Boat Reviews

This is where you’ll find all the latest and archived Bush ‘n Beach Fishing magazine boat reviews. Read everything from pressed tinnie, bass boat, plate boat, cuddy cabin, open boat and centre and side console reviews to ultimate offshore fibreglass boat reviews. l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l  l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 

Polycraft 4.55 stands the test of time

At the bow, I’ve extended the casting deck by about 70cm so two people can easily fish there. My side console setup is a little different to the normal ones as I have moved the seats forward. Traditionally, the seats in the side console are right at the back, but I’ve made a rear casting platform and put the seat …

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Sea Jay 458 Stealth review

458 Stealth

This is the maximum rated horsepower for the 458 Stealth but it had very impressive fuel consumption to boot, with almost 4km per litre economy at the optimal cruising speed. However, this engine will be economical at most speeds, and when combined with the reverse chine and flat planing hull of the Sea Jay Stealth, you get a boat that …

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Polycraft Tuff Tender and Yamaha 6hp 4-stroke review

Initially, both Will and I got in the Poly and had a bit of a play, performing a few different manoeuvres that the boat and motor handled with ease. The tri-hull design of the Polycraft meant it cornered very sharply and was also relatively stable. It was even possible to stand up and flick lures at the mangroves. As with …

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Anglapro Chaser 424 boat review

Anglapro Chaser 424

Plenty of punch for the dollars is an understatement. Speaking of value for money, all Anglapro boats leave the factory with a stunning five-year warranty. This far exceeds the warranty commitments of other leading aluminium boat manufacturers and clearly demonstrates Anglapro’s confidence in its product. In the nasty conditions the hull felt as solid as a rock and it really …

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Formosa 660 Tomahawk Offshore Hardtop review

formosa 660 tomahawk offshore hardtop

The two seat boxes have loads of storage space and could even accommodate a tackle tray compartment. At the rear of the test boat, the folding lounge was a cinch to lower and raise and the large bait board provided a practical work station at a good height in addition to being fitted with four solid rod holders. More rod …

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AMM 7000 Tournament review

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The AMM 7000 Tournament is an absolute work of art and if it wasn’t for time constraints I would have spent the whole day and more soaking up the excellence of this rig. Of course, all this quality (the best I’ve ever seen) and customisation doesn’t come particularly cheap and you’ve got to pay to play, but for the boat …

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Anglapro Sniper 454 Pro boat review

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While ready to fish hard straight off the showroom floor at Brisbane Marine, Anglapro differentiates from most mainstream boat manufacturers in offering an unprecedented level of customisation. If you feel there’s something missing or you’d like a feature laid out differently or deleted, Anglapro is only too happy to accommodate. So to get an idea of what Anglapro can do …

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Formosa Tomahawk Classic 520 Bowrider boat review

formosa tomahawk

In terms of fit and finish, as with other Formosa boats I’ve tested, this rig was top notch in all areas. Fully welded side decks ensure a high-end finish as well as adding strength and 4mm smooth plate alloy bottom and side sheets continue this theme. This is not a massive boat in terms of length, however the super-generous beam …

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