Legendary Aussie boat maker, Cruisecraft, introduces the new baby of its hardtop range.

A proud, third generation Australian boat manufacturer, CruiseCraft, is at it again, having just unveiled its new hardtop fishing machine – this time in the sub-6m category. It’s called the Explorer 595 HardTop, and it’s designed for the angler that wants to take full advantage of the fishing season, regardless of the weather conditions.

CruiseCraft’s latest push towards hardtops isn’t just on a whim, either. Nathan Nichols, of CruiseCraft, says, “Since we launched our initial HardTop model, the market has voted overwhelmingly that this is the style of boat they prefer. Sales of CruiseCraft HardTop models easily outstrip those of the conventional soft top models.” So what key features can you expect on the Explorer 595 HardTop? Well for a start, the extra large beam means you can stand three abreast at the helm – that means no more complaining from your mates that they’re marooned outside the hardtop in the cold, the poor dears. Airflow can often be a problem in most hardtop boats, but CruiseCraft has fitted large sliding side screens to counter this. Another handy feature is the optional lockable sliding Perspex cabin door – great for storing bits and bobs when your baby is on the dry or left alone at a marina. Finally, for the tropical fisherman, there’s a slide-out canopy option that offers sun protection from the helm all the way to the baitboard.

Head to cruisecraft.com.au for more information.

Tech Specs:

Length– 5.95m
Beam– 2.44m
Height on trailer – 3.15m
Deadrise– 20 degrees
Seating capacity – 6 people
Weight– 2,250 kg (BMT)
Fuel Capacity – 190 litres
Standard HP – 175hp
Max HP – 200hp