2024 will be the year of launches and announcements at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, with new boats and established brands showcased side by side for your viewing pleasure.

Game -changing boat agency lands at the show

Farnley’s Yamaha will be launching “game-changing” products and enhancing what is already a premium experience for customers and boat show attendees. They will be revealing their best-kept secret in the coming weeks for those who sign up to their VIP EDM, with a world-revered new boat brand agency entering the New Zealand market for the first time – scan the QR code on the right-hand page to get in the know.
The new brand, says Farnley’s Yamaha Managing Director James Horman, “is one of the highest selling manufacturers in their current market and is exactly what visitors to the Boat Show will be looking for.
“We’ll have a range of these boats at the Farnley’s Yamaha stand, showcasing this exciting new product range alongside established entry-level fishing boat and motor package options,” says Horman.
Farnley’s Yamaha is seeing two distinct groups in the boating world; those who are looking for premium leisure boating experiences versus others who are committed to offshore and inshore angling.
“The evolution of boating is here,” continues Horman.
“We’re certain to convert a new audience of Kiwi boat buyers looking for a premium ride, integrated technology and a focus on finish – all across a range of sizes from our five- to eightmetre offering,” he says. Watch this space as NZ Fishing News carefully follows these developments in the lead-up to the show.

Extreme makes waves

On the bill this May, you can expect to see new releases from Extreme Boats including their 886 Game King, along with a smaller surprise to be revealed at the show.
The 886 Game King features a new hull design offering an exceptional on-water performance with a new self-draining deck, underfloor 740-litre fuel tank, curved glass corner windows and XL sliding side windows to name a few of the new features. This true offshore weapon will get you to your fishing destination in comfort and style.

Fits in your garage

FC Boats is also boasting the boating goods with the FC 600 Hard Top Amphibious and the FC 560 Centre Console Amphibious Electric.
Customer feedback was instrumental in developing the groundbreaking FC 600 Hard Top Amphibious in partnership with Anura. Making the most of available fishing space and being an exceptional on-water performer, it also fits within a 2.4-metre high, 7-metre long garage. Fishers and divers alike will be impressed with this amphibious boat – it will be sure to draw a crowd over the week so make sure you catch a glimpse of this fishing gem.
FC Boats will also be displaying the FC 560 Centre Console Amphibious Electric. The ultimate topwater fishing vessel with all the benefits of a great centre console, it also features an Anura electric over hydraulic wheel system.
This system is significantly quieter than the petrol option, generates no heat, and has a one-and-a-halfhour run time as standard. The electric over hydraulic can be used across the entire FC Amphibious range.
You can find Extreme Boats at stand 330, FC Boats at stand 320, and Farnley’s Yamaha at stand 380 in Hall 3.
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