Bar Crusher 610HT
Bar Crusher says its new 610HT, although it’s the smallest model in the Hard Top range, will join the ranks of its larger siblings, with a reputation as one of the most versatile Hard Top trailerable sports fishing boats in its class.
The 610HT incorporates Bar Crusher’s unique Waveslicer non-pounding, deep-V hull, which the manufacturer says, slices through chop and performs brilliantly in a following sea, supported by the Rigideck sub-floor system for maximum hull strength in all conditions.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Bar Crusher without the Quickflow water ballast technology. A cavity that runs the full length of the keel quickly fills with water when the boat is stationary, which lowers the chines into the water for greater stability and drains in seconds as the boat moves forward to allow it to leap effortlessly onto the plane.
Measuring 6.10m with a 2.25m beam, it is constructed from high-tensile 4mm (bottom sides) and 3mm (top sides) commercial marine-grade plate aluminium. The 610HT’s toughened safety glass windscreen and all-weather hard top allow full standing room and an unobstructed 360 degree view from the helm, while the spacious cockpit offers plenty of fishing room for all onboard.
Taking into consideration the demands of hardcore offshore anglers, Bar Crusher says it has also designed the dash of the 610HT to accept the larger screen marine electronics displays, be they flush- or bracket-mounted.
Rated to carry up to a 150hp outboard, it comes with 140lt fuel capacity, huge cockpit fishing area, heavy-duty treadplate deck, optional anchor winch and forward bunks (with optional bunk extensions).
Enquiries: Bar Crusher Boats, tel (03) 9792 2999. Web: www.barcrusher.com.au.
Sea Fox Pro Series 226 Centre Console
The all new 2012 Sea Fox Pro Series 226 Centre Console is loaded with features for the fisherman, yet is comfortable for the entire family, says Qld boat builder, Sea Fox.
For a comfortable day out fishing, the 226CC offers a 150lt live bait well and a fish box under the bench seat across the transom. Comfortable swivel bucket seating, fresh/raw water wash down, self-draining cockpit, deluxe console with a portable toilet, stainless steel hardware, as well as plenty of room for rods in rod-holders in the gunwales and rocket launchers are just some of the features included.
Sea Fox says it designed this boat with the family in mind and has integrated as many comfortable seats as possible, with seat cushions as standard. As well as rear bench seating, it has a generous bow seating area, with deluxe cushions and backrests.
Offering a full line of fishing boats, including centre consoles, walk-arounds and bay boats, the company says its mission is to make its boats durable, dependable and affordable. Sea Fox has a limited lifetime warranty on its hulls.
According to Sea Fox, its boats are known for their rugged construction, which it says is proven in its fishing boats, which are often driven hard. The foam-cored hull of the 226CC is supported by all-fibreglass stringers that are bonded to the cockpit sole, creating a box-beam structure that the builder claims won’t twist or crack, no matter how hard pushed. Closed cell foam injected into appropriate spaces in the hull and deck provides positive flotation, while all-stainless hardware will stand up to the elements without demanding maintenance, says Sea Fox.
The hull features a Carolina Flair and downward progressive strakes that provide an extra-dry ride in rough seas. The sleek stem rake design in the bow and subtle raise in the sheer line gives the 226CC some of the prettiest lines in its class, according to Sea Fox. It suggests this innovative 22-footer promises comfortable and dry blue-water fishing for anglers and their families.
Enquiries: JSW Powersports, tel: (07) 55 292 616. Web: www.seafoxboats.net.au.
Yamaha 2012 FX series
Yamaha Motor Australia recently introduced its new 2012 WaveRunner line-up and says, with a wide selection of class-leading watercraft, the 2012 range has models to cater for all types of riders and watersport enthusiasts.
The biggest development in the 2012 range is the redesigned FX series. Defined by Yamaha as its ‘luxury performance’ flagship models, the FX series has been refined even further, with a completely redesigned hull and deck, improving the ride quality as well as the functionality and versatility of the craft says Yamaha.
An increased hull length of 19cm and softer outside edge design improves both straight line ride and handling. Enhancements to rider features include three-person stadium seating (raised seating positions for passengers allowing them to see forward past the driver) and an increased seat length of 7cm.
The larger rear swim platform is a great place to sit back and enjoy a break or a swim after riding. The re-boarding step has also been improved and now reaches 20cm lower into the water to improve the ease of on-water reboarding.
Storage on the FX series has been increased to 125lt and includes under-seat, water-tight storage as well as an easy-access stern storage compartment designed to carry watersports items such as snorkels and ski ropes.
Manoeuvrability has been refined, with the addition of a neutral thrust position, a feature Yamaha says is particularly useful for watersports enthusiasts who spend time towing water skiers or wake boarders.
According to Yamaha, the changes in hull design have also improved performance and fuel economy. The increased water line improves ride quality and pick-up in rough water and also improves stability, while the redesigned FX hull gives the rider increased ability to lean into tight turns. This banking angle gives the rider a more secure feel when cornering, Yamaha claims.
The FX range includes 1.8lt supercharged models, FX Cruiser SHO and FX SHO, and the 1.8lt non-supercharged models: the FX Cruiser HO and FX HO. The new range will be available in March.
Led by the flagship FX Cruiser SHO, the new FX line has been redesigned from the hull-up to deliver the utmost comfort, convenience, storage capacity, towing ability, and unadulterated fun, says Yamaha.
Enquiries: Yamaha Motor Australia. Web: www.yamaha-motor.com.au.