Cruise Craft boats are well regarded as one of Australia’s finest made fiberglass trailer boats. The Resort 6 Bow Rider is one their most popular bow rider models and upon a review of the photos its easy to see why!
The room offered throughout the boats length with her generous beam, allows for a large family or group of friends to comfortably lounge around the boat for a great days social boating. The rig caters for lazy days relaxing or for the water sports family, whom loves their tubing and water skiing performance and adrenalin inspired fun!
The stern of the rig is fitted with a stainless-steel ski pole and reboarding after a swim or a snorkel is an easy affair with a transom door and large stainless steel telescopic ladder on the transom. Under the floor a dedicated ski locker helps keep the cockpit clutter free. Overhead, no expense has been spared in making up quality sun covers providing shade and we love the additional rear covers that are made of a ventilation screen for the breeze to still flow though. A bow cover is also included to keep the beautiful cushions up front covered when being stored.
Storage is throughout the boat from bow to stern, under the bow cushions up front, mid ship port and starboard lockers, underfloor and under the rear lounge and in the transom – plenty of areas to hide the days gear and necessary safety gear. The cockpit is beautifully laid out with a plush seating and a removable cockpit table when its time for lunch and on the anchor.
Speaking of anchoring, features that are often lacking on imported products that really are needed in a days boating is a dedicated anchor well in the bow. These are god send when the anchor is pulled up with a blade full of mud and a dirty chain, the ability to lower into its well rather pull up and over in the beautiful upholstery in the bow lounge to bury under a cushion isn’t the best of ideas.
The rig is powered by a lightweight, new generation Evinrude ETEC 200Hp DFI that delivers exceptional hole shot and economical power whether you are simply cruising or pulling 2 skiers! The motor is low hours with only 190 hours recorded and is also fitted with a Seastar hydraulic steering system and spins a stainless steel Viper propeller. Like all our motors sold at JCM we remove the risk of buying privately by offering warranted outboards that have been mechanically inspected and computer tested to ensure you are not buying someone else’s problem.
Trailering is a simple affair with this tandem axle, load sharing suspension, multi roller drive on / off trailer. These big bow riders go over 2 tonne and hence to be road legal require 4 wheel brakes system. This trailer is fitted with a Alko Sensa Brake system that activates the 4 wheel brakes. With an ATM of 2800, a medium to large 4WD will be required to legally tow. Naturally the trailer is road worthied and mechanically checked and repaired where required prior to handover to ensure your on road towing safety.
If you are in the market for a quality Australian made fiberglass bow rider and have been considering the Haines Hunter, Signature products as well, then when time permits, make a bee line to JCM to inspect this heavily optioned and well-presented package tow away for under $50K backed with all the JCM inclusions as outlined further.
When it comes to used boats, it’s likely your watercraft is going to be your second or third largest investment behind your house and car. This is the reason John Crawford Marine goes to extensive lengths to ensure every boat that rolls out of our Brisbane boat yard goes through a range of comprehensive checks and maintenance audits before it is even listed as a used boat for sale.
This means when you walk into our Brisbane boat dealership, you know every boat is quality assured, meaning you can get on the water quicker.
Private boat sales are great, but what are you actually buying?
Don’t run the gauntlet – with us it’s clear sailing!
Now don’t get us wrong, we’re not suggesting for a second that you don’t look around for a great price on a boat, in fact we encourage it! We just want to make sure that everyone on the water is safe, happy and doesn’t put their boat (or their friends and family) in any type of danger.
Unless you know what to look for – hidden mechanical problems, leaks, incorrect or inferior screw & bolts, etc for fixes – there’s a possibility your dream boat will quickly turn into a money pit.
John Crawford Marine completes the following checks:-
If you’re in another state and see a boat that you would like to purchase through John Crawford Marine, we can assist and prepare your boat for transport to anywhere in mainland Australia. We’ve sold boats to customers in every state and territory in Australia and even to customers abroad.
When you buy a used boat through John Crawford Marine you get quality and peace of mind. Time and Tide waits for no man – call us today on (07) 3890 2322.