length 7.54m
BMT height 2.15m
BMT width 2.43m
Max people 8/720kg
Max load 990kg

Haines Signature 600BR - Yacht and Boat Review BACK


While that popular song about a 'Volvo driving soccer mom' associates Volvos with the mundane, how wrong that attitude can be when you're talking about boats, was demonstrated by Haines Signature's award winning 6m bowrider every time it passed our cameras. A throaty undeniably V8 bellow announced each pass as the 600BR rocketed by with most its hull held clear of the water by sheer engine torque. 

Under acceleration the 600BR had been even more impressive. It seemed as if the hull was being lifted bodily from the water at the throttle's command, planing in a blink and powering away. Every one of the Volvo V8's 320 horses is delivered to the water via the Volvo Duoprop sterndrive. Were we having fun ? Actually, we'd already had our fun, now it was time to shoot the images for the magazine. And it was funny how in every frame shot the faces of Greg Haines at the helm and Melissa, a friend who had come along to model for the day, were wearing enormous grins. 

Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you fun is the 600BR's middle name. We also couldn't help grinning about how this fair dinkum Aussie boat takes on some pretty impressive imports on equal terms either. But ol' Hainesy has been around forever and it is history how much new ground he's trodden for the Australian boating industry. And now the reins have (largely) been handed to his sons Greg and John Jnr, it's apparent they are also chips off the old block. One of the latter innovations to come from the Haines family is what they call 'Nexus'. 

This unitises the inner and outer hull mouldings and foam filling between with a bond so strong the fibreglass laminates would separate before it does. In other words, it ain't gunna break! On the water, as you'd expect given the above, the hull moves singularly with little flexing and movement. This was soundly put to the test during our run, because the normally balmy southern Queensland weather had done a runner, it was a rotten blustery day with plenty of nasty wind chop about. 

The 600BR treated the conditions with contempt to a point where the rattle of the chop against the hull at speed sounded like muffled machine gun fire. What we could hear of it over the 10 (yes 10) speakers incorporated into the sound system of the test boat that is. Two big sub woofers hidden away underneath the windscreen bulkhead pounded our ears from one direction and the subdued rattle of water against the hull from another. And the testosterone-stimulating chortle of that V8 tucked away under the sunpad across the stern underpinned it all like the drummer in a rock band. Who, us, having fun ? 

The wakeboarding tower you see in the photos was an option many of these boats are going to be ordered with, because 'boarding and skiing are very much a part of this boat's job description. Between the seats ' the ones immediately behind the windscreen ' there's a ski locker set underneath the deck. This is quite big and it will swallow all the skis and wakeboards required leaving the boat's interior clean and clear for socialising in comfort between runs. The drivers and observer's seats swivel. Naturally, the passenger one needs to so they can be the observer while skiing, but that's not entirely what this boat is about. The full width aft lounge is luxuriously upholstered and would be the seating of choice for an extra couple on longish journeys. 

Up forward, the bow lounge is hardly Spartan and we were pleased to note the grab handles strategically situated nearby to brace yourself against during sudden direction changes. At the helm there's a big footrest for the driver to brace against. The passenger's seat also has one and both the bucket seats low slung and wrapped right around your hips to keep you in place during turns. Once seated in either there's really no need to hang on, so well supported are you in an upholstered cocoon, with your legs pressing you back into the seat. 

Behind the wheel the test boat had a cool carbon fibre instrument panel featuring Faria instrumentation. The passenger was also well catered for. They have the music system to drive and what at first you might take to be a glove box lid lifts to reveal a drink cooler. Beneath the both bow and stern lounges, there's more storage and plenty of it and that's without mentioning the big pockets along each side of the cockpit. The aft lounge can he lifted out of the boat completely if desired. 

As all Haines Signature upholstery tends to be, the trim work was neatly done and the colours chosen for the 600BR certainly looked good to us. There is a tow point set centrally on the stern and that's probably an unsung advantage sterndrives have over outboard power under the circumstances. 

Also on the stern was a boarding ladder stowed beneath a neatly hinged cover and, would you believe, another control station for the sound system, so it can be adjusted without clambering from the water or dropping sand over the stern lounge. At the bow's apex was an anchor locker any offshore fisho would be proud of, as would the moulded bowsprit, split bollard and fairlead. We only noticed that the bow had an anti-slip surface moulded into it when we disembarked over the bow onto a beach at one stage during our time on the water. 

