We see a lot of trailer boats, most simply don’t meet our standards nor pass our pre-sales testing and hence are turned away destined for the private online classifieds. However, some take your breath away as does this remarkably well presented Crownliine 180BR bow rider powered by a 135Hp four stroke stern drive.
Initially purchased as a present for the family, after a number of trips of use, boating sadly wasn’t the family thing, so it has been stored undercover and as the photos demonstrates and your personal inspection will attest it’s simply stunning for a 2011 build.
Crownline boats have been proven to be a popular bowrider as the attention to detail in evident by the manufacturer with a quality build, quality fittings and an enviable reputation as a premium USA built bow rider.
The layout of the hull is conducive to lazy days on the water with family and friends or can offer you a day of action and exercise towing tubes, ski biscuits, a skier and maybe even a wakeboard? The seating is more comfortable than what most of us have in our home lounge rooms, offering generous support for the driver and passenger in the deluxe pedestal chairs yet also the rear lounge, bow lounge and sun pad for those that love the kiss of the sun genuine comforts abound throughout. For those that also enjoy music aboard a stereo system in installed.
The helm is one of the most comfortable I have sat in in a sub 20 foot bowrider, #deluxe! A Lowrance Hook HDI colour screen depth sounder and Chartplotter is fitted and the skipper enjoys a dash of engine instrumentation comfortable ergonomics - even a tilt adjustable steering helm.
A large factory fitted bimini top with stainless steel framing is fitted to assist in providing some shade on those hot summer days and attention to detail by the Crownline team is evident again when looking closer at the quality of fittings used. The bimini easily folds down if not needed and can be stored into a storage sock. When towing or storing, a custom fitted tonneau cover can be fitted and when stored a full boat cover has also been custom made to fit as pictured.
The Mercruiser 135Hp 3.0l TKS four stroke providing the family a dependable and fuel efficient motor that delivers more than enough power to pull a skier or a tube for a day of fun on the water. Like all sterndrives sold by JCM they are backed with a BIA limited engine warranty for buyer’s confidence and reducing the risks associated with buying a private sale rig.
If you in the market for a quality bow rider and we appreciate how many there are, we can make your purchase decision easier. Ask yourself the following ….....
1/ Remove the ones that don’t have an Australian made trailer.
2/ Remove the “private sale” listings that do not come with warranty.
3/ List the ones that come with guaranteed title.
4/ List the ones that include on-water tuition upon handover.
5/ List the ones that come with a limited BIA 3 month 50/50 warranty.
6/ Remove the “grey market” listed boats.
7/ List all the ones that start with C. ?
= J.C.M – Crownline 180BR unbeatable value, over 55 years selling quality used trailer boats…
Most USA imported bow riders are sold naturally on USA built trailers, but trailers aren’t trailers and especially if you are trying to launch and retrieve a boat on a trailer with “bunk supports”, not rollers and trying to maintain a trailer fitted with drum brakes…. Crownline are one of the few exporters to Australia that understand our trailers are superior and hence allow their retailers in Oz to fit Australian made Dunbier Trailers to the hulls.
This greatly improves the experience of launching/retrieving, makes maintenance and sourcing parts for servicing that much easier and knowing you have an ADR approved trailer. This trailer was manufactured in April 2011 and presents in excellent condition, naturally we only on sell to you compliant, road worthy trailers that have been fully workshop tested/adjusted right down to tyre pressure checks, brake adjustments, trailer light operation and tie down strap checks.