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      Riviera 47 Flybridge

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (July/August 2004) SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS GHOST-LIKE in the half-light of an early autumn day,…

      Cobra 500 — A 5m craft

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT November/December 2005) GEOFF and Mike Barnes of Mallards Boating have, I believe, read the boating market…

      Noosacat 2300

      (July/August 2001) PICTURE the scene: Durban’s Point marina — 10am — all is calm, even the water. The NoosaCat 2300…

      CoastCat 18 — A 5,5m Craft

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT March/April 2003)                 LOA: 5,60 metres Beam: 2,40…

      F200

      (SKI-BOAT July/August 2012)                       SPECIFICATIONS Length – 6.1m Beam –…

      Kosi Cat 16 – A 5m craft by Natal Caravans and Marine

      (Published Sept/Oct 2001) Tel: +27 31 702-7291 • Fax: +27 31 702-7209  E-mail: info@natalcaravans.co.za • Website: www.natalcaravans.co.za AT A GLANCE Length…

      Rodman 1120 Walkaround

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (May/June 2004) CAPE TOWN’S Victoria and Alfred Waterfront was all lit up, with its beautiful lights reflecting…

      Gamefish 510

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT January/February 2011) SPECIFICATIONS Length — 5.1m Beam — 2.3m Buoyancy — Foam-filled Approx weight — 490kg…

      World Cat 270TE

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (July/August 2010) SMOOTH … VERY SMOOTH LYING on the beach at Guinjata, ready to be pushed into…

      Supreme Cabin 185

      Tested by Kevin Smith (May/June 2009) SPECIFICATIONS Length — 5.65m Beam — 2.2m Min hp — 1 x 90hp Max hp…

      Sodwana Cat 16

      Tested by Kevin Smith (July/August 2007) KEEPING up with the times is what the boating game is about nowadays. As a…

      Thundercat 520

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (March/April 2007) Length: 5.2m Beam: 2.2m Draft: 40cm Construction: GRP Flotation: Foam Fuel capacity: 6 x 25l…

      Quickcatch 160 centre console

      Tested by Kevin Smith (November/December 2006) WHY is it, that whenever you plan to go out to sea the weather turns…

      Odyssey 19ft — by Natal Caravans & Marine

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (May/June 2010) Tel: +27 31 702-7291 • Fax: +27 31 702-7209  E-mail: info@natalcaravans.co.za • Website: www.natalcaravans.co.za SPECIFICATIONS…

      Riviera 47 Flybridge

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (March/April 2007) FINE-TUNED FOR MARLIN HUNTING THE cruiseliner Melody was exiting Durban harbour amid the traditional…

      Benguela 530 FC

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT July/August 2012)                       SPECIFICATIONS Length…

      Magnum 32 by Two Oceans Marine

      Reviewed by Erwin Bursik (September/October 2018) “WIDER, bigger, higher were the adjectives Mark Delany, MD of Two Oceans Marine, used…

      Jet Boat 510 — by Yamaha

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (May/June 2011) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.1m Beam – 1.95 Min hp — VX 1100 – 100hp Max…

      Angler 210CC

      Tested by Kevin Smith (SKI-BOAT March/April 2008) Length: 6.55m Beam: 2.44m Draft: ±30cm Approx weight: 1 134kg Fuel capacity: ±300…

      Twister 730

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (January/February 2009) THE Twister 730, surrounded by bunting and highlighted by an array of spotlights, was the…

      Cobra Cat 800

      (SKI-BOAT March/April 2008) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 8m Beam – 2.8m Min hp — 150hp Max hp — 200hp Construction —…

      Afri-Cat 420

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT July/August 2008) LUXURY ON THE GO                    …

      Benguela 1450 — by Natal Caravans & Marine

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT September/October 2012) SPECIFICATIONS Length — 4.55m Beam — 2.00m Dry weight — 395kg Min hp —…

      Titan 300 Walkaround

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (September/October 2009) AT A GLANCE Length: 9m Beam: 3m Draft: 50cm Approx weight without engines: 3 300kg…

      Open Ocean 630 — by Two Oceans Marine

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (July/August 2011) Tel: +27 21 448-7902 • Fax: +27 21 447-6668  E-mail: 2oceans@mweb.co.za • www.2oceans.co.za A 5…

      Luhrs 41 Open

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (November/December 2009) THERE in front of me were seven Luhrs sportfishers rigged in full splendour inside the…

