Published in “Australian Fisherman and Boatowner” – March 2003
One of the success stories of 2002 was the emergence of Chris Reynold’s Lifestyle Boats’ GRP 6.7m Tri which settled down into production with one boat being produced each month throughout the year.
As we pointed out in the boat test (F&B #70) Chris is a dedicated boat builder who has built up a fanatical following with his beautifully finished and very strong fibreglass Tri’s.
This is not a flop moulded anything, nor an old boat modified – this is a totally new rig from the ground up with naval architect specifications and the highest level of tradesmen employed in the construction of brand new moulds and tooling.
That process has continued for the last year or so, and has led to the development of a whole heap of GRP options such as a fibreglass hardtop (now a regularly chosen option) and all sorts of fittings and trim ranging from bait tables to GRP lockers. Chris allows for a degree of customisation that is very rare in a production fibreglass boat.
Most of the Tris are now sold with either a Honda 225hp 4-stroke or the Yamaha 225hp 4-stroke, depending on the customer’s requirements and relationship with his local dealer. Chris Reynolds can either set up the entire rig for a customer or work through dealers around Australia.
Basic specs list the boat at 6.7m LOA, Beam 2.5m, draft 0.3m and a BMT weight of 1980 kg with a Honda 130 hp 4-stroke outboard. For more information can be found about the Allrounder Lifestyle Boats here.
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