BEST GRAND PRIZE EVER!
WINNER: Chen (Steven) Chang
Keen Pt Chev boatie and fisher Chen (Steven) Chang and his family, wife Wei, 10-year-old daughter Alice and 7-year-old son Edison have won the prize of a lifetime, a Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize Boat package, valued at over $280,000 at the just finished 2022 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show.
Steven Chang and his family attended the show, at the Auckland Showgrounds in Greenlane, Auckland on Thursday, May 12 and were “so happy” to find out last evening (Sunday, May 15), that they were the lucky winners.
Steven Chang is already a boat owner (with a 6.5 boat) and a keen fisher whose largest fish to date has been an 82cm snapper, caught while fishing “outside” the Manukau Bar with friends. He says the 7.5m Surtees 750 Game Fisher (powered by a 250hp Yamaha and fitted with a new Yamaha Helm Master EX boat control system) is his dream boat.
“Our current boat is too small to take out the family,” he says. “Now I will be able to take Wei, Alice and Edison and really go exploring – and catch more fish!”
He says his new Surtees 750 Game Fisher is “the perfect boat” for safely crossing the Manukau Bar with his family and friends and is also looking forward to exploring places like White Island and landing one of his dream fish, a hapuku.
$8000 Viking Kayaks Ultimate Fishing Kayak Package
Viking family kayak packages
Worth $2000 each & two a day to be won!
Thursday: Blake Katterns (Te Kauwhata); Deborah Ashley-Smith (Kerikeri)
Friday: Robert Everitt (Tauranga); Jan Martin (Mission Bay)
Saturday: Matthew Renata (Lower Hutt); Emily-Rose Hamilton (Tutukaka)
Sunday: Ethan Von Landkammer (Whangaparaoa); Andrew McGuigan (Greenhithe).