Bavaria has always offered boaties clever, user-friendly designs and layouts in tough boats. So tough in fact, this boat is rated to Gale Force 8, which means it’s capable of withstanding 40 knot winds and seas more than 5m.
This is a really well-thought-out boat. The owner had only had a short run offshore, but found she handled 25 knots on the nose really well,
PartyCats have so much social space aboard—you could realistically call them a floating patio or barbecue area—as pontoon boats.
Over the years I've come to expect Hainesy's hulls to be sure footed and predictable and yet even with that august heritage, the 485SF stood out as something particularly special.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable test drive—the time goes too quickly in this entirely pleasant boat. If you’re looking for a sub eight-metre vessel, you have to look at Bayliner’s 245 Cruiser.