Aimed at serious anglers and it doesn’t disappoint
Reviewed Oct 2016
Stepping aboard the Haines Hunter 675 Offshore for the first time, there are two things that instantly stand out. First is the expansive cockpit area which is so impressive, it’s hard to recall any other boat in this size category that would compete with it. The freeboard is also superb and the attention to detail extends to the toe holds that are present on both the port and starboard sides of the hull. This enables anglers to get close to the coaming and use it as leverage while fighting large fish.
The second is the custom built hardtop which is so securely attached and solid, it’s quite possible to imagine that it could outlast the hull itself. Fifty millimeter stainless tubing has been used throughout offering formidable strength. Enclosing a helm with a hardtop is something many Aussie boat builders have done recently but the forethought and functionality that has gone into the Haines Hunter version suggest that theirs currently sets the benchmark for others to follow. There’s storage above your head and space to allow for engine instruments and panels should you wish to free up dash space for electronics such as sounders and GPS units...