New range includes three models


Bar Crusher said its new XS Reef Sport range of ‘crossover’ plate-aluminium boats fills the gap for anglers searching for a hardcore fishing boat with maximum flexibility.

Comprising three models — the 560XS, 620XS and 640XS — built on Bar Crusher’s most popular hulls, the strong and sleek XS series has been designed to excel in all scenarios from the river to the reef, the boatbuilder told TrailerBoat.

Bar Crusher director, Peter Cleland said the crossover concept stemmed from consumer enquiries for a boat that was suitable for estuary, inshore and offshore lure casting, trolling and bottom bouncing.

"Developed as a true all-rounder, Bar Crusher’s new XS series meets these demands," said Cleland.

"Nothing beats an open boat for fishability, so we’ve moved the low-profile centre console further aft and incorporated a number of seat spigots in the floor, which allows seats to be moved around the boat or taken out altogether for maximum fishing space.

"Bar Crusher has become known as the boat of choice among serious recreational anglers and these new models again hit the mark as beautifully-built and well thought-out fishing machines for those who demand high-performance and smart functionality," Cleland said.

Constructed from heavy-duty, pre-stressed marine grade plate aluminium, Bar Crusher said the 560XS, 620XS and 640XS follow in the footsteps of all its models, delivering the smoothest ride of any aluminium boat on the market.

Bar Crusher said the ultra-smooth ride is the result of the high-tech Waveslicer non-pounding, deep-vee hull, while the expertly-engineered Rigideck sub-floor system ensures maximum hull strength. Another characteristic of every model is the amazing stability at rest, said the boatbuilder, thanks to Bar Crusher’s exclusive Quickflow water ballast technology.

Measuring 6.10m (560XS), 6.70m (620XS) and 6.85m (640XS), Bar Crusher said the boats are respectively rated to carry outboards from 115hp through to 200hp, with fuel capacities ranging from 150 to 300lt.

Rodholders, a forward casting platform, livebait tank, in-floor fish storage tank, berley bucket, large-volume storage pockets and an easy-to-clean treadplate deck are among a long list of standard fishing-related features inherent to each model in the XS series, said the boatbuilder.

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