‘Crossover’ to a Bar Crusher XS Reef Sport
Bar Crusher’s new XS Reef Sport range of ‘crossover’ plate-aluminium boats fills the gap for anglers who have been searching for a hardcore fishing boat with maximum flexibility.
Comprising three models – the 560XS, 620XS and 640XS – built on Bar Crusher’s most popular hulls, the strong and sleek XS series has been designed to excel in all scenarios from the river to the reef.
Bar Crusher director Peter Cleland said the crossover concept stemmed from consumer enquiries for a boat that was suitable for estuary, inshore and offshore lure casting, trolling and bottom bouncing.
“Developed as a true all-rounder, Bar Crusher’s new XS series meets these demands,” Mr Cleland said.
“Nothing beats an open boat for ‘fishability’, so we’ve moved the low-profile centre console further aft and incorporated a number of seat spigots in the floor, which allows seats to be moved around the boat or taken out altogether, for maximum fishing space.
“Bar Crusher has become known as the boat of choice among serious recreational anglers and these new models again hit the mark as beautifully-built and well thought-out fishing machines for those who demand high performance and smart functionality.”
Constructed from heavy duty, pre-stressed marine grade plate aluminium, the 560XS, 620XS and 640XS follow in the footsteps of every Bar Crusher model to deliver the smoothest ride of any aluminium boat on the market.
The ultra-smooth ride is the result of Bar Crusher’s high-tech Waveslicer™ non-pounding, deep-V hull, while the expertly-engineered Rigideck™ sub-floor system ensures maximum hull strength. Another characteristic of every model is the amazing stability at rest, thanks to Bar Crusher's exclusive Quickflow™ water ballast technology.
Measuring 6.10m LOA (560XS), 6.70m LOA (620XS) and 6.85m LOA (640XS), the boats are respectively rated to carry outboards from 115ph through to 200hp, with fuel capacities ranging from 150L to 300L.
Rod holders, forward casting platform, livebait tank, in-floor fish storage tank, berley bucket, large-volume storage pockets and an easy-to-clean treadplate deck are among a long list of standard fishing-related features inherent to each model in the XS series.
Destined to make a big impact on the water this summer, check out the XS Reef Sport range today