2015 New 15ft aluminum luxury cabin motor boat for sale (498S)
The Morningstar Sports Cuddy 498S is designed to have extra protection for people and gear on board. The Cuddy cabin shelters majority of the bow, and keeps you warm and your gear dry when the weather turns nasty. Still leaving enough space for a spacious cockpit fishing area. Aluminium rod holders, bait board, live bait tank, side pockets, and a swim ladder are among the long list of fishing-related features included on the Cuddy.
Boat Length : 4.98 M
Hull Beam : 2.0 M
Hull Height : 0.98 M(midship)
Hull Weight* (dry) : 404 Kg
Max Load : 750 Kg
Max Person : 5(450 Kg)
Outboard Engine : 40-90 HP
Recommended OB:60 HP
Under Floor Fuel Tank : 60 L
Floatation : Basic
*Actual weight depends on options.
Packaging & Shipping
Q: How many boats can I fit in one container? A:
40" HQ COntainer
Boat with trailer
Boat with motor installed
Boat with motor and trailer
Cadcam Marine is an aluminium boat builder based in Taiwan. With over 30 years of metal forming experience, we utilize heavy machinery and press to bring you unique aluminum hulls that is different to any you have seen before.
Our patented Hydro Hull combines the sleek curves and hydrodynamic shapes of fiberglass boats with the light weight and robustness of aluminum. The use of laser cutting machines and welding robots ensure the welds are consistent, robust and precise.
We currently export to Japan, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, the South Pacific, South Africa and many other regions.
Q: What models do you have available?
A: We currently offer the following layouts for the 498 Series:
We also offer 4.6m versions of these boats, they are identical except for the twin rear swimming platforms.
Q: I want to see the boats in person, where can I find them? A: We have showrooms in Japan (Osaka), Australia (Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne), and other countries. Please see our website at www.MorningstarBoats.com for a complete list. We are also happy to organize factory tours for you if you would like to come to Taiwan for a visit.
Q: Could you pre-install outboard engines for me? A: Yes, we can provide Mercury and Evinrude outboards, from 40HP to 115HP.
Q: Could you provide boat trailers? A: Yes, we have boat trailers specially designed for our aluminum boat hulls.
Q: Do I need drainage for my boat? A: Aluminium floor without drainage is like most small boats, when you moor it in the harbour and it keeps raining, water will start to accumulate. Once the water level from under the deck is high enough, the automatic bilge pump will be triggered and starts pumping out water.
The problem is, battery doesn't last forever, so once the battery runs out or break down, the inside of the boat will be flooded. This may cause water damage to your battery, outboard, and other equipment.
The boat won't sink completely however, because all Morningstar Boats comes with at least basic flotation.
Aluminium floor with drainage has a deck that is 6cm higher. When it rains and water accumulate on the deck, the water will flow out through a self-bailing scupper. The scupper is a one-way valve, so water won't flow in from outside (unless blocked by twigs and leaves).
Whether to choose drainage depends on your usage of the boats. If you mostly use trailers to go in and out of the water via boat ramps, and seldom leave the boat in the water for many nights, then you don't need drainage. If you moor the boat in the water permanently and your local weather often have pouring rains, aluminium floor with drainage gives you better peace of mind.
Covering your boat with a boat canopy will help too, most rain water will be directed overboard.
Q: What is basic flotation? What is level flotation? A: This (external) web page has a good explanation for the differences between basic flotation and level flotation: http://www.kaptenboatcollar.com/blog/category/level-flotation
Basic flotation = boat will float when swamped, but may float in ANY angle (normal, upside down, nose up etc) Level flotation = boat will float upright when swamped (in relatively calm waters.)
Basically, extra cost for extra protection. Some small aluminum boats from other suppliers do not have any flotation.
Q: What boat building standards do your products adhere to? A: We following the Australian Standard 1799, as well as ISO/CE/RCD rules. Please see CE certificates linked here.
Cadcam Marine provide the following products under the Morningstar Boats brand:
14ft, 15ft, 16ft and 17ft aluminum luxury boats (4.6m ~ 4.98m) This is our most popular range.
10ft, 11ft, 12ft, and 13ft small aluminum fishing boats (car toppers and open boats, 3.2m ~ 4.1m) Guranteed low prices!
5.5m Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boats (RIBs) with aluminum hulls
We provide many customization options, e.g. luxury boat seats, aluminum rod holders, alloy bait boards, live-well tanks, dual engine system, boats without outboards, as well as boats with outboard engines.
We can also customize for patrol boats, diving boats, rescue boats and fishing vessels.
As the manufacturer, we offer wholesale factory prices and all the options you can imagine to suit your needs.