The Bass Catcher 500 is the big brother of the BC family. The high bow, extra depth, and bow flare provides a drier ride in choppy conditions making this craft ideal for light bay work. This canoe is designed as a single or multi-person fishing canoe incorporating an integral transom and is ideal for rivers, lakes, estuaries and light bay work.
This model can be used with or without a motor. Very stable yet turns well. Wide transom accepts petrol motors up to 4hp (2.5 hp is ideal) or electric motors (at least 24lbs thrust).
Comes complete with 2 x Tuff canoe paddles
Up-swept stern keel section, which reduces drag for more efficient planing speed.Attractive "clipper" bow with distinct flare which tapers off through the craft. Skeg like keel which reduces sideward movement in the breeze and collects bilge water. The generous beam provides a high level of stability and allows a whopping 450kg payload.
Motor clamping pad on transom is offset to give a more natural steering arm position.
Full width seats (lowered for extra stability and to allow use of fold-down swivel seats) permit seating positions right up against the sides of the boat.
Registration is not required for this craft so those expensive annual registration fees are no longer a problem!
Double ripstop seating for ultimate comfort and strength.
Aluminum gunwales for maximum protection and durability.
Sealed foam bulkheads encourages self-righting of a swamped canoe.
Stainless steel mounts for easy mooring and anchor retrieval and deployment.
Both molded and carry toggles offer easy carrying and grab points.