It was necessary to disembark over the bow, because the slope of the beach was too shallow to bring the boat in stern first. There were two recessed pop-up cleats aft on the transom area and two just in front of the windscreen that made sense when we tied up at the marina after our test. An outboard powered version of the Haines Signature 600BR is available with a power rating between 140 and 200hp, while the sterndrive version is rated from 180 to 320hp. The test boat was powered by a Volvo 5.7GXi V8, pumping out 320hp ' the hull's maximum. And didn't we love it. 

With a top speed of almost 54 knots this powerplant and the superb power delivery of the matching Duoprop sterndrive leg, would have to be the heart's desire of everyone wanting to use the 600BR as a tow vehicle. The lesser power options may not be so much fun, but we expect they would be more than enough for people not so intent on travelling around at warp speed, or not needing the ultimate performance offered by the throaty Volvo. 

To park one of these beauties on the front lawn will set you back around $63,000, which considering the handling, performance and standard of finish represents excellent value for money. 

Words by Warren Steptoe 
 http://www.yachtandboat.com.au/news/haines-signature-600br-review

Haines Signature 600BR - RedBook Reivew BACK


If the burble of a 350 cubic-inch fuel injected V8 and the wind in your hair turns you on, then take a closer look at the Haines Signature 600BR - the AMIF Dayboat of the Year

Not another bowrider, I hear you mumble. Well, it's like this: the "BR" theme has been with us quite a few years now and many manufacturers working in fibreglass and aluminium have climbed aboard the bandwagon to grab a slice of the market.

It's near impossible to come up with a totally new concept. You just can't reinvent the wheel, but you can modify it to improve the overall product. A lounge in the bow remains a lounge in the bow. As a teenager I recall seeing a Quintrex bowrider at an Adelaide boat show. I can't quite remember its model name; maybe it was "Sunseeker" or something similar. I didn't see too many BRs in the ensuing years but the last five has seen an upsurge in this style of craft from small trailerboats right through to large cruisers.

At the recent AMIF Boat of the Year awards, a number of bowriders were presented to vie for the title. Haines Marine Industries entered its Signature 600BR as one of its entries and it obviously impressed the majority of judges who called it Dayboat of the Year. TB editor Phil Kaberry and I had a spin in it and we were also impressed, so when a chance came to give it an extended run, I grabbed it.

BUILT FOR SPEED
The Gold Coast Broadwater was flat with a forecast of storms to come in the afternoon of our test day, which didn't eventuate but they did keep a lot of other boat traffic at home on the trailer or moorings. This type of boat was designed for this very type of waterway: kilometre after kilometre of relatively calm water with plenty of swimming and skiing to be had along its length but with potential to get rough when wind sweeps along its length.

It would certainly be capable of handling more than its fair share of rough conditions with a hull that is very deep from the gunwales down. It also features the trademark registered Signature Variable Deadrise Hull which incorporates an aft planing board and a deadrise that gives superlative stability at rest and a soft ride though choppy water. The aft planing board is very effective in getting the boat on the plane without flattening the throttle and when tested, it was very hard to detect a specific time when the hull gets out of the hole and onto the plane. At full noise the 600BR sits up on the planing plank with barely any hull in the water. Despite this, it feels steady and safe at high speeds, but more on that later.

Just how deep the hull is isn't realised until you climb aboard and find the coamings come well up to your thighs. When seated in the bowpit, the coamings come up to the armpits of an average adult. There is a feeling of comfort and security without being hemmed in and for a family with roaming youngsters this is a vital factor for safe boating. Well-positioned handgrips low down for maximum leverage serve those hangin' on up front.

While the footwell in the bowpit seems small, the lounge area is sumptuous and more than ample for three adults to relax and enjoy music pumped into the footwell through speakers connected to the CD player in the passenger-side dash. An anchor locker behind the moulded bowsprit and storage under the port and starboard bowrider cushions helps to clear the decks.

