Bar Crusher storms the West

8 September 2009

Bar Crusher’s 560XS Reef Sport was recently named ‘Boat of the Year, Aluminium Under 8m’ in the 2009 West Australian Marine Awards.

In a state where there is vigorous competition in the aluminium trailerboat segment, the award is a big honour for the Bar Crusher team and testament to the innovation and performance of the product.

According to the WA judges, the Victorian-built 560XS stood out for its ‘fishability’ and ‘flexibility’ as a hardcore fishing machine.

Designed as a ‘crossover’ boat to excel in all scenarios from the river to the reef, the 560XS is constructed from heavy duty, pre-stressed marine grade plate aluminium, measures 6.10m LOA, beam 2.25m, and is rated to carry up to a 150hp outboard.

The low-profile centre console is positioned further aft and a number of seat spigots are located in the deck, which allows seats to be moved around the boat or taken out altogether, for maximum fishing space.

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 the boat’s long list of fishing-related features.

The 560XS – along with the larger 620XS and 640XS – follows 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.

(This current version of this model is known as the 615XS, having undergone a re-design with introduction of the Gen2 hull.)

Further information: Bar Crusher Boats – (03) 9792 2999 or visit:

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