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REVIEW: Bar Crusher 490C and 490WR – Trade-A-Boat

Australian plate aluminium boat manufacturer Bar Crusher has just released two all-new ‘baby’ 4.9m fishing boats. John Willis took the pair to his secret fishing spot for an extended test…

The competition in the crowded world of 5m aluminium fishing boats is hotting up. With regulations in most states requiring the use of life jackets at all times in craft 4.8m and under, boats over this size have enjoyed a surge in popularity.

This sector was once dominated by pressed aluminium boat packages. However, the battle for supremacy has been raised another notch, with popular Australian plate aluminium fishing boat builder Bar Crusher pushing the limits on its latest offerings – the Bar Crusher 490WR (Walkaround) and the Bar Crusher 490C (Cuddy).

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