      Ace Glider 750 Enclosed

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT September/October 2012)                       SPECIFICATIONS Length –…

      Atomic 22

      Reviewed by Erwin Bursik (Ski-Boat January/February 2021) Duncan of Atomic Power Boats arrived at Durban Rod & Reel Club’s slipway…

      Magnum 23 Power Catamaran — by Two Oceans Marine

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (November/December 2011) Tel: +27 21 448-7902 • Fax: +27 21 447-6668  E-mail: 2oceans@mweb.co.za • www.2oceans.co.za POWER-PLAY AT…

      Citation 900

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT November/December 2008) “A NEW nine-metre mono is about to be launched by Mallards,” one of the…

      Cobra Cat 630

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT July/August 2013) SPECIFICATIONS Length: 6.3m Beam: 2.6m Draft: ±400mm Approx hull weight, with engines: 1 950kg…

      Lee Cat Expressa 900 Walkaround — by Lee Cat

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (September/October 2008) ADVENTURE ON THE HIGH SEAS A RECENT phone call from Leon Lee of LeeCat tweaked…

      Ski-Craft 16.6 Walkthru – A 5,15m craft

      (March/April 2002) AT A GLANCE Length: 5,15m Beam: 2,15m Weight: 487kg Construction: GRP with honeycomb stringer/floor moulding. Flotation: Closed cell,…

      F16 — A 4,95m

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT November/December 2004) PETER Motzouris lives boats. If he’s not designing and building new models to add…

      Cobra Cat 900 – A 9 metre Craft

      (SKi-BOAT November/December 2001) Sitting at the helm on the flybridge of his new Cobra Cat 900, Sean van Veïjeren looked…

      Sailfish 200

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (March/April 2009) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 6.3m Beam – 2.6m Buoyancy — foam-filled Hull weight — 860kg Min…

      Supreme Craft 520 CC & SportMan

      Tested by Kevin Smith (September/October 2007) AT A GLANCE Length: 5.2 metres Beam: 2.35 metres Draft: +/- 0.86 metres Minimum hp:…

      Riviera 37

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (July/August 2005) A BOAT OF NOTE STEPPING from Costa Gigora’s lounge onto the veranda at his duplex…

      Sport Fisher 320 Centre Console

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (March/April 2010) SPECIFICALLY SPLENDID WHEN I first saw the Ocean Specific 320 lying at moorings in front…

      Rodman 1170

      Test by Erwin Bursik (January/February 2007) ON the waterways of Vigo in Spain I was introduced to Rodman and the magnificent…

      Ace Glider 750

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn  (SKI-BOAT January/February 2011) STAR OF THE SHOW! THE Ace Glider 750 caused the biggest stir that…

      Scout Sportfish 187

      Tested by Kevin Smith (November/December 2007) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.6m Beam – 2.4m Draught – approx 30cm Fuel capacity – 170l…

      Rodman 1040

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (May/June 2009) EFFERVESCENT — AND VERSATILE TOO I WATCHED with a good deal of interest as the…

      Butt Cat 25 — Yellowfin Edition

      Reviewed by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT November/December 2017) FUN DAYS LIE AHEAD Butt Cat 25 Yellowfin Edition By Nauti-Tech THE “ode” to…

      Supreme Craft 620 Classic

      Tested by Kevin Smith (January/February 2009) SPECIFICATIONS Length: 6.2m Beam: 2.35m Draft: ±0.85m Approx weight: 700kg excl. motors Fuel capacity: 150…

      Triton 2486WA

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (May/June 2006) SO FISHABLE – SO PRACTICAL! THE never-ending quest for perfection! While in some cases this…

      Supreme Craft 530 Baysport CC & Executive FC

      Tested by Kevin Smith (November/December 2007) AT A GLANCE Length: 5.3m Beam: 2.35m Draft: 50cm Construction: GRP Flotation: Foambead-filled bottles Boat…

      Riviera 43

      (May/June 2001) ABSOLUTELY is her name. Whilst a following adjective is not required, I can think of dozens of which…

      Scout Dorado 185

      Tested by Kevin Smith (January/February 2008) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.6m  Beam – 2.4m Fuel capacity — 166 litres Draught – approx…

      Yogi-Cat 500

      Tested by Kevin Smith (May/June 2008) SPECIFICATIONS Construction — GRP Resin Length – 4.9m Beam – 2.3m Draft — ±230mm…

