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Boat of the Show Award Winners

2017 Show Winners

Boat of the Show Awards:

Supreme Winner: Extreme 745 Centre Console Legacy Series

Launch: Greenline Hybrid 36
Tow Boat: Mastercraft XT21
Specialist Fishing Boat Up To 6 Metres: Surtees 575 Pro Fisher
Specialist Fishing Boat Up To 7 Metres: Extreme 645 Centre Console Legacy Series
Specialist Fishing Boat Up To 8 Metres: Extreme 745 Centre Console Legacy Series
Specialist Fishing Boat Open: Dickey Custom 850
All Purpose Family Boat Up To 6 Metres: CSB Huntsman Sotalia
All Purpose Family Boat Up To 7 Metres: McLay 701 Gen 2 Extracab
All Purpose Family Boat Up To 8 Metres: Rayglass Legend 2500
All Purpose Family Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 2800
Best New Model: Grady-White Fisherman 236 Centre Console

Exhibitor Awards

Most Innovative Stand: Fishing & Adventure
Best Small Stand: GME
Best Commercial Stand: Yamaha Motor New Zealand Ltd
The New Zealand Boat Show Most Innovative International Product: Raymarine AXIOM RealVision 3D Sonar
The New Zealand Boat Show Most Innovative Local Product: WAASP Wireless

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2016 Show Winners

Boat of the Show Awards:

Overall Winner: Extreme 570 Centre Console

Launch: Dickey Semifly 32
Tow Boat: Super Air Nautique G23
GRP Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Rayglass Legend 2350
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 2800
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6m: Extreme 570 Centre Console
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Extreme 700 Centre Console
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Broadbill Gladiator 8.0
All Purpose Under 6m: Smuggler Sport 620
All Purpose 6-7 Metres: McLay 701 Premier
All Purpose Open: CSB Huntsman XCALIBUR
Best New Model: Super Air Nautique G23

Exhibitor Awards

Most Innovative Stand: Stabicraft Marine
Best Small Stand: Garmin
Best Commercial Stand: Honda Marine
The New Zealand Boat Show Most Innovative International Product: Raymarine Quantum Radar
The New Zealand Boat Show Most Innovative Local Product: CM Parts’ MULTI-FIT Master Dual Auto Select Trailer Coupling

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2015 Show Winners

Overall Winner: Rayglass Legend 2800

Best New Model: Dickey Custom 850
Launch: Meridian 391
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 Metres: Buccaneer Billfisher 565
GRP Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Rayglass Legend 2350
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 2800
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6m: Extreme 570 Centre Console
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Extreme 700 Centre Console
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Dickey Custom 850
All Purpose Under 6m: Haines Hunter SF545
All Purpose 6-7 Metres: Fyran Gulf Cruiser
All Purpose Open: Dickey Custom 800
Tow Boat: Malibu Wakesetter 22VLX

Exhibitor Awards

tradeaboat Most Innovative Stand: Yamaha Motor New Zealand Ltd
tradeaboat Best Small Stand: Garmin
tradeaboat Best Commercial Stand: Stabicraft
Most Innovative Local Product: Simrad Halo Pulse Compression Radar
Most Innovative International Product: Savwinch Electronic Fast Fall System

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2014 Show Winners

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Overall Winner: Dickey Custom 950

Best New Model: Dickey Custom 950
Launch: Elite 16-Metre Mid Pilothouse
GRP Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Rayglass Legend 2350
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 2500
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6m: Extreme 570 Centre Console
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Profile 635H
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Dickey Custom 950
All Purpose Under 6m: Smuggler Sport 620
All Purpose 6-7 Metres: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage
All Purpose Open: Dickey Custom 750xs

Exhibitor Awards

tradeaboat Most Innovative Stand: Yamaha Motor New Zealand Ltd
tradeaboat Best Small Stand: Garmin
tradeaboat Best Commercial Stand: Electronic Navigation Ltd
Most Innovative Local Product: Balex ABL Automatic Boat Loader
Most Innovative International Product: Furuno DRS4W Wireless Radar

2013 Show Winners

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Overall Winner: Dickey Custom 750 XS

