Written by Jack O'Rourke
The Sacs Strider 800 joins the Strider range, among the existing Strider 700 and Strider 900 models.
Like the others, it presents the distinctive features of Sacs design. The console, the distribution of the spaces, the sporty shapes and the modern lines of the Strider 800 makes for an attractive addition.
With an overall length of 7.44 metres (extending to 8.09 metres with a platform), and a beam of 3.10 metres, the Strider 800 can accommodate fourteen people on board, with six compartments.
Designed by Christian Grande, the Strider standard paint job comes with a white hull and deck, grey console and front, white tube with grey profile and insert, light grey cushions, grey bimini.
Colin Wilcox from Sacs Marine Australia expects discerning boat owners will be attracted by the style and performance of the new model, with a Sydney owner already snapping one up: “One has already be been sold and delivered to the Eastern Suburbs,” said Wilcox.
“Wilcox said, “The 800 is a great boat to add to our collection, bridging the gap between a small 700 and much larger 900.”
“Bringing the toilet and helm from the 900 has given the 800 a much larger feel, like a 9–10 meter RIB.”
The standard outboard package for Australian customers is a Mercury 250hp.
Notable features on board include a central console with stainless-steel handrail, a cabin under the console with access from the front, and a cockpit featuring an advanced dashboard layout, digital control panel Powerkey and R-Evo Isotta steering wheel.
In addition, the Strider 800 is fitted out with towing eyes, bow and stern mooring cleats and a stand-up seat with handrails to make it easy to tie up to the dock or mooring.
There are a number of clever trademarks of the Sacs brand incorporated into this model, with the addition a bow sundeck extension, a stern bench with foldable backrest, a cockpit shower and a self-draining system on deck.
A new 800 with all the bell and whistles will set you back about AU$210,000.