“The weather report can be good and accurate, but Bass Strait is so unpredictable that it’s a matter of having a boat that’s seaworthy,” says Ray.
“A Riviera is designed for this,” he says, denoting the structural strength of the SUV’s blue-water hull.
The Strait’s shallow bottom, strong currents and opposing winds produce wild waves that are jumbled further by secondary short-period swells. While ordinarily this makes for an uncomfortable ride, Rayzaway is no ordinary motor yacht.
The 575 SUV runs better at 30 knots than at 22 knots in terms of time and distance for fuel economy. It’s designed to be a fast boat and that’s what it is.Ray Haddrell
If you are considering any extended coastal or offshore cruising, it is strongly recommend that you first consult your insurance company as there will be restrictions and guidelines that they will impose in the interests of your safety and that of the vessel and your crew. It is also strongly recommended that you consult with an experienced Master 5 Captain or the equivalent international qualifications to seek their advice on vessel preparation, safety equipment, training, safety procedures and suitable crew experience to assist you in your voyage.
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