Prac­ti­cal so­lu­tion to rough seas

NT News - Motoring - - CARSSPORTGUIDE - By JON HUIE

WHEN Bar Crush­ers first ar­rived on the boat­ing scene, their rad­i­cal hull de­sign, un­fash­ion­able lines and crude in­te­ri­ors at­tracted lit­tle se­ri­ous buyer at­ten­tion.

Th­ese hard­core fishing out­fits, how­ever, de­liver ex­cep­tional rough-wa­ter rides and now have one of the most in­stantly recog­nised and ac­cepted de­sign pro­files among trailer boats.

The in­te­ri­ors, while re­freshed, are still short on frills, but there is some­thing com­pellingly prac­ti­cal, un­com­pli­cated, yet atyp­i­cal about Bar Crush­ers.

The com­pany has shunned in­tro­duc­ing a con­tem­po­rary wrap­around wind­screen. In­stead, it has re­tained the orig- inal low, full-width, sin­gle­cen­tre, tough­ened-glass panel de­sign with short sides.

With quick-re­lease fit­tings, it takes a minute to fold down the wind­screen so that the boat fits un­der car­ports and garage en­trances.

The over­all boat and trailer height is re­duced by a me­tre over a per­ma­nent hard­top.

The de­sign also re­sults in bet­ter fuel econ­omy for longdis­tance tow­ing. For off­shore work, re­mov­able clear front and side fill-in pan­els pro­vide am­ple helm pro­tec­tion.

Craft are avail­able in 12 colours. Deluxe bucket-seat up­grades in­clude mount­ing stor­age mod­ules with handy slid­ing tackle trays, and helm dash fas­cias have been re­designed to take side-by-side fish-finder and GPS units.

A Bar Crusher 560c cuts through rough wa­ter. Th­ese boats de­liver an ex­cep­tional ride

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