Pleasantly surprised at the willing acceleration
Reviewed Oct 2016
Many of the design features of the 565R came out of the research team asking customers and fisherman what they wanted in a boat. The result is the all-new 565 hull, conceived as an all-rounder that’s easy to tow, launch and quick to wash down. It went without saying that it would follow the traditional Haines Hunter formula of being bulletproof, with impeccable manners at sea and enough room in the cockpit for a decent-size crew to fish in comfort.
In reintroducing the 565 badge Haines Hunter knew it had big expectations to meet. That late ’80s hull carries legendary status as a hard-charging and soft-riding sea boat. Haber told me the new hull is a significant improvement over the original boat, with a softer, dryer ride and better stability at rest. He added that improvements in gelcoats, resins and mat technology mean a modern hull is stronger, stiffer and longer-lasting...