You may have noticed a secret new project stashed between the pages of the Builders’ Survey in the previous issue of The Captain. It was the fourth generation of the Haines Signature 495F hull – and it’s just been released to the public.


The new hull features an extra 15cm of cockpit space, a redesigned dash (to fit electronics up to 9”) and heaps more storage than its predecessor. It’s also got full-length cockpit side pockets with shelves, twin live-bait tanks and, of course, Signatures’ Variable Deadrise Hull.