Cruise Craft Explorer Another HardTop Added To The Range


The range of hard core Cruise Craft fishing boats has been expanded with the release of the Explorer 625HT model. This becomes the second HardTop model in the Cruise Craft range, with the bigger Explorer 685 HT proving to be a highly popular model.

Now, serious bluewater fishermen can head offshore under stormy skies, or blistering summer sunshine, well protected by the hard top cover on their Explorer 625HT. This is a purpose designed and manufactured fibreglass moulding specifically tailored to the 625 model.

The HardTop is a two piece moulded system with a smooth gelcoat interior liner that makes it easy to clean and maintain. The two components are bonded together to form a very stylish HardTop shell.

Supporting the aft end of the structure is a pair of robust yet stylish stainless steel supports. These also double as very secure hand holds for the crew while travelling at sea.

In its most basic offering, the HardTop is formed with a full height toughened glass windscreen at the front, with sliding glass side panels on both port and starboard. An electric wiper on the starboard screen is a standard inclusion. 

The sliding glass side screens are very generous in size and allow a heap of fresh air to flow through the cockpit.

The key attributed the Explorer 625HT model is the exceptional amount of open space in the cockpit. There is ample space for three fishermen to stand across the rear of the seats, with space to spare.

And the proportions of the HardTop itself are such that those standing behind the seats are well protected by the HardTop cover. For times when additional shade is required, an optional slide out canopy can be installed.

According to Peter Benston, National Sales and Marketing Manager at Cruise Craft, the extension of the HardTop feature to the Explorer 625 model has proven to be a natural progression.

“After introducing the HardTop feature to the Explorer 685, we were massively impressed with our customer’s reaction and the orders that flowed in for HT model,” said Peter Benston.

“The demand for the HardTop configuration was well in excess of what we expected. So we rightly concluded that anglers highly valued the HardTop feature.”

It comes with a relatively small additional cost over the Std SST Folding Targa/Bimini set up. Our HardTop is a highly valued feature amongst Cruise Craft customers.”

Full details concerning the cost and availability are readily available from authorised CruiseCraft dealers Australia wide.

CruiseCraft is a wholly family owned, third generation Australian boat manufacturing business, operating from their Brisbane manufacturing facility. CruiseCraft boats are distributed exclusively through a network of Authorised Dealers throughout Australia and selected international markets.