Hard core fishermen will be delighted with a range of new options on offer from Australia’s leading quality boat manufacturer, CruiseCraft. The new factory fitted options target the bigger Explorer and Outsider models.
As direct response to consumer demand, the Explorer 685 model can be optioned with insulated and fully plumbed underfloor kill tanks. These tanks are a pump in pump out installation.
The new design means that the kill tanks can be pumped with clean sea water and then pumped out as required through a side hull skin fitting. This will allow fishermen to bleed their fish into the tank then either flush or fill the tank with clean sea water.
With previous designs of the kill tank, all fluids needed to be drained via a separate lower bilge area and only then when on land.
The insulation is included to extend the life of ice when the catch is chilled. To complement the new kill tank design, an insulated front underfloor storage locker which can be used to store ice can also be specified as optional equipment with the Explorer 685.
Customers considering purchasing an Explorer 685, 625, 595 or Outsider 595 now have the available option of as side “dive door”. This greatly assists in landing big Tuna, Broadbill and Sailfish into the boat.
“Many of our customers are chasing big pelagic fish along the southern and southeast coast,” said Peter Benston, Sales and Marketing Manager of CruiseCraft Boats. “We have responded to the needs of our customers who have been landing some very big fish. The request to incorporate a “dive door” has been answered.”
The side “dive door” is available as a portside only option. This is because the starboard side carries all of the electronics, battery and engine cabling between the helm and the transom.
Each side “dive door” is supplied with a fully removable side door panel as well as a nylon door insert. The fibreglass moulded panel maintains the side profile and coaming profile of the hull, while the nylon insert is perfect for days at sea chasing the large pelagic fish species.
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.