Sports/Ski Boat: Sport Nautique 200
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 Metres: Smuggler Multisport 570
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 2800

Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6m: FC 600 Centre Console
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Profile 635H

Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Dickney Custom 750
All Purpose Under 6m: Haines Hunter SF 600 Limited Edition
All Purpose 6-7 Metres: Rayglass Legend 2350

All Purpose Open: Beneteau Barracuda

Exhibitor Awards

Most Innovative Stand: Yamaha Motor New Zealand Ltd.
Best Small Stand: Humminbird
Best Commercial Stand: Coastguard

2012 Show Winners

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Overall Winner: Profile 585 Centre Console

Sports/Ski Boat: Malibu Wakesetter MXZ
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 Metres: Smuggler Multisport 570
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 -7 Metres: Rayglass Legend 2200
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 2500
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6m: Profile 585 Centre Console
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Extreme 610 Pro Fisher
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: McLay 1100 Walkaround
All Purpose Under 6m: Stabicraft 1850 Supercab
All Purpose 6-7 Metres: CSB Huntsman Explorer SD7
All Purpose Open: Beneteau Antares 8.80

Exhibitor Awards

Marine Direct Most Innovative Stand: Tackle Box
Marine Direct Best Small Stand: Garmin
Marine Direct Best Commercial Stand: Yamaha Motor New Zealand
Connex Most Innovative Local Product Award: Captain Hook Fishing Stiff Hook DropShot Fishing Rigs
Connex Most Innovative International Product: Awa

2011 Show Winners

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Overall Winner: Haines Hunter SP725 Sports Pursuit

Sports/Ski Boat: Sport Nautique 200
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Smuggler Multisport 570
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Haines Hunter SP725 Sports Pursuit
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Surtees 5.5 Workmate Hardtop
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 metres: McLay 690 Hard Top
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Extreme 860 Game King
All Purpose Under 6 metres: Tristram 581 Prima M2
All Purpose 6-7 metres: Rayglass Legend 2200 Hardtop
All Purpose Open: Rayglass Legend 2500 Cruiser Top

Exhibitor Awards

Quick Nautical Equipment Most Innovative Stand: Rayglass Boats
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Small Stand: Surf Life-Saving’s Educational Container
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Commercial Stand: BRP Australia Pty Ltd
Aquatech Most Innovative Local Product Award: Rayglass Rod Locker
Aquatech Most Innovative International Product Award: Electronic Navigation Ltd’s WAASP Multibeam Sonar

2010 Show Winners

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Overall Winner
: McLay 735S

Launch: 
Rayglass Legend 4000
Sports/Ski Boat
: Ski Nautique 200 Open Bow
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 metres
: Smuggler Multisport
GRP Fishing Boat Open
: Tristram 881 Offshore
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: 
Extreme 570 Game King
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 metres
:
Extreme 650 Game King and with a tie in first place Stabicraft 2150 Supercab
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: 
McLay 735S
All Purpose Under 6 metres: 
Haines Signature 553
All Purpose 6-7 metres
: Buccaneer 685 Excess
All Purpose Open
: Custom 800 by Dickey Boats
Quick Nautical Equipment Most Innovative Stand: Stabicraft Marine
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Small Stand
: CM Trailer Equipment
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Commercial Stand: 
Yamaha Motor NZ Ltd
Aquatech Most Innovative Local Product Award:
Rayglass Protector Pro-Jet
Aquatech Most Innovative International Product Award: 
Fusion MS-RA200

2009 Show Winners

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Overall Winner
: Rayglass Cruisemaster 850

Sports/Ski Boat: 
Malibu Wakesetter VLX
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 metres
: Seaforce 530 Ute
GRP Fishing 6-7 metres: 
Smuggler Stealth 695 Sport
GRP Fishing Boat Open: 
Rayglass 2500 Legend
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6 m
etres: Extreme 570 Game King
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 metres: 
Extreme 610 Game King
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: 
Profile 750HW
All Purpose Under 6 m
etres: Haines Hunter 485 Sports Fisherman
All Purpose 6-7 metres: 
Haines Hunter SE 700
All Purpose Open: 
Rayglass Cruisemaster 850
Quick Nautical Equipment Most Innovative Stand
: Yamaha Motor NZ Ltd
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Small Stand
: CM Trailer Equipment
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Commercial Stand: 
Rayglass Boats

Judges’ Special Award

The Judges’ Special Award this year went to a young man about whom we are sure to hear a lot more: Bevan Randell, builder of the Spectrum 8 metre.