      Catskee 375 — by Natal Caravans & Marine

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT March/April 2011) Bill Harrison Tel: (031) 702-7291 • Fax: (031) 702-7209 E-mail: info@natalcaravans.co.za • www.natalcaravans.co.za…

      Rodman Fisher-Pro

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (May/June 2007) MAGIC IN MOTION TWO Rodman FisherPros exited Port Elizabeth harbour, turned to starboard and opened…

      KingCat 260 Sport

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (January/February 2004) LONG LIVE THE KING! “A26 FOOTER is on the way,” Peter Motzouris told me as…

      Riviera 40

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (November/December 2003) PICTURE PERFECT The Riviera 40 raised her shoulders and dug in her stern as she…

      Barracuda 160 — A 4,85m craft

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT September/October 2001) Length: 4,85m Beam: 2,00m Weight: 450kg Construction: Moulded fibreglass hull, moulded fibreglass top…

      Cobra Cat 630

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT July/August 2009) AT A GLANCE Length: 6.3m Beam: 2.65m Draft: ±3380mm Approx weight: 820kg Fuel capacity:…

      Lee Cat Walkaround 800

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (January/February 2010) MADE TO ORDER — Perfectly! BOAT shows present an ideal opportunity to come face to…

      Striker 66 Centre Console

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (September/October 2007) AT A GLANCE Length: 6.7m (21ft 6in) Beam: 2.6m Draught: ±300mm, motors trimmed up Construction:…

      Seacat 510 FC — by Yamaha

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (January/February 2009) Contact 0800 926 242 for your nearest Yamaha Marine dealer SPECIFICATIONS Length – 4.9m Beam…

      Gamefish 595

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (January/February 2012) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.96m Beam – 2.36m Min hp — 2x60hp Max hp — 2x125hp…

      SEACAT 520 CC — by Yamaha

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (November/December 2012) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.2m Beam – 2.22m Min hp — 2 x 50hp 2-…

      Riviera 37

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (September/October 2007) CRAFT OF DREAMS IN the early morning light a new Riviera 37 was proudly working…

      Afri-Cat 455 Sport — by Afri-Cat Marine

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT September/October 2010)                       AN AWESOME HOME…

      T-Cat

      Tested by Kevin Smith (January/February 2007) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.1m Beam – 2.3m Draft – 95cm Fuel capacity – 4×25 litre…

      Kosi Cat 17 — by Natal Caravans & Marine

      (November/December 2009) Bill Harrison Tel: (031) 702-7291 • Fax: (031) 702-7209 E-mail: info@natalcaravans.co.za • www.natalcaravans.co.za SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.15m Beam…

      Cobra Cat 700

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT March/April 2005) PURE MAGIC! Another Cobra Cat, unmistakably a Cobra, I thought as the new Calypso…

      Explorer 465 — by Yamaha

      Tested by Kevin Smith (SKI-BOAT July/August 2008) SPECIFICATIONS Length: 4.65m Beam: 2.2m Weight: 350kg Construction: GRP Buoyancy: Foam-filled Fuel capacity: 4×25…

      Lee Cat Xpressa 800

      By Erwin Bursik (May/June 2006) A MEAN FISHING MACHINE LEE Cat’s Xpressa 800 is a mean machine. I was surprised, though,…

      Kingfisher 360

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (July/August 2003) AN EXCEPTIONAL SPORTFISHER! HOUT Bay was abuzz. As the fresh north-westerly tumbled heavy rain clouds…

      SEACAT 520 — by Yamaha

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (May/June 2013) SEACAT 520 — by Yamaha  SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.2m Beam – 2.22m Min hp —…

      Quickcatch 186

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (September/October 2006) BOATING International’s MD, Dean Levy, was born into boating. With grandfather Arnie and father Derrick,…

      Rodman 12.7m Rescue Craft

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (September/October 2009) NSRI’S NEW 12.7 metre RODMAN RESCUE CRAFT  “THE launch of NSRI East London’s new rescue…

      Nova Sportfisher 220

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (May/June 2005) OUTSTANDING! THE Nova Sportfisher — and then there were four! Yes, this was my introduction…

      Benguela 530 FC

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT March/April 2011) Length: 5.35m Beam: 2.35m Approx weight: 870kg Recommended hp: 2 x 60 – 2…

      RAPTOR 660 FC

      (November/December 2013) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 21’ 6” (6.6m) Beam – 2.55m Min hp — 2 x 75hp Max hp —…

