Seaquest 3600 Sports Bridge Cruiser Review

SeaQuest 3600 Sports Bridge Review

Reviewed: February 2009

Author: Daniel Tillack, Editor,
Modern Boating Magazine


A Sports Bridge power boat offering boating family flexibility.

Main Features:

Grill, fry or bake your freshly caught fish in the well-equipped galley.  SeaQuest has kept everything straightforward in the helm station and there is plenty of storage throughout this sports boat.

“SeaQuest sports boats – Quest for living space”

Brisbane-based boatbuilder SeaQuest has launched an all-new GRP Sports Bridge cruiser, the SeaQuest 3600.

Though based on the SeaQuest 3000, the 3600 is a new design from the keel up.  While the moulded hull length is 10.98m, the length overall is a 12.70m thanks to a big marlin board which extends from the transom.  And with a beam of 3.40m, the SeaQuest 3600 has ample on-board living and cockpit space.

Most Australian boaters are familiar with the flybridge layout.  The Sports Bridge layout is different in that it has an elevated helm station with a transverse bunk underneath.  Common in US boats, this design often comes with an unattractive high-sided hull. 

Not so with the SeaQuest 3600.  As well as offering two big sleeping cabins, the hull lines remain well proportioned. 

The helm station is clean and tidy.  A bench seat flanks the pedestal helm seat.  The clip-in carpet in the aft cockpit softens the impact of the white gelcoat.

Here’s a nifty trick: at the flick of a button, the cockpit floor lifts on hydraulic rams to give access to the engine room.  Dual diesel stern drive engines are installed alongside one another, while a MASE generator set, hot water system, fuel tank and ancillary gear is all contained in the engine room.

The cockpit, aft of the helm station, has room for a table and deckchairs, and a sun lounge or two. 

There’s an outdoor galley with sink, icebox and freezer.  There’s more storage in the transom, which features a hinged boot opening to a storage bin that can be used for a rolled up inflatable or an outboard.

Moving into the cabin area, boaters step down a set of curved steps to enter the galley, where they’ll find a fridge, microwave, electric cooktop and so on.  To starboard is a dining table and flush settee.  Forward of the settee is a double berth with flat screen TV, speakers and personal lighting.

The master cabin, underneath the helm station, can be fitted with a double bed or a double berth plus a single berth.

“This is a true family boat than can go to sea for many days at a time,” says John Young of SeaQuest Boat Sales.

“With lots of storage on board for food and drinks, a 300L water tank and 900L fuel tank, the 3600 gives boating families enormous flexibility to stay at sea for an extended period.”

Boat Specifications

Hull length  : 10.98m

Overall length : 12.7m

Beam : 3.4m

Recommended power : 2 x 200hp sterndrive (options up to 2 x 300hp)

Freshwater tanks : 300L approx.

Fuel tank : 900L approx.

Deadrise : Bow 40°; transom 20°

Weight (light ship) : 5500kg approx.

Accommodation : 6-8 in two cabins