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After 6 years and around 800 engine hours - the time has come to upgrade our amazing Haines Signature 543sf - with a New One ;-)

Exciting times- that's our new hull right there ;-) Note the RuPly transom which is an F8 ACQ treated marine ply. The reason The Haines Group use this material is that each of the veneers of the ply is impregnated with treatment before being joined as one panel. This means that when the panels are cut and drilled into they don’t lose their integrity and don’t require resealing. This is important when the material is going to have bungholes, engine bolt holes and transducers mounted in it.  The Haines Group regularly inspect the ply as it arrives and if not up to their standards it’s replaced. The Haines Group / Signature motto is " Quality first - Build it as if YOU are going to own it"  ;-)

Another exciting update on our new Haines Signature Boats 543sf CC Build - we LOVE the new colours and can't wait to see the deck & centre console next ;-) #builditasifyouaregoingtoownit #nothingrideslikeasignature

Our deck came out of the mould this week - its actually they 1st Grey Deck poured for a 543SF ;-) 

And that's our Console base and top ;-)

Spent a morning with the team at The Haines Group this week to finalise the electronics layout for our Console on our Signature 543sf - it is going to look like the flight deck on the "Enterprise" ;-)

Check out our custom switch panel made by Spiro and Andrew @ Blue Bottle Marine

And that is how your switch panel and fuse blocks "should be " wired ;-)

We had to have a custom base made to lift the Lowrance HDS LIVE 16 so it would sit above the 12 on the console ;-)

Console layout coming together - try fitting at those on a side console ;-)

The Redarc system allows us to run Revolution Power Orange Top Lithium Batteries to run the Minn Kota 24 volt system and also the 12-volt house battery for the rest of the electronics. One is a dc-dc charger with the other three being voltage converters for the electric. Fitted by Steve and Dave at

We are running a Lowrance HDS LIVE 12 on the bow this time alongside the Minn Kota Terrova 24volt 80lb motor

The Haines group now offer custom foam decking and rod locker infills ;-)


Our 543sf is the 1st Haines Signature to have Zipwake Dynamic Trim Controls fitted ;-) We also have a cool LED underwater light system fitted under the Jack Plate :-)

We are excited to have a Mercury ProSX 150 on the transom this time round - mounted to an Atlas 5" black hydraulic jack plate 

We have had the base supports for the lean bars reinforced this time to allow a second frame we had custom made to carry Relax T-Topper outrigger bases ;-)

How Cool Is this console ;-)

HUGE shout out to everyone at The Haines Group who worked on our amazing new 543sf - to say we are stoked is an understatement 🤘😎

We are incredibly proud to be given this privileged opportunity to work with you all again yes

BIG SHOUT OUT - to Wayne, Linda, Justin and Matt at Write On Signs Hervey Bay for their work again on all of our signwriting for "Mojo" and Trevor Hawkins for creating our new Shaka artwork 🤟🤙😎

To say we are impressed with the engine performance & Zipwakes is an understatement - and check out the clarity of the sounder read at 36 knots yes

You can watch the video of our maiden voyage above - We will be adding some fish shots next ;-) 

#watchthisspace #mojo #nothingrodeslikeasignature 

Regards Scotto

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06/06/2020 NEW Signature 543sf Centre Console Build - 2020
12/07/2013 Haines Signature 543sf Project
29/03/2010 Our New Haines 485SF - The Cure
12/05/2009 Haines Signature 485SF
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12/08/2008 Beginnings - The early years
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