      Superduck 540

      Tested by Kevin Smith (January/February 2007) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.4m Beam – 2.2m Draft – 30cm Fuel capacity – 4 jerry…

      Riviera 43 Offshore Express

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (July/August 2011) MAJESTY IN MOTION IT’S been a number of years since Derrick Levy of BoatingWorld last allowed…

      SKI VEE 500 SPORT

      Tested by Kevin Smith (July/August 2008) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5m Beam – 1.8m Hull weight — ±400kg Fuel capacity — 4…

      SuperCat 38 Sport — An 11,6m Craft by SuperCat Marine

      (March/April 2001) Tel/Fax: (046) 624-1867 • Cell: 076 833 6000 E-mail: supercat@cluesnet.co.za • www.supercat.co.za SPECIFICATIONS An eleven metre craft that…

      Nova Sportfisher 220

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (July/August 2008) MADE FOR MARLIN EARLY in 2005 Novas Marine invited me to Sodwana Bay for the…

      Magnum 32 — by Two Oceans Marine

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (May/June 2004) Tel: +27 21 448-7902 • Fax: +27 21 447-6668  E-mail: 2oceans@mweb.co.za • www.2oceans.co.za The words…

      SEACAT 636 HARDTOP — by Yamaha

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (May/June 2013) SEACAT 636 HARDTOP — by Yamaha  SPECIFICATIONS Length – 6.36m Beam – 2.4m Min hp…

      HONDA AQUATRAX 1200

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (November/December 2010) MAKING WAVES JETSKIS are becoming more and more popular by the day, and it’s quite…

      F200

      By Kevin Smith (SKI-BOAT July/August 2006) SMITH’S first boat review — how would it go? After a quick introduction to Peter…

      UNITY SURFMASTER 490

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (November/December 2010) WHY is it that whenever you plan to go out to sea the weather turns…

      UNITY 156 ELITE

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (November/December 2006) BRODERICK SPORTS — formerly Jet Ski Warehouse — are not new kids on the block…

      Cabo 43 Convertible

      (SKI-BOAT January/February 2003) SPECIFICATIONS LOA: 46 ft Beam: 15 ft. 1 in. Draft: 4 ft. 4 in. Deadrise: 18H deg.…

      Explorer 540 — Marketed by Yamaha

      Tested by Kevin Smith (SKI-BOAT September/October 2008) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.4m Beam – 2.2m Approx hull weight — 450kg Construction —…

      Ace Glider 630

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT January/February 2010)     AT A GLANCE Length: 6.1m Beam: 2.5m Fuel capacity: 200 litres Carrying…

      LIGHTNING 19O

      Tested by Kevin Smith (September/October 2007) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.64m Beam – 2.27m Hull weight – 850kg Min hp – 2…

      Seacat FC and CC — by Yamaha

      Tested by Kevin Smith (May/June 2007) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 4.9m/16ft Beam – 2.13m/7ft Flotation — Foam-filled (1 300l) Hull weight…

      Magnum 2750 — By Two Oceans Marine

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (July/August 2018) INNOVATION is paramount in any business, but especially if you want to retain your status…

      Sea Cat 800 by Durban Yamaha

      Reviewed by Erwin Bursik [September/October 2020 issue of Ski-Boat Magazine] THIS, the latest, the biggest and the best Sea Cat…

      Carry Cat 830 Sportfisher

      By Erwin Bursik (January/February 2017) AN air of mystique around something always stirs up the interest levels, especially in the…

      ProKat 2660

      Tested by Kevin Smith (July/August 2007) A GOOD LOOKER WITH PERFORMANCE TO MATCH EACH year we see numerous changes in designs…

      Kosi Cat 186 — A 5,7m craft by Natal Caravans & Marine

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (November/December 2004) Bill Harrison Tel: (031) 702-7291 • Fax: (031) 702-7209 E-mail: info@natalcaravans.co.za • www.natalcaravans.co.za NATAL Caravans…

      Benguela 530 CC

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT November/December 2010)                   AT A GLANCE Length: 5.35m…

      Thundercat 800

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (November/December 2008) THE Thunder Cat 800, flags flying from her outriggers, made her debut during the 2008…

      Explorer 19CC Sport By Natal Caravans and Marine

      Reviewed by Erwin Bursik [May/June 2020 issue of Ski-Boat] THE Explorer 19CC has been a very popular offshore craft since…

