Celebrating three decades of custom alloy boat building and over 600 boats, White Pointer Boats is releasing a new ‘30-Year Anniversary’ model at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, May 16-19.

Based on the company’s popular 730 Sports Cruiser model, with input from customers and the crew at White Pointer, the new model is a culmination of 30 years of expertise and passion from Briant and his team of alloy craftsman.

The new ‘745 Sport Cruiser’ has been designed for offshore game fishing expeditions, as well as family water sports, cruising and exploring the lakes and coasts of New Zealand and Australia.

The 745SC (7.8m LOA) is a big boat inside and out, fitted with an extra-large 400L fuel tank for the show and partnered with a modern high performance four-stroke outboard to give an impressive range. The hull’s power range is 225–350hp.

The practical, roomy internal layout is ideal for family day boating or extended trips away. Seating comfort has been enhanced and new innovative features make the most efficient use of space. A sturdy bow rail and transom cage provide extra functionality when it comes to fishing.

White Pointer has continued its traditional method of shaping the hull skin over a predetermined interlocking frame and girder type structure, which is combined with a welding sequence that produces a rounded, compound-curved hull shape that squeezes the water out rather than slapping over the top.


“This process can only be achieved on a heavy steel jig, a more traditional method not followed by the well-known production builders,” says Briant. The new 745SC has White Pointer’s standard 10-year hull warranty.

“We’re so excited for this new model, especially the guys in the factory, who are making this boat their own. It’s not often we get to start with a clean sheet of paper, but after 30-years, we want to make this boat something really special. We’re excited to unveil it in Auckland in May.”