Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show’s ‘best ever’ Grand Prize Package

By Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show press releaseNZ Fishing World
Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show’s ‘best ever’ Grand Prize Package

The prize package, which must be won and which is open to everyone who buys their show ticket on line or at the gate, will consist of a 7-metre Surtees 700 Game Fisher, powered by twin Yamaha 115hp 4-stroke engines, packed full of extras and worth an astonishing $150,000-plus!

“This is the most amazing prize ever offered at a boat show in New Zealand,” says show general manager Dave Gibbs. “Come May 21, some really lucky Kiwi is going to be celebrating big time!

“Huge wraps are due to both Surtees and Yamaha, they have really stepped up to help us create this incredible prize package.”

The stunning Grand Prize package is based on the Surtees 700 Game Fisher, one of Surtees most popular offshore models. Absolutely built to fish, the 700 Game Fisher smoothly slices through chop and provides a wonderfully stable fishing platform at rest.

Adam Dyck, Surtees CEO says: “This winning combination is due to Surtees IQä, an inventive streak that made Surtees the first company in the world to develop fishing boats that combine water ballast technology, non-pounding deep V hull and engineered sub-floor systems.”

Purpose-built with a large cockpit, the 700 game Fisher’s deck space is maximised for serious fishers and to accommodate all their gear. The fully-featured Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show Grand Prize features an Open Hardtop and a 280-litre fuel tank, meaning it’s the perfect boat for extended trips or overnighters. Also included in this top-of-the-line package are a painted hull and cabin, sliding windows in the hardtop (for ventilation on hot days), canvas cockpit shade extension, sleeping infills for the cabin squabs, cabin carpet, a fold-away back bench seat with deck grip, Surtees bait station (complete with Eze mount, three holders and drainage house), LED floor, cabin and flood lights and a plumbed live bait tank.

“Born out of a proud history, which boasts more than 4500 boats, the 700 Game Fisher’s pedigree includes Surtees record of never having a structural hull failure,” says Adam Dyck.

“We are so confident of our design and build quality that the recreational hull warranty has been extended from 6-years to 10-years worldwide on all of our boats. To put it simply, every Surtees is built to fish – and to last!”

Twin Yamaha F115s

For the very first time, the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show’s Grand Prize package will feature not one but two outboards on its transom. With the very latest-generation, lightweight design, Yamaha’s F115 four strokes deliver the best power-to-weight in their class.

Not only are the Yamaha outboards engineered to impress — 4-cylinder, 1.8 litre 4-stroke with 16 valve, DOHC — but the F115s also come complete with a host of electro/technical features to make life easier for their owners. These include: compatibility with Yamaha’s optional Digital Network System, Y-COP® remote security and Wide Range Power Trim & Tilt with optional tilt angle limiter (to name just a few). The Grand Prize package’s twin F115s also come with Yamaha’s well proven EFI systems for both economy and trademark reliability.

To ensure the Grand Prize Surtees 700 Game Fisher zooms smoothly across the water, the twin Yamaha F115s are set up with counter-rotating propellers. A standard twin-engine installation (where both propellers turn clockwise) often tends to pull the boat to port, especially at higher speeds, making steering more difficult. By fitting counter-rotating propellers that problem is eliminated. Instead, the driver has greater control and is able to enjoy “neutral helm” at any speed, ensuring more pleasant and safer boating!

Goodies galore

The $150,000+ Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize package comes complete with a wonderful array of great accessories.

To ensure it moves safely from ramp to ramp, the prize package will ride in style on an already-registered and warranted Epic tandem axle braked trailer, complete with new Surtees stone guards and mag wheels.

Navigation, fish-finding and communication will be a breeze thanks to a comprehensive Garmin electronics package worth almost $12,000! Its centrepiece is a 12’ Garmin GPS/Map 7412 multi-function display (MFD), complete with Garmin 3D G2 vision charts. There is also a Garmin GM24 xHD radar and a Garmin TM265LH CHIRP 1kw transducer.

Launching and retrieving should be an easy one-person operation thanks to the Kiwi-designed Balex Automatic Boat Loader, while anchoring duties will be equally effortless with the Lone Star GX2 drum winch system, including Sarca anchor.

Keeping things on an even keel, even in blustery crosswinds, are a set of Lectratab LED auto-retract trim tabs while ensuring there is always enough power on board is a Century Batteries triple battery system.

Music is courtesy of a Fusion UD750 stereo system and other extras include Ultraflex hydraulic steering, Jabsco washdown pump, Exalto window wiper, driver’s Softrider pedestal seat, Rule livebait tank and bilge pumps and an Iceytek chilly bin.

Completing the package is a set of Hutchwilco Surtees lifejackets.

Easy to win, too

All paying visitors to the 2017 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, Auckland on May 18-21, are eligible to go into the draw for this incredible “must be won” package. To qualify, they simply need to take their entry ticket to all of the clearly marked stamping booths, collecting the appropriate stamp from each, answer a simple question and fill in their contact details.

Tickets to the 2017 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show are now on sale on line at All those who buy their tickets on line also go into the draw to win a Viking Kayaks “ultimate fishing package” worth over $8000.

What:             The Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show

Where:           ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland

When:            May 18-21, 2017

Will be won:    Best ever Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize Package

Worth:            Over $150,000!


For more information contact:

Dave Gibbs                                     Mike Rose

General Manager                            Promotion & Marketing Manager

Phone: (09) 525-6999                      (09) 483-8284

Mobile: (0274) 880-082                    (021) 735-015




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