Belgium. Marine Power Europe introduces Quicksilver’s new models
Wednesday, 01 November 2006
Over the years, Quicksilver fibreglass boats have established an enviable reputation with those who like to have fun on the water while enjoying a host of practical features. Indeed, a range sporting more than 35 models has ensured that there has been a model to suit virtually every requirement, but time stands still for nobody which is why Marine Power Europe has announced six new Quicksilver models in its 2007 range that carries a three year structural hull warranty.
First up is the 720 Commander which supplements seven other models in the range. The 720 is notable for its exceptionally stylish, modern appearance incorporating a bow roller and ski hook but under the elegant hull, there is a specification which boasts a fully-equipped cabin with berth, shower, chemical toilet and a host of luggage compartments. A sink and cooker in the cockpit add to the home comforts which are further enhanced by a large front sunpad with picnic table while effortless, safe performance is assured thanks to hydraulic steering. The options list includes a hard top with radio.
720 Basic specifications:
Hull length (m) 7.14
Hull beam (m) 2.68
Max power (HP) 300
Next up in the revised Quicksilver Weekend range are the 640, 670 and 700 models which berth alongside the established 750.
The Weekend range is a leader in the comfort stakes with the 700 particularly notable for its spacious and luxurious cabin which offers two separate double berths, a dining table and chemical toilet. Comforts are enhanced by an opening deck hatch and a galley which features a sink, tap, fresh water tank, cooker and fridge. The environment is further improved by a teak laminate floor. Power is provided by a proven 150 HP Volkswagen Marine engine backed up by hydraulic steering and flaps. A Navman 6600 Trackfish with GPS plotter and fishfinder completes the comprehensive equipment list.
Comfort is also high on the 670 and 640 Weekend agenda with both versions offering generous space and a convertible dining table in the cockpit. A fresh water sink, cooker and chemical toilet are also standard fitments, as is hydraulic steering.
In terms of nocturnal comfort, the 670 offers two separate double berths while the 640 Weekend provides a double berth with shower and the option of outboard power or sterndrive, either a 1.7L diesel or 3.0L gasoline.
Weekend Model 700 - 670 – 640 - 640SD
Hull length (m) 6.96 - 6.45 - 6.48 - 6.48
Hull beam (m) 2.74 - 2.48 - 2.50 - 2.50
Passengers 7 - 6 – 6 - 6
Max power (HP) 150 - 115 - 115 - 135
The Quicksilver Flamingo range has established an unrivalled reputation for fun-filled, value-for-money boating and that reputation will be further enhanced for 2007 with the introduction of new 430 and 500 models which join the 620, 530, 525 Open and 520 variants.
The 500 Flamingo offers good equipment levels at a reasonable price and includes a front sunpad with picnic table as well as standard navigation lights, a built in fuel tank and numerous lockers. The slightly simpler 430 offers a cabin for shelter, complete with V-berths and shares with the 500, an anchor locker, swim ladder and side storage compartment.
Flamingo 500 - 430
Hull length (m) 4.97 - 4.24
Hull beam (m) 2.10 - 2.06
Passengers 5 - 4
Max power (HP) 60 - 50
All Quicksilver boats are equipped with market-leading power units from the world’s largest pleasure boat engines group, Mercury Marine.
A choice of Mercury or Mariner outboards is available while sterndrives and inboards are sourced from Mercury MerCruiser, Cummins MerCruiser Diesel or Volkswagen Marine, all of which offer optimum up-to-the-minute technology and reliability to maximise enjoyment on the water.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 November 2006 )