Brian and Cath Carran on their S70 at Maritimo’s Hope Harbour facility when they took delivery
New Zealanders Brian and Cath Carran, who took delivery of their Maritimo S70 motoryacht in 2017, have been living the dream on their boat, Waka Tete.
They have just returned from a six-week sojourn to Great Barrier, from their home port of Gulf Harbour, just north of Auckland. The year before their summer expedition saw them travel to the Marlborough Sounds, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, then up over the North Island and down the west coast in December before travelling back up the east coast in late March.
“This year’s expedition was amazing and the fishing was particularly good.” said Brian. “In one week when we had three friends fly in we landed nine kingies and a couple of monster snapper.”
He said during their six weeks away they that three groups of visitors fly in at various stages and join them on the boat. “The most we had onboard for a week was five, but we have had up to seven people living onboard at a time and the S70 has no problems handling that number,” he said.
“The way that the spacious cockpit opens up to the galley and the lounge makes for easy movement and different entertainment options.
“With four cabins and four heads, one in the lazarette, there’s plenty of accommodation and space.”
The Carran’s S70 made the passage from the Gold Coast to Auckland in 100 hours and the skipper responsible for the delivery said the boat was one of the best performing vessels he had taken across the Tasman in 50 trips.