Evolution 500 Cuddy

The Evolution 500 Cuddy deserves its reputation as the 'big little boat' of Evolution's range. Measuring 5.30m LOA, this fibreglass vessel manages to fit an extraordinary list of features into its compact hull that will make many larger boats blush.

Weight (Hull)

600kg

Fuel Tank

100L

Max. People

5

Length (Overall)

5.3M

Max Horsepower (Rated)

75-130HP

Compact hulled fishing boat that puts bigger boats to shame

The foundation of the 500 Cuddy is Evolution’s signature deep-V, hand-laid fibreglass hull that delivers the trademark smooth performance in rough weather. A huge 2.25m beam gives the 500 Cuddy plenty of stability at rest while a wide reverse chine hull design delivers instant cornering and maneuverability with the assurance of a dry ride. This generous beam width opens up a remarkable amount of onboard space allowing maximum fishing room in the cockpit.

Comfort and Protection

At the helm, the skipper and passenger are treated to fully upholstered bucket seats and a comfortable driving position when seated or standing. The dash layout easily accommodates all the required marine electronics and engine gauges while a fully-molded windscreen and color-matched canvas bimini cover offer skipper and passenger protection and comfort.

The flagship feature onboard the 500 Cuddy is the surprisingly spacious forward cabin with ample room to sit upright on the padded V-berth cushions. For added comfort, optional bunk in-fills create more space to rest in between fishing sessions. Access to the bow is through a side-opening hatch with the Evolution design team also making provision for an optional stress-free winch in the anchor well

The Advantage Of Our Deep – V Hull

The foundation of the 500 Cuddy is Evolution’s signature deep-V, hand-laid fibreglass hull that delivers the trademark smooth performance in rough weather. A huge 2.25m beam gives the 500 Cuddy plenty of stability at rest while a wide reverse chine hull design delivers instant cornering and maneuverability with the assurance of a dry ride. This generous beam width opens up a remarkable amount of onboard space allowing maximum fishing room in the cockpit.

Outstanding Storage

Storage compartments are also conveniently scattered throughout the cockpit work area with an underfloor well offering space for a storage bin and full-length side pockets provide space for all manner of gear including rods, tag poles, nets, and gaffs

A cockpit designed for families and fisherman alike

The cockpit has been designed as a clean and uncluttered workstation. The full-height transom holds a removable fibreglass bait board along with twin batteries behind flush-mounted locker doors. The transom coaming is also full-width providing optimum angler comfort and allowing the option of built-in tackle boxes.

Standard features and options

The list of standard features continues with rod holders, deck cleats, and LED navigation lights, while customizing options are almost endless with Evolution offering an extensive list to ensure you get your 500 Cuddy just right. Easy to tow, easy to operate and very easy to enjoy – the Evolution 500 Cuddy punches well above its weight.

 

Specifications

With the choice of powering the 500 Cuddy with an outboard from 75hp to 115hp, you can expect an outstanding range from the 100L underfloor fuel tank. The ‘big little boat’ also shows its practical side at the ramp with launching and retrieving made easy thanks to a custom-built drive-on / drive-off trailer as part of Evolution’s value boating package.

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Specifications

  • Length (Overall) 5.3M
  • Hull Length 5.0M
  • Beam 2.25M
  • Weight (Hull Only) 600kg
  • Rated Horsepower 75-130HP
  • Fuel Tank Capacity 100L
  • Maximum People 5
  • Length on Trailer 6.3M
  • Height on Trailer 2.1M

Construction

  • 100 Litre Polyethylene Fuel Tank
  • Aluminium Gunwale with Rubber Insert and End Caps
  • Full Fibreglass floor with Drains
  • Full Fibreglass Transom
  • Fully Moulded Bunks and Side Pockets
  • Large Drain Plug for Easy Cleaning
  • Large Moulded Windscreen Acrylic
  • Moulded Fibreglass Hatches
  • Moulded Outboard Pod with 2 Well Drainers

Electrical

  • Automatic Bulge Pump 1200gph
  • LED Anchor Light
  • LED Navigation lights
  • Waterproof Switch Panel and Marine Grade Wiring Loom

Fishing Friendly Features

  • 30lt Ice Box with Drain.
  • Medium Fibreglass Baitboard
  • Live Bait Tank in the Transom with viewing window
  • No Feedback steering with Sports Steering Wheel.
  • Stainless Steel Rod Holders (x2)
  • Teflon Vertical Rod Holders in Side Pocket
  • Under Floor Storage Area

Hardware

  • 150mm Stainless Steel Rear Bollards
  • Anchor Drain
  • Bow Roller
  • Concealed Split Bollard
  • Stainless Steel Hinges Throughout
  • Stainless Steel Transom Hooks (x2)

Safety

  • Concealed Fuel Hoses
  • Concealed Wiring Access
  • Flush Mount Compass
  • Foam Injected Extra Rigid Fibreglass Stringers
  • Stainless Steel Side Combing Grab Rails (x2)
  • Wide Reverse Chines for Stability

Storage and Comfort

  • Bucket Seats on 600mm Poles
  • Moulded Rear Storage Compartments with Kingstarboard Doors
  • Rear Lockers/storage with drains
  • Rear Upholstery
  • Stainless Steel Drink Holders in Dash (x2)
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