The Italian yard has launched the new Lomac Big Game 760 at the Venice boat show. It’s designed in partnership with professional fisherman Diego Bedetti and is sided by two smaller models.
Some years ago it didn’t seem so popular to go fishing with an inflatable boat, but we can safely say that the practice is well established now. Lomac is part of this…game, and shows it by launching three models of a Big Game range. They are named 7560, 600 and 540, and are designed for all three main fishing techniques: trolling, drifting and spinning. We focus on the largest sibling, Lomac Big Game 760.
Everything you need for fishing
The rib measures 7.68 meters with a beam of 3.04 meters, for a dry displacement of 1800 Kg. This value has been reduced thanks to the moulding of the floorboard in a single piece.
The modular design makes it possible to arrange fishing gear as required: the bow area is designed primarily for spinning enthusiasts, the central area for trolling, and the entire stern area for those who prefer drifting or bottom fishing. Each area is fitted with rod holders and multiple steel handrails, as well as tanks and lockers.
As fishermen often travel long distances to reach the right spot, the fuel tank has a capacity of 340 liters, while a 30-liter freshwater tank feeds the sink and pull-out shower.
On the dashboard the first unit features two Garmin GPSMAP 8416xsv units with widescreen, multi-touch displays: an integrated system with 16” full HD touchscreen, with an integrated dual-channel 1 kW CHIRP echo-sounder which includes ClearVü and SideVü.
But Lomac Big Game 760 has more technology from Garmin, with the EmpirBus technology to customize boat automation interface for monitoring the main utilities which are very useful to fishermen: they include livewell tank temperature, bow and stern feeder voltage, navigation lights, cockpit and bow lighting, bilge pump operation, battery voltage alarms, water and fuel tank levels, and engine compartment ventilation.
_Plenty of rod holders have been placed around the cockpit, like on the steel Ttop, in the bow area, beside the outboard, even on the tubular. We counted no less than 19!
Inside the central seat is a livewell with a 60 liter capacity with LED light for night fishing. It can be set to a temperature similar to that of the sea, so that if the temperature in the tank rises, the system automatically pumps in seawater to cool and oxygenate the water.
Also the other seat, the one in front of the console, has something to hide: it houses a locker in the standard version, but as an option it can be replaced with a chemical WC.
Lomac Big Game 760 comes with a standard propulsion provided by a 4.6 Mercury PRO XS 300 V8. Despite the XS name it is a four-stroke, but the weight is just 229 kg. Active Trim and Vessel View complete the features.
For those who need more performance there is space to mount twin engines, but being this a fishing boat there’s an alternative solution: an additional auxiliary engine that can be operated directly from the helm station through a coupling rod.
Going through all the features of the Lomac 760, we can safely repeat that a rib can be a perfect fishing machine.