Proudly Australian, CruiseCraft is a label of excellence in fibreglass boats and Sportsmarine have now joined the CruiseCraft family as their exclusive WA dealer. Walk-around, cuddy and runabout styles, luxury cruisers and sports bow-riders today bear the CruiseCraft name.
With around 14 Boat of the Year tiles as well as other accolades to its credit, CruiseCraft continues to lead the industry in design excellence, innovation and quality. Enthusiasts will instantly spot the layout as representing decades of experience along with a quality of finish unsurpassed in the industry.
All CruiseCraft boats are backed by a 7 year Manufacturers warranty. The construction process behind the CruiseCraft brand offers superior hull integrity and strength for unrivalled offshore performance and structural longevity.
The advanced hull construction technique involves an innovative girder system, moulded cockpit liner and foam sub floor. Polyurethane foam throughout the sealed floor cavity greatly reduces hull noise and increases the buoyancy rating of the hull for added safety.
Check the range of stunning CruiseCraft boats at Sportsmarine Bunbury and www.cruisecraft.com.au
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Cruise Craft Boats Now 100% Composite Construction
Cruise Craft boats has announced that every Cruise Craft model is now constructed utilising an advanced allcomposite construction method which ensures that all hulls are now 100% timber free. With zero timber in the construction, the opportunity for timber rot has been completely eliminated.
In a conventional fibreglass hull, timber was principally used in the transom and sub-floor system, and following a lengthy research and development program, Cruise Craft now has construction process which provides a 100% composite Cruise Craft boat.
The composite build process focusses upon two key areas of the hull, the transom and the sub floor system. All Cruise Craft models now have a full composite, rot free transom. This is manufactured by laying up panels to create a thick sheet of composite material to suit each specific Cruise Craft model.In the sub floor, the Cruise Craft developed Matrix Grid Construction process is employed. Formed from composite material to profile the cavity between the inside of the hull and underside of the fully moulded fibreglass floor liner, the sub-floor composite matrix provides rigidity and support for both the cockpit floor and the hull itself.
In addition to eliminating timber from the sub floor area, the Matrix Grid Construction also produces a stronger hull.
Once the sub floor Matrix Grid Construction is fitted, the void between the one piece full length fibreglass moulded floor liner and the hull is filled with foam. The foam flotation has been a feature of Cruise Craft boats since 2005.
“At Cruise Craft we continually strive to deliver a high quality, world class product for our customers,” said Nathan Nichols, Director of Cruise Craft.
“When we commenced this program, our primary objective was to completely eliminate timber from every Cruise Craft model. In addition, we needed to ensure that there was no compromise in strength and that the cost of manufacture needed to be comparable to the timber technique.”
“We have achieved everything that we set out to accomplish with this technology.”
Working with various suppliers and testing different materials, lamination techniques and thickness of mouldings, test hulls were built and evaluated to assess the performance and durability of the timber free hulls. Ultimately all the hard work paid dividends with timber now totally eliminated from all Cruise Craft hulls.
“Our all-new composite construction ensures enhanced hull integrity together with a more durable product. Together, this ensures that a family’s investment in a Cruise Craft boat is even better than before and provides even greater peace of mind.”
CRUISECRAFT OUTSIDER 595 HARDENS UP … SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO
CruiseCraft has added another hard top to its range – this time to the Outsider 595. It joins other hard top models – the Explorer 685, Explorer 625 and Explorer 595.
With far greater protection from the elements coming from the hard top and full height glass windscreen with sliding glass slide panels, the Outsider 595 will very appropriately make a wintry public debut at the Melbourne International Boat Show scheduled for mid-June at the Convention and Exhibition Centre at Southbank.
The Outsider 595 hard top also can be teamed with an optional sliding cabin door like those on the Explorers. The newest model, like all others now coming out of the CruiseCraft factory, features the 3C – complete composite construction technique which removes all timber from the boat.
The Outsider 595 hard top will be marketed alongside the Outsider 595 targa top meaning that purchasers will have the choice of two versions.
In keeping with CruiseCraft’s outstanding standards of finish, the Outsider’s hardtop is constructed from a double-sided moulding That means the underside of the hard top is mirror smooth, just like the topsides. The design also enables electronics like radios and lighting assemblies to be fitted perfectly into the recess between the outer and inner layers of the hardtop. As part of the design program, the dashboard also has been redesigned to facilitate the installation of larger electronic displays. The Outsider 595 can now accommodate a 15” plotter, sounder or combo. The hard top also can be matched with an extension sliding on stainless steel rails to give even more protection from the elements.
EXPLORER 595 HARD TOP ONE OF THE TOP 5 OFFSHORE TRAILER BOATS
Fishing World magazine recently named the CruiseCraft Explorer 595 hard top as one of the Top 5 Offshore Trailer Boats.
It was the third hard top Explorer model produced by the Hemmant-based factory and followed on from the Explorer 685HT and the Explorer 625HT which both proved to be outstanding successes in the marketplace.
Fishing World was particularly impressed with the standard of finish and the way the hard top is created as a split mould meaning there is a mirror finish to the underside as well as the top side.