SOUND OF MUSIC
The wraparound safety glass windscreen opens at its centre and leads into the helm area. Extra plush swivel lounges serve the skipper and passenger behind well laid-out dashes. The flattop section of the passenger dash opens to a bunged ice chest and above this a Clarion CD/radio unit is flush-mounted on a fascia. It has remote control switches located on the skipper's dash as well as astern on the outer hull above the marlin board to make it easier to change the tune. The helm has Seastar five-position hydraulic steering and Faria instrumentation is fitted to a smick-looking wraparound carbon dash. The skipper and passenger footrest forms the rear wall of a lipped, flat area, each sporting an optional sub-woofer adding oomph to the sound system. A speaker in each inner liner and one on each end of the wall for the rear lounge brings the total amount of speakers to eight. Music to my ears!

Upholstered infills in the inner liner have apertures so you can safely store your personal items in the sidepockets. A long wet cell in the floor is big enough to hold wakeboards and full-length skis. It has a double hatch that is hinged centrally and is removable.

BLADERUNNER
Smart, racy, sexy lines is the theme for this boat and external air intakes for the engine compartment furthers this impression and look to be a hybrid from a Corvette/Ferrari relationship. The rear wraparound lounge follows this theme and is plush, providing maximum comfort for three passengers. Its base lifts up to reveal a full beam width wet cell for ski ropes and other damp gear. It is bunged to the bilge and stainless steel bar crossmembers that support the seat may be removed so you can get at your skis.

The top of the lockable engine hatch is also thickly upholstered providing a great sunlounge area and also allows access to the powerplant, which is a Volvo Penta Aquamatic 5.7lt DP, an eight-cylinder port-injected petrol engine pumping out 320 horsepower through duo props. It sits above its own bilge liner that retains any spilt oil or soot.

There is room at the front of the engine and the bulkhead to get a hand in to replace belts. A large plastic tub in this area would be handy for fenders and other gear. On the opposite side of the compartment, two batteries are set up with their own isolator switch located on the forward bulkhead. It's easily accessible through a hatch that lifts on a gas strut. Rolling over the back onto the full-length marlin board you'll find a telescopic ladder secreted away under a flush-mounted hatch.

This boat liked a lot of positive trim and when the binnacle throttle could go forward no more the similarities between a Corvette and the 600BR snapped into focus - 93kmh on water is pretty quick in anyone's books and it did it oh so smoothly. Hole-shot was non-existent, rather it was a glide onto the plane at 16kmh and 1600rpm. The also 600BR carved a nice chunky wake for keen boarders.

With leg tucked in the boat was easy on the helm in tight turns at high speed and hung on with minimal sideslip. The engine was particularly torquey from 3500rpm up to full throttle or 5000rpm, feeling like it was at its most comfortable at a cruising speed of 43kmh at an economical 2400rpm.

Topped with a contoured wakeboarding tower that matched the lines of the boat, this unit was a real head-turner and the external exhaust means they'll hear you coming too. While the burbling exhaust note rises to a pretty noisy roar at high revs, at cruising speeds it'll bring a smile to the dial of any red-blooded Aussie bloke. Pushing this boat around the Broadwater was an adrenalin rush and our passenger Louise likened it to being in a James Bond movie! That says it all!

 

Haines Signature 600BR
Price as tested: $75,470
Options fitted
Carbon fibre dash and inserts, carbon fibre steering wheel, graphics, recessed lighting in cockpit, stainless steel propeller, wakeboard tower, Mackay tandem trailer with brakes, Clarion stereo upgrade
 
Priced from: $60,000 with Volvo Penta 4.3lt
 
GENERAL
Material: Fibreglass
Length overall: 6.25m
Beam: 2.43m
Deadrise: 21°-33° variable
Rec max hp: 320
Weight on trailer: About 1900kg
 
CAPACITY
Fuel: 180lt
 
ENGINE
Make and model: Volvo Penta Aquamatic 5.7GXi
Type: V8 multiport fuel-injected petrol
Rated hp: 320
Displacement: 5.7lt
Weight: 472kg engine, transom shield and drive
Prop: Type F7
 
SUPPLIED BY: Haines Marine Industries, Gold Coast, tel (07) 3271 4400

 
Review supplied by www.redbook.com.au

http://www.redbook.com.au/boat-reviews/2003/bowrider/haines-signature/haines-signature-600br-9411?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

