McLay 551 Sportsman

AU $37,995 Finance
18' 1" - 5.51m
Family, Leisure, Off-shore Fishing
Vessel Location
1029 Manly Rd, Tingalpa Brisbane QLD Insurance
Launch Year
Hull Material
Plate Alloy

McLay 551 Sportsman (2014)
Plate alloy cuddy cabin
Mercury 115Hp EFI 4S - 202 hours (2014)
Annual engine service completed January 2019
Redco Sportsman RE170MO braked trailer (08.2014)

New Zealand is exporting some magnificent plate alloy fishing boat, examples like Extreme, Stabicraft, Surtees, White Pointer and Profile boats are some of the big names and another quality brand such as this McLay Boats also comes from the "Eastern state".

We have just landed this well presented, one owner since new McLay 551 Sportsman plate alloy cuddy cabin fishing boat. What an ideal boat for fishing the estuaries, bays and offshore as it's built like a brick outhouse and packed with the inclusions an angler would want.

First Impressions
As the pictures indicate the hull appears unpainted, however it is painted with a coating called Nyalic, a clear coating to protect the aluminium from discoloration. No probs with pulling the pots alongside or the beak strike of a Black, or your lazy mate who slams the side of the hull with a sinker!

If you are looking for a robust, near unbreakable fishing boat for yourself or a mate to tag along (not the one who bangs the boat with a sinker) then this pocket rocket punches above its weight for its size. Check out the construction, fully welded everywhere! The cockpit is huge for a boat of this size and with loads of storage, a bait tank, walk through transom and awesome cutting board!

On the Water
Overhead a quality bimini offers reprieve from the midday sun and we like how it's been finished off with the front and side clears for added protection from the weather. Above this is a rod storage rack fitted holding your best 6 rods! If you don't have 6 - an excuse to buy more maybe?? 

Power, did we hear you ask for power? This rig is maxed out with the EFI 115Hp four stroke Mercury bolted to its bum providing more than enough power to push you and your mates quickly and efficiently. The outboard was serviced in January 2019 and has recorded a low 200 hours use. To top this off, the motor has been both pretested mechanically and, on the computer, further backed with a limited BIA engine warranty.

For the Skipper
The dash is clean and well set up with engine instrumentation providing the engines stats and atop of the dash a large screen Lowrance Elite 7 colour screen combo GPS/Sounder is fitted. This unit also has the CHIRP functionality built in for better fish finding capability. A GME VHF radio is installed for communications back to shore or boat to boat for safety.   Speaking of safety, a compliment of safety gear is included as outlined further along with the boats other features and accessories listed as follows:

Features & Accessories   
Lowrance Elite 7 chirp colour combo GPS/Sounder with SD micro map card
GME GX600A VHF radio with aerial
Single battery in a battery box
Underfloor fuel tank approx. 80L capacity
Vengeance S/S 3 blade propeller
Analog engine gauges
2 paddles, v-sheet, mirror
Sand anchor with rope & chain, anchor locker
Compliant navigation lights and anchor light
Bimini top with front & side clears
2 fixed padded swivel seats with room for eskys underneath
Upholstered bunk cushions
Rocket launcher, hinged
Unplumbed bait tank
Bait board including rod holders
Bow & transom rails
2 cockpit grab rails
Glove box
Side pockets
2 step boarding ladder and a boarding platform
Cabin lining
12 rod holders throughout
Mechanical override trailer disc brakes
Alloy wheels
Galvanised trailer frame, axle & springs
On the Trailer

Trailering is easy with the fitted Redco Sportsman RE170-MO braked trailer built in August 2014 that marries perfectly to the hull. Launching and retrieving at the ramp will be a simple affair with this well set up trailer. Like all trailers sold at JCM it is sold road worthy and being backed by our workshop, so you know the brakes have been adjusted, lights, tie down strap etc are all in working order and fit for purpose.  

Don't delay on this McLay!...
If you have been looking at buying a quality plate alloy fishing boat, then this McLay is well worthy of consideration especially at the attractive purchase price of under $38K tow away with all the assurances of buying through a quality reputable dealer such as JCM.

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.

AU $37,995    Finance    Insurance
Boat Reference
Launch Year
18' 1" - 5.51m
Vessel Location
1029 Manly Rd, Tingalpa Brisbane Qld
Rego Expiry
Hull Material
Plate Alloy
Mercury ME115L4S EFI 4S - 202 hours (2014)
Engine Make
Engine Hours
80L approx
Redco Sportsman RE170MO braked trailer (08.2014)

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