      Power 400 Catamaran

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (March/April 2006) A BRAND NEW WORLD! IS there more to boating than just fishing? It’s a hypothetical question…

      Riviera 41

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (July/August 2009) HER long, sleek, imposing bow sliced through the relatively big northeasterly sea as the 41…

      Ace Glider 630

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT July/August 2010) BEAUTY & ELEGANCE                      …

      F16

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT November/December 2009) AT A GLANCE Length: 4.95m Beam: 2.2m Draft: 300mm Approx weight: 460kg Fuel…

      Explorer Evo – A 19 foot craft by Durban Yamaha

      Reviewed by Erwin Bursik (November/December 2020) I WILL be bold enough to state that the Yamaha Explorer range of ski-boats…

      Scorpion Cat 156 — A 4,7m craft

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (May/June 2003)   AT A GLANCE LOA: 4,7 metres Beam: 2 metres Construction: Stringer bulkhead floor moulding…

      Seacat 565 CC — by Yamaha

      Tested by Kevin Smith (November/December 2007) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.65m Beam – 2.3m Hull weight – 750kg Min hp – 2…

      KingCat 166 — A 5,1m craft

      (SKI-BOAT January/February 2001) AT A GLANCE Length: 5,1m  Beam: 2,44m  Weight: 380kg Construction: Fibreglass/balsa deck; GRP encapsulated foam bulkheads. Flotation:…

      Oyster-Bay Cat

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (November/December 2011) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 35ft 6in (10.8m) Beam – 12ft 6in (3.78m) Min hp — 2…

      Gamefish 510

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (March/April 2010) SPECIFICATIONS Length — 5.1m Beam — 2.3m Weight — 490kg Min hp — 2 x…

      Concept 16 — A 5m craft

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT January/February 2005) IT’S hard to believe I first tested this popular boat all of six years…

      SeaDoo GTI 155

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (May/June 2011) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 3.37m Beam – 1.23m Weight (dry) — 338kg Power as tested —…

      Nova Cat 270

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (September/October 2003) A truly fine craft The Moçambique Archipelago makes very different demands on craft that are…

      Rodman 800

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (July/August 2004) THE Rodman 800 is very different to most if not all the craft in her…

      Sailfish 176

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (January/February 2013) THE SAILFISH 176 — by Blue Water Boats  AT A GLANCE Length: 5.3m Beam: 2.4m…

      Adventure 200

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT January/February 2010)                       SPECIFICATIONS Length…

      Benguela 1650 — by Natal Caravans & Marine

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT November/December 2012) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.1m Beam – 2.1 Min hp — 2 x 20hp…

      Swift 190 Cabin

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (September/October 2002) AT A GLANCE LOA: 5,9 metres Beam: 2,3 metres Construction: GRP with glassed narine ply…

      Ocean Cat 520

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (July/August 2011) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.2m (17ft) Beam – 2.2m Min hp — 2 x 60hp Max…

      Lightning Cat 24/7

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (March/April 2009) A GREAT FISHING BOAT   SUPERDUCK’S AJ Smith was looking for a 24ft offshore…

      Magnum 28 Walkaround — by Two Oceans Marine

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (January/February 2008) Tel: +27 21 448-7902 • Fax: +27 21 447-6668  E-mail: 2oceans@mweb.co.za • www.2oceans.co.za FROM the…

      Rodman 1250 Walkaround

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (January/February 2004) AN ALL-PURPOSE OFFSHORE SPORTFISHER NOTHING gets people more curious than when a bit of mystery…

      Angler 180F — A 5,5m craft

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT September/October 2005) NUWAVE Marine’s Wynand Wiering is extremely enthusiastic about their imported American craft, the…

      Butt Cat 865

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT November/December 2011)             SPECIFICATIONS Length – 8.65m Beam – 3.1m…

      V Cat CC

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (March/April 2012) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 6.2m Beam – 2.6m Min hp — 2 x 60hp Max hp…

      Trophy 2509 Walkaround

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (March/April 2003) The Trophy 2509 came thundering out of Durban Harbour, flinging spray wide and aft as…

      Robalo R240 Centre Console

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (March/April 2013) UPTOWN GIRL! — Robalo R240 Centre Console  I REMEMBER this boat, I thought, as Craig…

      Explorer 510 CC — by Yamaha

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT July/August 2011) SPECIFICATIONS Length — 5.1m Beam — 2.1m Weight — 400kg Recommended motors — 2…

