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Marco 950 Souwester

Marco Boats’ new 950 Souwester features all the newest technology from Raymarine electronics, as well as Humphrees trim tabs, Fusion marine entertainment, Hella marine LED lights and much more.

It also features an electric rear drop-down window with pillar-less back door to combine the indoor and outdoor areas, while four adult berths, separate head, oven, two chest freezers and a drawer fridge maximise this 10-metre vessel’s stay-away abilities.

Marco Boats, stand 510

Mercury’s new V6 range

Debuting in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time at the 2018 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show Mercury’s all new V6 FourStroke outboard family includes the 175hp, 200hp and 225hp FourStroke outboards and a V6 200hp SeaPro commercial outboard.

All four outboards are built on Mercury’s new 3.4‑litre V6 platform, which is designed to be powerful, light, compact and fuel-efficient. It employs a large displacement, naturally aspirated powerhead and proven mid‑section and drive-system designs. The versatile 3.4L V6 outboards offer the option of mechanical or digital controls, hydraulic or power steering, and black or white cowls on FourStroke-branded products, as well as a variety of accent panel colours.

The new FourStroke engine not only provides large displacement at 200hp, but is also exceptionally light weight at 215kgs. Lean and mean, the 3.4L V6 FourStroke platform boasts Mercury’s best acceleration and 20% percent more torque. Fuel efficiency is also unmatched.

  • A top cowl service door which provides easy oil check and fill for easier routine maintenance
  • Idle charge battery-management capability that protects against battery-drain while operating multiple electronic devices, along with net charging output of 20 Amp at 650 RPM
  • Adaptive Speed Control that maintains RPM regardless of load or condition changes, improving the driving experience

Mercury Marine, stand 443, 451

Mercury’s new 150 Pro XS

Also making its Southern hemisphere debut at the show is the new Mercury 150 Pro XS.

Building on the success of the Mercury 115 Pro XS FourStroke, the new 150 Pro XS offers superior hole shot, top-end speed and durability. An ideal fit for performance‑oriented boating, recreational, fishing and competition applications, the new 150 Pro XS is said to be the quickest, lightest and most advanced high‑output outboard in its class.

Advantages include:

  • 0-30km/h heavy‑load acceleration
  • Just 207kgs weight
  • 3-litre displacement
  • Mercury’s exclusive Transient Spark Technology optimising spark timing, resulting in additional torque during hole shot and quicker acceleration
  • Increased maximum engine RPM from 5,800 to 6,000 allows for a wider selection of propeller pitches and the ability to dial-in performance for superior hole shot or top speed
  • 5% more fuel‑efficiency than the 2.5L OptiMax 150 Pro XS

Mercury Marine, stand 443, 451

Honda’s new Grand Prix White range

Following the exclusive debut of Honda’s White BF250 at the 2017 Hutchwilco Boat Show, the company will this year be showcasing their entire range of Grand Prix White outboards.

The pure Grand Prix White option, as used by Honda on their NSX Supercar, will now be on show on the BF150, BF200, BF225, BF250 outboards with 25″ gear cases.

Honda Marine, stand 339

Kiwi-designed Globite Lures

Designed in New Zealand, the revolutionary new Glowbite lure contains a flashing LED light that automatically turns on when wet and turns off when dry. Based on video evidence proves that a flashing LED light attracts more fish, the Glowbite flashes red, white and green and has a battery that lasts more than 50 hours in the water. Glowbite lures have a 8sgm lure head, super sharp Owner brand hooks, high strength Kevlar traces and other quality components.

From their stand in The Rock Fishing Hall, Glowbite will be offering people the chance to win a full suite of their new flashing lures, simply by counting the number of snapper strikes on the Glowbite lure in an unedited 60 seconds of video footage.

Glowbite Lures, stand 154

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