|** NOW REDUCED to $26,995 tow away! **
For those that just missed our Stessco 490 Renegade side console, here's another opportunity to jump into a class leading model from the Trailcraft brand. The Trailcraft 485 Pro Fish side console was one of the most popular models to come over from the west where they were made. The design and manufacture was industry leading at the time with a fully sealed floor, with no timber, the alloy floor was an integral part of the rigidity in design and robustness which make them ideal for the northern fisherman where ply wood rots quickly.
This particular boat is very well optioned with a wonderfully fabricated overhead bimini that neatly recesses into a stainless steel targa, a massive forward casting platform and having the console side mounted opening the cockpit allowing full access if trying to land the fish of your lifetime! With generous beam, high topsides and a walk through transom these design features all make for a boat that may appear than it actually is - yet still perfectly manageable by ones self.
The motor was replaced in in 2015 with a four stroke Suzuki DF90A EFI outboard with renowned fuel economy and reliability. The motor is fuelled via an underfloor fuel tank with approx. 120L capacity for long range and steering is made easy via the Hydrive hydraulic steering system and the motor spins a stainless steel propeller. With a low 252 hours recorded, a clean computer diagnostic report and mechanical inspection, many more hours of confident boating are assured.
The helm is comfortable even for tall folk like me and atop the dash sits a Garmin 751 XS touch screen combo GPS / sounder unit that features built in mapping. A 27 meg radio is fitted for communications and for those that enjoy some tunes afloat, a Sony stereo is included. We love the integrated Garmin engine smart craft gauge fitted as well (awesome option to tick when buying new)
Other features and accessories include:
Garmin 751XS colour combo GPS/Sounder with built in mapping Aus-NZ
Horizon Explorer 2 27MHz radio with aerial
Sony CDX-GT250S stereo system with CD aux
Hydrive hydraulic steering
Dual batteries with an isolation switch
Underfloor fuel tank approx. 120L capacity
12V power outlet on the console dash
S/S 3 blade propeller
Garmin smart craft digital gauges
Sand anchor with rope & chain
Compliant navigation lights
Bimini top and bimini sock
2 pedestal seats, removable to multiple locations
Plumbed live bait tank
Bait board including rod holders
Underfloor kill tank
Deck wash and self draining deck
2 step boarding ladder & boarding platform
4 drink holders
7 rod holders throughout
Bow & transom rails
Cockpit grab rail
Galvanised trailer frame, wheels, axle & springs
Spare wheel with carrier
LED trailer lights
The rig is trailered on Dunbier GR5.3HD heavy duty single axle trailer with a frame that should see one confidently be able to reach to remoter parts of Australia towing this package, which ultimately would make for an ideal Northern region fishing boat - Weipa, Gove, Hinchinbrook.... Back to writing.... Features mechanical over ride disk brakes and a spare wheel for additional on road towing safety.
If you are in the market for a no nonsense fishing rig offering you plate alloy strength and robustness not found in pressed ally tinnies regardless of their claims and have been researching the makes and models like the Formosa Tomahawk, Quintrex Top Ender, Stacer Outlaw or even some of the plate alloy classics the AMM 4900, Fisher and Origin designs, then this well presented and optioned package must be on the radar for an inspection and at $28,995 tow away with warranty, title, rego transfers (QLD buyers), on water tuition.... Why risk buying privately?
You can have confidence in buying a boat from John Crawford Marine, Queensland's Used Boat Specialists. Since 1964 we have been buying, consigning and selling only the best range of quality used trailer boats.
The advertised price includes written mechanical reports on the hull/motor/trailer. Our trailers are sold in roadworthy condition, right down to tyre pressure checks and an R- clip being supplied on the trailer coupling!
As a member of the Boating Industry Association, our boating industry body, we only use industry endorsed paperwork. Further, engines are supplied with a BIA Used Recreational Motor Boat warranty (Unless advertised otherwise). We guarantee title as JCM supplies PPSR certificates (known as REVS) providing our buyers confidence and security.
As part of the delivery process, on water demonstrations (where practical and additional costs may apply) are offered to assist with familiarisation of your purchase. Registration transfers and Road Worthy Certificates (Qld only) are taken care of by our office staff and paid on your behalf for your convenience.
If you are an interstate buyer, we can still assist with ensuring your trailer is sold to you in road worthy condition, as it's an Australian Standard. Although the trailer is sold unregistered, for a small fee, our staff can provide you with an Unregistered Vehicle Permit to allow you to tow home safely and legally.
Don't live nearby? JCM can assist with arranging transport to mainland Australia via reputable and insured boat transport companies.
Upon delivery your rig will undergo a workshop pre-delivery, boat wash and the sales consultant will complete a handover.
Do you have a trade in? John Crawford Marine is always looking for stock, so why not ask the sales team if they can assist with your trade.
Looking for Finance? Again we can assist with providing you competitive finance rates to suit you and your budget.
Lastly, but just as important to consider when owning a boat is comprehensive insurance. JCM is privileged to offer you two of Australia's leading Boat Insurers, Club Marine and Nautilus Insurance.
Our webpage www. Johncrawfordmarine. Com. Au includes even more detailed information on our services, location and plenty of general boating information for you to peruse. Remember to join our conversation on JCM's Facebook page and subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter.
On behalf of the team, we look forward to seeing you.