Sealegs continues to forge ahead, providing amphibious enablement systems (AES) to local and international boatbuilders, developing an upgraded AES for larger vessels and, most recently, announcing a new aluminium model.
With each new edition of the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show the gate prize seems to be even more impressive than the year before.
The words ‘luxury’ and ‘RIB’ are seldom used together, but innovative Kiwi boatbuilder JP RIBS is making a business of producing and selling high-quality, high-powered luxury RIBs to discerning boaters all over the world.
Sitting high and mighty on a custom Enduro trailer, the Super Air Nautique G23 exudes tow sport power, luxury and style, offering wake enthusiasts the latest in US wake-morphing technology.
Most of us can only afford one boat and if it is a family asset, the boat has to be multifunctional to justify the investment. this is a tall order for most, it has been achieved by Geoff Robinson from Huntsman Boats with the release of the Xcalibur.
Developed from the successful XP676, Southern’s latest model is longer with subtle hull tweaks for better handling in a following sea. These include a finer bow profile, cut-back planing strakes and altered chines
A trailerable launch, Jeanneau’s 695 Merry Fisher is billed as
multi-use, family-oriented vessel. That she is – but look what the designers have managed to squeeze into her sub-7m hull.
Boaties on Northland’s east coast will feel safer following the recent launch of the Coastguard’s new, purpose-built rescue vessel for its Whangaroa station.
The new White Pointer 1050 Custom Oona is the first vessel Honda Marine New Zealand has fitted with triple outboards.
Australia’s Whittley Boats is best known for its cruisers – family-sized cabin boats with sterndrives.
But the company also builds a range of outboard-powered craft, including the entry-level CW 1600, now available in New Zealand.
Napier aluminium boatbuilder Senator Boats is happy to customise any model in its extensive range to meet the specific needs of its customers.
The Image Pontoon 7.08 is the latest addition to the now 15-strong Image Boats range and marks a distinct departure from their usual chined alloy hulls.
The 701 is the latest model release from Hamilton-based Tristram Marine, available in a soft top configuration as the Vanquish and in a hardtop, the 701 Offshore. Boating NZ took the Vanquish for a spin on the Waitemata Harbour.
The newest model from Mac Boats is a versatile family
runabout that lends itself equally easily to fishing, diving,
cruising – and perhaps even a little lightweight skiing.
A hardcore angler embraces his softer side with the new Whittley FF2100 – an Aussie “crossover” boat. The marque has just returned to the New Zealand market and will be marketed by Bensemann Boating Centre.
Smart looking, nicely finished and boasting great performance and handling, the top of the range twin-outboard XP896 is another step forward for its builders, meeting customer demand for a larger boat in the Southern range.
Just when you think Stabicraft’s design team has settled into a conventional
frame-of-mind, along comes a new contender to tweak your fancy.
With a tight deadline to review the new Smuggler Strata 750 Cabin, the weather wasn’t playing ball. But the builder dismissed any fears: “I’ll be OK, mate – I’m in a Smuggler!” And so it proved.
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