New Procraft packs a punch on a budget

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New Procraft packs a punch on a budget
New Procraft packs a
punch on a budget
A good all-round option for family fishing.
Powered by a Suzuki 2-stroke, the 430 was a rocket.
The 470 side console ticked all the boxes.
are looking at just over
$12,000 to hit the water.
Also included in the
range is the 4.7m model
which is probably my
pick for value and performance.
This boat is available
with a 40hp 2-stroke for
under $20,000 which is
great value for money.
I tested it with a 50hp
4-stroke and liked the
balance of the boat and
engine.
Even though these
boats are price oriented,
they still have a long
list of standard inclusions.
Things such as selfdraining anchor well,
carpeted floor, side
pockets, raised carpeted
casting platform with
storage hatch, underfloor
fuel tank, and upholstered swivel seats are
all included in the price
of the 4.7m model.
In fact there is a
lengthy list, with everything you need to hit
the water including rego and safety gear.
Obviously you can
deck Procraft boats out
a little more if you want
or upgrade the engine if
it’s within your budget.
And they remain an
affordable option even
if you decide to do this,
with the price of the
4.7m side console including the 50hp Suzuki 4-stroke still under
$24,000.
This sort of price-tag
makes it a great option for first time boaties or anyone looking
to upgrade their smaller
boat.
Rounding out the
range is the 5m model
in either a cuddy cabin,
centre console or side
console.
The overall finish of
these boats is first class
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and I like the wide sides
with the rounded edge
on the 4.3m model and
above.
As these boats are
less than 5m in length,
the use of space is important and there does
seem to be a good mix
of storage options and
fishing room, which is
what you need in smaller boats.
Rounding out the
packages is a Dunbier
trailer, which is standard to all models.
If you are after a boat
that has been put together with the budget
conscious fisho in mind
then the Procraft range
is certainly worth a
look.
You can check them
out at Coastal Power
Boats, or give one of
the guys a call on 07
5568 0904 for further
information.
Ben Collins
magazine
www.bnbfishing.com.au
A
S the number of
cheap imports
expands onto
the Australian marketplace, it is good to see a
local boat manufacturer
meeting them head on.
Procraft is a new
range of Australianbuilt and designed aluminium boats aimed at
the budget conscious
angler.
Even though priced at
a certain point in the
market, they have really been designed to
perform.
The base model of
the range is currently
a 4.2m tiller steer boat
with a 30hp 2-stroke
Suzuki that retails for
$7990.
Next size up is the
4.3m centre console,
which is a unique boat
with ample fishing
room.
Packaged with a 30hp
2-stroke Suzuki, you