JCM has just unpacked this one owner since new Seafarer 5.0 Viva that has been lovingly maintained and stored in a garage all its life other than being on the water.
The owner has always maintained the rig and improved the package with upgrades like the Garmin Sounder/GPS and by repowering in 2016 with a 115Hp Evinrude ETEC that delivers exceptional power and amazing fuel savings from the original 2 stoke carby motor.
The Evinrude was serviced in March this year and before listing, JCM has completed the pre-sale mechanical report and computer diagnostic test verifying its 202 hours of use.
The Seafarer Viva 5 offers the smooth fiberglass boat ride, with its deep V hull and has stylish lines that don’t diminish with age.. ( the boat looks fast sitting still!) If you enjoy your water activities, then the 115Hp will ignite the smiles for the water skier and wakeboarder in the family!
Fuelled by approx. an 80L under4floor fuel tank, range is assured, and she spins a stainless steel Viper prop for real bite when cruising and towing a skier.
Overhead plenty of shade is offered with the large bimini top and extension cockpit awning. Attached over this is the rod holder that keeps 6 rods high and out of the way of the young ones, if aboard.
A front clear and side curtains are also included, please note the side curtains don’t fit when the overhead rod holder is fitted and this comes off via 4 screws if fishing isn’t your thing…
Seating for 5 is provided by way of two deluxe bucket seats for the driver and passenger and we like how the passenger seats swivels 180 degrees, ideal when “observing” a water skier behind. And the rear bench is upholstered seating three and a back rest provides some more comfort. This rear lounge folds down easily if more cockpit space is needed or when using the transom as a working area when fishing.
The transom is well designed with a quality stainless steel bait table with rod holders fitted, 2 wells, one either corner for defrosting bait or storing the children’s beach combing treasures, a boarding platform either side and a stainless steel boarding ladder well positioned for use after a swim or a snorkel.
Back up front, the helm is comfortable, with great viewing through the windscreen and a safety grab is conveniently installed over the perimeter. We love the fact that accessing the ground tackle is made easy via the fold back centre windscreen and forward deck hatch as pictured.
Other features and accessories:
Garmin Echomap 95SV combo 9’ colour screen sounder/GPS
GME GX548 VHF radio and aerial
Overhead bimini with Cockpit ext awning
Overhead 6 rod holder targa
Front and side clears (NB side clears only fit with rod targa removed)
Compass / sand anchor, rope and chain
Navigation lights and compliant anchor light (to be fitted)
Electric bilge pump
Single marine battery inc isolation switch
Approx 80L underfloor fuel tank
2 deluxe bucket seats
Rear bench seat (folds down) with upholstered back rest
2 unplumbed stern quarter tanks
Stainless steel boarding ladder and platform
Carpeted floor and side and under bow storage pockets
2 cockpit lights
2 dash installed 12v power outlets
Glove box / 3 stainless steel cockpit grab rails
Stainless steel windscreen grab rail
Forward access hatches
Anchor storage locker
4 cleats, 2 of which stainless steel pop up style
Digital Evinrude I Command engine gauges
Stainless steel Viper propellor
Alloy trailer wheels
Spare wheel and bracket
Mechanical over ride disc brakes fitted to trailer
Galvanised springs / axle / frame
Fold away jockey wheel
Trailering is made easy as the rig marries perfectly to the multiroller Ruhle single axle trailer. The trailer has also been well maintained and a number of years ago had the mid-section cradle replaced with a new gal sub frame to ensure the on road integrity of the trailer.
Like all trailers sold through JCM they are also workshop tested/ repaired / serviced where needed to ensure they meet road worthy standards prior to you towing home. You don’t get this re-assurance when buying privately!
What a terrific family allrounder – fishing, cruising, social boating, chillaxing at anchor or adrenalin fuelled water skiing – all in this budget priced fiberglass Seafarer Viva 5 runabout.
Priced at $26,995 tow away as advertised and backed with JCM’s credibility and teams skills in on selling quality used trailer boats.
John Crawford Marine
Queensland’s Used Boat Specialists since 1964
1029 Manly Road
Tingalpa Qld 4173
P: 07 3890 2322