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Two in one, family cruiser and sportfisher: Parker 920 Explorer MAX

by Nautilus Australia 19 Jul 23:00 PDT
Parker 920 Explorer MAX © Nautilus Australia

The latest model from Parker Boats will impress boaties looking for a spacious, stable and versatile family weekender or sturdy sportsfisher for serious angling.

The 9.2m Parker 920 Explorer MAX offers all the mod-cons plus uncompromisingly competent all-sea-state characteristics, making it an outstanding choice for people looking for the perfect balance between a family cruiser and go anywhere recreational boat.

Her external lines are characterised by striking looks, sportsfisher styling, vertical bow and a two-step hull manufactured using the infusion process, which means a hull with higher stiffness at lower weight and lower drag, which significantly reduces fuel consumption and allows her to run flat and fast.

At a massive 5.3 m", the aft deck/cockpit of the Parker 920 is 33% larger than anything in its class and comprises seating, twin tables and a 150-litre ice box. Aft deck furnishings are module-based so customers can personalise their layout to suit their lifestyle.

The modules can also be moved around at any time and can be removed from the aft deck to leave even more space for fishing and transport.

For boating in all conditions, a watertight door separates the aft deck from the aft platform, and the walkaround side decks are easily accessed from both port and starboard.

On the foredeck are large sunpads, increasing the leisure space and ideal for reclining and enjoying the views while under way or at anchor.

Within the pilothouse is a large four-person dinette with a convertible seat that folds across to become a navigator chair, sliding windows all around with curtains for privacy and protection and a sunroof overhead for optimal ventilation. The helm is located starboard providing unimpeded 360 views for the skipper.

Separated from the saloon by a smoke-glass door, the front cabin of the Parker 920 offers all the comfort you need for overnight stays or longer onboard, boasting an offset double bed plus a single to port, and a separate heads compartment with shower and window.

The saloon dining table and seating converts into another double bed, for kids or friends.

An innovative and unique feature of the Parker 920 that will suit the Australian boat lifestyle is the optional panoramic folding roof over the entire saloon for adding sunshine and sea breezes to a day on the water.

According to Dmitriy Dubs, co-Director of Nautilus Australia, "The Parker 920 Explorer MAX is a decent-sized boat with plenty of space, great layout, heaps of power and all at a great price."

For power, the dynamic new model can take a single 400hp, or twin 225hp engines and reach a top speed of an impressive 55 knots.

"Parker makes quality fibreglass boats from 6 to 11 metres for their reputation, offshore rating in many models, and the array of features each model offers at a very competitive price.

Made using Twin Step Infusion technology (TSI), the Parker hull differentiates Parker boats from the competition.

This innovative technology involves vacuum infusion during moulding, vinyl ester, sandwich cores and multiaxial reinforcement to save weight, increase stiffness and improve comfort.

In Europe, the Parker range is the choice of Water Police and Marine Biologists undertaking research expeditions.

"They are known as 'big small boats' because of their spacious cockpits, clever convertible seating and myriad features that make them the perfect boat for a day, or a weekend on the water," said Dmitriy.

"We're sure the Parker 920 Explorer MAX will really impress Aussie boaties looking for a lot of features in a compact cruiser. Most importantly, we aim to deliver the best all-round boating experience for our customers so that every part of the ownership experience is enjoyable."

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