Be among the very first to see these innovative new world-first vessels from pioneering Auckland company, Galloway International.
The new Mac Boats 700GY, which was launched just in time for the show, is the world’s largest one-piece polyethylene boat.
A 7m centre console with a 2.2m beam, it weighs just 700kgs. Designed for commercial and military use in open water and built to CE standards, it features a variable deadrise hull, fine entry and shallow draft. Powered by a 150hp E-Tec Evinrude outboard it will be on display on the Galloway International stand.
Another impressive innovation from Galloway and making its debut at the show is the world’s first polyethylene Scout Cutter. Resembling a traditional clinker cutter, the new Fern Cutter has already attracted interest from Scout and sailing groups worldwide. It will be on display and able to be boarded at its berth in the Hutchwilco Pool.
The new www.fishing.net.nz project boat, an Extreme 745 Centre Console, is something of a world first. It is the smallest vessel in the world to be fitted with a Seakeeper II anti-roll stabilisation system.
The system uses a flywheel, spinning at up to 9700rpm in a vacuum, to detect the sea state. A gyro then reacts accordingly to produce opposing torque to mitigate the boat’s roll. It will be on display at the Extreme Boats stand.
Described as the world’s most advanced fishing drone, the Power Dolphin connects to any rod and reel and powers up to 8 hooks out to sea before remotely releasing the line and automatically returning to shore or the boat. Compact and sleek, the floating fishing drone fits into a small case that can be carried in one hand.
The droneincludesa camera that can be moved and controlled from the remote. This produces a live video feed so users can see what the drone sees, record it in 4K resolution and be used as a water sports or boating filming platform to capture action above and below the waterline.
Raymarine Element 3D Sonar
Featuringbreakthrough 6-channel sonar and HyperVision™ 1.2 megahertz super-high resolution CHIRP technology Raymarine’s new Element range of sonar/GPS navigation displays comes with DownVision, SideVision and RealVison 3D sonar.
Said to deliver three times the clarity of conventional sideand down scanningsonars Element 3D sonar is designed to allow anglers to quickly identify structures, vegetation and fish with life-like clarity right down to 185m.
Yamaha F20 & T25 outboards
New generation portable outboards incorporating Yamaha’s latest battery-less Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) technology and delivering greater power, thrust and electrical output.
Built around the F25, the new F20 features modified ECU mapping, a redesigned camshaft and variable trolling rpm switch for fishing. Includes an easy to use fresh water flush attachment and a choice of manual or electric start.
Yamaha’s new high-thrust T25 is designed to deliver the power and grip necessary to manoeuvre heavier small vessels. Also based on the F25, the new T25 comes fitted with a patented dual thrust propeller, specifically tested and developed for this outboard. These big-diameter, low-pitch propellers offer up to 60% more thrust in reverse and up to 10% in forward gear. The T25 also features a two-cylinder powerhead with two valves per cylinder and single overhead cam.
Sealver Wave Boat range
Transforms a PWC into a powerboat with an attachment process that takes just seconds and can be easily detached at sea. Boats range from 4.4m to 7m and can be used in very shallow water.
Raymarine ClearCruise™ AR
ClearCruise™ AR (Augmented Reality) enables skippers to overlay vital navigational and AIS information directly onto the high-definition (HD) video feed on their multi function displays (MFDs).
Winner of the IBEX Innovation Award, ClearCruise™ AR enables skippers to instantly identify nearby navigation markers, AIS (Automatic Identification System) traffic, surrounding objects and even waypoints thanks to digital “pop-ups” that accurately appear at the appropriate places on their real-time video feed.
Sealegs 7.5m Hydrasol RIB.
One of three new Sealegs releases at this year’s show, new 7.5m Hydrasol RIB takes the Hydrasol technology of the 9m and mixes it with the new age styling of the Electric E4 to create a new a mid-size trailerable RIB amphibious boat.
The new Sealegs 7.7m Sport D-Tube is the newest update on this popular model and includes more, open, access to the bow and a forward fishing platform.
The new Sealegs 8.5m Alloy Cabin will be on display as a production boat for the first time. Changes from the prototype include improvements to the hull shape, control layout and configuration options.
Smuggler Strata 900 Centre Console
Smuggler Marine’s new Strata 900 Centre Console is another making its first appearance. Powered by twin Evinrude E-TEC 250s and featuring eye-catching bright orange accents, it has an overall length of 9m, a top speed around 55 knots, a cruising speed of 30 knots and a 600-litre fuel capacity.
Custom designed for a keen fisherman, it includes a double berth inside the console, fold out helmseats hiding a gas cooker underneath and a galley sink and fresh water tank.
Stabicraft 2250 Centrecab range
Invercargill-based Stabicraft Marine will be showcasing two new models in their Stabicraft 2250 Centrecab range: the Centrecab (with a raked back windscreen) and the Ultra Centrecab (with a raked forward windscreen giving users more internal space).
