Witch Craft 7800
Year: January 2018
Fibreglass 7.8m, Volvo Penta Diesel D4,300hp Diesel, Stern drive with genuine Volvo Jack shaft which provides a clear transom for fishing.
Motor has heaps of power so you can cruise all day at 28 knts, all you have to do is hang on. You should also note that if the weather is bad as i have encountered coming back for Kangaroo Island in 36knt winds you can travel at 12 or 15 knts and there will be no engine surging what so ever, when large waves / swell puts extra load on the engine it doesn't matter as the volvo stern drive has large diameter props which eliminates slippage under load so the boat just keeps on going. Believe me its the best you can get as I have 2 other larger boats with the Volvo duo prop set up and i wouldn't buy them again if there was something better out there.
Top speed 32knts.
The electronic are Simrad, all brand new last year which includes 2 x 12 inch screens, Auto pilot, chart plotter, sounder 3D.
Boat has an extra long range fuel tank, 800 litres, which gives you a range of 1300 to 1400 km.
Self Draining deck with deck wash built into hand rails.
Trailer is heavy duty with full break away braking system. Boat can be easily retrived by one person as it is truely a drive on trailer, no rollers. I will prove it to you when we have a sea trial as most of the time I go fishing by myself hence that is what the trailer had to be !!
Any sea trial is welcome, any independant mechanical inspection welcomed as boat has always been serviced by a methodical volvo mechanic.
Replacement cost for this boat is well over $300,000, a new motor alone is more than $110,000 plus fitting.