** $5K PRICE DROP – NOW $59,995 tow away! **
Wow, what a package! This is one seriously big plate sided fishing half cabin built by TABS. The TABS 6900 Ocean Series delivers so much for the fishing enthusiast looking for a quality boat that has a huge cockpit, but also balances the size of the cabin whereby you can still get a good nights sleep between bites.
Many of the platey’s on the market talk up the ride, but overall don’t have some of the basic features that allow family enjoyment and comforts. As photographed this behemoth can offer the family a great day on the water, and yet with a few tweaks, become the battle-hardened fishing machine capable of getting you out wide on a good day with the right expertise and safety gear.
The cockpit is cavernous with generous beam and high internal freeboard offering safety and stability for those aboard. Seating for 5 is provided and if in fishing mode, the rear lounge can be removed for better access to the transom. The transom is the workstation when fishing and a bait board, plumbed live bait tank, deck wash and an underfloor kill tank are fitted.
A walk-through transom is featured and makes for easier reboarding after a snorkel or swim via the boarding ladder and platform. The cabin is large and voluminous and is fitted with a large and comfortable V-Berth with ample storage provided under the bunks.
The helm is well set up with a solid skipper’s chair and the dash well laid out fitted with the Evinrude I-Command digital engines gauges fitted, a fusion stereo system for those that like their tunes aboard and a quality Garmin GPSMAP 4008 combo sounder /GPS with a map card providing fish finding capabilities!
Over head a quality stainless steel fabricated frame has fitted the covers including front and side clears. The frame also has a pull-out awning section providing a little more protection from the midday sun over the cockpit. If flicking lures at surface feeding pelagics, this easily and neatly retracts for more overhead casting space. Atop of this is both forward facing and cockpit facing LED flood lights.
The rig is powered by a 225Hp Evinrude ETEC V6 that delivers exceptional performance and hole shot. Perfectly powered for those that do bar crossings and instant power is required with no labouring. The motor has recorded a low 163 hours since new and has just had a comprehensive engine service completed for buyers added value. The motor is further backed with a BIA 12 month limited engine warranty again providing further confidence. Steering is made light via the fitted Seastar hydraulic steering system fitted, and she spins an upgraded stainless steel 4 blade Solas propeller.
The rig is trailered on a quality Redco Sportsman RE200T-EH tandem axle trailer. A large 4WD will be required to tow this rig with an ATM of mid 2 tonne weight fuelled. The trailer is fitted with the correct braking system being a 4 wheel electrically activated hydraulic system. The trailer has a walk way down to one side assisting with making launching and retrieving that little bit easier and we like the alloy dress rim fitted.
This is one big plate sided fishing rig and if you have been looking at other quality brands like Seascape, Quintrex, Stacer, Seajay and Stessl packages, we recommend you make a bee line to JCM as these well optioned fishing rigs don’t last long on the market especially now with a huge $5k PRICE DROP - Now $59,995 tow away!
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.
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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.