Well, built and solid simplicity is the backbone of the Stacer 509 Sea Runner. This aluminium boat package is strong, honest, reliable. This is a trailer boat that will undoubtedly have great appeal to a wide range of Australian boating enthusiasts.
The Stacer 509 Sea Runner has an honest fit-out, with functional factory options. Yes, what you get is a pressed aluminium hull of this size with bunks you can actually sleep in. Technically this is a cuddy, but the Sea Runner has the bunks of a half-cabin while retaining the deck space.
The layout of this boat is outstanding. It certainly doesn’t feel like a small boat inside and would handily accommodate four adult passengers or a family of five quite comfortably for a day on the water. The Stacer 509 Sea Runner has the power package for watersports, a removable rear lounge for when dad goes fishing, room inside if the kids get bored, and a very well laid-out transom, with dual platforms, a walkthrough rear doorway and a fold-down ladder for easy water access.
At the bow, you find a well-designed bowsprit with a bollard and a reasonably deep anchor well. The bow is enclosed by a low split rail and it’s accessed via a decent cabin hatch, or at a pinch by climbing around the side decks. Back inside the cabin is a vee-berth setup with storage underneath. The bunk cushions are an optional extra but this will not break the bank and is highly recommended with family. There’s a foot rail at the end of both bunks for the driver and passenger.
The flat dash section has plenty of room for mounting electrics. The dash is well enclosed by a solid three-piece curved screen with light tinting, which forms a good grabrail, supported by two extra struts across the centre. The almost vertical face of the driver’s dash is large enough to recess an eight-inch sounder-GPS combination, or you could mount your choice of electronics on top, making them removable when camping and mooring.The twin swivel pedestal seats are comfortable.
The deck is large considering the length of the bunks, with plenty of room to move or fish. The floor is covered in basic grey marine carpet and there is a kill-box under the floor towards the rear. The wide extruded side decks have two rod-holders as standard, this area provides plenty of room for customisation.
The transom layout is simple and well designed, with its twin boarding platforms, telescopic ladder and full-width half-pod construction plus a handy accessway.
A removable plug suitable for mounting an optional ski-pole is fitted for family and friends water-sports. Those that aren’t that keen can still hook a ski bridle to the strong welded rear cleats.
When you have a test drive and you plant the throttle you will experience some surprising thrust from the brilliant new Mercury FourStroke outboard motor. You have a choice between the 75hp, 90hp or the 115hp outboard. The 509 Sea Runner rides really well in the smooth and the rough stuff, with a friendly nose-up attitude that instils confidence.
From the bay to the open ocean this is really a terrific all-round hull that manoeuvres very well for some skiing fun on the river, also you won’t bounce around out in the chop.
The Stacer 509 Searunner should be seen as a great platform for customisation to suit your boating desires.
The North Coast Boating Stacer 509 Sea Runner setup is available as a “Ready Two Go” package everything you need to get straight out on the water including a trailer, outboard and three-year factory warranty.
We also include a Maxi Bracket, Bimini and Envelope 509 Sea Runner, Transom door 509 STD 2014 and a 7 Person Smooth Water Safety Kit. And yes there is more, see the list below.