ALMOST every model in Bar Crusher’s cuddy cabin (C) series is now built on the company’s Gen2 hull.
Introduced a few years ago, the Gen2 hull 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 and better spray deflection for a drier ride.
Bar Crusher said extensive testing by its R&D team proved the 490C, 535C, 575C and 615C received significant performance benefits from the next-generation hull design, with the larger 670C continuing to be built on Bar Crusher’s high-performance deep-V hull.
Among the new features is Bar Crusher’s exclusive Game Lock coaming (575C, 615C and 670C). The newly-designed gunwale/sidedeck incorporates a 45-degree angle on the inner edge, which – along with the secure toe-holds found in every Bar Crusher boat – allows you to lock yourself into an extremely comfortable and secure position while fighting big fish.
A newly-designed bowsprit provides a more secure locking position for anchoring in less than ideal conditions and a smoother retrieve of the anchor, bow rails and grab rails have also been upgraded on some models, and the unique removable livebait tank (490C) will suit anglers looking for a sub-5m boat that has all the fishing features of a bigger Bar Crusher.
Toughened safety glass windscreens are standard across Bar Crusher’s C series, which conveniently fold-down – along with the bimini top (Wavecrusher series) or gas-strut hard roof – to reduce overall on-trailer height by up to a metre for easy storage in most standard garages.
More information can be found on the Bar Crusher website.