by Dom Wiseman

Quintrex have been producing aluminium family boats since way back in 1945. They pioneered mass production of the iconic Aussie tinnie with mass market appeal and remain at the forefront of research and development today. Over the years, they have implemented the Flared Bow in 1968, the Millenium Hull in 1999 and the Blade Hull in 2011. That hull continues in all models.

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There has been a shift in the aluminium boating market to more technically involved and better hull designs and now Quintrex have joined the fray with their new Apex Hull. This is the result of hours or development and countless prototypes.

According to Quintrex, the flare on the new hull runs further aft and maintains continual contact with the water delivering a smoother ride. They have incorporated a wider chine that increases stability and grip when cornering. The design also incorporates a pickle fork bow that also increases the surface area at the bow providing much greater lift, ensuring a level attitude and it would appear from the images we’ve seen that the boats turn much flatter than those with the Blade hull.

All Apex hulls from 550 up are built with ribs welded to the bottom sheet. Combined with the new RSD (raised Side Decks) which appear to be a more solid box-like design and are also fully welded the Apex hull delivers a much stiffer end result so the ride isn’t affected by ┬áthe twist and movement traditional builds experience. This design also increases internal height by 80mm which is an important safety factor.

Quintrex expect the Apex to exceed expectations with Quintrex Account Managers, Drew Jackson and Nathan Shaw saying of the dealer showcase

“We released the Apex Hull to our dealer network at a recent conference on the Gold Coast and were overwhelmed with their response”

“Our dealers love the design and we have already received great orders and customer enquiry”

The new hull is in the build stage with dealer stock expected to roll out over the next few months ahead of full availablility for customers in August 2017.

  • Richard

    What is the electric motor in the front? Minn Kota?