PARKER BOATS ARE BUILT STRONG in Poland so they can handle ice in the Baltic Sea.

The Explorer MAX 9.20 features a stable, large-volume hull with a 2.8 m beam and bow-thruster. The soft-riding hull, especially into a head sea, is stepped for 25 per cent more efficiency and exceptional dryness.

Explorer MAX 9.20 has an large cockpit for fishing or entertaining – eight people can sit around tables for lunch, or strip the modules out for fishing.

The interior is fitted out with a second berth under the saloon cabin, hot water and diesel-fired cooking and heating. It also has a sliding glass sun roof.

The first boat in New Zealand, fitted with twin 225hp Mercury outboards, was sold to Marsden Cove owners. Two more Explorer Max 9.20s are on their way, both with single 450hp Mercury outboards.

Hybrid Boats has also sold three Explorer 7.9m models, with more due early next year.