Bevan started this boat when he was just 19 and only halfway through his BITO apprenticeship. He completed that apprenticeship in November last year and finished his boat just a few weeks before the 2009 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show. It is an incredible effort by a young man with a very bright future in the marine industry.

2008 Show Winners

Overall Winner: Rayglass Cruisemaster 850

Meguiar’s Best Presented Boat: Buccaneer 635 Excess
Hellmann Innovation Award: Seaforce GRP Pontoon Boat
Launch Open: Beneteau 9m Antares
Sports/Ski Boat: Malibu Wakesetter VTX
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 Metres: Seaforce 600 Fisherman
GRP Fishing 6-7 Metres: Haines Hunter SS 660
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass 2500 Legend
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6m: Extreme 570 Sportfisher
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Extreme 700 Game King
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Surtees 7.3m Sportsfisher
All Purpose Under 6m: Reflex Chianti 585
All Purpose 6-7 Metres: Tristram Millennium 691
All Purpose Open: Rayglass Cruisemaster 850
Quick Nautical Equipment Most Innovative Stand: Yamaha Motor NZ Ltd
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Small Stand: CM Trailer Equipment
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Commercial Stand: Fusion

2007 Show Winners

Overall Winner: Sea Ray 44 Sundancer

Sports/Ski Boat: Malibu Wakesetter VTX
Launch Open: Sea Ray 44 Sundancer
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Seaforce 600 Fisherman
GRP Fishing 6-7 metres: Buccaneer Billfisher 650
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass 2500 Legend
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Extreme 570 Sport Fisher
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 metres: Extreme 650 Game King (2007)
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Dickey Semifly 28
All Purpose Under 6 metres: Zenith 5.9 Aggressor
All Purpose 6-7 metres: Smuggler Stealth 720 XS
All Purpose Open: Rayglass 2800 Legend
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Commercial Stand: Rayglass Boats Ltd
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Small Stand: Entertec Ltd
Quick Nautical Equipment Most Innovative Stand: Yamaha Motor NZ Ltd
Meguiars Best Presented Boat: Rayglass 2800 Legend

2006 Show Winners

Overall Winner: Tristram 781 Ultimo

Meguiars Best Presented Boat: Rayglass Legend 2500
Launch: Genesis 360 Targa
Sports/Ski Boat: Haines Signature 580BR
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Buccaneer 735 Billfisher
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6 Metres: Ramco 1700 Profisher Hardtop
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Surtees 6.7m Coastal Xplorer
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Senator RH 780 Widebody
All Purpose Under 6 Metres: Buccaneer 565 Exess
All Purpose 6-7 Metres: Smuggler Stealth 695
All Purpose Open: Tristram 781 UltimoQuick Nautical Equipment Most Innovative Stand: Yamaha Motor NZ Ltd
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Small Stand: Blokart International
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Commercial Stand: Mercury Marine

2005 Show Winners

Overall Winner: Malibu Wakesetter VLX

Winner Best Presented Boat of the Show: Seahorse Liberty 7.95
All Purpose Open: Four Winns 258 Vista
All Purpose 6-7 metres: Buccaneer 605 Exces
All Purpose Under 6 metres: Seaforce 430 Winna
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 2300
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Seaforce 600 Fisherman
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Seahorse Liberty 7.95
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 metres: Surtees 6.7 Enclosed Wheelhouse
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Surtees 5.5 Workmate
Sports/Ski Boat Open: Malibu Wakesetter VLX
Launch Open: Rayglass Legend 4000
Yacht Open: MacGregor 26 ‘M’ 2005
Creative Design Award: Mac Boats
Most Innovative Stand: Canoe & Kayak
Best Small Stand: Queensland Dive & Sail
Best Commercial Stand: La Spa Naturale

