Every so often a boat manufacturer gets it right, however Surtees seems to hit the nail on the head every time and this 540 WM HT is a testament to that. This is the missing link for many a boatie that want a mid-sized work horse with deck space, protection and effortless cleaning.
Working early morning craypots in WA’s blustery easterly can be cold, wet and frustrating, but not anymore as Surtees optioned Hard Top catapults the 540 in stardom!
Starting with a one-piece glass front screen offering un-obscured vision all round and a massive uncluttered ally deck with excellent freeboard creates an angler’s paradise. While the hull has twin airtight chambers it also has a flooding keel that allows 190 litres of water to act as a ballast which gives this beauty unbiased stability at rest and an unequalled softer ride when under way. Even though it’s only 5.4 meters it’s built with a 5mm hull with 4mm sides which is proof that Surtees don’t scrimp on their boats.
This model has been cleverly optioned with the skipper’s seat on a gas assisted pedestal while the passenger’s side has the esky & rail under it. The hardtop itself has great storage including dry side pockets for personal items and effortless access to the anchor locker. The transom is smartly designed with the live bait tank lower than most offering better centre of gravity with less turbulence and take note that the bait tanks lid is aluminium, not Perspex. Easy battery access and a real transom door where one can actually lean up against confirms that Surtees are ‘Built to Fish’!
When it comes to “Who’ll Float Your Boat” Dunbier’s latest and greatest Pro Loader Series does this rig justice and combined with Surtees Quik-Hitch system turns launching and retrieving into recreational joy!
Pop into All Boats & Caravans in Kingsley to look, sit, feel and book yourself an obligation free demo, but be warned tryers have become buyers!
|Model||540 Workmate Hardtop|
|Motor Type||Four Stroke|
Carbon Bolster Seat on Gas Strut
Fold Upside Seat
Drive On Quick Hitch
Trim Tabs Auto Retracting
Garmin VHF Radio
Night Red LEDs in Side Coaming
Manual Ballast Flap
|10 Year Hull Warranty|
|Anti-Roll™ – Stability Ballast Technology|
|Anti-Roll Lock™ – Shut-off Gate|
|Safety Buoyancy™ – Airtight Floatation Compartments|
|Tough Deck™ – Super Rigid Hull Construction|
|Razortech™ – Super Smooth Riding Hull|
Toughened tinted glass windscreen
Under floor storage bin
Alloy rod holders
Navigation LED lights
1100GPH Bilge pump
2 X USB outlets
Battery Voltage readout
6 fully welded stringers
Anchor, rope and chain
Spray deflection chines
Grab rails – bow, side and stern
6 Way backlit switch panel
Cable steering non feedback
Fully welded tread plate floor
Large forward tinted hatch
Side storage shelves
Offshore transom with boarding platform
Battery box, isolation switch
Fuel filter and fuel line
Surtees branded prop flag