Buying a new fishing boat is an exciting experience but with so many makes and models to select from the process can be involved and timely. For those seeking a quality vessel, specifically designed for the keen fisher, have you checked out the new 2021 version of the iconic Edencraft 565? This is a significant update and upgrade on earlier versions and according to reports, has taken over 4 years to get to this exciting release point.
For those not in the know, Edencraft is a specialist in building fibreglass fishing boats, is based in Moolap Victoria, near Geelong and adopts a very bespoke approach to their boat building craft. The company claims that every upgrade they have made to their 565 has been done for a purpose, the end result being a boat to take everywhere and do everything.
At Jade Boat Loans, we really like bringing the latest news from Australian boat builders to our customers and here we have the latest on why the Edencraft 565 maybe could be your next boat.
Upgraded Features of the Edencraft 565
While the 565 hull is considered a ‘classic with heritage’, the 2021 model includes features that deliver on the expectations of the 2021 era boater. The ride is made more comfortable in choppier conditions with the removal of the planning plank and the hull has nearly full length flaring to improving tracking in a following sea.
Specifications – 5.65 metres long with a 2.22 metre beam with 225 HP maximum horsepower. Fuel capacity is 220 litres and people capacity 6.
Now for some details of the upgrades. For starters the Edencraft 565 will be appealing to a wide range of buyers as, according to the company, it can be towed with the average family car. A great feature for those not wanting to upgrade their vehicle but wanting to upgrade to a better trailer boat. The length on a trailer, including the engine is apparently 7.01 metres. A length which makes the 565 an easy storing option. Storage and moorage are important parts of the boat buying process, so take note!
There is a change to the transom design. Compared with more recent models, the 2021 version has more of the traditional transom design, which allows for an improvement in the HP rating to up to 225 for a V6 or a V8 outboard.
The larger dashboard definitely has today’s fisher in mind. More space to allow for fish finding and GPS devices with the latest touchscreen tech and larger screens. The coamings are wider which creates space on the top deck for rod holders and for safety.
The Edencraft 565 is stacked with standard kit including padded chairs, dual live bait tanks, stowage pockets, stainless nav lights, stainless steel bow roller, Lone Star electric winch anchor and plenty more. Safety is paramount on the water and a hot topic in the news and Edencraft have included a number of safety features. They include foam buoyancy which fills all the spaces in the hull and below the coamings. This allows for level flotation so in the event that the boat is swamped, it is designed to still float level.
Securing Your Edencraft 565
With the boat show calendar in a constant state of ebb and flow due to various impacts of COVID-19, getting to an event to see the Edencraft 565 in person may be a challenge. So the company is bringing the 565 to their customers with their idea of a travelling road show. A boat on a road show – love it!
Edencraft took the 565 to Tasmania in early January, to Eden on the NSW South Coast on 28 February for a Family Fun Day and in March its east coast road show time. From 8- 25 March, Edencraft will be travelling up the east coast and interested buyers can book in for a test ride. The show starts at Pambula and extends through to South West Rocks.
Viewing a boat in a travelling road show scenario is a compelling reason to arrange your boat loan well ahead of the event. Jade Boat Loans offers pre-approved boat loans which are ideal for such purposes.
You simply contact us before you commit to buy and we arrange your boat loan based on a recommended retail price, through to approved stage. You can include boat, engine and trailer in your loan so the entire purchase is covered with the one fixed monthly repayment.
There is no obligation to proceed with a pre-approved loan if you change your mind on the purchase. But with your loan approved, if you are impressed when you test ride the 565, you will be in a position to place your order on the spot.
You can apply with our online form or over the phone – it’s easy and fast!
To arrange a pre-approved loan for an Edencraft 565, apply online or call Jade Boat Loans 1300 000 003
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