NEW 2024 DATES: 16 - 19 May

Grand Prize

$300k-plus MUST-BE WON Grand Prize most valuable ever!

Everyone who attends the 2023 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, having bought their entry ticket either online or at the show will have the chance to go into a draw for the show’s most valuable must-be-won Grand Prize ever.

AND those who buy their tickets online will also get a second FREE BONUS ENTRY into the draw, effectively doubling their chances of winning this amazing prize! Tickets bought online also automatically go into another draw for a powered Viking Profish Reload kayak package, worth over $8000.

Here’s what will be WON:

The Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize package includes:

  • Surtees’ Limited Edition 30th Anniversary 750 Game Fisher enclosed cabin
  • Yamaha F250 V6 DES Offshore Series 4-stroke outboard
  • Yamaha Helm Master EX boat control system
  • GFAB tandem axle, wirelessly-braked trailer
  • Garmin $20,000-plus marine electronics package
  • So much more….

The 30th Anniversary Surtees 750 Game Fisher:

The 30th Anniversary 750 Game Fisher will truly be one to treasure. Built to acknowledge the birth of Surtees Boats in 1993, the special Limited Edition models celebrate the year when Neil Surtees decided to design and build himself an aluminium boat for fishing off the rough coast of Whakatane. His design, and its soft ride across the town’s notoriously rough bar, instantly created strong demand from other fishing locals, keen for one of their own.

Celebrating that beginning, and the 30 successful years since, the 30th Anniversary Grand Prize features an eye-catchingly elegant and stunningly distinctive blacked-out hull, comes with a stylish golden shimmer from bow to stern, high quality golden decals on the hull, cabin and bait station and a special 30th Anniversary golden badge on the transom.

It will, of course, also come complete with the company’s renowned Surtees SiQ™ technology package. Giving both greater stability (at rest and underway) and better handling in a wide range of conditions, Surtees SiQ™ includes Surtees Razortech™ smooth riding hull, Anti-Roll™ ballast stability control with Anti-Roll Lock™, Tough Deck™ super rigid hull construction, Safety Buoyancy airtight flotation compartments and Surtees’ 10-year hull warranty.

Built to fish, the Grand Prize 750 Game Fisher has been designed specifically for extended offshore cruising, with a large, 400-litre fuel tank, 530 litres of water ballast for even greater stability both underway and at rest, an 80-litre fresh water tank, electric hot water shower and sink, Engel electric fridge, an electric toilet and ample ventilation in the well-appointed enclosed cabin.

Like all Surtees boats, this 30th Anniversary Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize has been built to fish. Its large, uncluttered cockpit is complimented by a live bait tank under a handy walk-through transom to an enclosed platform, with protective pushpits for safer fishing in offshore waters and a robust boarding ladder for fishers and divers. With four rod holders, a handy tackle drawer and ski pole, the stunning Surtees bait station will be complimented by numerous other rod holders, in both the side decks and rocket launcher and in a 4-rod clip-on shelf holder.

Yamaha power and control:

Powering the 2023 Grand Prize is a Yamaha F250 V6 DES Offshore series engine. Employing the very latest technology to deliver next generation control, integration and styling (and Yamaha’s original trademark reliability), it incorporates technological advancements previously only seen on Yamaha’s flagship V8 425hp XTO models. Delivering serious offshore grunt, the new 250hp 4-stroke V6’s 4.2 litre engine has been designed to be completely integrated into the boat’s power, steering and control systems with built-in Digital Electric Steering (DES) delivering extreme precision and smoothness.

Ensuring that the Grand Prize winner is in total control all of the time, Yamaha’s industry-first, game changing Helm Master EX boat control system makes it super-easy to navigate to those chosen destinations and, once there, gives a whole new level of control, enabling the skipper to precisely manoeuvre the boat exactly where and how they want.

With its simple-to-use joystick control and every component designed, engineered and manufactured by Yamaha, Helm Master is a simple, clean and fully integrated, plug-and-play system that ensures more time on the spots where the fish are biting and less time setting up, anchoring and trying to fine-tune the boat’s position.

GFAB Trailer:

The 2023 30th Anniversary 750 Grand Prize comes on a GFAB tandem axled trailer specifically designed and built for the Surtees 750 Game Fisher.

Rated to 3500kg GVM, it comes with a Credo, in-cab wireless braking system, which enables safe braking from any suitable tow vehicle, without the need for specific hard-wired systems to be installed. Innovative UniHubs with a sealed wheel bearing mean regular bearing re-greasing is not required, an electric winch delivers effortless retrieval and 13″ satin black alloys on high capacity tyres (along with a mounted spare) are complemented by a checker plate alloy half walk board that runs down the centre of the trailer, making it easy to connect the winch to the boat.

There is also a fully stainless Boat Catch system to make it easy to launch and retrieve by just one person. Like all GFAB boat trailers, the Grand Prize’s will come with an impressive 12-year chassis warranty.

Garmin Electronics:

The 2023 Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize will be equipped with a full suite of Garmin electronics, valued at over $20,000!

Gracing Surtees’ stylish new dash, the award-winning 16inch Garmin GPSMAP 8416xsv (NMEA Excellence Honours) will be matched to a cockpit-mounted 9inch GPSMAP 953xsv remote screen that is easy to keep an eye on while fishing.
Giving a perfect view of what’s below, the Garmin LVS32 Livescope Panoptix transducer offers real-time 3D imagery, while the GT51M-TM transducer’s delivers medium frequency CHIRP traditional sonar, CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar.

A Garmin 115i 25-watt VHF radio enables those on board to stay in touch with other vessels and those on shore and the black Garmin 24inch FantomX radar has a 48NM range and is perfect for highlighting dangerous objects and other boats, watching the weather or looking for birds.

