Bar Crusher boats named Aluminium Boat of the Year in Western Australia Marine Awards
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
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.
For more information call Bar Crusher on 03 9792 2999 – don’t forget to tell them…”I saw it on Yacht & Boat“.