Wow, what a side console sports fishing rig. This Stessco Tornado SFX 440 hits the mark for those anglers looking for a heavily optioned and customized 2 person estuary and impoundment fishing package.
One owner since purchasing new in November 2016 and has only recorded a low 63 hours use. Meticulously maintained and stored undercover, the photos don’t do it justice. The rig sits on a brand new Redco Sportsman trailer manufactured in 2020 as we weighed the rig and it came in at 760Kg, so we have swapped out the old Dunbier trailer and added this awesome Australian made RE1313Q-MO model with a 1000Kg ATM giving you approx 200Kg of weight and still stay in the specs.
The new trailer features mechanical override disc brakes, striking alloy dress rims and we upgraded to the Q model for “Quickline” centering rollers to make launching and retrieving a simple affair at the boat ramp. The purchase price also includes fit up and admin/registration costs for Qld buyers.
We all love the Yamaha four strokes and this rig although rated to a 60Hp was fitted with a 40Hp EFI four stroke as only two fished from it and has recorded via our computer diagnostic tested a verified 63 hours use. All the conveniences one wants on a boat this size, are fitted including electric start, power trim and tilt and you get to steer behind a well-designed side console.
The side console has the Yamaha digital engine gauge fitted, a GME G-Com 27 meg radio for boat to boat communications and even a stereo system for those that like their tunes whilst afloat. Atop of the dash sits the Raymarine Dragonfly 4 Pro colour screen combo GPS/Sounder. And what a unit for the estuaries with Raymarine down scan transducer installed and the unit includes the mapping card saving your further expense and outlay.
Overhead a large 3 bow bimini top provides ample shade on the hot balmy summer days and when not in use this can be easily folded and neatly packed back in to the built in storage sock – ideal for when towing down the highway or storing undercover in the garage at home. A full boat storage cover is also included, these lightweight covers help keep the dust off and the neighbours cat out!
For that also enjoy their stealth fishing, you will enjoy the bow mount electric motor. This Watersnake Slider Pro is a 65lbs thrust unit and comes with a battery installed neatly under the bow casting platform, a foot remote and 2 handheld remotes to operate it, depending on your prefere3nce. The bow casting platform is huge for a boat of this size and we love all the storage areas under for the safety gear etc that helps keep the decks clear from clutter.
The transom externally sees two boarding platforms installed both starboard and port, and internally another aft casting platform that houses under a plumbed live bait tank, the start battery along with the 24l fuel tank and with plenty of storage for more gear.
If you are in the market for a beautifully presented and heavily optioned side console fishing package that is easily manageable by one person, four stroke powered then make a bee line to JCM as this “Wicked” package priced at a low $21,995 won't last long especially when you compare it to the likes of pricing from Quintrex Renegade and Stacer Outlaw packages!