The 7.36 metre (24 foot) Vacationer's retractable fibreglass camper top shades the entire boat by day and with roll down covers and screens in place, provides generous overnight accommodation. Its patented, electrically-operated hardtop lowers onto the deck, completely sealing the boat and contents for towing or storage. Kencraft's general manager, Ken Blacklock believes the new model will appeal to a wide cross section of family boating enthusiasts, particularly those wanting to combine long distance touring with their passion for the water. "The concept can be compared to a 'pop-top' caravan," he says. "Prior to launching electric motors raise the top to create a protective cover from bow to stern. Clear and side covers are then easily rolled down and snapped into place as required."
"When the boat is being trailed or stored, the roof retracts to fit snugly around the combing. This greatly reduces windage while being trailed and secures the boat against dirt, damage and pilferage while being stored." The Vacationer is a spacious boat with ample room for fishing and comfortable weekend camping. It will appeal to active Australian families and retirees wishing to combine short live-aboard holidays with the convenience of an affordable trailable boat. In fact, with its fold-away rear steps providing easy access while the boat is on its trailer, the Vacationer can easily double as a caravan." The boat is approved to carry up to 12 adults and it will comfortably sleep four overnight. A fully-equipped galley includes a 2 burner gas cooktop & BBQ and there is provision for two cooler boxes or a portable refrigerator. Other luxuries include a fresh water shower, toilet/change room and four speaker sound system with DVD.
Generous storage makes it an ideal boat for holiday adventures. It is powered by a single 125 - 175hp outboard. Top speed can exceed 40 knots, depending upon the motor specified. Southbeach is designed and built in Australia and can be legally towed on Australian roads without a wide load towing permit. Prices range from $62,000 incl. gst delivered ex. Gold Coast. Kencraft Marine Pty Ltd is a family-owned boat building company based on the Gold Coast. The company has been designing and building hand crafted timber and fibreglass runabouts since 1997. It's luxuriously appointed Aquamajestic superyacht tenders have established an enviable reputation among some of the world's most discerning owners.