VEITCH 23 CONSOLE
The new Veitch 23 console serves several masters. “It’s the test bed for the 23 hardtop,” Roger explains. “Everyone wants the hardtop. Once I built it, I knew I’d never get the chance to build a console, and I’ve always wanted to build a console. They’re a heap of fun, wind in your hair and great fun to fish out of. I also wanted a better priced boat than the 27, one that came in under 3.5 tonne. It’s a very aggressive boat, a lot like the 27, with a 26-degree deadrise, and it needs to be driven hard.”
Roger worked with Thom Magnuson from Maritime Survey Australia to meet 2C commercial survey, enabling two crew and four passengers. Other survey requirements included six seats, just under 2m of cubic foam for buoyancy, 880L of flotation in the rear third of the boat, and stability modifications.