Buster S gets double consoles – fourth version of the highly popular small aluminium boat model
The Buster S, a big favourite among small aluminium boats, gets a fourth model version for the 2023 boating season. The new Buster S2 is a multipurpose aluminium boat designed for four people and equipped with double consoles and a solid door in the middle.
"The new model version has been requested especially by boaters who use their Buster S for slightly longer distances. The double console and solid door improve comfort and protect the aft seat from rain and splashes, making longer trips even more pleasant,” says Marketing Manager Johan Finnberg.
Safe access and spacious storage space
Thanks to the carefully designed hull, the Buster S2 is stable but agile, easy to handle and quick to get up to speed. There is ample space behind the protective consoles for two adults, with room still for a child to sit between them.
The windshield is lined with stainless steel railings, which provide support when moving around in the boat and when standing behind the console. The railings also serve as a place to attach accessories.
As with all Buster models, a lot of attention has been paid to safe access – boating injuries often occur when climbing on and off the boat. The Buster S2 is easy to board thanks to the wide step in the bow and the platforms at the stern. The stepping surfaces are covered with anti-slip patterned aluminium, and the floor material is a durable, waterproof and rot-proof composite that provides a solid footing.
There is plenty of uncluttered storage space beneath the front seat, and additional lockable storage can be found beneath the aft seat. The navigator’s console also has a covered glovebox for storing phones and wallets, for example.
One hull, four versions for different purposes
Other Buster S versions include a traditional open version driven from the aft seat, the single side console Buster S1 version, and the centre console Scc version. The open version is ideally suited for owners of summer cottages by the water and fishing enthusiasts who are looking for a simple, safe and spacious basic boat.
The Buster S can also be specified with fishing accessories, including a casting deck and bow engine mounting bracket, making a practical boat for anglers.
The side console and centre console versions offer protection for the skipper while still offering ample deck space for carrying cargo or fishing, for example. The new Buster S2 model version offers the most protection but still with plenty of uncluttered deck space in front of the consoles.
The first Buster S model was introduced already 26 years ago in the mid-1990s, but the model range was redesigned in 2017 with rainwater drainage. This makes it significantly easier to keep the boat tied up to a pier when not in use.
All four Buster S model versions share the same 4.43-metre long and 1.82-metre wide hull. The width of the hull has been used to the maximum effect in the interior, which provides lots of functional space. The load capacity of the model is no less than 430 kilos, so even larger loads can be carried without affecting performance and safety.
Light to handle on the shore or trailer
The hull of the Buster S2 weighs just 275 kilos, and the total weight with engine and propeller is 373 kilos. The low weight makes the boat easy to trailer and handle on the shore by all members of the family. The sturdy aluminium structure also makes the boat effortless to use.
The Buster S2 is optimised for use with the economical Yamaha F30 BETL outboard with electronic multi-point fuel injection. The PrimeStart system makes the engine effortless to start, and the Wide Range Power Trim & Tilt system makes it very easy to use. The engine also features Shallow Water Drive for cruising close inshore. A particularly useful feature for fishing enthusiasts is Variable Trolling RPM, which makes it easy to operate at low speeds.
Available as an optional accessory on the Buster S2 is an aft canvas top that is simple to raise and lower. The front of the canvas top can also be used as rain and sun protection with the back open.
Standard equipment includes side and aft rails, an automatic bilge pump and power outlet. Other optional accessories in addition to the aft canvas top include a cushion set, bow rail, bow engine bracket, and a bow casting deck with fishing seat. The bow of the boat can also be equipped with a convenient seat-stowage box.
Buster’s range of aluminium boats comprises 24 models, the smallest of which is the Buster Mini with a length of under 4 metres and weight of less than 100 kilos. The largest boat model is the luxurious Buster Phantom Cabin, which is close to ten metres long and is classified for 12 persons. All boats have an aluminium construction.
Buster S2 2023
- Seating capacity 4
- Max load 430 kg
- Length 4.43 m
- Width 1.82 m
- Draft 0.2 m
- Weight (without engine) 275 kg
- Engine Yamaha F30 BETL
- Max speed 24 knots
- Most fuel efficient speed range 15–23 knots: approx. 0.4 litres / nautical mile
Johan FinnbergMarketing ManagerTel:+firstname.lastname@example.org
About Buster Boats
Buster Boats is the largest designer and manufacturer of aluminium boats in Europe. The majority of the more than 130,000 aluminium boats we have launched on the world’s waters over the past over 60 years are still in use.
Boats carrying the Buster name have been produced since 1976, but Buster’s history began with the first Kello aluminium boat manufactured in 1955.
The Buster range includes 24 boats, of which the under four-metre Buster Mini and the almost ten-metre Buster Phantom are the smallest and largest, respectively. More than half of all boats manufactured are exported.
The manufacturer of Buster boats, Inha Works Ltd, is a subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Europe. Buster Boats boat production is located in Ähtäri, Finland while the company's headquarters and R&D facilities are located in Raisio, southern Finland.
Buster Boats on Euroopan suurin alumiiniveneiden suunnittelija ja valmistaja. Maailman vesille yli 60 vuoden aikana laskemistamme yli 130 000 alumiiniveneestä suurin osa on edelleen käytössä.
Buster-nimellä veneitä on valmistettu vuodesta 1976 alkaen, mutta Busterin historia alkoi jo vuonna 1955 valmistetuista, suomalaisen alumiiniveneteollisuuden aloittaneista Kello-veneistä.
Buster-veneiden valmistaja, Inhan Tehtaat Oy Ab, on Yamaha Motor Europen tytäryhtiö. Yhtiön pääkonttori sekä tuotekehitystoiminnot sijaitsevat Raisiossa ja tuotanto Ähtärissä.
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