Master 775 Fishing, as its name states, focuses exclusively on fishing fans, although this does not mean that it cannot be used for day trips.
With a clear inner length of 7 meters and a maximum inner width at the stern of 1.8 meters, Master 775 Fishing is an excellent boat for all types of fishing.
The most important feature of its deck is the large free space in its stern that ensures the necessary freedom of movement for fishing.
As a genuine fishing inflatable boat, it has a total of 16 fishing rod holders which are distributed in the T-top, behind the double helm seat and in the polyester gunwales of the stern.
The polyester gunwales are coated with very good quality non-slip material which ensures our safe back and forth movement.
The double driver's seat rests on a polyester construction, which lifts and reveals the fresh seawater tank for the preservation of baits or fish which is self-draining.
The console is centrally located leaving large passageways left and right for our comfortable movement.
Its front part is tilted and gives access to the interior of the console where there is enough storage space and two hatches allowing us to inspect the boat's electrical installation.
The windshield is very high offering the necessary protection from wind and spray, while the entire cockpit is in the shade of the T-top, which rests on the floor and side surfaces of the console.
The lightweight T-top is sure to be highly appreciated because, among other things, it provides extra space for antennas and lights while it also houses seven fishing rod holders, four at its highest point and three lower at its base.
The area in front of the console has the classic configuration of a typical leisure open-rib.
In the area of the bow there is a large sunbathing berth under which two independent storage spaces are housed.
Further forward and slightly higher, is the locker which accommodates the windlass and the anchor chain, being at the same time a comfortable single seat to enjoy our ride when the weather conditions allow.
The day of our test was definitely not the one you would like to go fishing as the waves reached a height of 1.5 meters, but we were given the opportunity to evaluate the ability of the hull of Master 775 Fishing in managing bad weather conditions.
With 300 liters of fuel, 3 crew members and two 200hp four-stroke Yamahas hanging on its transom, the Rib was flying from crest to crest showing very good behavior in terms of cruising speed and smooth riding.
It also showed that down there, near Palermo of Sicily, Master shipyard seems to make a lot of good work in terms of the boat's construction, since in no case did we receive any annoying poundings or noises from the moving parts of the vessel.
Having the waves at almost 60 degrees, we could travel comfortably with 25 knots at 3500 rpm burning 1.5 liters for every nautical mile.
At 3000 rpm we ran at 21 knots, while at 4000 rpm our speed was 30 knots with a fuel consumption of 1.65 liters per mile.
With continuous take-offs, we managed to reach 4500 rpm, where we were running with 35 knots having the fuel consumption increasing to 2.4 liters per mile.
The state of the sea did not allow us to push the throttle levers further, even when we were moving near the shore where it was relatively better, resulting in our incomplete measurements.
However, we were able to determine the cruising speed of the boat in the specific conditions. Master 775 Fishing showed that it can handle the high waves well and carry us safely to the port when heavy weather conditions break out during our fishing.
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