Providing the perfect ambience for every occasion, Fusion’s Apollo MS-RA770 Stereo (NMEA Excellence Honors) has been paired with a digital sound processing 5-channel D-class amp and Signature series 3i speakers, along with a Signature 3i subwoofer.

Everything one needs:

The eye-catching special 30th Anniversary wrap from Brave Design will be complemented on board with attractive brushed mocha SeaDek panels with faux teak lines. Comfortable to stand on, they also protect the cockpit floor, side decks and the platform.

A remotely-controlled Lone Star GX3 Drum Winch, complete with wide roller, Surtees bow sprit and Sarca anchor will take care of the anchoring duties while the impressive Zipwake Series S 300mm trim tabs will ensure the Grand Prize always runs on an even keel, their built-in gyro automatically controlling both pitch and roll.

To further enhance the winner’s fishing fun, the 2023 will come with a $5000 Okuma fishing gear package, a pair of Ocean Blue outriggers and a Jabsco washdown kit.

Inside the enclosed cabin, the crew’s comfort will be ensured with twin cabin roof hatches and sliding rear windows, comfortable twin Hi Tech Plastic carbon deluxe bolstered seats and, should the weather turn nasty, three Exalto Pantagraph wipers complete with washers.

Hellamarine has again supplied a comprehensive LED lighting package (trailer, navigation, spotlights, blue livebait, red/white cabin, strip and underwater to provide perfect illumination where and when required. There is also an Icey-Tek 70-litre chilly bin and 1000-litre and 700-litre Kai Cooler insulated catch bags.

Super Safe

To keep the lucky winner and their crew safe on the water, the 2023 Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize comes with six Surtees Hutchwilco 170N manual inflatable lifejackets, a Hutchwilco powerboat flare kit, an EPIRB, a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit, a large safety grab bag, a year’s worth of Yamaha Marine Insurance, a Lifetime Coastguard Membership and free Coastguard Day Skipper and VHF radio Operators courses.

Tickets are now available and all tickets bought online also come with a Free Bonus Entry* into the Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize draw, doubling the chance to win this amazing $300,000-plus prize (both the 2019 and 2021 winners won their Grand Prize with the bonus ticket they received for buying their tickets online). All tickets bought online also automatically go into the draw for a powered Viking Kayaks’ ultimate fishing kayak package, worth over $8000.

Buy tickets online, get a FREE BONUS Grand Prize entry and win a powered Viking kayak package, too!

Online Ticket sales now closed – Tickets now available at the gate.

As well as getting a second FREE BONUS ENTRY into the Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize draw, those who buy their tickets online also automatically go into a second draw for a powered Viking Profish Reload kayak package, worth over $8000!

The flagship of the popular Viking Kayaks range, the Profish Reload is both fast and stable and has been specially created for keen kayak fishers by extremely experienced kayak fishers. It will come with a super-compact, light and powerful Bixpy electric motor that easily out-performs any comparable unit and features a battery able to last up to 8 hours. Professionally fitted to the 4.5m Profish, the Bixpy will be capable of propelling this ultimate fishing kayak to a top speed of around 10kph.

The Viking Profish prize package also comes with Viking’s innovative Tackle Pod™ system, Viking’s renowned Kid Pod™ system, a fully insulated, removeable Viking Chill Pod and a wide range of practical Viking Kayaks’ accessories.

To help navigate to and from those top fishing spots, the prize package also includes a professionally installed 7” Raymarine Element S, complete with built-in High CHIRP sonar, category-leading quad-core processor, oversized waypoint key, Raymarine RealBathy™ personal sonar mapping; CPT-S transducer and LightHouse NZ chart. And to keep the winner safe on the water, it also comes with an Ocean Signal rescueMe PLB1, the world’s smallest personal locator beacon; a resuseable rescueMe Electronic Distress Flare; a self-draining Spinlock Belt Pack, complete with lanyard and a Hutchwilco multi-fit safety vest.


To be eligible to enter the Grand Prize draw you must attend the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show and visit all 8 clearly-marked scanning booths (see Show Guide or signage for exact locations). Scan your ticket QR code at all 8 scanning booths. And finally, ensure your ticket is registered. If you purchase your tickets online, you can register your ticket prior to the show by either filling out your details upon purchasing, or following the link on your unregistered tickets and add your details. If you purchase tickets at the event, you can register your ticket at the iPads throughout the show.

You can easily check which scanning booths you’ve scanned at, and what scanning booths remain by scanning your QR code on your mobile device or asking one of the friendly team to check on your behalf.

Prize will be drawn under independent supervision between 7pm and 7.30pm on Sunday May 21, 2023 and streamed live on Facebook (boatshownewzealand).


  • Your ticket is the first one drawn and has been correctly filled in THEN you will be eligible to win the prize.
  • Remember that not only should your ticket have been correctly registered, but it must be scanned at all eight scanning booths.
  • Provided you have completed the above, we will then ring you on the nominated phone number at any time between 7pm and 7.30pm on Sunday May 21, 2023.


  • The call MUST be answered by a real human.
  • 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.


  • Prize to be collected from one Auckland location or pre-arranged with sponsors/providers directly.
Please note: Prize will be drawn under independent supervision between 7pm and 7:30pm on Sunday 21 May 2023 and streamed live on Facebook (@boatshownewzealand). The winner will be notified immediately by phone on the number provided in your registration form. This call must be answered by a human. 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. Prize to be collected from one Auckland location or pre-arranged with sponsors/providers directly. PEL, LUP ticketing, event staff, XPO Exhibitions staff and direct family are not eligible to enter this prize draw.
*The Bonus Second Grand Prize Entry will be automatically applied to your ticket and give you a second entry into the Grand Prize draw, (provided all 8 scan booths have been scanned and your ticket has been correctly registered).