John Willis is testing the new Merry Fisher 695 Series Two, which features a completely overhauled design. As an added bonus, it has also been rated to take a 200hp, Mercury V6 four-stroke that is capable of reaching speeds up to 38 knots.
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Chris Beattie, editor of Club Marine Magazine, is at Maritimo Racing HQ on the Gold Coast. After an exclusive tour of the facilities, he speaks with Tom Barry-Cotter, winner of the 2019 UIM XCAT Powerboat Championship and as a bonus, takes his own turn in the driver's seat.
World exclusive - we drive Maritimo's 200km/h world-championship-winning XCAT and tour the team's Gold Coast headquarters. Ever wondered what it’s like to drive a high-speed XCAT racing powerboat? We certainly did, so when an exclusive opportunity to spend two days with Maritimo’s 2019 UIM XCAT World Championship-winning race team was offered to Club Marine Magazine’s Chris Beattie, he was there in a flash. Full video and magazine feature coming soon!
John Willis is onboard the first-ever Riviera 505 SUV off the production line. The SUV concept combines the hull of Riviera's true-blue flybridge cruiser and the one-level layout of a sport yacht. Every square millimetre of the 505 is optimised for cruising in cooler or tropical climates. John says the Riviera SUV has beautiful finishes with a general feeling of space, comfort, and luxury. Power comes from 1450HP Volvo-Penta engines. Cruise speed is 28 knots and top-speed is 33 knots.
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