Ownership: Models through the years

Models through the years

Aluminium Boats carrying the Buster name have been produced since 1976, but Buster’s history began with the first Kello aluminium boats manufactured in Finland 1955.  

The Buster story begins in 1976, when the Fiskars group decided to move the manufacture of aluminium boats from the Kellokoski Works to the Inha Works. Durability, safety and ease of use were taken as the starting points when designing the new boat range.

The first boats were unveiled in the summer of 1976 under the names Fiskars 12 and Fiskars 14. The following year, the range received its own name. A series of 60 Mini Busters was made, which was then supplemented by Buster, Buster R and Work Buster models. Exports to Sweden, Norway and Central Europe also started.

Today, around half of the production is exported from Finland. Inha Works is Europe’s largest manufacturer of aluminium boats, and Buster, with its already classic status and successful performance in many tests, is the most popular boat brand in the Nordic countries.

The Buster has shown that it is made to withstand even tough conditions. It has been used to sail around the North Cape from the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic. It has also taken the route of the ancient Varangians: from Stockholm via Tallinn to St Petersburg, on through the rivers of Russia to the Black Sea and finally Istanbul. The Buster is trusted by both recreational and professional users.

Buster - Models through the years

Model

Years of manufacture

Length

Width

Max.Power

Seating capacity

Weight

   

(m)

(m)

(hk)

 

(kg)

Fiskars 12

1976

3,60

1,50

15

4

85

Fiskars 14

1976

4,15

1,70

20

6

35

Mini Buster

1977-1983

3,60

1,50

15

4

85

Buster

1978-1982

4,15

1,70

20

6

135

Buster R

1978-1984

4,15

1,70

35

6

160

Work/Patrol

1979-1982

4,15

1,70

20

6

185

Ro Buster

1982-1995

3,90

1,33

4

4

80

Mix Buster

1983-1998

4,05

1,57

15

4

135

Sun Buster

I: 1983-1985

3,90

1,60

20

5

175

 

II: 1996-2000

3,90

1,60

20

5

175

Big Buster

1984-1993

4,95

1,90

60

7

320

Buster RS

1985-1996

4,50

1,72

40

6

230

Sun Buster R

1986-1995

3,90

1,60

30

4

185

Buster Booster

1988-1990

3,60

1,54

20

4

153

Buster Mini

2013-

3,88

1,49

8

3

104

Buster Mini Sport 2018- 3,88 1,49 9,9 3 119

Buster XS / XSr

1999-2016

4,15

1,65

15/20

4

160

Buster S

I: 1996-2001

4,00

1,82

35

4

220

 

II: 2002-2016

4,58

1,88

30

4

259

 

III: 2017-

4,43

1,81

30

4

260

Buster S1

III: 2017-

4,43

1,82

30

4

275

Buster Scc

2011-

4,58

1,88

30

4

280

 

III: 2017-

4,43

1,82

30

4

275

Buster S Fish

I: 2016-2017

4,61

1,88

30

4

298

Buster M

I: 1997-2003

4,60

1,82

40

5

265

 

II: 2004-2010

4,60

1,86

40

5

303

 

III:2011-2014

4,60

1,86

40

5

303

 

IV: 2015-2017

4,80

1,86

40

5

M1: 335 / M2: 355

 

V: 2018-

4,86

1,85

40

M1: 6 / M2: 5

M1: 365 / M2: 390

Buster L

I: 1994-2008

4,90

1,97

50

6

338

 

II: 2010-2015

5,04

1,98

50

6

340 / 370

  III: 2016- 5,13 1,99 50 6 L1: 355 / L2: 395

Buster Lx

I: 2011-2015

5,04

1,98

60

6

410

  II: 2016- 5,13 1,99 60 6 440

Buster X

I:  2006-2013

5,15

2,06

80

7

480

 

II: 2013-

5,35

2,01

70

7

480

Buster XL

I: 1992-2003

5,30

2,05

90

7

440

 

II: 2004-2011

5,60

2,17

115

7

591

 

III: 2012-2016

5,94

2,17

115

7

600

 

IV: 2017-2019

5,94

2,17

130

7

620

  V: 2020- 6,05 2,20 115 7 700

Buster XXL

I: 2000-2003

5,80

2,25

115

7

570

 

II: 2004-2007

5,80

2,25

150

7

659

 

III: 2008-2009

6,35

2,40

150

7

850

 

IV: 2010-2014

6,35

2,40

150

7

850

 

V: 2015-2019

6,29

2,17

150

7

710

  VI: 2020- 6,25 2,20 150 8 840

Magnum

I: 1990-2001

6,20

2,20

150

8

626

 

II: 2002-

6,70

2,40

225

8

928

 

III: 2011-2017

6,90

2,40

225

8

928

 

IV: 2018-

7,20

2,50

225

8

1 195

Buster SuperMagnum

2013-2017

7,14

2,40

300

7

1 100

 

2018-

7,70

2,50

350

10

1 395

Buster Magnum M5

2015-2017

7,14

2,40

350

8

1 080

Buster Phantom

2017-

9,47

2,84

700

12

2 265

Buster Phantom Cabin 2018- 9,47 2,84 600 12 2 700

Buster XXL AWC

2008 -2009

6,35

2,40

175

7

1 100

Buster XXL Cabin

2011-2012

6,60

2,40

175

7

1 085

Buster Cabin

2013-

6,92

2,43

250

8

1 185

Buster Le

2014-2017

5,07

2,05

70

6

480

Buster XLe

2014-2017

5,80

2,25

100

7

695

Buster XLe Convertible

2015

5,60

2,25

125

7

680

Buster Magnum E

2016-2017

6,43

2,47

225

8

1 050

Buster L Pro

2014-2015

5,04

1,98

70

6

410

Buster Lx Pro

2012-2013

5,04

1,98

70

6

445

Buster XL Pro SC/CC

2013-2015

5,94

2,17

115

7

590

Buster XL Pro

2016-2017

5,94

2,17

130

7

640

Buster Magnum Pro

2011-2017

7,10

2,40

250

6

1 045

 

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