2004 Show Winners

Overall Winner: Rayglass Protector 11m Cabin

All Purpose Open: Rayglass Protector 11m Cabin
All Purpose 6-7 metres: Haines Signature 600C
All Purpose Under 6 metres: Tristram 581 Prima
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 2300
GRP Fishing Boat 6-7 metres: Haines Signature 600RF
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Seaforce 600 Fisherman
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: White Pointer 750 Cruizer
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 metres: Fyran 630X
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Surtees 5.5 Workmate
Sports/Ski Boat Open: 2004 Malibu Response Lxi
Launch Open: Wavecrusher 3500 Flybridge
American Express Most Innovative Stand of the Show: Yamaha Motor New Zealand
American Express Best Small Stand of the Show: Mac Boats
American Express Best Commercial Stand of the Show: Mercury Marine
New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Creative Design Award: Manson Anchors for the Manson Stainless Steel Ray Anchor for Mirabella V, the world’s largest sloop
Judges’ Special Awards: Weta Marine for the Weta 4.3m trimaran, Kitboats.co.nz for the Kitboat 420

2003 Show Winners

Overall Winner: Tristram Grandeur 851

All Purpose Open: Tristram Grandeur 851
All Purpose Under 6 Metres: Seaforce 430 Winna
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass 850 Legend
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 Metres: Seaforce 600 Fisherman
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Surtees 8 Metre Gamefisher
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6 Metres: Surtees 5.5 Workmate
Sports/Ski Boat Open: Malibu Response Lxi
Launch Open: Genesis 360 Targa
Most Innovative Stand of the Show: Tristram Marine Ltd
Best Small Stand of the Show: Maxwell Winches
Best Commercial Stand of the Show: Mercury Marine
Industry NZ Innovative Design Award: Q Speed Surface Drives:
Industry NZ Commitment to Innovation Award: Peter Maire
Industry NZ World Class Innovation Award: Sealegs Amphibious Boats

2002 Show Winners

Overall Winner: Surtees 6.7 Sportfisher Hardtop

Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Surtees 5.7 Workmate
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Surtees 6.7 Sportfisher Hardtop
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 1950
All Purpose Under 6 metres: CSB Huntsman Dorado
All Purpose Open: Haines Signature 670C
Sports Open: Tristram Cabriolet 600
Yacht Open: Benetau Oceanis 361
Launch Open: Corinthian Diamante 400
Best New Release: Beneteau Oceanis 361
Industry NZ World Class Innovation Award: Rayglass Boats Protector Series
Industry NZ Lifetime of Innovation Achievement Award: Frank Simpson
American Express Best Small Stand of the Show: Wairau Paint Centre
American Express Most Innovative Stand Award: Lusty & Blundell
American Express Best Commercial Stand: Rayglass Boats

2001 Show Winners

Overall Winner: Rayglass 2150 Legend

All-Purpose Open: Rayglass 2150 Legend
All-Purpose under 6 metres: Reflex Chianti 515
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: White Pointer 8m Hardtop
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Surtees Workmate
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass 1950 Legend
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Buccaneer 550 Billfisher
Launch: Genesis 400 Targa Open
Sports Boat: Tristram 600 Sport
Yacht: Benetau Oceanis 331
Best New Release: Rayglass 2150 Legend
Most Innovative Stand: Voyager Trailers Ltd
Best Commercial Stand: Yamaha Motor NZ Ltd
Best Small Stand: Lusty & Blundell Ltd

2000 Show Winners

Overall winner: Rayglass 850 Legend

Sports Boat: Mastercraft Prostar 190
Launch: Genesis 335 Targa
Imported All Purpose Under 7 metres: Quintrex 580 Freedom Sport
Local All Purpose Under 7 metres: Rayglass 650 Legend
Local All Purpose Over 7 metres: Silver Wing 7800
Fishing Boat – GRP: Rayglass 850 Legend
Fishing Boat – Aluminium: Silver Wing 7800

Stand of the Show Awards

Best Small Stand: Ami Insurance Ltd
Best Innovative Stand: Voyager Trailers Ltd
Best Commercial Stand: Moller Yamaha Ltd