Bar crusher leads the way in aluminium fishing boat design

Bar Crusher boats – fishing weapons

There are many options when looking at a great fishing boat these days, but I must admit I really like the look of the Bar Crusher range, built in Melbourne and tagged “Fishing Weapons”.

During our last trip south we visited the Bar Crusher factory, looking to expand our charter business with the purchase of another barra boat.

We then launched our first online fishing course Barra Basics, and buoyed by it’s success, have subsequently decided to move away from charters and expand the fishing courses side of the business.

Hence we didn’t go through with the purchase…

Soon after making that decision however, it became apparent we would need a bigger platform as the barra punt is completely reliant on immaculate weather to get offshore.

Enter Bar Crusher yet again.

Not only am I impressed with the finish and the ride, I really like the company philosophy. They are not trying to manufacture a massive number of cheap as chips boats. Their goal is quality, cleverness and most of all, exceptional on water performance.

Bar Crusher consider themselves a boutique boat builder, dedicated to innovative, practical designs and measure their success in customer satisfaction.


Bar Crusher's Peter Cleland shows Ryan Moody the new Gen 2 hull design at the Sydney Boat Show

We are seriously considering adding a Bar Crusher to our stable and while visiting the Sydney Boat Show, managed to catch up with Bar Crusher Director Peter Cleland.

We chat with Peter about the brand, the boats, the business and their new Gen2 hulls in the video below.

Bar Crusher plate aluminium fishing boats come in a range of sizes and configurations for just about any application, from 4.9m to 7.8m.

If you are interested in a new boat, you will definitely want to visit their website and check out the full range.

If you're curious to know what electronics and motors I will likely run on the new rig, visit our previous blog posts on the topic of marine electronics and outboards at the following links;

Garmin CHIRP technology

2 stroke vs 4 stroke

And if you do get a new boat, we cover the most common boating offences fisheries can book you for and the best way to mount your transducer in the following posts;

5 common boating offences you should be aware of.

How to mount your transducer to run beautifully at speed.

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About The Author

Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody started his fishing career on the reef boats before catching bucket list marlin for the likes of champion heavy tackle angler Johnno Johnson, INXS and the King of Sweden. Branching out in the late 80's to guided barramundi fishing, Ryan has made a name for himself as a Big Barramundi specialist and to date has put clients onto over 2000 metre plus barra. That is over 2 kilometres of metre plus barra! With attitudes changing from 'keep all you can' towards catch and release, Ryan has decided to share his extensive knowledge and hopefully inspire people of all ages to get out from behind the computer screen/TV and into the fishing outdoors lifestyle he has spent his life perfecting.

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  • John Howson

    Reply Reply August 7, 2015

    the thing about fishing boats is you need enough room to be able to move around with a big fish on the line, the Bar crusher has that room, worth getting one.
    I hope to one day fish from your new boat.
    Best regards
    John Howson

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