Bar Crusher leads the industry in design excellence and quality to build the most advanced plate aluminium fishing boats on the market

Incorporating exclusive innovations such as the Waveslicer® smooth-riding hull; Rigideck® engineered sub-floor system; Quickflow® water ballast technology; and the evolutionary Gen2® hull design with Delta Flare®, Bar Crusher boats are renowned for their superior construction and performance.

Professionally engineered and built from the highest-quality materials – in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Melbourne, Australia – the experienced and devoted team’s attention to detail is evident in all Bar Crusher boats. Every feature of every boat has been carefully considered for its performance, practicality, versatility and, importantly, durability.


Smooth ride and superior stability at rest

Bar Crusher boats deliver a super-smooth ride – a far cry from the uncomfortable, pounding ride of traditional aluminium boats – and superior stability at rest…

Most people who have been for a ride in an aluminium boat on a windy and choppy day have been disappointed with the hard ride. The reason for this is many of the ‘pressed sheet’ tinnie-style boats and many other plate aluminium boats have been built with a relatively shallow deadrise (or V) at the transom; often as little as 10 degrees. In other words, viewed from the rear these boats appear to have a fairly flat bottom.

Bar Crusher boats, in contrast, are built using between 18 to 20 degrees of deadrise at the transom (depending on the model). This deeper V allows the boat to cut through wind chop providing a genuinely smooth ride, while the innovative Quickflow® water ballast system delivers exceptional stability at rest.

Most boats look good in the showroom… not all are built to perform. It’s a fact: most of the fishing boats in Australia are sold without customers undertaking an on-water test.

The result: many boat buyers find their ‘dream boat’ they just bought doesn’t meet their performance expectations on the water.

Bar Crusher’s philosophy is all about ensuring you end up with the best boat for your needs… and we’ll prove the Bar Crusher difference to you – on the water – before you buy!

Rough-water performance, safety in a following sea (running down the face of a wave or ‘with the sea’), stability at rest, fast planing out of the hole and the superior ability to cut through chop combine to make Bar Crusher boats the best-performing aluminium boats in Australia.

Bar Crusher is one of the few Australian boat builders fortunate enough to have people within the ranks who are passionate about fishing and are very experienced boaters… so we love talking about boats! If you need any boat buying tips, advice on motors, marine electronics, or how to sell your existing boat, we’re here to help.

Whether this is your first boat or you’ve owned 10 boats, feel free to contact us!


Cutting-edge technology

Bar Crusher boats are real plate boats, using cutting-edge technology in their design and construction. They’re not pressed and ‘tacked’ together like cheaper mass-produced aluminium boats.

The best definition of a plate boat is a boat that’s built using a properly constructed sub-floor frame; heavy-gauge, high-tensile aluminium cut from flat plate and has a welded-in aluminium floor.

Bar Crusher’s Rigideck® is the world’s toughest hull building system. Rigideck® uses full-depth and full-length longitudinal frames so everything is boxed and triangulated. For even greater strength, we uses cross frames between the longitudinal frames to tie the whole sub-floor together.

If you think of an aeroplane wing or aerospace honeycomb structure, you’ll be able to visualise the Rigideck® system. The sub-floor framing is braced in all directions to cope with tremendous stresses. (The reason every boat builder doesn’t use this system is because it’s more expensive, harder to do and requires better welding skills.)

Check out our free Boat Buyer’s Guide to learn more about plate aluminium boat design and construction.


Bar Crusher delivers true low-stress boating

They’re light to tow, economical to power, low maintenance and a breeze to launch and retrieve. If you want a tough and functional plate aluminium fishing boat, Bar Crusher is the perfect choice.

Every Bar Crusher boat has been designed to deliver low-stress boating. The bottom plate (underneath) isn’t painted so bumping the trailer or the ramp isn’t a problem. The fully welded and sealed checkerplate deck in every Bar Crusher boat also ensures any bait and muck washes out in a few minutes. Clean up is as simple as a quick rinse with the hose and then storing your boat until next time.

Renowned for quality construction, superior performance and maximum fishability (with a range of standard features other boat manufacturers charge as extras), every Bar Crusher boat is factory-packaged on a custom-designed trailer, which ensures towing, launching and retrieving is a breeze. The boat self-centres and aligns perfectly every time, while our innovative Bar Catch® system also allows for single-handed launch and retrieve.

The Bar Crusher model range spans 5.35m to 7.80m and is available a number of configurations – cuddy cabin, hard top, hard top pilothouse, centre console, open hard top, walk around, and bow rider.

Bar Crusher boats deliver genuine value too.

Remember, value extends far beyond the price you might pay for something. It’s the pleasure a quality product brings, the longevity it delivers and the value it adds to your life. For anyone serious about fishing, this is the true value of a Bar Crusher boat.

In a similar light, the resale value of Bar Crusher boats on the used market is unmatched by any other brand. This is testament to the build quality and performance of every Bar Crusher boat – no matter the miles it’s travelled, the places it’s been, or the fish it’s helped its owners catch!

View our model range and personalise your ultimate Fishing Weapon in our online boat builder!

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