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Bar Crusher’s 490C is aimed squarely at entry-level boat buyers and those looking to step-up from pressed aluminium tinnies.

Lending itself to family fishing, the 490C is a tough all-round cuddy cabin boat that will handle the punishment first-time boaters often inadvertently dish-out to their boats. Great performance, easy to tow, launch/retrieve and maintain, it’s destined to ensure people stay involved in boating too.

Measuring 4.90m LOA, with a 2.00m beam, and constructed from heavy duty, high-tensile 4mm (bottom sides) and 3mm (top sides) marine grade plate aluminium, the 490C’s ultra-smooth ride is the result of its high-tech Waveslicer® non-pounding, deep-V hull, while the expertly-engineered Rigideck® sub-floor system ensures maximum hull strength. The boat is extremely stable at rest, thanks to Bar Crusher’s exclusive Quickflow® water ballast technology.

Built on Bar Crusher’s evolutionary Gen2™ hull design, the 490C combines key features including an optimised wider chine aft and the distinctive Delta Flare™ – delivering greater hydrodynamic lift for efficient planing and excellent fuel economy, a higher bow attitude and better spray deflection for a drier ride, as well as increased stability at rest.

Note the shape of the Delta Flare at the transom and the distinctive shape of the Quickflow water ballast outlet. This innovation incorporates a cavity running the full length of the keel that quickly fills with water when the boat is stationary, which lowers the chines into the water for greater stability, and drains in seconds as the boat moves forward to allow it to leap effortlessly onto the plane.

The 490C’s cuddy cabin creates a safe place to store gear out of the weather, leaving a decent cockpit fishing area, while the ample internal depth will ensure everyone feels secure when out on the water. The functional helm station allows for installation of the latest marine electronics, while the fully-welded checkerplate deck is extremely easy to clean after a solid day on the water.

Strong aluminium rod holders, heavy duty boarding ladder, berley bucket and muncher, LED lighting and other items are among the list of standard features, while owners can customise their boats from the 490C options list.

Incorporating a 60L underfloor fuel tank and rated to carry a 40-70hp outboard, the dry tow weight of the 490C is just 840kg, ensuring this boat is easily towable by smaller vehicles.

Every Bar Crusher boat is factory-packaged on a custom-designed trailer, which ensures towing, launching and retrieving is a breeze. Self-centering and aligning perfectly every time, Bar Crusher’s innovative Bar Catch™ system also allows for single-handed launch and retrieve.

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Specifications + -

Hull length (mm)4900
Beam (mm)2000
Internal freeboard (mm)600
Bottom sides (mm)4
Top sides (mm)3
Transom length (in)20
Fuel capacity (L)60
Tow weight (kg) – dry weight840
Minimum horsepower40
Maximum horsepower70
Overall length on trailer (mm) – hitch to prop6100
Overall width on trailer (mm)2100
Height on trailer (mm)2150
Overall height with roof folded (mm)1900
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