Dickey 45 for show

The 2018 Auck­land On Wa­ter Boat Show prom­ises to be an ex­tra-spe­cial oc­ca­sion for ac­claimed Napier custom boat­builder, Dickey Boats.

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Launched in late 2016, the com­pany’s glam­ourous Semi­fly 45 presents to the New Zealand boat­ing pub­lic for the very first time; an ex­cit­ing land­mark for the whole Dickey Boat team.

De­scribed by Boat­ing NZ’S John Eichelsheim as “an alu­minium boat­build­ing tri­umph,” the Semi­fly 45 of­fers a level of lux­ury and per­for­mance be­fit­ting its sta­tus as the flag­ship in the com­pany’s be­spoke ves­sel range.

A proven blue-wa­ter sport­fisher, the Semi­fly 45 blends home-like com­fort and space with su­perb fuel econ­omy – even at pace – to de­liver a uniquely ca­pa­ble pack­age sure to in­trigue show-go­ers in late Septem­ber.

An added el­e­ment of in­ter­est for some may be the fact that the ves­sel to be dis­played is un­der­go­ing prepa­ra­tions for a tran­sTas­man cross­ing as part of the hand-over process to its Aus­tralian owner. Such a trip re­quires de­tailed plan­ning, an area where Ja­son Dickey’s su­pery­acht back­ground comes to the fore. Vis­i­tors to the Dickey Boat stand are wel­come to en­gage Ja­son on the topic.

Sup­port­ing the Semi­fly 45 will be the hugely pop­u­lar Semi­fly 32. Ar­guably the com­pany’s most suc­cess­ful model to date, the mid-sized sport-fisher/fam­ily cruiser sits com­fort­ably in a ver­sa­til­ity and han­dling sweet-spot.

Re­peat­edly prov­ing it­self man­age­able by crews of al­most any ex­pe­ri­ence, the Semi­fly 32 com­pro­mises lit­tle to week­ender func­tion­al­ity. As with all ves­sels in the Semi­fly range, it is fair to de­scribe the 32’s fuel econ­omy fig­ures as out­stand­ing in this class. Again, boat show guests are en­cour­aged to dis­cuss the topic fur­ther with the team. BNZ

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