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CruiseCraft uprates Explorer

Due to the re-engineering and construction of the CruiseCraft Explorer 685 model, the maximum power rating for this model has been lifted from a maximum of 270hp to 300hp.

This is effective for all new CruiseCraft Explorer 685 models manufactured after October 1st 2009 and is not applied retrospectively.

The development plan undertaken by CruiseCraft boats involved exhaustive technical and practical testing to ensure that the vessel not only passed the stringent requirements for CE Certification, but also passed rigorous on water testing.

The new rating allows engines such as the Yamaha F300 four-stroke V8, Mercury Verado 300, Suzuki DF300 and Evinrude E-TEC 300 all to be fitted as single engine installations.

Boaters who head way offshore and like the security of twin engines can also now up-spec dual engines to twin 150hp.

According to Nathan Nichols of CruiseCraft, re-rating the top of the line Explorer model is directly attributed to customer feedback.”Our dealers were telling us that many customers had requested the big 300hp outboards on their new Explorer 685,” Nichols said.

CruiseCraft’s Outsider 685 model will remain as a hull rated to 270hp; existing Explorer 685 models cannot be upgraded as a retrofit. A revised VIN plate cannot be issued due to the engineering changes that have now been incorporated in the construction process.

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