Weekender yachts are small, sub-9.5 metre (30 foot) vessels. They often have twin-keels or lifting keels. This allows them to operate in shallow waters, and if needed 'dry out' – become beached as the tide falls, the hull shape (or twin-keel layout) allows the boat to sit upright when there is no water. Such boats are designed to undertake short journeys, rarely lasting more than 2 to 3 days (hence their name).
Australian luxury boat builder, Mustang Marine, is pleased to announce that two of its latest model initiatives have been short listed as finalists in the 2007 Australian Marine Industries Federation Boat of the Year Awards – the MPV3000 sports cruiser, and the new M43 Sports Flybridge.