Boat Review: Haines Signature 788SF
Centre Console

January 23th 2019

This design is currently all the rage for boaties who enjoy recreational fishing and diving from their vessel.

If you have been following the recreational boating, diving and fishing scene, you may already be aware of the rapidly growing fondness for the centre console boat design. This design is currently all the rage for boaties who enjoy recreational fishing and diving from their vessel – and for a good reason.

It is well established that centre console vessels have spacious, walk-around decks, excellent handling during unfavourable ocean conditions and often come with a wide assortment of practical features to suit an ocean explorer.

In recent months we have seen a substantial spike in the release of these models, such as the newly released Haines Signature 788SF.

haines signature centre console boat windshield

Thanks to this vessel’s superior build quality and innovative design features, it has become cemented as a leading competitor against a variety of boats with similar features already available on the market.

Our team has been working with the expert designers and builders at Haines Signature for over 40 years and we believe that, while there are many other popular centre console vessels available, the 788SF has some key design features that you should seriously consider if you are looking to purchase a new recreational boat in 2019.

Haines Signature 788SF

haines centre console boat windshield
haines centre console boat windshield

Seating capacity: 10 people | Fuel capacity: 500L | Length: 7.88m

Dubbed the ‘flagship’ of the Haines Signature range, the 788SF centre console boat is a big league player for diving and game fishing enthusiasts. With long-range capabilities, a full head with shower, toilet, vanity and onboard fresh water, this vessel is great for the whole family.

Additional amenities are available for this vessel so you can tailor it to your recreational needs.

The main point of difference here is that the 788SF makes use of a highly-durable, semi-frameless, cross curve hardtop windscreen finished with black ANOTEX that allows for fantastic all-around visibility without compromising valuable vessel space.

This style of windscreen will ensure that even during poor weather and sea conditions, your visibility, and therefore safety, is never jeopardized.

When comparing centre console boats, it is very important to carefully consider the style and features of the windscreen as the windscreen is responsible for protecting both you and the console itself from the natural marine environment.

If you have any questions regarding our custom windscreen manufacturing services please contact our friendly and knowledgeable team today.

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Boat Window Replacement: 3 Things You Need to Consider

January 14th 2019

By choosing a high-quality and durable marine window, you will avoid having to replace your window again sooner than you would like.

Boat maintenance is a full-time job with some element of your boat almost always needing attention. Many boat owners enjoy the maintenance aspect of owning a boat and doing what is necessary to keep it in the best shape possible.

However, no matter how many dings you repair, leaks you plug or seals you mend, sometimes a repair is no longer an option. Rather than continually throwing good money away making the exact same repair, again and again, it might be time to replace the troublesome part altogether.

When it comes to boat windows and windscreens, this is especially true as you need to ensure that they are kept in great condition.

custom boat windows

Not only do they provide you with protection from the elements but marine windows also serve the function of stopping water getting into your boat. In the case of boat windscreens, it’s not only unpleasant to be looking out through a cracked, scratched or broken windscreen but having your view impeded can potentially be dangerous as you navigate through the water. When the time does come to replace your windows, it’s important that you make the right call and get the correct materials for your needs.

Let’s take a look at three key things you need to consider when the time comes to replace your windows.

1. Think About Durability

Replacing your boat windscreen or marine windows is not a job to be taken lightly and is certainly not something you want to be doing regularly. The best way to ensure replacement doesn’t become a regular task is to purchase boat windows that are durable and will stand the test of time.

Take some time to weigh up your options and speak with friends about what materials or brands they have used successfully in the past. Additionally, look for boat windows that come with a warranty so you know that you are covered if something unexpected happens.

2. Level of Clarity

Boat windows by their very nature are exposed to elements that regular household windows are not. High-quality boat windows will be pressed, polished, clear and will have a special coating designed to keep them clear over time. This coating is designed to keep them protected from small scratches and damage from the elements. Having a clear boat windscreen will not only allow you to be safer on the water but it will allow you to truly enjoy the views from your boat.

3. Look for UV Protection

In Australia’s harsh climate, UV protection is important. When your out on the water sunscreen will wash off over time and it can be easy to forget to reapply. Harsh sunlight can also cause the interior of your boat to become faded and dated looking, leaving you with one more thing to repair. When made with UV resistant materials, boat windows can act as a great barrier to the sun’s rays and provide both you and your boat with an extra level of protection.

Make the Right Call When Replacing Your Boat Windows

Taking the time to carefully consider the right boat windows for your vessel will save you time, money and future hassle. By choosing a high-quality and durable marine window, you will avoid having to replace your window again sooner than you would like. Remember to look for windows that are treated to keep them clear and that offer UV protection to keep you and your boat safe from the elements.

Once you have your new boat windows installed be sure to keep them maintained and they’ll serve you well for many years to come.

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