Couple Crosses Country For A Haines Hunter
19 September 2014
WA couple and keen anglers Sarah and Shane Anderson both grew up with boats and fishing. So when the time came to purchase a new boat, they knew they needed a trailer boat that could handle offshore fishing, was able provide long range trips, had the seaworthiness to suit the conditions off the WA coast, but could also easily cruise the Swan River with family, friends and kids.
They also wanted a hull that was quiet, smooth riding, finished to a very high standard, and looked good. These requirements meant that fibreglass was the only option for them.
After much research, they constantly came back to the Haines 650R Limited as the only boat that met all of their requirements.
At this time, and with no dealer in WA, they spoke to the Haines Hunter factory and were able to track down a 650R Limited hull at Port Phillip Boating Centre in Victoria. After a visit to the factory and the dealer in February, they worked closely with the Haines Hunter and the Port Phillip Boating team to get themselves exactly the vessel they wanted.
Sales Manager Tim Davies comments; “at Haines Hunter we understand what a massive purchase a new boat is and we don’t take that purchase lightly. We want all our buyers to be 100% happy with their final choice and we’re more than happy to accommodate visits to the factory to ensure the buyer gets what they want.”
Following a sea trial in Melbourne in early April, the boat arrived in Perth mid April, just in time to take advantage of the great boating weather over Easter and to catch the end of the game fishing season in WA.
Over the coming months they will be fitting the boat out for big game fishing, with a goal to be the champion boat in the Perth Game Fishing Club, with Sarah’s sights set firmly on becoming champion angler.
Buying a Haines Hunter if you live on the west coast has now been made a whole lot easier, with WA dealer Jetpower Boatshop recently appointed as a Haines Hunter dealer. Dealer principal Stewart Dixon knows exactly what it’s like to have to travel east to purchase a vessel, when approximately 15 years ago he also travelled to the east coast to purchase his own Haines Hunter hull. Prospective buyers can now peruse selected hulls in-store, and demonstration days can be easily arranged.
“Haines Hunter owners tend to be very passionate about their purchase, and I’m happy to coordinate a trip to Melbourne to visit the Haines Hunter factory if required!” says Stewart. Drop into Jetpower soon to discover the Haines Hunter difference.