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Another strong presence from Bar Crusher in Melbourne

JUST as the MCG is the home ground of the Richmond Tigers, the Melbourne Boat Show is the home show of Bar Crusher, where visitors always see a strong presence from the iconic Aussie fishing boat brand.

Bar Crusher will have an impressive fleet of Fishing Weapons on display at the event (28 June – 1 July) – 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.

Again expected to take centre stage at the Melbourne Boat Show is Bar Crusher’s 615BR, which was launched at last year’s event. Pulling triple duty as the ultimate family boat, fishing boat and sports boat, the 615BR is a dual-console bowrider design, with a walk-through windscreen providing access to a comfortable forward lounge that quickly converts to a large and functional casting platform. The fold-away rear lounge, interchangeable baitboard/skipole and other innovative features make it a truly versatile boat – whether it’s towing the kids around in a ski biscuit or waterskiing with friends on the river, casting lures for bream in an estuary or chasing snapper and kingfish on the reef.

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.

Extensive testing by Bar Crusher’s R&D team has proved the 490, 535, 575 and 615 receive significant performance benefit from the next-generation hull design, with the larger 670, 730 and 780 models continuing to be built on Bar Crusher’s high-performance deep-V hull.

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.

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.

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