The CruiseCraft range of quality fibreglass family boats, has been expanded further with the launch of the Outsider 595HT. This brings to four, the number of distinctive HardTop models in the CruiseCraft range.
To date the CruiseCraft Outsider 595 was available exclusively as a conventional ‘soft top’ targa model. With the release of the new HardTop version, customers now have a choice between the two configurations enabling them to select the design best suited to their boating needs.
The HardTop for the Outsider 595 is styled along the unique and distinctive lines of the existing HardTop models in the CruiseCraft Explorer line up, the 685, 625 and 595.
The surge in HardTop 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 moulded to a mirror finish.
Moreover, the HardTop simply makes boating more comfortable and the season longer. Now, serious blue water fishermen can head offshore under stormy skies, or blistering summer sunshine, and be well protected by the HardTop on their Outsider 595HT. This is a purpose designed and manufactured fibreglass moulding specifically tailored to suit 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 HardTop is formed with a full height toughened glass windscreen at the front, with sliding glass side panels on both port and starboard. The sliding glass side screens are very generous in size and allow a heap of fresh air to flow through the cockpit. A single electric wiper on the starboard screen is a standard inclusion along with Polished Lenco auto retract trim tabs and ladder bar.
Boaters have come to appreciate the subtle yet significant differences between the CruiseCraft Outsider and Explorer designs. The CruiseCraft Outsider 595 model features a deeper and safer side-deck walkaround from the cabin to the bow.
Therefore, the cabin is slightly narrower but also longer. The CruiseCraft design team have ensured that the longer cabin is ideally suited to overnighting and general family boating. Plenty of room remains in the wide cockpit to accommodate four people who can comfortably fish together.
“By introducing the CruiseCraft HardTop design to our Outsider 595 model, boaters can now extend their boat season,” said Nathan Nichols of CruiseCraft.
“CruiseCraft customers who have moved to the HardTop configuration, consistently tell us that they are able to go boating in weather conditions when previously they would have stayed at home. This is solely due to the extra protection that is achieved with a HardTop design.”
In reconfiguring the CruiseCraft Outsider 595 for the HardTop, some additional changes to the tooling have been made. An optional re-shaped modular dash panel has been designed to accommodate larger electronic displays, up to 15” or 380mm. The addition of an optional sliding and lockable acrylic cabin door provides both privacy and security.
Other major features of the CruiseCraft Outsider 595 HT model include dual battery management system, hydraulic steering, VHF radio and aerial, full width folding rear lounge and plumbed under-floor rear storage.