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2018 Grand Prize revealed!


Best Grand Prize anywhere, ever!

Surtees/Yamaha Package is worth over $200,000!

This year’s Grand Prize Package will be the highest value must-be-won prize ever offered at any boat show anywhere in the world!

This year’s Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize features a Surtees 750 Game Fisher (Enclosed Cabin), powered by twin Yamaha 150HP XCA Digital Electronic Control (DEC) 4-stroke engines and is worth over $207,000!

The amazing prize, likely to attract a huge amount of attention from both the boating and fishing communities and from the wider public, will be drawn shortly after the show closes on Sunday, May 20.

The boat

At the heart of the Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize is the company’s largest production model: the 750 Game Fisher Enclosed Cabin. The Surtees 750 Game Fisher is perfectly designed for extended adventures away, from long family weekends cruising along the coast to serious offshore game fishing expeditions.

The spacious, carefully laid-out cockpit provides a stable platform with enough room to land the big ones, plenty of clever storage to keep everything neatly stowed and a fully-plumbed livebait tank.

Further forward, the enclosed cabin offers full protection from the elements, delivering comfort and shelter on the move and at rest. The intuitive dash, with its full array of Garmin electronics, puts everything at the skipper’s finger-tips while a 5-piece safety glass windscreen provides exceptional visibility.

Also on board will be a sink, complete with 80-litre fresh water tank, an alcohol stove for cooking the catch and an Engel 42-litre fridge to keep everything cool.

Surtees’ SiQ™

Perhaps most importantly, the 750 Game Fisher comes packed with Surtees’ SiQ™ technology and features to deliver superb handling in all conditions as well as outstanding stability, both at rest and while underway. Surtees’ unique SiQ™ includes their Anti-Roll™ ballast stability control with Anti-Roll Lock™, Razortech™ smooth riding hull, Touch Deck™ super rigid hull construction, Safety Buoyancy airtight flotation compartments, Quik-Hitch™ trailer catch system and Surtees 10-year warranty.

The engines

Ensuring the Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize Package gets safely and smoothly to its distant destinations and back is a pair of Yamaha’s very latest 150hp 4-stroke engines.

Yamaha’s new 150hp XCA DEC outboards come complete with larger 2.8 litre displacement engines, delivering increased- and mid-range torque. This will enable the Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize Package to leap quickly and effortlessly onto the plane — and to perform superbly once on top. The Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize Package will have a top speed of at least 43 knots, cruise comfortably and economically at 20-22 knots and boast a cruising range of over 250 nautical miles!

The Grand Prize’s powerful new outboards also come complete with digital gauges, a dual binnacle control box — and Yamaha’s premium Digital Electronic Control (DEC) technology, previously only seen on Yamaha’s big horsepower range. A sophisticated ‘fly-by-wire” control system, DEC delivers extremely smooth and precise throttle operation, ensuring a more enjoyable and effortless boating experience.

yamaha 150s
Key Features F175 F200 2800cc Four-Cylinder Engine

2800cc Four-Cylinder Engine

Key Features F200 Digital Electronic Throttle

Digital Electronic Throttle

Key Features F175 F200 Direct Ignition

Direct Ignition

Key Features F175 F200 Electronic Throttle Valve

Electronic Throttle Valve

Key Features F175 F200 Offset Crankshaft

Offset Crankshaft

Key Features F175 F200 OneTouch Start Stop

One-Touch Start-Stop for Multiple Engines

Key Features F175 F200 Shift Dampener System

Shift Dampener System

Key Features F175 F200 Variable Trolling Control

Variable Trolling Control

Everything else

So that it can safely and comfortably move around the country’s coastline and waterways, the Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize will proudly sit on a stylish, top-of-the-line Epic trailer worth almost $18,000 and come complete with a Balex Auto Boat Loader.

It will also come with a comprehensive $10,000-plus Garmin electronics package, including a GPSMap 7412xsv multi-function display, GMR 24xHD radar, a GT51 M-TM mid-CHIRP down view and side view sonar and transducer, a VHF and a New Zealand chart.

Remote anchoring will also be a breeze thanks to the Lone Star drum winch system.

Also on board is Ultraflex hydraulic steering, a comprehensive Hella LED lighting package with cabin, helm, cockpit, floor and bait tank lighting, Seadek flooring in the cabin and cockpit and on the coamings, a Fusion stereo system. The Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize also comes complete with a set of Hutchwilco lifejackets and a year’s Yamaha Marine Insurance.


Visit all 8 clearly-marked stamping booths (see Show Guide or sandwich boards for exact locations). Place each stamp in the correct box on the other side of this ticket (when all stamps are correctly in place they will spell SURTEES1). Complete the entry form above, answering all questions and writing clearly. Then place completed form in Entry Box in either Hall 1A or Hall 5.

Prize will be drawn under independent supervision between 7pm and 7.30pm on Sunday, May 20, 2018 and streamed live on Facebook (boatshownewzealand).


  • Your ticket is the first one drawn and has been correctly filed in THEN you will be eligible to win the prize.
  • Remember that not only should your ticket have been correctly completed, but it must be endorsed with a stamp from the eight stamping booths.
  • Provided you have complied with the above, we will then ring you on the nominated phone number at any time between 7pm and 7.30pm on Sunday May 20, 2018.


  • If you answer the call at that time, then the prize will be yours.
  • If you do not answer the call for any reason whatsoever then we are obliged to telephone the next drawn ticket holder who will win the prize upon answering.


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