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Bandit 490 Cathedral-Hull Utility Boat

Fully composite construction and the option of fitting two motors for bay and sea. Jamieson’s fast, versatile and affordable cathedral-hulled Bandit 490 boat for river, bass, lake, estuary or offshore fishing or leisure

With 80% SPX foam for buoyancy and the ability to fit dual motors for bay and sea boating, the Bandit 490 is a perfect mid-range all-purpose boat: accessible 4.9-metre small that’s perfect as a bass boat, at home on freshwater and estuaries, but you can take it out to sea, too.

Custom-built, brand-new, delivering excellent power-to-weight performance, with trailer and delivered anywhere in South Africa. Made by our good friends at Jamieson Boats & Kayaks and powered by your choice of recommended Suzuki outboards by Nauti-Tech Suzuki.

Accessible but high performance, real value but also very powerful with loads of optional extras.


Bandit 490 with remote control motor and steering


Twin Motors


  • Buoyancy – 80% SPX foam
  • Wet deck – low maintenance
  • Gunwale: Inside: 300mm, Outside:900mm
  • Buoyancy certified (no timber in construction)
  • Moulded non-slip flooring
  • All cables, wires and pipes run under the floor
  • Very stable, manoeuvrable and capable of high speed

Centre Console Version Includes

  • Aluminium trim with insert
  • Bow platform (900mm) – 2 x Lazilas hatches
  • 2 x Rear bunk seats – Lalizas hatch covers
  • Centre Console finished with
    (windscreen, stainless steel grab rail, cushions, Lalizas hatch cover)
  • Skippers Bunk, with cushion

Optional extras

  • Running- and anchor lights, 4-switch panel
  • Dry storage box 110 x 235 x D150mm
  • Trailer – fully galvanised and roadworthy
  • Fire extinguisher storage case
  • Motor Cover
  • Boat cover
  • Canopy

Centre Console Version

  • Remote-steering with centre console
    (with windscreen, grab rail, seats, hatches and all finishes)
  • Steering system and cable, Stainless steel Wheel
  • Hatch to the front of the console

Stainless Steel and Rails

  • Stainless steel bunk rail with cushion
  • Wrap-around rails
  • Trawling rail or ski bar


  • Various rod holders


This Bandit 490 cathedral-hull freshwater, bass, bay and sea utility boat is fully custom-made to your order. And the price is the very best part. Give us a ring on +27 (0)41 585 1481 in work hours, or drop us an email below.


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