The 552 is an award-winning fishing boat, and several years on, it’s lustre hasn’t diminished.
The Evolution 552 is the winged-keel equivalent of fishing boats. Below the waterline is a design master-piece that stole line- honours and propelled a giant-killer into the big time. The on-water performance of the 552 has been acclaimed by boat testers. New Zealand writer, Jeff Strang delivered high praise claiming “driving that boat was worth the price of the ticket to fly here”.
A quick walk around the boat shows stability hasn’t been compromised for performance. Above the water-line the fishing features come thick and fast with a flush mounted tackle locker, trademark PM Marine bait-board (the best around) and a rear doorway for bringing in the beakies. The fishing ergonomics are off the scale, matched by a high quality of finish.
The 552 offers a mid-sized boat with big boat features. A raised sheer-line and flared bow wraps around a large cabin with a good sized walkway to the fore-deck. The cabin entrance is spacious easily accessible for big blokes reaching in to grab a cold one. There’s plenty of headroom and the dash sits high on a fully enclosed bulkhead, capable of housing a 10-inch screen with room for a 8-inch screen below.
At the back end the 552 marries up beautifully to a 150hp E-TEC that makes the most of the responsive hull. The faster you go the better the Evo feels.
Length– 6.20M (overall)
Height on trailer – 2.15m
Deadrise– 21 degrees
Seating capacity – 6 people
Weight– 820 kg (hull only)
Fuel Capacity – 150 litres
Standard HP – 100hp
Max HP – 150hp
Priced from – $59,990
Price as tested – $79,990