The popularity of the Hard Top design concept knows no bounds at CruiseCraft with the release of the third Hard Top model, the CruiseCraft Explorer 595 Hard Top.
The new Explorer 595HT, compliments the larger Cruise Craft Explorer 625HT and the top of the range Cruise Craft Explorer 685HT.
'We have an absolute commitment to the Hard Top design concept,' said Nathan Nichols of CruiseCraft.
'Since we launched our initial Hard Top model, the market has voted overwhelmingly that this is the style of boat that they prefer. Sales of CruiseCraft Hard Top models outstrip those of the conventional soft top models.'
The surge in Hard Top popularity is well founded. The CruiseCraft design is flowing, in proportion and expertly tooled. This is a fibreglass construction that is manufactured using a split mould technique. Both the roof and interior lining are smooth and buffed to a mirror finish.
Moreover the Hard Top simply makes fishing more comfortable and the fishing season longer. Now, serious bluewater fishermen can head offshore under stormy skies, or blistering summer sunshine, well protected by the Hard Top on their Explorer 595HT. This is a purpose designed and manufactured fibreglass moulding specifically tailored to this model.
Supporting the aft end of the structure is a pair of robust yet stylish stainless steel supports. These also double as very secure hand holds for the crew while travelling at sea.
The Hard Top is formed with a full height toughened glass windscreen at the front, with sliding glass side panels on both port and starboard. An electric wiper on the starboard screen is a standard inclusion, as are the auto retract electric trim tabs fitted to the transom.
The sliding glass side screens are very generous in size and allow a heap of fresh air to flow through the cockpit.
A key feature of Explorer 595 model is the exceptional beam across the cockpit. Through clever design and exceptional use of the space between the gunwales, the cockpit on this boat is actually wider than most in this class of boat. There is ample space for three fishermen to stand across the rear of the seats, with heaps of space to spare.
A big feature of the CruiseCraft 595 HT is the optional sliding Perspex cabin door. This feature provides for a lockable cabin, an added attribute in security.
Another popular option is the slide out canopy. This makes the effective length of the hardtop ever bigger, offering more sun protection virtually all the way from the helm to the bait board aft.
Full details concerning the cost and availability are readily available from authorised CruiseCraft dealers Australia wide.
Model: Explorer 595 HT
Hull length: 5.95m
LOA on trailer: 7.5m approx.
Height overall on trailer: 3.15m
Weight BMT: 2250 kgs approx.
Max beam: 2.44m
Deadrise at transom: 20 degrees
Transom height: Extra long
Max hp: 200 hp
Recommended hp: 175 hp
Max no’s of persons : 6
Fuel capacity: 190 litres