We see a lot of trailer boats, most simply don’t meet our standards nor pass our pre-sales testing and hence turned away, some take your breath away as does this remarkably near immaculately presented Crownliine 180BR bow rider.
Calling all genuine bow rider buyers, whether you are looking at brands like Bayliner, Searay, Glastron or Four Winns, we have just listed this family bow rider that presents in near new condition throughout.
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! Crownline boats have been proven to be a popular bowrider as the attention is there 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, 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 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 ! Please note that the Lowrance Hook 5 has been used as a GPS only and the transducer although supplied has never been installed.
The trim, standard of fit out, engine instrumentation, ergonomics (even a tilt adjustable steering helm!) all yet fashionable are very practicable with materials used suitable for marine use.
A large factory fitted bimini top is fitted to assist 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 four stroke provides 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 buyers confidence and reducing the risks associated with buying a private sale rig.
Most USA import 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 onsell 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.
If you in the market for a quality bow rider and we appreciate how many there are, make your purchase decision easier? Ask yourself the following ….....
Remove the ones that don’t have an Australian made trailer.
Remove the “private sale” listings that do not come with warranty.
List the ones that come with guaranteed title.
List the ones that include on-water tuition upon handover.
List the ones that come with a limited BIA 3 month 50/50 warranty.
Remove the “grey market” listed boats.
List all the ones that start with C. ?
= J.C.M – Crownline 180BR unbeatable value, over 55 years selling quality used trailer boats…
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.