Photo gallery: Bar Crusher 490C | Australia's Greatest Boats 2016


Bar Crusher 490C on the plane Bar Crusher 490C on the plane
Bar Crusher 490 Cabin Bar Crusher 490 Cabin
Bait table and fishing room on Bar Crusher 490C Bait table and fishing room on Bar Crusher 490C
Bar Crusher 490C helm seat Bar Crusher 490C helm seat
Bar Crusher 490C port view Bar Crusher 490C port view
Bar Crusher 490C starboard view Bar Crusher 490C starboard view
Bimini on Bar Crusher 490C Bimini on Bar Crusher 490C
Cabin interior of Bar Crusher 490C boat Cabin interior of Bar Crusher 490C boat
Controls on Bar Crusher 490C Controls on Bar Crusher 490C
fishing from a Bar Crusher 490C fishing from a Bar Crusher 490C
Killtang in Bar Crusher 490C boat Killtang in Bar Crusher 490C boat

Peruse images of the Bar Crusher 490C, a contender in the Aluminium Fishing Boats category at the Australia's Greatest Boats 2016 test.

The Bar Crusher 490C quickly became one of the most talked about aluminium fishing boats on the market after its release at the start of the year. Here was an aluminium fishing boat in the sub-5m category, built by a high-profile plate-aluminium manufacturer, yet priced well under the $40,000 mark.

Bar Crusher released two models: a 490 WR centre-console-style model, and the 490 C (Cabin). This last one — the fishing boat you see here — competed in the Australia’s Greatest Boats 2016 test.

Being the cuddy cabin sibling to the open layout, it was perhaps the less fishing-orientated of the two. While it’s nice to have open boats for many forms of fishing, the cuddy cab design suits a far greater variety of customers, plus it provides that extra little bit of protection from our harsh elements. In fact, the Bar Crusher 490 C even has a pivoting windscreen for storage in low garages.

Our conclusion is that the Bar Crusher 490C cuddy is a ripper. Don’t underestimate it from its simple outward appearance, as the design is quite complex and built from experience, not by a computer.

Bar Crusher 490C review
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