      Seacat 800 — by Yamaha

      Tested by Henrich Kleyn (November/December 2009) Contact 0800 926 242 for your nearest Yamaha Marine dealer I RECENTLY had the privilege of…

      Lee Cat 800 Walkaround

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (November/December 2010) BUILT FOR THE LONG HAUL ALMOST every year most of the big boat building companies…

      Lee Cat 9m Walkaround Version II

      Reviewed by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT November/December 2013) THE place — Johannesburg Boat Show 2013. The boat — the new 9m…

      Gamefish 430

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT March/April 2009) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 4.45m Beam – 1.88m Min hp — 2 x 25hp Max…

      Ski-Craft Leisure — A 5,15m craft

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (September/October 2004) LEISURE PLEASURE — A boat for all reasons “I HAVE a craft with a difference…

      Trophy 30 Walkaround

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (January/February 2005) Sporty looks and outstanding performance AS I walked onto the moorings at the Royal Cape…

      Two Oceans Marine 48 Sportfisher

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (January/February 2013) BIG & BEAUTIFUL — Two Oceans Marine 48 Sportfisher   IN the golden glow of…

      Arrowcat 30

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT January/February 2011) LUXURY DEFINED   IT’S nearly a year since I sat down with Ernie…

      Benguela 530 FC & CC

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT September/October 2011) SPECIFICATIONS Length: 5.35m Beam: 2.35m Approx weight: 840kg Rated min hp: 2 x 60hp…

      X-28 WALK AROUND — by X-Boats

      (September/October 2016) THE Cape Winter weather was my greatest concern while I was busy arranging to review X-boats’ 28-foot Walk…

      CoastCat 16 — A 5,1m craft

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT January/February 2004)                 The CoastCat 16 has been a…

      Seacat 565 FC — by Yamaha

      Tested by Kevin Smith (January/February 2008) Contact 0800 926 242 for your nearest Yamaha Marine dealer. SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.65m Beam…

      Angler 220 WA

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT November/December 2005) DURING the 2004 Miami Boat Show, I found myself repeatedly returning to the…

      Orion 30 — A 9m craft

      (November/December 2000) I was relaxed, very relaxed, and happy. Who wouldn’t be? I was sitting on the flybridge of Bruce…

      FX 160 High Output Cruiser — by Yamaha

      Tested by Kevin Smith (SKI-BOAT March/April 2008) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 3.37m Beam – 1.23m Height — 1.24m Dry weight: 355kg Rider…

      Seacat 636 CC — by Yamaha

      (March/April 2013) Seacat 636 CC — by Yamaha  SPECIFICATIONS Length – 6.36m Beam – 2.4m Min hp — 2 x…

      Magnum 32 Walkaround — by Two Oceans

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (March/April 2005) Tel: +27 21 448-7902 • Fax: +27 21 447-6668  E-mail: 2oceans@mweb.co.za • www.2oceans.co.za FAST AND…

      Ocean Master 24/7

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (January/February 2005) WELL WORTH THE WAIT “I HAVE two new toys for you to play with,” said…

      Seacat 636 — by Yamaha

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (May/June 2011) Contact 0800 926 242 for your nearest Yamaha Marine dealer.  AT A GLANCE Length: 6m…

      KingCat 2406

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (July/August 2006) A CRAFT OF DISTINCTION “AND this?” I exclaimed as Peter Motzouris of Z-Craft showed me…

      Butt Cat 660

      Reviewed by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT March/April 2018)                       THE LAST…

      Explorer 510 CC by Yamaha

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT May/June 2018) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.1m Beam – 2.1m Hull weight – 450kg Recommended power…

      Vision 24 – A 24ft mono craft

      (Jan/Feb 2002) A craft in its final stages of being fitted-out caught my eye. Her lines were familiar, but at…

      INDIGO 430 HYBRID

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (September/October 2012) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 4.3m Beam – 2m Draft — 260mm Weight — 420kg Hull construction…

      Sunsport 1950

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (July/August 2009) AT A GLANCE Length: 5.9m Beam: 2.1m Draft: 400mm Approx weight: 480kg Fuel capacity: 90…

      Raptor 660 CC

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (January/February 2018) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 21’ 6” (6.6m) Beam – 2.55m Min hp — 2 x…

      GT 580

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (September/October 2008) AT A GLANCE Length: 5.8m Beam: 2.45m Draft: 40cm Construction: GRP only — completely woodfree…

