The just announced Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize for the 2021 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show will again be a huge incentive for Kiwi boaties and fishers to attend the country’s largest, longest-running and most popular boat show.
The 2021 Grand Prize has been specifically designed, built, outfitted and set up for both serious fishers and for cruising with family and friends safely, comfortably and successfully anywhere around the coast. It includes a Surtees 7.5-metre 750 Game Fisher enclosed cabin, a Yamaha F250 4-stroke outboard complete with Helm Master EX boat control system, a custom tandem Hosking trailer, a comprehensive Garmin electronics package and much more. It has a retail value of over $250,000 and will be drawn shortly after the show’s close on May 16, 2021.
All those who buy their show tickets (either at the gate or online) will be eligible to enter the Grand Prize draw, with those buying online (from www.boatshow.co.nz) receiving a second bonus entry, too.
Like all Surtees boats, the Grand Prize’s 7.5-metre 750 Game Fisher enclosed cabin features the company’s famous Surtees SiQ technology package, and features Surtees trademarked, Anti-Roll ballast stability control with Anti-Roll Lock, Razortech smooth riding hull, Tough Deck super rigid hull construction, and airtight flotation compartments.
The 2021 Grand Prize boat also features a 400-litre fuel tank for extended offshore cruising, 530 litres of water ballast for even greater stability both underway and at rest and an eye-catching wrap courtesy of Brave Design.
Employing the very latest technology, the Grand Prize’s Yamaha F250 XCA delivers unrivalled big power performance and incredible economy. Featuring a new generation 4.2 litre, big bore V6, this offshore outboard has the largest capacity in its class yet weighs in at just 253kgs! This exceptional power-to-weight ratio is achieved through the use of an innovative plasma-fused sleeveless cylinder design, which greatly reduces the overall cylinder weight while achieving increased engine capacity.
And the innovations don’t stop there. The Grand Prize’s 250hp V6 outboard also comes with Yamaha’s unique new Helm Master EX: the world’s first fully integrated boat control system for a single engine. Featuring a full-manoeuvrability joystick, digital electronic control, digital electric steering and Yamaha autopilot, Helm Master EX delivers an unprecedented level of control and navigation for a single-engine boat. Helm Master EX also boasts new single-function buttons to engage popular Helm Master modes such Drift Point and Fish Point.
Specially designed and built for the 2021 Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize, the Hosking Trailers custom tandem trailer comes complete with a Trailparts Credo Direct Brake system and wireless brake controller, plus a Fulton XLT 4,500kg electric winch.
The 2021 Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize will also come with a comprehensive Garmin marine electronics package featuring a GPSMAP 8416xsv MFD, handily linked to GPSMap 952xs, a GMR Fantom 24 radar and a Garmin GT51M-TM, Xdcr, complete with an Airmar TM185M, 8-pin, 1kw CHIRP transom-mounted transducer.
To hold the Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize in position over a deep water reef or ensure it drifts in a controlled matter, a specially-designed-for-bigger-boats remote controlled 87in Minn Kota electric trolling motor will be installed on the bow, complete with quick release bracket and socket.
For those times when the winner does wish to drop anchor, the dashboard-controlled Lone Star GX3 Drum Winch will make sure it is quickly and easily deployed and retrieved.
For great sounds onboard, there is a Fusion MS-RA770 Apollo marine stereo, connected to 4in cabin speakers, 7.7in LED deck speakers and a 10in LED subwoofer, all effortlessly controlled by wireless remotes.
To ensure the Grand Prize is always looking its very best SeaDek protective panels will be on installed on the cockpit floor, on the side decks and on the platform. There will be a full Hellamarine LED lighting package, Ocean Blue outriggers, twin Hi Tech Plastic carbon deluxe bolstered seats, three Exalto Pantagraph wipers, a large Icey Tek chilly bin, Century Batteries battery banks, a Jabsco washdown pump and a ScanStrut waterproof wireless 12V phone charger.
Plus the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show’s 2021 Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize will also come with a complete set of Okuma fishing gear, a full set of Hutchwilco lifejackjets, along with a grab bag and dry gear bag; an Oceansignal EPIRB and a year’s worth of Yamaha Marine Insurance. There is even a Lifetime Coastguard Membership and a Coastguard Day Skipper Course included, too.
The Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show will be held at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, Auckland on May 13-16, 2021. Tickets to the show are now available online at www.boatshow.co.nz.