NEW BOATS: CRESTLINER FISH HAWK 1650


We’ve been eagerly anticipating a grown up version of Crestliner’s giant-slaying Fish Hawk 1650 since 2012’s Australia’s Greatest Boats, and the wait will soon be over.

NEW BOATS: CRESTLINER FISH HAWK 1650
CRESTLINER FISH HAWK 1650

Having made its debut at the Melbourne Boat Show, the Fish Hawk 1850 provides an uncompromised sport fishing platform that also promises to deliver loads of versatility to active families who want to do it all.

With a 65-year pedigree, Crestliner has a well-deserved reputation for ride quality and attention to detail. Featuring the company’s trademark construction technique of interlocking tongue-and-groove alloy panels that are capped and reinforced, Crestliners exhibit a quiet ride far beyond what would be considered the norm for a tinnie. At last year’s Australia’s Greatest Boats, judges unanimously voted it one of the softest hulls they’d driven. Ever.

At 5.6m, this bigger Fish Hawk also sports more firepower and is rated to a maximum of 150hp. This means a more spirited performance envelope that can include social skiing in its repertoire. With a spacious helm and loads of storage, including dedicated rod lockers, tackle systems and livewells, tournament and recreational anglers alike will be well catered for. The convertible rear bench, which turns into an enormous rear casting deck, is an option most fishos won’t want to go without.

We’ve put both hands up for a ride and we’ll bring you the full breakdown in next month’s issue.


SPECIFICATIONS: CRESTLINER FISH HAWK 1650
Material: Aluminium with reinforced transom
Hull Type: Deep-vee sportfisher
Length: 5.6m
Beam: 2.39m
Max. HP: 150
Fuel: 114L
Capacity: 6

Originally published in TrailerBoat #295, May/June 2013

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