The 530X-Offshore made the Top 10 fishing boats of the 2021 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.
"All-new from the Gold Coast's Makocraft is a series of fibreglass boats to complement its popular alloy boat range. Models launched at the 2021 Sanctuary Cove show included car topper and trailerable 4.0-metre open tiller-steer boats, as well as the new Makocraft 530 X-Offshore.
Fresh out of the factory, the Makocraft 530 X-Offshore is a terrific new centre console model for bay and coastal offshore fishing.
Look for a full review on the 530 X-Offshore in coming weeks, but for now, we can tell you that this all-fibreglass (no wood, no rot) has a very fine, wave-cutting entry shape at the bow, stretching aft to a modest deadrise (for stability) in the 17-19 degree range.
Inside, the 530 X-Offshore has a broad console helm station and dual-width bench seat, along with elevated bow and stern casting platforms.