As Bar Crusher’s home state, we always expect big things from this iconic Aussie brand at the Melbourne Boat Show… and this year is no different!
Bar Crusher will have over a dozen of its Fishing Weapons® on display – from the popular folding-roof cuddy cabin (C) series, centre console / walk-around (XS and WR) series, award-winning hard top (HT) offshore series, right up to its hard top pilothouse (HTP) series.
The 2016 model range features a number of new design innovations, including Bar Crusher’s exclusive Game Lock™ coaming (575 to 780 hull series), which allows you to lock yourself into an extremely comfortable and secure position while fighting big fish. This new design also makes what was already a very spacious cockpit fishing area even bigger!
New hard top designs and dash layouts, re-designed rocket launchers, extra heavy-duty bowsprits and bow/grab rails, and fresh paint schemes are just some of the new features to be found on various models across the range –advancements which have been carefully-considered to further improve your boating and fishing experience.
Designed and built for Australian conditions, all Bar Crusher boats incorporate exclusive innovations such as the Waveslicer® deep-V, non-pounding hull for an ultra-smooth ride, Rigideck® engineered sub-floor system for maximum hull strength, and Quickflow® water ballast technology for excellent stability at rest.
All models from the 490 through to the 615 are also now built on Bar Crusher’s industry-leading Gen2® hull. This design combines key features including a wider negative chine running forward, optimised wider chine aft and the distinctive Delta Flare™ – a complex V-shaped planing plank that starts wider at the transom and narrows as it runs forward. The result is greater hydrodynamic lift for more efficient planing and improved fuel economy, a higher bow attitude and better spray deflection for a drier ride.
Renowned for quality construction, superior performance and maximum fishability (with a range of standard features other manufacturers charge as extras), every Bar Crusher boat is factory-packaged on a custom-designed trailer, which ensures towing, launching and retrieving is a breeze. Self-centering and aligning perfectly every time, Bar Crusher’s innovative Bar Catch® system also allows for single-handed launch and retrieve.
Fishing Weapons on display at the show include: 490C, 490WR, 535C, 535XS, 575C, 575HT, 615C, 615HT, 670C, 670HT, 730HT, 780HT and 780HTP.
Whether you’re a first-time boat buyer or have owned 10 boats and you’re looking for your next one, drop by and say g’day to the team and pick-up a copy of Bar Crusher’s boat buyer’s guide to assist with your research.