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Building the ultimate commuter: JAS3 Protector 410 Targa
Posted By Rayglass Boats | October 20, 2022
The Protector 410 Targa is a serious vessel. It’s built for the most demanding users who want deckspace for days, a little luxury and most importantly - a boat that can perform in any weather.
That’s why we were so excited to build a 410 for one of our clients who planned to commute across the Tairua Bar to his island bach and explore the Coromandel area. We had a chat to Lyndsay Turner, Protector International Sales Director, to find out more about this special vessel.
The ultimate commuter
When you need to get somewhere on the water - fast - there’s no vessel more capable than the Rayglass Protector 410 Targa:
“For this client the boat’s main purpose is transiting the bar safely in any weather. It can get pretty rough out there, so safety, reliability and stability are important,” Lyndsay said.
Lyndsay reckons you’d struggle to find a vessel that ticks all those boxes better than a 410 Targa:
“The Protector is built for this. It’s a durable, any-weather boat that can handle everything you throw at it. Really it’s perfect for crossing that bar whether coming home or leaving.”
“This was important for our client because it’s not like he can go down the road to the shops when he’s on an island.”
All the mod cons
The 410 Targa is the ultimate in tough luxury, so of course it needed the latest technology and custom furnishings:
“She’s got all the mod cons. A full electronics package with a joystick and a high-end Garmin Radar. It’s a really user-friendly boat.”
Those mod cons also include a C-Zone system which enables full digital switching and simplifies the vessels wiring as well as a FLIR thermal imaging camera for safer boating day and night.
A boat that can do anything
As well as all that tech she’s also got a few luxury touches too. Like a custom L-shaped seating area which fits snugly inside custom clears and can be installed in cool weather to create a spacious room, kept warm by a diesel heater. There’s also full teak flooring, including teak in the cabin floor (which we reckon looks incredible).
“It’s a boat that can do anything. It’s built tough for any seas so you know you’ll get to your bach, or home, if you’re commuting. It’s also very utilitarian so once you get where you’re going it’s perfect for fishing, diving and cruising.”
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