Hull design: The modern hybrid hull form makes for excellent sea-keeping qualities, combining a deep-vee entry for a comfortable, dry ride at speed, with a semicathedral underwater hull shape to provide exceptional stability at anchor.
Buoyancy: The large under-floor buoyancy chamber is foam-filled to give guaranteed buoyancy even if the hull is holed. Not only that, but there are also foam-filled buoyancy tanks in the stern and sides of the hull, creating a ‘life-ring’ of buoyancy that makes the Predator 165 one of the safest boats in its class. Independently monitored tests have proved it, even when the Predator 165 is heavily loaded and swamped, with an 80 hp 4-stroke fitted, it still floats level with its gunwales above water. If you want your family to be safe, the boat you need is the Predator 165.
Construction: The hull is constructed to Lloyds’ specification using only Lloyds’ approved materials. It incorporates a 12 inches deep solid hardwood inner keel for exceptional strength and rigidity, longitudinal hull reinforcing to provide for trailer loadings, and additional strength in the bows for dry recovery to a trailer. The hull also carries our two-year warrantee against defective materials and workmanship.
Windows: The windows are of tinted polycarbonate and are through-bolted to resist wave impact, an essential feature for seaworthiness.
Anchoring: The Predator 165 is equipped with a heavy duty stainless steel bow roller and a foredeck bollard which are accessed for safety from within the cuddy, through an opening front hatch. Anchor stowage is provided for with a storage compartment built into the bows area of the cuddy.
Helmsman’s Seat: An injection-moulded, swivel bucket seat (for comfort and support) is provided at the helm position. This seat swivels through 360 degrees for convenience when at anchor and is mounted on a GRP seat box, which also provides additional dry storage.
General Storage: Dry stowage compartments with sealed locker hatches are provided in the seat bases, the steering console and in the cuddy seats.
Mooring: Two low-profile stainless steel stern cleats are provided in addition to the foredeck mooring bollard.
Grab Rails: The standard equipment includes full-length grab rails to both sides of the cockpit and smaller grab rails to the rear of the cuddy.
Other fittings: The Predator 165 is also equipped with heavy-duty gunwale fendering, a fire extinguisher in its own housing, and a stainless steel stern boarding step.
Predator 165 Standard Specification - £5,295
|Overall Length:||16ft 4ins||Overall Beam:||6ft 9ins|
|Freeboard:||32 inches||Max Engine Size:||60 HP|
|Design Category:||C (described as "inshore")||Max Persons:||5 (or 375kg)|
|Typical Weight:||560kg||Max Design Speed:||30mph|