by Dom Wiseman

Arvor have just released their latest for the Sportsfish range, the diminutive, in Arvor terms at least, 555. Traditionally Arvor have made a name in the larger boat sizes and while all are trailerable, the 555 brings the usability of those bigger boats in a smaller package and at a lower price point too. There are over a dozen models in the range now with the massive 9 metre Sportsfish at the top. These forward cabin boats were originally designed for the fishermen of the North Sea but it is fair to say they have also found a home here in Australia judging by the amount you see on the water these days. The 555 Sportsfish is designed for a crew of five and will carry the same design characteristics of the distinctive Arvor Sportsfish range.


At a length of 5.30 metres the 555 Sportsfish offers great mobility not usually seen in a full cabin vessel of this size. The wide beam of 2.40m is partially responsible and will weight less than 2 tonnes putting it in the realms of a medium family car for towing.

There is a walk around and lockable cabin, self-draining deck, high sides with rod storage. This design ethos has always been at the centre of the Sportsfish design. It may be small but Arvor have maintained as much usable space as they could leaving a larger than average cockpit and substantial fishing room while keeping you dry and safe. It will take a max of 115 horsepower to get you there and back with ease, while keeping you insanely dry.

There will be a range of options to keep the pickiest owner happy. 

Largest Engine:      115hp

Standard equipment:

Hull & deck: Hull & Deck; Swim Ladder; Bow Roller; Anchor Locker; Navigation lights; Electric Bilge Pump

Cockpit: Fish locker; Cockpit Rod Storage; Rod Holders; Self Draining Cockpit

Helm: Hydraulic Steering; Analog Speedometer/Tachometer; Fuel Gauge; 12v electrical socket

Cabin: 2 berths; Cabin lights; Standard seat with backrest or optional bucket seat; Opening Side Window.

Optional equipment:

Smart Edition: berth filler, cabin curtains, roof hatch, berth upholstery, navigators bucket seat, cabin jump seat filler, starboard windshield wiper, cockpit table, bow cushion, cockpit upholstery, cockpit light, raw water wash down, plumbed live bait well system, 2 additional rod holders

Individual options:
– Coloured hull (light blue)
– Auxiliary outboard bracket
– Sun awning
– Bimini
– Complete enclosed canvas

Dealer options:
– antifouling
– dual battery system
– Fusion stereo