|Listing Id||5083561||Length||5.11 Meter|
|Model||510 Freedom Sport bow rider||Engine Type||Evinrude 90hp|
|Hull Style||Single||Hull Type||Aluminium|
Quintrex 510 Freedom Sport Bow Rider, 2007 model on Quintrex galvanised drive on trailer with new bearings and jockey wheel.
The Quinny 510 bow rider could almost be considered a convertible runabout as the forward cockpit has a press stud removeable cover. You might leave it in place for a choppy crossing, then open-up for the sheltered waters or open plan fishing. Not to mention how much the kids love letting the wind in their hair whilst blasting along in the bow right where Mum and Dad can keep an eye on them.
Unlike many of the imported bow riders, this one is designed and equipped to be on the open sea. Among other items it has a bowsprit, cleat and cable-well for the anchor, gear conspicuously absent on virtually all imports in this style.
We are a long way past the millennium, but Quintrex’s Millennium hull still sets the standard in pressed aluminium. Adding to the flared bow above the chine that has been a Quintrex feature for decades, the builder put concavity into the forefoot to soften the contact with waves.
This is such an easily driven boat and this one has the bigger rated engine making getting up on the plane a breeze. It would have a skier up in quick time even with 5 or 6 onboard. There is an integrated ski pole under the aft seat and a ski biscuit with tow line are also included.
The 510 has level flotation that has the buoyant material carried up the boat’s sides. A good safety feature. Side pockets have been let into the material, and these have been enhanced with a pair of rod racks on each side plus there is a rocket launcher with 7 rod spaces which can be removed easily for lower storage areas.
The interior has an up market feel for a tinny with full carpeting, almost complete lining, and particularly comfortable seats. A pair of reversible singles at the helm, a folding four-seater aft, and room for three in the bow cockpit.
No boat ever had enough storage space but this one must come close. Besides the pockets it has an extra-large glove box, two under deck floodable compartments (one big enough for skis or a wake board) and bins under the bow seats. Possibly counting as storage are the abundant drink holders. You can never have enough of those.
Standard equipment includes compass, VHF marine radio, navigation lights and a fish finder-sounder. This boat has an extended Bimini, still throwing enough shade with the seats reversed.
Quintrex worked out the ergonomics long ago and everything falls neatly to hand and eye. The gear-throttle control was not fitted as an afterthought, the wheel is well placed relative to the seat, and the neat dash display is easily read. Analogue gauges report speed, revs, trim, and fuel remaining in the 95L tank.
Both cockpits offer good ocean access to anglers, and the stability is well up to clustering on one side. In the day cruising role the thoroughly seaworthy hull with reassuring freeboard means the stomping ground is not confined to sheltered waters.
This Quintrex is located in a lock up garage on the trailer ready to inspect with some prior notice.