Tino Goes Amphibious

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The Auckland Boat Show will see several interesting new boats, amongst them the Tino/ Fenton Marine 770 Amphibious Convertible sport fisher from Fenton Marine.

With an enviable reputation for designing and building extremely high-quality bespoke vessels, the new 770amph, Amphibious Convertible sport fisher is an outstanding example of not only the company’s design capabilities but also their workmanship.

With a new line up in design also comes a new name. Fenton Marine will be handling the custom sport fishers and cruisers with the 770amph being the smallest in the range.

Fenton Marine has a number of boats in build, with a 810 enclosed hardtop to start construction early 2021, plus there are a 950 and 1100 on the drawing board. 

Managing Director Nicholas Fenton says that the 770 is being built for a Kiwi owner and is one of the highest speced boats they have ever created. In fact, Nicholas says it is arguably the highest speced amphibious boat ever built, anywhere and that he already has had a lot of interest from potential clients. 

“Local customers enjoy our products but found our current Tino line up to be more focused for USA and Australia warmer climates, so hence the new range of enclosed and semi enclosed boats. 

“Fenton Marine will was born from listening to a number of customers and that allowed us to design designing boats specifically for them”, says Nicholas. for them. 

The equipment list for the 8.2m walkaround design includes a Quick gyro, quadruple Raymarine MFD screens, Flexiteak flooring, Lithium batteries, with a Mercury 300 V8 outboard on the transom.

The plate alloy hull is topped with a grp cabin top complete with a carbon fibre reinforced roof. This is electronically collapsible so the owner can lower the overall height on the wheels to 2.1m. The hull is painted in a custom metallic Byron blue with pearl, and it all sits on a Tectrax amphibious system.


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