Australia’s most-awarded sports boat has been reimagined with the release of the 580BRX by Haines Signature Boats.
The introduction of the 580BRX continues Signature’s long-standing bowrider lineage with its dramatic styling, newly-designed seating configuration and exceptional onwater experience, upping the sports boating game in the Australian marketplace.
“With the 580BRX we’ve delivered the best of both worlds,” said John Haines of The Haines Group.
“It’s a dedicated lifestyle boat – one that can be used for water sports on dams and lakes but unlike traditional ski boats, its Haines Signature pedigree means it has offshore capabilities to take you where most ski boats can’t,” said John.
The 580BRX encompasses all the traditional traits you’d expect from the brand – quality finishes, superior performance, backed by the legendary Haines ride for superb handling and stability, thanks to its Signature Variable Deadrise Hull.
The new model now comes with a range of new standard features to entice water sports lovers and set it apart from its competition. Clever enhancements and thoughtful design have been dispersed throughout the boat, starting with its arena-style seating.
Maximising the space onboard, the new “U” shaped wraparound lounge provides a spacious layout for passengers to deliver comfort and style whether lounging or spectating. The front passenger pod seat can be replaced with a standard bolster seat, should customers prefer. Along with the upholstered bow lounge and starboard moulded bolster seat, the 580BRX has capacity for up to eight passengers.
Wet and dry storage compartments for skis, wakeboards, fishing tackle and rods and other gear are provided throughout including under the lounge seating, side pocket and below deck. A removable aft seat disguises the Igloo marine esky underneath to keep cool refreshments on hand.
At the bow, an anchor locker well and hatch is provided (standard), while optional features include a ski pole and oversized transom steps with an extendable stainless steel ladder to provide a swim platform and easy access in and out of the water.
The latest in marine gadgets are also at the forefront of the 580BRX’s credentials with a newly configured, fully moulded dash introduced to allow for all the latest electronics at the helm. It houses a Simrad GO7XSR 7 inch chartplotter/sounder as standard, however can fit electronics up to 9 inches. A premium JL Audio stereo with Bluetooth and two 6.5 inch speakers also come standard to provide onboard entertainment.
The display model has been fully loaded with seven speakers all up and features the upgraded Simrad GO9XSE unit, offering customers the chance to see what customisations and upgrades are available with the 580BRX.
The dash has also been hand crafted to house stainless steel switches, so electronics can be turned on conveniently and literally at the touch of a button by the helmsman. Other standard features include a USB charging point, courtesy lights, two rod holders and eight drink holders.
The 580BRX is rated from 140–200hp with the display model powered with the maximum horsepower DF200AP 4-stroke outboard from Suzuki Marine to achieve the best possible onwater performance. Pre-rigging is included.
For families keen for a practical and functional boat that can be used for both fun and fishing, the 580BRX delivers on all fronts.
The abundance of storage is a huge drawcard and the fully moulded non-skid floor provides extra safety and comfort when reeling a line in. Flooring upgrades, such as carpet or Ultralon foam decking can also be optioned. A 150L fuel tank maximises its offshore credentials.
“The entry-level 580BR has been one of our most popular models of all time, commanding enormous praise and respect from customers and the boating industry alike since its release over a decade ago, winning three “Boat of the year” awards along the way,” said John.
“We believe the new-release 580BRX continues this legacy, but with new features to elevate it to new sports boating heights, particularly for Australian-made boats in the water sports category.”
The 580BRX will be on display for the first time at the Australian Marine Centre
stand (no. 321) at the Brisbane Boat Show from 24–26 August 2018. It's priced from $72,000 for a boat, motor, trailer package (Suzuki
Marine DF140A and Dunbier dual axle trailer), including dealer delivery and on waters.
The boat show display model is priced from $88,000 for a boat, motor, trailer package (Suzuki Marine DF200AP and Dunbier dual axle trailer), including dealer delivery (ex Brisbane) and on waters.