Introducing the all new 550F
Written by Paula on 19th May 2016
Haines Signature, manufacturers of Australia’s best built fibreglass boats is extremely proud to announce the launch of the all new 550F model to its lineup of award winning trailer boats.
A new generation of Haines Signature, the 550F builds on the legacy of The Haines Group’s reputation for quality Australian designed and built boats to deliver to customers a versatile, family friendly fishing boat loaded with features.
The 550F debuts a new hull design (derived from the 575) almost a foot wider across the beam than its predecessor – the 543F. At 2.41m, the wider platform offers greater stability at rest for a better offshore fishing experience – giving each angler on board more fishing space or extra room for the kids to hang out.
Customers will also benefit from up to 77 per cent greater range than the previous model, with a larger fuel tank fitted to the 550F to maximise their time on the water.
The Haines family and its team have proved with the 550F that you can be a serious offshore fishing contender without compromising on looks and performance.
“This was one of the largest selling classes of Haines Signature boats in history and we wanted to capture the legacy of this brand with this new model,” said John Haines, Chief Executive Officer of The Haines Group.
“The 550F is a fantastic fishing boat that’s more comfortable, soft riding and gives more walk around access as we’ve increased the floor space but kept the cabin size the same.
“Our team has been researching and designing this boat for almost 12 months, incorporating feedback from our customers and dealers for a fishing boat with more space – we’ve really taken this boat to the next level,” Mr Haines said.
Its features include an increased beam width, 177L fuel tank, side pockets, new look dash with reverse look windows, live bait tank, live wells and a 10 year structural warranty, as standard.
It is also fully customisable with a range of options including a fully enclosed hardtop and 32mm stainless steel rails and much more.
Priced from $56,990 (inc on waters), the Haines Signature 550F will be making its debut at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo from 19-22 May at the Australian Marine Centre stand.
“We believe it’ll be a great upgrade option for those looking to trade in their aluminium boat for a fibreglass boat built to the highest quality right here in our Australian factory,” Mr Haines said.