Savage 500 Blue Water Fishing Boat Review

Savage 500 Blue Water Review

September 2009


Families will enjoy the comfort and freedom of boating with the Savage range of Blue Water Cuddy Cabins

Main Features:

Good bow access makes anchoring easy.  Life on the Savage 500 is pretty comfortable if you want to take a back seat.

“Savage 500 Bluewater – Cruising Comfort”

Families are experiencing the comfort and freedom of boating with Savage’s range of Blue Water Cuddy Cabins.

The Blue Water range features the 515 and the 545 both of which provide comfort for the family whilst at the same time catering to the needs of serious offshore fishermen.

All boats in the Blue Water range are built with the unique Savage Maximum Ride Hull which provides efficient ‘hole shot’ performance, a smooth ride on the plane and improved stability when at rest.

National Account Manager Cameron Wood says the Savage Blue Water range is great for family adventures and ideal for serious offshore fishing.

“Our Blue Water range have been built for maximum comfort and adventure, and with the larger cabin areas your family is protected from the elements,” he said.

“Savage is the only Australian brand that combines moulded fibreglass cabins and rolled side decks for a unique and stylish design.

“The design of the cabin allows plenty of bunk storage and room for electronics and instrumentation that is needed to land that perfect catch.

“The Maximum Ride Hull and folding rear lounge provide a stable platform for fishing and any other fun family activities on the water,” he said.

The 515 Blue Water measures an overall length of 5.18m and a beam of 2.20m with a 75 litre underfloor fuel tank and a maximum rating of 100 horsepower.

For families after a larger boat the 545 Blue Water measures an overall length of 6.45m with a beam of 2.33m and a 118 litre underfloor fuel tank, with a maximum rating of 115 horsepower.

Unique features of the 515 and 545 Blue Water include two swivel skipper seats, rear ladder, underfloor flotation, high gunwales and broad beam for maximum safety, two rod holders and anchor storage.

The Blue Water range is able to be optioned up with two tone paint, bimini for sun protection or a transom door for easy access.

Boat Specifications

Boat Engine

A 90hp OptiMax outboard powered the Savage 500 Blue Water.

Boat Performance

In calm conditions on Port Phillip Bay the 500 returned the following performance figures.

RPM – SPEED (Knots)

3000 : 13 .0

3500 : 18.2 

4000 : 21.7 

4500 : 26.1

5900 : 39.1

Length : 5.21m

Beam : 2.09m

Max power : 115hp

Hull weight : 470kg

Freeboard : 0.62m