Bay built award winners

In a country full of folk who love to fish, it’s not surprising that expectations of a fishing boat  are pretty high.

So, with tough New Zealand fishing critics in mind, where better to design  and build a boat than right here at home with a team of passionate fishermen  and engineers.

Surtees Boats was born in the early 1990s, when Neil Surtees decided to design and build himself an aluminium boat to use for fishing off the Whakatane Coast. When local people saw the way his finished product looked and performed, it wasn’t long before Neil had more orders than he could cope with.

As Neil started making more and  more boats that were built to fish, word quickly spread and the business continued to grow. Surtees Boats now employs over 60 highly-trained staff and their craft has produced New Zealand’s top-selling plate aluminium boat.

Surtees Boats are incredibly popular and recognised by fishermen all over the world for their quality, safety, stability and practical features.

Their headquarters in Whakatane is the New Zealand dealer for the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Eastern and Central areas. With the new summer site in Mount Maunganui, it is now even easier for  Bay of Plenty boaties to experience the Surtees difference.

The new Surtees Factory Summer Pop-Up site in Mount Maunganui allows customers to drop in, meet the team and view a range of models, from the hugely capable 495 Workmate to the mighty 750 Game Fisher.

Surtees staff are on hand to talk about customer requirements and highlight key Surtees SiQ features unique to the range.

Conveniently located on Hewletts Road in Mount Maunganui, The Surtees Factory Summer Pop-Up will be open until  March 2018.

Surtees models on display include the 495 Workmate, 575 Workmate Hardtop, 610 Game Fisher, 650 Game Fisher and the 750 Game Fisher Enclosed (2016/17 Fishing & Adventure show boat).

Sales & Marketing Coordinator James Kayam says: “Surtees Boats live up to their reputation for being the ultimate fishing craft, with recent awards across New Zealand and Australia.

“We are delighted to bring Surtees Boats to Tauranga, with a range of key models on display and available to demo. It’s now even easier for Bay of Plenty customers to experience the Surtees range with the Factory Summer Pop-Up in Tauranga and Surtees’ HQ in Whakatane.”

Surtees Factory Summer Pop-Up  121 Hewletts Rd, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, Phone 07 322 8461


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