Serious anglers all over the country have been quick to snap-up Bar Crusher’s limited edition Apache, with just 15 boats remaining.
The award-winning Australian boat manufacturer committed to build just 50 of these special models to celebrate its 10th anniversary, with the first Apache launched mid-2010.
Built on the same hull that is considered by knowledgeable boaters as the perfect all-round boat for Australian conditions, the 610C (formerly 560C), the remaining 15 order slots are expected to fill quickly.
Measuring 6.10m LOA with a 2.25m beam, the Bar Crusher Apache is constructed from high-tensile 4mm (bottom sides) and 3mm (top sides) commercial marine grade plate aluminium.
Bar Crusher’s high-tech Waveslicer™ non-pounding, deep-V hull delivers an ultra-smooth ride, the expertly-engineered Rigideck™ sub-floor system ensures maximum hull strength, while the company’s exclusive Quickflow™ water ballast technology ensures the boat is extremely stable at rest.
But that’s where the similarities with the standard 610C end. The Apache features a distinctive colour scheme – black sides and US Aircraft Grey top decks, cabin and interior – deluxe seats are fitted as standard, and the cabin, roof and rear cockpit have all been lined to make the boat stealthily quiet.
Inline with the Apache’s combative appearance, the custom-built, fully-galvanised Easytow trailer is painted black (to match the hull) and features low-profile mag wheels, along with an upgraded winch and jockey wheel.
Rated to carry a 115-150hp outboard, the Apache’s superior performance capabilities, 150L fuel capacity and spacious cabin configuration make it ideal for offshore fishing expeditions with mates or estuary adventures with the family.
As a hardcore boat for hardcore anglers, rod holders, livebait tank, in-floor fish storage tank, berley bucket, large-volume storage pockets and an easy-to-clean checkerplate deck are among a long list of standard fishing-related features.
As with all models in Bar Crusher’s cuddy cabin range, the folding gas-strut roof (with side clears) provides much needed protection from the elements while on the water, yet when folded it reduces the on-trailer height by a metre for easy storage under carports and in garages.