Savage 520 Angler Pro Review

Fishos will love the feature-packed 520 Angler Pro. 

Savage’s new 520 Angler Pro is everything a bass, bream or barra fisher wants in a boat.  “We set out to provide the best equipped, best value boat in this category and that’s just what we’ve achieved,” said Ian Stanley, Savage’s Product Manager.

With a layout that allows 360-degree fishing, the 520 Angler Pro boasts two aerated live-bait wells with a total capacity of 165L and two lockable rod lockers.

Rated to carry outboards up to 115hp, Savage’s 520 Angler Pro will take you to the fish at around 80km/h.
Swivel pro-fishing seats, an SL3 helm with windscreen, a customised dash, and a drink holder mean a comfortable ride, and there’s an option for a second console to keep a passenger warm and dry.

A large elevated casting platform, with in-built storage, allows a great view of any fishing ground, and the composite floor throughout means no rot and no warping of hatches. At 5.3m long and 2.42m across the beam this is a boat with plenty of room.

Navigation lights, positive buoyancy, an automatic bilge pump, a fire extinguisher, concealed horn, a non-corrosive petrol tank, level flotation and grab handles mean the 520 Angler Pro is super-safe as well as fantastically functional. Port and starboard cargo netting and a number of handy storage lockers fore and aft mean everything will have a place.

There’s also a trailer, a trolling motor panel with a 12/24V outlet (all ready to receive a MotorGuide or other trolling motor) and a choice of five fantastic colours, sport red, bay blue, copper, onyx black or silver bay. Savage’s exacting specifications mean the 520 Pro Angler is tough enough to carry up to six people.

A Savage ‘just-add-water’ package means you can have the 520 Angler Pro, a Mercury or Mariner 115hp XL OptiMax outboard and a trailer for a recommended retail price of just $35,992 plus freight.

Savage Aluminium boats come with a five-year hull warranty to the original owner plus a three-year bow-to-stern transferable warranty on virtually everything else.