New, wider Haines Signature 550RF runabout

HAINES Signature Boats has released its widest runabout yet, with the 550RF model now added to its range of award-winning trailer boats.

Following the launch of the 550F fishing model earlier this year, the runabout configuration boasts the same new hull design for greater stability at rest thanks to its 2.41m beam. Replacing the hugely popular 543RF model, the eighth-generation 550RF offers serious fishos over 28cm more space than its predecessor, giving way to an abundance of open deck area that will be appreciated by anglers.

As well as the extra cockpit room, the new model also features a long-range 180-litre fuel tank, walk-through front hatch, stainless steel rod holders, large side pockets, live bait tanks, bait board, 32mm stainless steel rails and a walk-through transom door as standard. Lovers of gadgets and electronics will also appreciate the 550RF’s new-look dash, which has room for one large or multiple screens, and with plenty of optional upgrades available such as a Viper drum winch, Roswell Bluetooth sound system and premium targa, the 550RF offers customers the freedom to customise the boat to suit their needs and style.

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Haines Signature believes the 550RF is a true fishing weapon for those in pursuit of an A+ offshore performer. The Haines Group CEO John Haines said, “This boat has been designed and built for our customers who’ve asked us for a runabout that’s capable of running well offshore but also feels at home trolling rivers and dams. We’ve listened, taken their feedback on board and delivered, what we believe, is a fantastic fishing boat that captures the quality and character that our brand has been known for over the past five decades.”

The 550RF has been rated with an outboard range from 115-150hp and is backed by Haines Signature’s industry-leading 10-year structual, two-year parts warranty. Priced from $54,175 including GST for a boat, motor and trailer package (plus on-water and freight costs).

The 550RF is available to order now, with first deliveries expected by January 2017. For more information, visit or contact your local Haines Signature dealer.



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