by Dom Wiseman

Hurricane Boats Australia are poised to become Australia’s “one stop shop” for both pontoon and deck boats with the addition of the Sweetwater, Sanpan and Aqua Patio range. With the additional brands, Hurricane now offer over 165 models with varying layouts ensuring there’s a boat for everybody.

Hurricane have positioned themselves as a deck boat specialist. They have taken on distribution of the full complement of quality models from the US-manufacturer of Hurricane boats, offering Aussies the most extensive range of these versatile craft across the spectrum of features, uses and pricing.

“Deck boats have really struck a chord with boaties,” explains Paul Atallah, co-director at Hurricane Boats Australia. “Particularly those looking for easy, hassle-free and low-maintenance way to get out on the water.”

Now joining the Hurricane FunDeck and Sundeck models are the unique Aqua Patio, Sanpan and Sweetwater pontoon boats.

“They are incredible,” says Grant Flanagan, co-director. “The manufacturer, Godfrey Marine in Indiana, USA, is a specialist pontoon boat builder – the pioneer of the deck boat since 1974.

“They produce 22,000 units a year of the Hurricane brand, the world’s number one selling deck boat, and many thousands more of Sweetwater, Aqua Patio and Sanpan models – from entry level to ultra-premium with all the bells and whistles. Their four factories have exceptional quality control and offer nearly unlimited options for customisation.”

The Sweetwater Sunrise line is an entry level pontoon boat, with a mid-level range called Sweetwater and the top of the line Sweetwater Premium.

Sweetwater 1680

Aqua Patio is the a sporty and fun range of pontoon boats, including the special wakeboard edition called the ‘XP’, with a wake tower, top quality upholstery, upgraded speakers and more. Then there’s the Aqua Patio SDP which comes with a hard top and a slide for hours of family fun!

Aqua Patio_250_XP_01_1216

The Sanpan line is an elegant line of pontoon boats with luxurious finishes throughout. They have just released the new 28-foot pontoon boat with twin optional 350hp engines. Set to be the top of the tree in quality, style and performance.

Sanpan 2500

“Among all these brands there are more than 150 different sizes, styles, layouts and optional extras,” says Paul. “There’s something to suit every kind of boating interest and activity.”