cruise craft outsider 595 hardtop

Cruise Craft adds HardTop to Outsider range

THE Cruise Craft range of quality fibreglass family boats has been expanded with the launch of the Outsider 595 HardTop.

This brings the number of distinctive HardTop models in the Cruise Craft range to four. To date the distinctive Cruise Craft Outsider 595 was available exclusively as a conventional ‘soft top’. With the release of the new HardTop model, customers now have a choice between the two configurations, enabling them to select the design best suited to their boating needs.

cruise craft outsider 595 hardtop
The hard top for the Outsider 595 is styled similarly to the existing HardTop models in the Cruise Craft Explorer line-up, the 685, 625 and 595. The HardTop styling is distinctive and unique to Cruise Craft. A recent surge in hard top boat popularity is well founded. The Cruise Craft design is flowing, in proportion and expertly tooled.
It is a fibreglass construction manufactured using a split-mould technique. Both the roof and interior lining are smooth and buffed to a mirror finish. Moreover, a hard top simply makes boating more comfortable and the season longer. Now, serious bluewater fishers can head offshore under stormy skies or blistering summer sunshine well protected by the hard top on their Outsider 595 HardTop. This is a purpose-designed and manufactured fibreglass moulding specifically tailored to 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 hard top 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. An electric wiper on the starboard screen is a standard inclusion along with Lenco auto-retract trim tabs and ladder bar.

Boaters have come to appreciate the subtle yet significant differences between the Cruise Craft Outsider and Explorer designs. The Cruise Craft 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 Cruise Craft design team has ensured the longer cabin is ideally suited to overnighting and general family boating. Plenty of room remains in the cockpit to accommodate four people who can comfortably fish together.

Nathan Nichols of Cruise Craft said, “By introducing the Cruise Craft HardTop design to our Outsider 595 model, boaters can now extend their boating season.” “Cruise Craft customers who have moved to the HardTop configuration consistently tell us they are able to go boating in conditions when previously they would have stayed at home. This is solely due to the extra protection achieved with a hard top design.”

In reconfiguring the Cruise Craft Outsider 595 for the hard top, some additional changes to the tooling have been made. A reshaped modular dash panel has been designed to accommodate larger electronic displays up to 15”. An optional sliding and lockable cabin door provides both privacy and security. Other major features of the CruiseCraft Outsider 595 HardTop include a dual battery management system, hydraulic steering, VHF radio and aerial, full-width folding rear lounge and plumbed underfloor rear storage.

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