Trailer Boat Trials
SAM MOSSMAN - SEPT 09 - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe name Haines is an icon in the boating industries, both in New Zealand and Australia, and John Haines Senior’s ground-breaking early Haines Hunter designs commanded great respect.
Extreme Game King 400 - NZFN Project Boat
GRANT DIXON - AUGUST 2009 - © Fairfax NZ NewsTrailers – without them boat-based anglers are going nowhere, yet they tend to be a neglected part of our equipment.
It's the little things the count
GRANT DIXON - JULY 2009 - © Fairfax NZ NewsWhen setting up a new boat, it’s often the smaller things that make a difference to its ‘fishability’ and enjoyment.
NZFN project boat - Senator RCC500
SAM MOSSMAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsFor a number of years, Fishing News has run a pair of project boats: a large hardtop trailer boat and a smaller centre-console.
Twin rig offers peace of mind
GRANT DIXON - JUNE 2009 - © Fairfax NZ NewsChoosing the right power options for a boat is a critical decision.
Setting up for sportfishing
GRANT DIXON - APRIL 2009 - © Fairfax NZ NewsA project boat, such as our Extreme Game King 700, is also used by many of the magazine’s partners as a floating showcase for their top-of-the-range products.
GRANT DIXON - MARCH 2009 - © Fairfax NZ NewsSetting up for sportfishing in a new magazine boat
New Horizons for Fyran
JOHN EICHELSHEIM - FEBRUARY 2009 - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe plan was to take two brand-new Fyrans – a 595 Pursuit HT and a 595 Horizon (the subject of this review) – for a decent run, swapping between them as the morning progressed, and stopping here and there for a bit of soft-plastcs fishing.
© Fairfax NZ NewsSurtees Boats is based in the rural Bay of Plenty near Whakatane.
© Fairfax NZ NewsGlenn and Diane Shaw bought Extreme Boats Ltd about eight years ago.
Setting up for Sportfishing
© Fairfax NZ NewsIn the tackle trade, if you talk the talk, you have to walk the walk.
© Fairfax NZ NewsNight vision aids have been around for a long time.
© Fairfax NZ NewsDean Wilkes started building boats 24 years ago in Australia before returning to Invercargill to continue in the field.
© Fairfax NZ NewsKiwi-Kraft founder and director Rodney Harris is a Southlander who enjoys diving, hunting and fishing in the southern ocean, lakes and high country.
© Fairfax NZ NewsEvery now and then a boatbuilder comes along who approaches hull design and construction from a different direction, and Napier-based Jason Dickey is one of them.
What do you get for $50K?
© Fairfax NZ NewsIt's been a while since I've done a boat test, so was a little out of touch with the going rates for trailer boats.