EYES ON THE PRIZE

Boating NZ - - Boat World -

With a re­tail price of over $220,000, the 2019 Hutch­wilco New Zealand Boat Show’s Sur­tees-yamaha Grand Prize will be the most valu­able must-be-won prize ever of­fered at a boat show. The Prowler-red Sur­tees 750 Open Cabin Game Fisher, com­plete with Sur­tees SIQ and Off­shore Tran­som, is pow­ered by a pair of Yamaha 150hp four-stroke out­boards with dig­i­tal elec­tronic con­trols. It will be the first boat in New Zealand with Yamaha’s new Helm Mas­ter boat con­trol sys­tem.

A fully-in­te­grated boat con­trol sys­tem, Helm Mas­ter de­liv­ers su­pereasy joy­stick-con­trolled dock­ing when com­ing into the ramp and pre­ci­sion boat po­si­tion­ing out at sea.

Helm Mas­ter’s Fish­point al­lows the user to au­to­mat­i­cally fol­low a school of fish, while Drift­point en­ables the skip­per to set the di­rec­tion and speed for a drift and then au­to­mat­i­cally main­tain it. And with Stay­point, you can po­si­tion the boat over a point of in­ter­est, such as a deep­wa­ter reef, and hold it there, hands-free with­out the need to drop an­chor.

The Grand Prize also comes with a com­pre­hen­sive Garmin elec­tron­ics pack­age, a Loan Star drum winch sys­tem, Fu­sion stereo, Hella LED light­ing, Sead­eck floor­ing, Ocean­blue out­rig­gers and Hitech Plas­tic seat­ing. A set of Hutch­wilco life­jack­ets and a year’s Yamaha Marine In­sur­ance are also in­cluded.

The Show will be held at the ASB Show­grounds in Green­lane, Auck­land on May 16-19. Tick­ets to the show are $20 each and are now avail­able on-line at www.boat­show.co.nz

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