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The overall winner in international category, the Temo 450 Electric Outboard Motor distributed in New Zealand by Tenob Wholesale Marine was clear winner based on a points scoring system. All three judges were unamimous in picking the Temo for this year’s prestigious award.

The Temo 450 Electric outboard is light and portable, weighing just 5 kg with an adjustable, telescopic, waterproof shaft. It is a ‘practical’ application of electric technology for small craft. Eco-responsible with zero emissions; quiet with high torque on tap instantly and totally self-contained, including the integral battery pack. It is perfectly designed for small craft (dinghies, etc.) and useful for those who need to carry a small outboard and fuel for their tender. It installs on a supplied ‘rowlock style’ socket bracket in seconds; making for easy installation and use. It can be charged from either a 12 volt or 220 volt electrical supply, providing low running costs with no need to store or use petrol. It is simple, silent and safe to use, utilising the ergonomic and ambidextrous handle and, with a full charge, the powerful 450 Watt motor can transport 2 -3 people with 80 minutes of travel at ‘cruising speed”.

Futura 775 unwelded trailer.

Although the runner up did not score as highly as the Temo Outboard, the Projecta Intelli Emergency Jump Starter IS920 and IS1220 were the clear second place winners, with only four cumulative points separating the Projecta Range from the winner.


The winner of the local Innovation Award for the  best New Zealand made product went to the Futura 775 non welded trailer. Futura boat trailers feature a non-welded anodised aluminium chassis, including the axle, with high-quality componentry as standard. This minimises long-term maintenance and delivers superior handling and load-carrying in a striking design. With rollers fully adjustable to fit different hulls, there’s a model to suit your boat. High strength, lightweight and low maintenance 6005-T6 anodised aluminium chassis are designed to last the lifetime of your craft. The open extrusion construction makes clean up at the end of each trip much easier, ensuring that the trailer will not deteriorate in the harsh marine environment. High-quality componentry, including tough polycarbonate integrated tail lights for extended protection and reliability are standard. The retractable jockey wheel and rollers or bunks are designed to protect your craft and ensure the easiest launch and retrieval for solo operation. The 5-year limited warranty for chassis and 1year for components; with local service, support and parts available from the NZ manufacturing facility, give peace of mind and make this a truly innovative marine product.

Runner up was the GFAB Tandem Axle Single Sport Ski Trailer, another excellent innovative product that puts a whole new meaning on a versatile trailer.

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