Moulded length with bowsprit 6.25m
Length 5.95m
Beam 2.43m
Deadrise 21-33º
Fuel 180L
Power outboard 140-225hp
Transom height 25"
Max outboard weight 280kg
Hull weight app. 1035kg
Towing weight app. 1,900kg
BMT length 7.54m
BMT height 2.15m
BMT width 2.43m
Max people 8/720kg
Max load 990kg

Haines Signature 600BR - Yacht and Boat Review BACK

While that popular song about a 'Volvo driving soccer mom' associates Volvos with the mundane, how wrong that attitude can be when you're talking about boats, was demonstrated by Haines Signature's award winning 6m bowrider every time it passed our cameras. A throaty undeniably V8 bellow announced each pass as the 600BR rocketed by with most its hull held clear of the water by sheer engine torque. 

Under acceleration the 600BR had been even more impressive. It seemed as if the hull was being lifted bodily from the water at the throttle's command, planing in a blink and powering away. Every one of the Volvo V8's 320 horses is delivered to the water via the Volvo Duoprop sterndrive. Were we having fun ? Actually, we'd already had our fun, now it was time to shoot the images for the magazine. And it was funny how in every frame shot the faces of Greg Haines at the helm and Melissa, a friend who had come along to model for the day, were wearing enormous grins. 

Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you fun is the 600BR's middle name. We also couldn't help grinning about how this fair dinkum Aussie boat takes on some pretty impressive imports on equal terms either. But ol' Hainesy has been around forever and it is history how much new ground he's trodden for the Australian boating industry. And now the reins have (largely) been handed to his sons Greg and John Jnr, it's apparent they are also chips off the old block. One of the latter innovations to come from the Haines family is what they call 'Nexus'. 

This unitises the inner and outer hull mouldings and foam filling between with a bond so strong the fibreglass laminates would separate before it does. In other words, it ain't gunna break! On the water, as you'd expect given the above, the hull moves singularly with little flexing and movement. This was soundly put to the test during our run, because the normally balmy southern Queensland weather had done a runner, it was a rotten blustery day with plenty of nasty wind chop about. 

The 600BR treated the conditions with contempt to a point where the rattle of the chop against the hull at speed sounded like muffled machine gun fire. What we could hear of it over the 10 (yes 10) speakers incorporated into the sound system of the test boat that is. Two big sub woofers hidden away underneath the windscreen bulkhead pounded our ears from one direction and the subdued rattle of water against the hull from another. And the testosterone-stimulating chortle of that V8 tucked away under the sunpad across the stern underpinned it all like the drummer in a rock band. Who, us, having fun ? 

The wakeboarding tower you see in the photos was an option many of these boats are going to be ordered with, because 'boarding and skiing are very much a part of this boat's job description. Between the seats ' the ones immediately behind the windscreen ' there's a ski locker set underneath the deck. This is quite big and it will swallow all the skis and wakeboards required leaving the boat's interior clean and clear for socialising in comfort between runs. The drivers and observer's seats swivel. Naturally, the passenger one needs to so they can be the observer while skiing, but that's not entirely what this boat is about. The full width aft lounge is luxuriously upholstered and would be the seating of choice for an extra couple on longish journeys. 

Up forward, the bow lounge is hardly Spartan and we were pleased to note the grab handles strategically situated nearby to brace yourself against during sudden direction changes. At the helm there's a big footrest for the driver to brace against. The passenger's seat also has one and both the bucket seats low slung and wrapped right around your hips to keep you in place during turns. Once seated in either there's really no need to hang on, so well supported are you in an upholstered cocoon, with your legs pressing you back into the seat. 

Behind the wheel the test boat had a cool carbon fibre instrument panel featuring Faria instrumentation. The passenger was also well catered for. They have the music system to drive and what at first you might take to be a glove box lid lifts to reveal a drink cooler. Beneath the both bow and stern lounges, there's more storage and plenty of it and that's without mentioning the big pockets along each side of the cockpit. The aft lounge can he lifted out of the boat completely if desired. 

As all Haines Signature upholstery tends to be, the trim work was neatly done and the colours chosen for the 600BR certainly looked good to us. There is a tow point set centrally on the stern and that's probably an unsung advantage sterndrives have over outboard power under the circumstances. 

