The recent Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show saw the first showing of a new alloy power cat from Bay of Islands based Blue Diamond Marine.
The 680HT is a trailerable alloy catamaran with modern lines and an efficient hull shape. The hardtop cabin is family-friendly, having comfortable seating at the helm with King/Queen seats, with an 80-litre fridge and storage beneath.
A forward cabin offers seating as well as can be converted to a large double berth. There is a head included under the squab, so with an outdoor shower and BBQ, you have a great overnighter. The finish is a high standard, using quality fittings and electrical components with a 135w solar panel mounted on the cabin roof.
The 680HT has an impressive deck space, thanks to the powercat design and lends itself to being a superior fishing platform. The overall beam is 2.7m with a draft of 0.4m, a dry weight of 1850kg and a total weight on its trailer of 2500kg. The boat can be driven on and off the custom alloy trailer, and Blue Diamond Marine’s innovative auto hitch system allows the boat to be launched and recovered single-handed.
The high tunnel clearance ensures a smooth ride in rough conditions, and the 680HT is incredibly stable both at rest and underway. She features a walk-through transom and a large duckboard for ease of access and entry.
The Blue Diamond 680 is also available in various cabin configurations, such as a centre console and bowrider. Boat, Motors and trailer packages are available from $199.000.