Image Boats 8.75m Fishmaster
Image Boats new Image 8.75m Fishmaster Nevereadyis powered by twin Suzuki 200hp outboards and has a LOA of 9.05m, a beam of 2.9m and a 17-degreee deadrise. The new 8.75 can carry 750 litres of fuel and a 150 litres of water. It features tuna tubes, Garmin electronics, including a 6416 head unit, and a spacious interior.
Grady-White 330 Express Special Edition
The new Grady-White 330 Express Special Edition features a fully tinted, toughened glass enclosure including a full front wraparound screen with no mullions to get in the way of forward or side vision. There is also an electric power vent at the top of the screen to funnel air into the helm area. The 330 is fitted with twin Yamaha XTO 425hp motors, Yamaha’s new Helm Master boat control system and Garmin’s new electric Reactor autopilot system.
Merry Fisher 895 Marlin
Designed for serious offshore game fishing and described as a true SUV of the seas, thenew Merry Fisher 895 Marlin features an innovative layout, recessed side decks for secure access to the bow, two double cabins, a separate shower/head compartment and a large sunroof to bathe the interior in natural light.
Blackdog Cat 620 HT
Blackdog Cat’s new 620 HT is described as a fishing weapon, with enough comfort to keep the family happy for a full day out on the water. Although more compact than Blackdog Cat’s 670, it retains many of the same features: bunks up front, open deck space aft and all round vision from the helm position.
Makaira 670 Targa & Makaira 725
Makaira Boats will be releasing two new models: the Makaira 670 Targa and the Makaira 725. The 670 is described as a good “day tripper” while the 725 has been designed primarily for performance offshore. It comes complete with a 350-litre aluminium fuel tank for extended trips, internal comfort for staying overnight and an optional lockable cabin.
Marco 550 Striker & Marco 800 Souwester
Marco Boats will also have two new models on display: the Marco 550 Striker and the Marco 800 Souwester. The 550 Striker features a 5mm bottom, 4mm sides and a hull developed from the company’s larger models. Set up with game fishing in mind, Marco’s new 800 boasts bi-folding doors and windows, creating one large space when fishing and an enclosed wheelhouse when overnighting.
Circa 660 & 790
Offshore Boats NZ will be showcasing their new Circa 660 & 790 aluminium boats. The new models feature a new, extended transom with twin walk-thru’s, an obstruction-free boarding platform and a slightly fuller bow.
Offshore Pro Dive 6.5
Offshore Boats NZ will also be displaying their new Offshore Pro Dive 6.5. Available with and without a hardtop, it comes with an 8mm hull and has been designed by Alan Walker.
Kiwi Boating 6.5
Kiwi Boating will be releasing their new Kiwi Boating 6.5 alloy hardtop. It has been designed by a leading New Zealand alloy boat designer and, for each boat sold at the show, the company will donate $1000 to the families of those affected by the Christchurch terror attack
Jeanneau NC 33
The new Jeanneau NC33 offers a seamless one level entertaining space with large rear opening doors and a new twin L shape cockpit design. The large sliding glass doors provide ease of movement between cockpit and saloon, with plenty of natural light creating a pleasant area to relax and while away the hours out on the water. A forward sunbathing pad on the bow with lifting back rests gives the whole family separate zones for relaxing, as well as integrated drinks holders throughout the boat.
ePropulsion electric outboards
Beacon Marine will be showcasing their new range of ePropulsion electrically powered outboards. The range includes the Spirit 1.0 (equivalent to 3hp and ideal for tenders, dinghies and daysailers up to 1.5 tonnes), the Navy 3.0 (equivalent to 6hp and ideal for boats up to 6 tonnes) and the Navy 6.0 (equivalent to 9.9hp). They come with lightweight proprietary lithium batteries and have a runtime of 1 hour at full speed or 5 hours at half speed.
Vaquita kayak & SUP power
The Vaquita is a lightweight and portable electric propulsion system for a paddleboard or kayak. It can be easily installed on any SUP or kayak and at full power, its battery can last for 70 min and at half speed, for 5 hours.
The Mertek S1 jetboard is powered by a combination jet system and direct drive motor and has an innovative hydrofoil fin for high speeds. The jetboard is inflatable, lightweight, can fold down to a third of its size and has a maximum speed of 26 kph. It comes with a hand rope for beginners, side handles to make it easy to climb up, overboard stop technology and a propeller hidden from sight and safely protected.
Bay Dynamics ROVs
Underwater exploration company Bay Dynamics will be showcasing a number of their new Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), including the BlueROV2 and the Gladius Mini. They will also have a BlueROV2 simulator connected to a large 65in screen so people can see how easy it is to pilot a ROV.