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The 530X-Offshore made the Top 10 fishing boats of the 2021 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

"All-new from the Gold Coast's Makocraft is a series of fibreglass boats to complement its popular alloy boat range. Models launched at the 2021 Sanctuary Cove show included car topper and trailerable 4.0-metre open tiller-steer boats, as well as the new Makocraft 530 X-Offshore.

Fresh out of the factory, the Makocraft 530 X-Offshore is a terrific new centre console model for bay and coastal offshore fishing.

Look for a full review on the 530 X-Offshore in coming weeks, but for now, we can tell you that this all-fibreglass (no wood, no rot) has a very fine, wave-cutting entry shape at the bow, stretching aft to a modest deadrise (for stability) in the 17-19 degree range.

Inside, the 530 X-Offshore has a broad console helm station and dual-width bench seat, along with elevated bow and stern casting platforms.

Wide, flush side decks allow for the installation of multiple rod holders, downrigger brackets, radio antennae and more.

Riding on a Dunbier dual-axle braked trailer and paired with the new-release Tohatsu 115hp four-stroke outboard engine (which we can't wait to test), the Makocraft 530 X-Offshore is priced from $76,000."

Read the full article here.