FC Boats has released another new innovative model to their growing alloy boat range – this time it’s the buoyant, roomy and feature packed FC 580.
Designed to be an all-rounder the FC580 has all the core features the brand is known for such as generous cockpit space for fishing, fantastic stability due to it’s flooding ballast system and now a large casting platform on the foredeck.
As seen on other innovative and functional FC Boats models, there are two stability systems built into the FC580, aft there is a flooding keel, which floods when the boat is at rest, making the craft ultra stable, then when underway the water drains out quickly.
In the forward section there is a controllable ballast system, enabling the skipper to bring onboard the desired amount of forward ballast, and then to dump it when not needed. A simple release valve is located near the helm to easily control the amount of water.
Extra safety comes in the form of a sealed floor and foam filled gunnels.
New to the FC580 is a generous casting platform on the foredeck, which can be accessed via a large deck hatch from the cuddy cabin below.
Like other FC Boats models, extended gunnels and a raised sheer line provide ergonomic access around the sides to the foredeck area also. The company has also incorporated a gull wing design that has been successful in their smaller models, which lends assists itself to making this boat very dry.
“The forward casting platform will add another fishing dimension to the boat that we know anglers will love. Combine this big casting area with the immense stability that the FC580 has, and anglers can be confident in standing up there and casting their baits where they want,” says Fish City managing director Ross Christensen.
Other features include a passive (no pump needed) live bait tank, large underfloor storage; fold up rear seating and rocket launcher.
Powered easily by a 90hp Mercury two-stroke outboard the FC580 will do 40mph and comes with tote tanks for fuel storage.
Provision has been made aboard the FC580 to store up to four 25L tote tanks. An 115hp outboard can also be fitted if specified.
Packages with a 90hp two-stroke Mercury outboard start from $39,995.
For more information visit: http://www.fishcity.co.nz
Length overall: 5.90m
Weight on Trailer: 1020kg
Deadrise: 18 deg Variable
5mm Hull, Flooding Keel, Separate Ballast Tank, Positive Flotation in Gunnels, Rocket Launcher, Large Fwd Hatch, Bow Rail, Canopy, Rear Seats (folding), FC Live Bait Tank, FC Extended Gunnels, Under Floor Storage, Nav Lights, Bilge Pump.
For further information
Craig Archer – Sales Manager
Ph 021 443 055
About Fish City
Since 1992 Fish City, in Frankton, Hamilton and Albany, Auckland have been recognised as one of the country’s most comprehensive fishing, boating, marine and outdoor service centres in the country.
Approximately 18 months ago Fish City released their own range of alloy fishing boats called “FC Boat’s” These have been extremely popular with Kiwi Fisho’s and FC Boats now have a range of alloy boats from 3.9m to 6.4m.
More recently Fish City has moved into hunting and shooting bringing the same passion and level of experience and expertise to land based hunters.