The Chivers 620 Thresher CC (centre console) is about mid way up the size range of Chivers' Shark series of water ballasted boats and probably the most popular.
Being 20-odd feet of centre console it has a lot of deck space, four or five could fish here without other people's elbows bothering them.
It could equally be a family day out sort of boat but, unlike the traditional family boat, its basic design lets it cope with non family-friendly weather.
The under deck volume is consumed by a cellular structure of intersecting web frames. Some of the cells are the water ballast containers, two are the 140 litre catch tanks, and another contains the 180 litre fuel tank. All other cells are foam filled. As well as providing handy containers the structure makes for great strength - based on bottom plating as thick as a Rottnest ferry.
The ballasting arrangements are totally automatic and barely noticeable. Launch the boat and within seconds the ballast tanks are full delivering the stability of a jetty. They stay full at manoeuvring speeds. Once in unrestricted waters opening the throttle sets the boat planing in the usual way without any noticeable hesitation. Naturally all that stability on demand greatly enhances the Thresher's appeal as a fishing boat.
This is a quiet boat. The supremely rigid hull and the foam filling play their parts as does the motor. This 175hp Evinrude E-TEC,
A two-stroke in name and mechanical conformation, in every other way it is something different. The high pressure fuel injection and a string of other magic ingredients remove all the traditional annoyances. Instant starting and an absence of exhaust smoke are thoroughly welcome. So is the fuel consumption, claimed to be significantly more frugal than the competition, although we were unable to take measurements.
"There is no question about the performance it produces: top speed in the flat conditions nudged 40 knots"
Perth Region GILL MARINE 56 KING EDWARD RD Osborne Park WA
20' 4" - 6.20m
VERY BEAMY AND STABLE AT REST
FULLY CARPETED DECK EASY CLEANING NON SLIP
FRESHLY SERVICED TURN KEY READY TO GO FOR SUMMER
PETROL 91oct OR BETTER 2 STROKE
20-30 ALL DAY LONG
CONSOLE / ENGINE COVER
YES EXP TBC
YES EXP TBC
LOWRANCE 12' SOUNDER GPS COMBO
MASSIVE REAR BOARDING LADDER
LARGE TRANSOM DOOR GREAT FOR DIVING
FLUSHABLE BAIT STATION
SELF FLOODING KEEL
SELF DRAINING DECK
FLOODABLE KILL WELLS
COMFORTABLE CAPTAIN CHAIR
CUSTOM STORAGE SOLUTIONS
FUSIONS SOUND SYSTEM
RADIO / STEREO
FRONT SPOT LIGHT
FLUSH MOUNT DIGITAL GAUGES
DRINK / SINKER HOLDERS
LARGE GUNNEL POCKETS
AND HEAPS MORE....
DUAL AXLE DRIVE ON MECHANICAL BRAKED GALV TRAILER
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