Also on the stern was a boarding ladder stowed beneath a neatly hinged cover and, would you believe, another control station for the sound system, so it can be adjusted without clambering from the water or dropping sand over the stern lounge. At the bow's apex was an anchor locker any offshore fisho would be proud of, as would the moulded bowsprit, split bollard and fairlead. We only noticed that the bow had an anti-slip surface moulded into it when we disembarked over the bow onto a beach at one stage during our time on the water. 

It was necessary to disembark over the bow, because the slope of the beach was too shallow to bring the boat in stern first. There were two recessed pop-up cleats aft on the transom area and two just in front of the windscreen that made sense when we tied up at the marina after our test. An outboard powered version of the Haines Signature 600BR is available with a power rating between 140 and 200hp, while the sterndrive version is rated from 180 to 320hp. The test boat was powered by a Volvo 5.7GXi V8, pumping out 320hp ' the hull's maximum. And didn't we love it. 

With a top speed of almost 54 knots this powerplant and the superb power delivery of the matching Duoprop sterndrive leg, would have to be the heart's desire of everyone wanting to use the 600BR as a tow vehicle. The lesser power options may not be so much fun, but we expect they would be more than enough for people not so intent on travelling around at warp speed, or not needing the ultimate performance offered by the throaty Volvo. 

To park one of these beauties on the front lawn will set you back around $63,000, which considering the handling, performance and standard of finish represents excellent value for money. 

Words by Warren Steptoe 
 http://www.yachtandboat.com.au/news/haines-signature-600br-review

Haines Signature 600BR - RedBook Reivew BACK

If the burble of a 350 cubic-inch fuel injected V8 and the wind in your hair turns you on, then take a closer look at the Haines Signature 600BR - the AMIF Dayboat of the Year

Not another bowrider, I hear you mumble. Well, it's like this: the "BR" theme has been with us quite a few years now and many manufacturers working in fibreglass and aluminium have climbed aboard the bandwagon to grab a slice of the market.

It's near impossible to come up with a totally new concept. You just can't reinvent the wheel, but you can modify it to improve the overall product. A lounge in the bow remains a lounge in the bow. As a teenager I recall seeing a Quintrex bowrider at an Adelaide boat show. I can't quite remember its model name; maybe it was "Sunseeker" or something similar. I didn't see too many BRs in the ensuing years but the last five has seen an upsurge in this style of craft from small trailerboats right through to large cruisers.

At the recent AMIF Boat of the Year awards, a number of bowriders were presented to vie for the title. Haines Marine Industries entered its Signature 600BR as one of its entries and it obviously impressed the majority of judges who called it Dayboat of the Year. TB editor Phil Kaberry and I had a spin in it and we were also impressed, so when a chance came to give it an extended run, I grabbed it.

BUILT FOR SPEED
The Gold Coast Broadwater was flat with a forecast of storms to come in the afternoon of our test day, which didn't eventuate but they did keep a lot of other boat traffic at home on the trailer or moorings. This type of boat was designed for this very type of waterway: kilometre after kilometre of relatively calm water with plenty of swimming and skiing to be had along its length but with potential to get rough when wind sweeps along its length.

It would certainly be capable of handling more than its fair share of rough conditions with a hull that is very deep from the gunwales down. It also features the trademark registered Signature Variable Deadrise Hull which incorporates an aft planing board and a deadrise that gives superlative stability at rest and a soft ride though choppy water. The aft planing board is very effective in getting the boat on the plane without flattening the throttle and when tested, it was very hard to detect a specific time when the hull gets out of the hole and onto the plane. At full noise the 600BR sits up on the planing plank with barely any hull in the water. Despite this, it feels steady and safe at high speeds, but more on that later.

Just how deep the hull is isn't realised until you climb aboard and find the coamings come well up to your thighs. When seated in the bowpit, the coamings come up to the armpits of an average adult. There is a feeling of comfort and security without being hemmed in and for a family with roaming youngsters this is a vital factor for safe boating. Well-positioned handgrips low down for maximum leverage serve those hangin' on up front.

While the footwell in the bowpit seems small, the lounge area is sumptuous and more than ample for three adults to relax and enjoy music pumped into the footwell through speakers connected to the CD player in the passenger-side dash. An anchor locker behind the moulded bowsprit and storage under the port and starboard bowrider cushions helps to clear the decks.