      Supercat 38 Sport Custom — An 11.6m craft by Supercat Marine

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (May/June 2008) Tel/Fax: (046) 624-1867 • Cell: 076 833 6000 E-mail: supercat@cluesnet.co.za • www.supercat.co.za YOUR PERFECT SUN…

      Benguela 500 by Natal Caravans and Marine

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (November/December 2020) NATAL Caravans and Marine have proved over the 60 years they have been in…

      Unity Tiger

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (September/October 2010)SPECIFICATIONS Length – 4.85m Beam – 2.2m Weight — 420kg Min hp — 1 x 90hp…

      Gamefish 625

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (May/June 2010) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 6.25m Beam – 2.50m Min hp — 2 x 90hp Max hp…

      LeeCat 8 Sportfisher – An 8m craft

      (May/June 2002) THE Lee brothers of Port Alfred — Carl, Leon and Joe — were on hand to meet me…

      Raptor 820

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (September/October 2012) IN the Charara Basin of Lake Kariba you’ll find Nzou Lodge where the Captain Morgan…

      SEACAT 636 SPORT CABIN — by Yamaha

      (November/December 2015) Length: 6.36m Beam: 2.4m Approx weight: 1 600kg Fuel capacity: 8 x 25 litre Jerry cans Rated max…

      19ft Pursuit

      Reviewed by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT July/August 2013) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 19ft (5.79m) Beam – 2.38m Weight as tested — 1…

      SkiCraft 440 Sport – A 4,4m Craft

      (November/December 2002) LOA: 4,4m Construction: GRP honeycomb stringer/floor moulding. Flotation: Closed cell, high density polyurethane foam.  Hull weight: 425kg Weight…

      Seacat 465 FC — by Yamaha

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (September/October 2010) Contact 0800 926 242 for your nearest Yamaha Marine dealer.  SPECIFICATIONS Length – 4.65m Beam…

      Cobra Cat 640

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT September/October 2006) A HELL OF A BOAT! A NEW CobraCat is born! The first CobraCat 640…

      Rampage 38 Express

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (November/December 2006) THE OFFSHORE AUTHORITY  THE Rampage 38 Express could not be missed. Lying at moorings splendid…

      Lee Cat Expressa 900

      Tested by Kevin Smith (May/June 2008) IN 2006 Lee Cat launched the Expressa 800, and at that stage Erwin Bursik classified…

      Cobra Cat 585 — A 5,85m craft

      (SKI-BOAT September/October 2003) LOA: 5,85m Beam: 2,40m Flotation: 1 litre bottles Hull weight: 950kg Weight on trailer: 2 200kg Rated…

      19ft Explorer Evo — by Yamaha

      Reviewed by Heinrich Kleyn (March/April 2017)   SPECIFICATIONS Length – 19ft (5.8m) Beam – 2.25m Draught – 900m Fuel –…

      KingCat 226 Sport — A 6,9m craft

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (July/August 2003) PETER Motzouris knows what he wants when it comes to designing and building a boat…

      Luhrs 28 Express Sportfisher

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (July/August 2006) FAULTLESS FISHABILITY DUNCAN McKenzie of Bluewater Marine was very excited. The 28ft Luhrs Sportfisher he…

      Butt Cat 41

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT January/February 2012) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 12.5m Beam – 4.4m Min hp — 2 x 250hp Max…

      Kosi Cat 17 — by Natal Caravans & Marine

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (January/February 2011) Bill Harrison Tel: (031) 702-7291 • Fax: (031) 702-7209 E-mail: info@natalcaravans.co.za • www.natalcaravans.co.za SPECIFICATIONS Length…

      WaveRunner SHO — by Yamaha

      Tested by by Heinrich Kleyn (November/December 2008) Contact 0800 926 242 for your nearest dealer. SPECIFICATIONS Length: 3.34m Width: 1.23m Height:…

      Supercat Sliver 29 — A 29ft craft by Supercat Marine

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (November/December 2007) Tel/Fax: (046) 624-1867 • Cell: 076 833 6000 E-mail: supercat@cluesnet.co.za • www.supercat.co.za  THE revolutionary 38ft…

      Rascala FM17 and FM20

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (May/June 2005) FAMILY BOATING AT ITS BEST MY first acquaintance with Rascala boats not only heightened my…

      Kosi Cat 17 FC — by Natal Caravans & Marine

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (March/April 2012) Bill Harrison Tel: (031) 702-7291 • Fax: (031) 702-7209 E-mail: info@natalcaravans.co.za • www.natalcaravans.co.za SPECIFICATIONS Length…

