Quicksilver Activ 555 Bowrider: sport and cruises

Agile and fast, the new open-bow from Brunswick is made for sports. But there’s much more with the Quicksilver Activ 555 Bowrider.

It’s just 5 meters long, but the transom can mount a 115hp Mercury outboard. So, performance is surely one of the key points of Quicksilver Activ 555 Bowrider. It’s a boat made for enjoying watersports, thanks to the ski tow arch, the open cockpit and the stowage space. But it wants to be a good cruiser too, as its many features show.


First of all, the typical versatility of the bow area: settees to enjoy navigation from the privileged fore area, which turn into a sun lounge at anchor. Then, the attention to safety: Activ 555 has a deep cockpit area, high freeboards, bow rails and a motor well step.

The cockpit can be turned into a socializing area for chatting or dining with friends, complimented by twin bolster seats with swivel and the optional teak table. It can also be turned into a second sun lounge thanks to a flip-up mechanism on the backbench.

To increase versatility, there’s also a sprayhood with complete canvas that creates an enclosed area and provides protection from the rain, so there’s no excuses not to cruise.

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And, cruising will be longer, as according to Brunswick the new Quicksilver Activ 555 Bowrider features the largest fuel tank of its class, with a capacity of 110 liters.
The technical side is completed with power steering and the chance to mount single Mercury engines (another brand of the same Brunswick Group) in a power range from 80 to 115 hp.

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Activ 555 Bowrider is available in the so called Smart Edition which offers som extra options included in the standard equipment: bow sun lounge, cockpit sun lounge, cockpit table with laminated top, and bimini. The boatyard says that the price saving is 10% compared to picking the options individually. As for the Electronic Pack, it offers the 7” Simrad NSS evo3 GPS/Chart Plotter and a Fusion Stereo.

The numbers of Quicksilver Activ 555 Bowrider

  • Length Overall …………… 5.23 m
  • Beam …………… 2.17 m
  • Displacement …………… 746
  • Fuel reserve …………… 110 l
  • CE Design Category …………… C
  • Passengers …………… 6
  • Maximum output …………… 115 hp

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