Represented in New Zealand by Waipu-based Bailey Marine, the Arvor range of boats is renowned for being quality fishing and family cruising boats and boast excellent on-water performance and handling, spacious interiors and high equipment specification.
The French-designed, Australian-made Arvor range is increasingly in demand by boaters around the world says Terry Bailey of Bailey Marine.
On show for the first time at this year’s Auckland On Water Boat Show, the Arvor 280 AS is a model inspired by the hugely popular Arvor 250.
“Featuring a large cockpit and great interior, the 9.50m Arvor 280 AS can accommodate up to nine people for fishing expeditions and days out with the family. The spacious entertaining areas can also be easily converted to offer four berths should overnight accommodation be required,” says Bailey.
“The layout has been well thought-out and the model features a forward seating area that lies adjacent to the galley, which includes a sink and a tap, a two burner stove. Owners also benefit from well-equipped heads with sink and tap, sea toilet with holding tank.”
The Arvor 280 AS has a vast cockpit with separate shower and plenty of locker space with a sizable fish locker; AM/FM/CD/Radio with speakers in the cabin and pilot house; three wooden foldable cockpit benches; and live well with an electric pump.
All Arvor models are highly specified and the Arvor 280 AS model is no exception. The pilot house includes an electric switch panel with circuit breaker, full engine instrumentation, weather gauges and hydraulic steering as standard. The Arvor 280 AS also comes complete with a bow thruster, three electric bilge pumps and an electric anchor windlass that is controlled from the helm. Additional standard specifications include two electric windscreen wipers, a stainless steel keel and propeller protection.
The Arvor 280 AS is powered by the 4.2L Cummins Mercury Diesel and producers 320HP
The Arvor range includes the 215, 215AS, 230AS, 250AS, 280AS and the Arvor 700 Weekender.
See Terry Bailey with the new Arvor 280AS at this year’s show