Edencraft have been building tough, commercial–grade boats for over 30 years. As a testament to the build quality many early models still work the Australian coast as commercial operators. Second-hand models fetch high prices – considerably more than other models from the same era.
Today Edencraft boats are built with the same unflinching commitment to quality, blending time-honored hull design with modern construction techniques. The original designs have been adapted for modern applications, with wide gunwales, modified helms, dive-doors, wave-breakers, composite materials and transom/pod set ups for the latest 4-stroke and twin engine technology.
The model range includes the legendary 233 Formula (Edencraft has been reproducing the 233 for longer than anyone else in Australia), as well as the timeless six-metre Offshore and the baby battleship of the fleet – the 565.
The design of the legendary 233 Formula hasn’t changed much however the structural integrity has. The original Formula’s were built for speed with stern-drives however today’s owners demand greater strength, more deck space and twin engine fit-ups. Other enhancements include a new top-side, wider gunnels, dive-door and one-piece helm capable of holding a 16-inch screen.
There’s no debating the blue-water credentials of the Offshore, with the time-honored 22-degree hull and flared bow. The factory has made a number of changes including an extended keel-line to where the pod used to end, giving the boat 6.20m length as well as buoyancy in the rear where it’s needed for modern four-stroke engines and twin fit-ups.
The 565 is an excellent all-rounder. It’s an ideal size for towing and launching with the safety and strength of Edencraft’s larger models. The 565 hull has a long history and excellent reputation for rough water performance. The hull is also recognised as one of the original outboard-powered offshore mono-hulls – and one of the best riding hulls for its size.