Has Haines Hunter reached the pinnacle of trailerboat design and construction?
Reviewed Oct 2016
Moving forward, the helm is simple but effective. There's room for a 12in sounder if you so choose, and the angle is directly in your face for optimum visibility without the glare. There's a glovebox for secure storage and the helm is finished with a very nice sports steering wheel. Our test boat hadn't been fitted with hydraulic steering, as per its purchaser's request. It was a little stiff at low revs but it performed well when on the plane. I've driven the same package with the hydraulic steering option and I highly recommend it.
The driving position is high and comfortable with a well-laid-out instrument cluster. Visibility whilst seated is a little obscured by the high dashboard and windscreen frame, but it's still quite acceptable. That said, the high-mount helm affords excellent all-round vision and you can lock yourself firmly against the helm seat should you prefer to stand...