by Dani Limback
Robalo offshore and crossover fishing boats have a new home in NSW. Family Boats in Blacktown have been appointed the master dealer for Robalo NSW and will debut the iconic brand at the Sydney Boat Show in August.
R247 white water
Family Boats have been a part of the NSW marine industry since 1975 and enjoy an enviable reputation for customer service and boating knowledge. They offer professional service facilities and experienced staff, who love their fishing and boating.
Robalo boats have been a premium brand in the states since 1968 and are manufactured under the watchful eye of industry veteran, Buck Pegg.
Scott O’Hare, the Robalo importer said: 'We are thrilled that Family boats have come on board and we look forward to the Sydney Boat Show where we know fishos looking for a serious offshore fishing rig or families looking for the ultimate crossover boat will be impressed.
'Robalo are renowned for their quality finish and tough construction, but the Hydro Lift hull design is what really sets them apart. The unique hull offers an incredibly soft ride even in the toughest conditions,' he said.
R180 from stern 1
Wayne Fraser from Family boats said: 'The Robalo range is exactly the mix we were looking for. Today’s boating families often want more than just a fishing boat - they seek to enjoy their investment more often with the flexibility to ski or cruise as well and Robalo have catered for that market perfectly. Sydney buyers now have a genuinely exciting, high quality option from one of the world’s most respected manufacturers when choosing their new boat.'
The new crossover range offers flexible cockpit layouts, built in toilets and single or twin outboard transoms, while retaining all of the performance characteristics and serious fishability that Robalos are famous for.
For more information on the Robalo range go to www.robalo.com or contact Chaparral Australia on (03) 9397 6977.