Why is a Cruise Craft boat a great bet for fishing?
Australians love to fish. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, it is thought that over five million Aussies regularly throw in a line. That's more than one-fifth of the population, and fishing is simply in our blood. Whether casting in a slow-moving river, a large lake or the big blue of the New South Wales sea, fishing is a way of life for many of us - and there's nothing better than getting out there in a specialist boat.
There are very few fishing boat manufacturers that can hold a candle to Cruise Craft. For seventy years and counting, these Australian pioneers have put together some of the finest fishing vessels ever built, and make an excellent choice for those looking for an upgrade, or a first boat. Here's why.
A reputable Australian name
Beginning life as Nichols Bros. way back in 1946, the Cruise Craft name was first brought to life in 1960. By then, the Nichols Bros. brand had already forged itself an excellent reputation for focusing on superb design, married to unrivalled build quality. In 1967, the first fibreglass Cruise Craft glided through the water, and the rest, as they say, is history.
There are very few fishing boat manufacturers that can hold a candle to Cruise Craft.
Cruise Craft counts no fewer than 14 Boat Of the Year titles on its mantelpiece, alongside a host of other awards. The name is still synonymous with distinction, class and quality, and this is best proven by taking a walk around the harbours and marinas of Australia. You'll doubtless see a host of docked Cruise Craft vessels ready to head out, and original Nichols Bros. boats, in full working condition, are still numerous in Aussie waters. Some of these timber vessels are over sixty years old, but still perform as well as they did when they first took to the water - now that's quality.
We've talked plenty about how Cruise Craft boats are meticulously built to last a lifetime, but no matter how long a boat stays afloat, who'd want it if it handles like a dog? Comfort and ride are key attributes in any blue water fishing boats, alongside safety and stability. In this respect, Cruise Craft vessels are among the very best in the field, and it's largely down to the 2-Pak polyurethane foam which is used throughout the sealed floor cavity.
This moisture and fuel retardant substance markedly increases the buoyancy of the hull, which adds to the overall safety of the vessel. Additionally, this special foam absorbs much of the noise that comes from the hull, giving you and your guests a much more relaxing fishing experience.
A testament to excellence
So confident are Cruise Craft of their boats' longevity and all-round quality, each of its vessels come with a 7 Year Manufacturer's Warranty. It's not often that such lengthy guarantees are handed out, but Cruise Craft engineers have sufficient faith in their work that the Warranty comes as standard. Each hull's innovative sub-floor girder system and molded cockpit liner (not to mention the aforementioned foam) means that your ride will always be smooth, even when the waves get that little bit higher. You've nothing to fear when in a Cruise Craft.
A huge range to choose from
It doesn't matter if you're a first-time buyer or boating old hand - when you choose a Cruise Craft, you know you're getting plenty of bang for your buck. Cruise Craft have several different lines to pick from depending on your needs, from the Outsider to Explorer range, through to the top-end Executive Cruisers. If you aren't sure which is best for you, be sure to get in touch with our knowledgeable, friendly team - we'll point you in the right direction!