      Ace Glider 530FC

      Tested by Kevin Smith (SKI-BOAT May/June 2008) AT A GLANCE Length: 5.3m Beam: 2.3m Draft: 40cm Construction: Wood-free hull, fibreglass…

      Unique 575 Semi-rigid

      Tested by Kevin Smith (September/October 2006) AJ Smith, owner of Superduck, was adamant that the Unique 575 and 540 had to…

      Seacat CC — A 4,9m craft by Yamaha

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (July/August 2005) THE Seacat CC made its first public appearance at the Johannesburg Boat Show in 2004,…

      Spearfisher 625 Cat

      (September/October 2008) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 6.25m Beam – 2.5m Weight — 800kg Flotation — bottles Motors — from 2 x…

      Ocean Cat 16

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (May/June 2011) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 4.9m Beam – 2.13 Min hp — 2 x 40hp Max hp…

      KINGCAT 2406

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (September/October 2013) SHE’S SUPREME AT SEA I THOUGHT Christmas had come early when I received a phone…

      Magnum 23 — by Two Oceans Marine

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (July/August 2004) Tel: +27 21 448-7902 • Fax: +27 21 447-6668  E-mail: 2oceans@mweb.co.za • www.2oceans.co.za ROD and…

      Explorer 510 — by Yamaha

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT May/June 2010) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.1m (16ft) Beam – 2.1m Weight — 400kg Recommended motors…

      Seacat 465 CC — by Yamaha

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (July/August 2010) Contact 0800 926 242 for your nearest Yamaha Marine dealer SPECIFICATIONS Length – 4.65m Beam…

      Sunsport 2250 IBR

      (September/October 2009) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 6.8m Beam – 2.5m Capacity — 10-12 people Fuel tank — 90l built-in tank Min…

      BobCat 43 – A 13m craft by Two Oceans Marine

      Reviewed by Erwin Bursik (SKI-BOAT May/June 2001) Tel: +27 21 448-7902 • Fax: +27 21 447-6668  E-mail: 2oceans@mweb.co.za • www.2oceans.co.za…

      Magnum 25 Walkaround — by Two Oceans Marine

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (September/October 2005) Tel: +27 21 448-7902 • Fax: +27 21 447-6668  E-mail: 2oceans@mweb.co.za • www.2oceans.co.za THE IDEAL…

      Citation 700

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT March/April 2012) CITED FOR EXCELLENCE JUST when everybody was wondering why Mallards Boating was so quiet…

      Pursuit 19 — A 5,64m craft

      Test by Erwin Bursik (March/April 2004) LOA: 5,64m Beam: 2,27m Construction: GRP with marine ply transom. Integral moulded bulkheads. Flotation: 1…

      SHARK CAT – by Durban Yamaha

      (November/December 2013) SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.1m Beam – 2.1m Min hp — 2x40hp 2-stroke or 2x50hp 4-stroke Max hp —…

      KingCat 200 — A 6,2m craft

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (May/June 2003) AT A GLANCE LOA: 6,3 metres Beam: 2,6 metres Flotation: Bottles/foam Hull weight: 860kg Weight…

      Magnum 36 — by Two Oceans Marine

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (November/December 2010) Tel: +27 21 448-7902 • Fax: +27 21 447-6668  E-mail: 2oceans@mweb.co.za • www.2oceans.co.za A FISHING…

      ProKat 3660

      Tested by Erwin Bursik (July/August 2007) ALL YOU NEED, PLUS MORE … THE first time I actually saw the ProKat 3660,…

      Ace Glider 530

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (SKI-BOAT May/June 2009) SPECIFICATIONS Length — 5.3m Beam — 2.3m Min hp — 60hp Max hp —…

      Falcon 700RSR Semi Rigid

      (SKI-BOAT May/June 2001) I have been following the development of this craft for some time now and it was good…

      Seacat 565 Walkthrough — by Yamaha

      Tested by Heinrich Kleyn (September/October 2009) Contact 0800 926 242 for your nearest Yamaha Marine dealer. SPECIFICATIONS Length – 5.65m Beam…

      Cobra Cat 525

      (SKI-BOAT July/August 2016) SPECIFICATIONS Length: 5.25m Beam: 2.35m Approx weight: 780kg Fuel capacity: 6 x 25 litres Rated max hp:…