SOUND OF MUSIC
The wraparound safety glass windscreen opens at its centre and leads into the helm area. Extra plush swivel lounges serve the skipper and passenger behind well laid-out dashes. The flattop section of the passenger dash opens to a bunged ice chest and above this a Clarion CD/radio unit is flush-mounted on a fascia. It has remote control switches located on the skipper's dash as well as astern on the outer hull above the marlin board to make it easier to change the tune. The helm has Seastar five-position hydraulic steering and Faria instrumentation is fitted to a smick-looking wraparound carbon dash. The skipper and passenger footrest forms the rear wall of a lipped, flat area, each sporting an optional sub-woofer adding oomph to the sound system. A speaker in each inner liner and one on each end of the wall for the rear lounge brings the total amount of speakers to eight. Music to my ears!

Upholstered infills in the inner liner have apertures so you can safely store your personal items in the sidepockets. A long wet cell in the floor is big enough to hold wakeboards and full-length skis. It has a double hatch that is hinged centrally and is removable.

BLADERUNNER
Smart, racy, sexy lines is the theme for this boat and external air intakes for the engine compartment furthers this impression and look to be a hybrid from a Corvette/Ferrari relationship. The rear wraparound lounge follows this theme and is plush, providing maximum comfort for three passengers. Its base lifts up to reveal a full beam width wet cell for ski ropes and other damp gear. It is bunged to the bilge and stainless steel bar crossmembers that support the seat may be removed so you can get at your skis.

The top of the lockable engine hatch is also thickly upholstered providing a great sunlounge area and also allows access to the powerplant, which is a Volvo Penta Aquamatic 5.7lt DP, an eight-cylinder port-injected petrol engine pumping out 320 horsepower through duo props. It sits above its own bilge liner that retains any spilt oil or soot.

There is room at the front of the engine and the bulkhead to get a hand in to replace belts. A large plastic tub in this area would be handy for fenders and other gear. On the opposite side of the compartment, two batteries are set up with their own isolator switch located on the forward bulkhead. It's easily accessible through a hatch that lifts on a gas strut. Rolling over the back onto the full-length marlin board you'll find a telescopic ladder secreted away under a flush-mounted hatch.

This boat liked a lot of positive trim and when the binnacle throttle could go forward no more the similarities between a Corvette and the 600BR snapped into focus - 93kmh on water is pretty quick in anyone's books and it did it oh so smoothly. Hole-shot was non-existent, rather it was a glide onto the plane at 16kmh and 1600rpm. The also 600BR carved a nice chunky wake for keen boarders.

With leg tucked in the boat was easy on the helm in tight turns at high speed and hung on with minimal sideslip. The engine was particularly torquey from 3500rpm up to full throttle or 5000rpm, feeling like it was at its most comfortable at a cruising speed of 43kmh at an economical 2400rpm.

Topped with a contoured wakeboarding tower that matched the lines of the boat, this unit was a real head-turner and the external exhaust means they'll hear you coming too. While the burbling exhaust note rises to a pretty noisy roar at high revs, at cruising speeds it'll bring a smile to the dial of any red-blooded Aussie bloke. Pushing this boat around the Broadwater was an adrenalin rush and our passenger Louise likened it to being in a James Bond movie! That says it all!

 

Haines Signature 600BR
Price as tested: $75,470
Options fitted
Carbon fibre dash and inserts, carbon fibre steering wheel, graphics, recessed lighting in cockpit, stainless steel propeller, wakeboard tower, Mackay tandem trailer with brakes, Clarion stereo upgrade
 
Priced from: $60,000 with Volvo Penta 4.3lt
 
GENERAL
Material: Fibreglass
Length overall: 6.25m
Beam: 2.43m
Deadrise: 21°-33° variable
Rec max hp: 320
Weight on trailer: About 1900kg
 
CAPACITY
Fuel: 180lt
 
ENGINE
Make and model: Volvo Penta Aquamatic 5.7GXi
Type: V8 multiport fuel-injected petrol
Rated hp: 320
Displacement: 5.7lt
Weight: 472kg engine, transom shield and drive
Prop: Type F7
 
SUPPLIED BY: Haines Marine Industries, Gold Coast, tel (07) 3271 4400

 
Review supplied by www.redbook.com.au

http://www.redbook.com.au/boat-reviews/2003/bowrider/haines-signature/haines-signature-600br-9411?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