Bonito 500

The Bonito 500 comes in three designated models; Centre Console, Tiller Steer and Side Console. The Bonito 500 is the perfect boat for trips up estuaries chasing crabs, prawning trips out in the bay and venturing offshore when the weather permits. The Bonito 500 is fully customisable to you and how you fish, with options such as; large and small cast platforms, through hull transducers, electric motor mounts, internal side pockets, under gunwale rod storage, leaning posts, live bait tanks, unfloor water fresh water tanks 125L to 150L underfloor fuel tanks etc. The Bonito 500 is also able to transform from a sports fishing boat into a family boat with the addition of a T - top, split and folding rear lounge and front console seat. The Bonito 500 is constructed the same as its larger brother the 560, this means same tough laminates consisting of woven rovings, double knitted double bias cloths, fibreglass stringer system, full composite construction, air tight underfloor compartments, and self draining floor making it an extremely safe boating experience. 

 

 

 

Bonito 560 

 

The Bonito 560 also comes in the same configurations as the Bontio 500, centre console, side console, and tiller steer. Slightly larger than the 500, the 560 has a shallow draft enabling navigation of small creeks like the 500 chasing crabs and prawns, but with its additonal waterline length is a more at home in the bay and offshore chasing pelagics. The Bonito 560 is fully customisable to you and how you fish, with options such as; large and small cast platforms, through hull transducers, electric motor mounts, internal side pockets, under gunwale rod storage, leaning posts, live bait tanks, unfloor water fresh water tanks 150L to 300L underfloor fuel tanks etc. The Bonito 560 is also able to transform from a sports fishing machine into a family boat with the addition of a T - top, split and folding rear lounge and front console seat. The Bonito 560 is constructed incredibly tough, with the laminate consisting of woven rovings, double bias knitted cloths, fibreglass stringer system, full composite construction, air tight underfloor compartments, and self draining floor making it an extremely safe boating experience. 

The Bonito 560 is available with the XT performance pack. The XT performace pack upgrades the power from 150HP to 200HP. The additional power is an absolute thrill to experience and allows for considerably higher top speeds and  cruise speeds with amazing fuel economy. 

 

Make sure to check out the walkthrough video of the 560XT fitted with a 200HP Yamaha 4 cylinder

Ultimate Australian Sports Fishing Boat? Bonito Boats 560XT, 92KPH Top Speed, 306L Fuel Tank - YouTube 

 

Bonito 660 Big Ram and Centre Console

The Bonito 660 comes from a long line of incredible high performance offshore racing and fishing boats. The 660 is one of the softest riding offshore fishing machines available. The 660 has a deadrise of 53 degrees at the bow and 25 degrees at the transom. Same as the 500 & 560 the 660 is customisable to you and how you fish. With fuel tank capacities ranging from 360L to upwards of 550L+, through hull transducers, underfloor fresh water tanks, side pockets, bait tanks, bait boards, targa and t -tops etc. 

The 660 Big Ram is the first half cabin available from Bonito and has a fantastic fishing cockpit to fish 4 people and amazing cabin which is 2.4m long which makes overnighters easy.  The Big Ram is avaiable with both a clear windscreen and fibreglass wavebreaker. 

The 660 Centre Console is coming soon and has all the great features of the smaller 500 & 560 such as recessed bait tanks, recessed cleats, recessed bow roller and anchor well and large console with the ability to flush mount twin 16 inch screens all of which making for a seamless boating experience. 

The Bonito 660 is also available with the XT Performance Pack. The XT Performace Pack upgrades the HP rating from 300HP to 450HP. The XT performance pack allows for higher top and cruise speeds. to increase the HP rating we strategically laminate additional strucutal fibreglass on the base of the hull below the waterline, in the transom in the hull sides and in the stringers system.  

Make sure to check out the Bonito Boats Youtube channel for vidoes on the 660 BigRam and the 660 Centre Console

All New Bonito 660XT & 560XT In Action - Extra Tough Offshore Fishing Machines - YouTube

First look at the Bonito Boats 660 Centre Console - YouTube

XT "Xtra Tough" Performance Pack 

The XT performance pack is an optional upgrade available for the 560 and 660. The XT performance pack is for those that want the highest performance out of there boat. The 560XT HP rating is increased from 150HP to 200HP and the 660XT HP rating is increased from 300HP to 450HP To increase the HP rating we strategically laminate additional structural fibreglass on the base of the hull below the waterline, in the transom in the hull sides and in the stringers system.  The combination of more weight and more power on the water makes for an incredible ride as well as higher cruise speeds and top speeds with the added bonus of increased fuel economy. 

Bonito 620 Coming Soon! 

The next model to join the bonito fleet is coming soon. This model fits perfectly in between the 560 and the 660. For more info or to register your interest please get in contact with us.