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BUSTING BASS IN AMERICA ABOARD A STABICRAFT

BUSTING BASS IN AMERICA ABOARD A STABICRAFT

What are a couple of Aussies doing in Arizona in the American Southwest talking to a former South African about a Kiwi boat and bass baiting? When the word came through from Stabicraft HQ that a 1550 fisher had been spotted in the middle of the desert, The Captain was...
SLAB-O-CRAFT

SLAB-O-CRAFT

The Captain is cruising the Australian coast, bludging free rides on the meanest metal rigs out there. We head south to Apollo Bay to check out the most decked-out recreational Stabi to ever hit Australian shores.     In the dawn light, Kyle Briggs’...
JUMP LIKE A BOSS

JUMP LIKE A BOSS

There’s only one thing more amazing than the jumps featured in The Captain – and that’s the fact that no-one has yet come a gutser. Obviously, that’s because of The Captain’s unflinching commitment to work health and safety regs. Now, before you...
TASSIE DEVILS

TASSIE DEVILS

Few places get The Captain’s juices flowing like the East Coast of Tasmania. It’s raw, rugged and bustling with big bluefin – usually.        As loyal Captain readers have pointed out, we’re not always the most reliable sailor on the...
BOATS OF THE FUTURE

BOATS OF THE FUTURE

The Captain catches up with respected boat designer Paul Bury, the man behind the computer behind many of the boats you drool over at the ramp. WHO IS PAUL BURY? Paul is the principal of Bury Design and has worked in the industry for over 20 years. Before starting...
STABICRAFT 1550 FISHER

STABICRAFT 1550 FISHER

Ever since the Battle of the Big Vee, Matt Webb, owner of the Edencraft 233 Formula, has been nagging The Captain because he wants a 15ft boat for his 17-yearold son, Tom. Tom loves his diving and fishing, so Matt wanted something safe and indestructible, but also...
STABICRAFT 2750

STABICRAFT 2750

The Captain tackles northern NSW in one of the first Stabicraft 2750 centrecabs to hit Aussie shores.    Stabicraft recently put together a fully decked-out, custom 2750 Centrecab for gun Kiwi fisherman Matt Watson – you know, the crazy bloke that catches marlin...

THE UNOFFICIAL BOAT BUILDERS’ SURVEY

Dear Boat Builder, Put that chopper gun or TIG welder down. This is serious business – it’s The Captain’s first (un)official Boat Builders’ Survey. The Captain trusts you will promptly divulge all company secrets. So c’mon guys, what have you got to lose? The...
SCIENCE UNDER THE SOUTHERN SEA

SCIENCE UNDER THE SOUTHERN SEA

Science under the Southern Sea Deakin University marine biologist Associate Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou – aka “the fish hypnotist” – spends a lot of time on, in and under the sea. He and his team of sea scientists have been putting together 3-D maps and video of the...
STABICRAFT 2400

STABICRAFT 2400

The Captain storms Port Phillip Bay in a Stabicraft 2400 Supecab. The Target: King George Whiting. The rain was pissing down sideways, the wind was well over 20 knots and thick cloud cover cloaked the night sky. We were almost ready to call it quits, but then a rod...
FLOATING FORTRESS: STABICRAFT 2500

FLOATING FORTRESS: STABICRAFT 2500

From the wilds of the Southern Ocean comes a new design that harks back to the classics.   As we loaded a variety of rods onto the shiny new Stabicraft 2500 Ultracab, dirty grey clouds descended from the hills surrounding the local boat ramp. Cold, damp and...
RED DAWN

RED DAWN

With barrels storming the west coast of Victoria, The Captain grabbed a Stabicraft 2050, a tub of soy sauce and hit the high seas.   If you’re looking for a story about ‘the fish of a lifetime’, then look away now. This is not one of those stories. This is a tale...
STABICRAFT 2100 SUPERCAB

STABICRAFT 2100 SUPERCAB

Stabicraft take their R&D testing very seriously.   The Captain reckons Stabicraft boats are some of the sweetest-looking rides on the water. The 2100 Supercab model sits slap-bang in the middle of the range – and showcases some of their best fishie features....
STABICRAFT 1600

STABICRAFT 1600

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger No doubt one of the most forward thinking designs in the trailer boat market today, is the Stabicraft 1600 Project Carbon Series. If it hadn’t already, it has now certainly quashed all preconceptions about Stabi’s being “ugly...