Boat Show Gate Prize Worth Over $300K

The Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize package for the 2023 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show will be worth over $300,000 and will be the most valuable must-be-won prize ever offered at a boat show.

One of the very first of Surtees’ Limited Edition 30th Anniversary models, this very special 7.5 - metre 750 Game Fisher enclosed cabin package will be powered by Yamaha’s latest technology F250 V6 DES Offshore series outboard, accompanied by a game-changing, joystick-controlled, fully integrated Yamaha Helm Master EX boat control system.

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It will come on its own GFAB tandem-axle, wirelessly-braked trailer; be fitted out with a complete set of the very latest Garmin marine electronics, and come equipped with everything one will need for a comfortable, safe, and enjoyable day or weekend on the water.

The 30th Anniversary 750 Game Fisher will truly be one to treasure. The special limited-edition models are being built to acknowledge the birth of Surtees Boats in 1993, celebrating the year when Neil Surtees decided to design and build himself an aluminium boat for fishing off the rough coast of Whakatane. His design, and its soft ride across the town’s notoriously rough bar, instantly created strong demand from other fishing locals, keen for one of their own.

With an eye-catchingly elegant and stunningly distinctive blacked-out hull, the 30th Anniversary Grand Prize will come with a stylish golden shimmer from bow to stern, high-quality golden decals on the hull, cabin, and bait station, and a special 30th Anniversary golden badge on the transom.

Powering the 2023 Grand Prize is a Yamaha F250 V6 DES Offshore series engine. Employing the very latest technology to deliver next-generation joystick control, integration and styling (and Yamaha's original trademark reliability), it incorporates technological advancements previously only seen on Yamaha's flagship V8 425hp XTO models.

The 2023 30th Anniversary 750 Grand Prize comes on a GFAB tandem-axle trailer specifically designed and built for the Surtees 750 Game Fisher.

Rated to 3500kg GVM, it comes with a Credo, in-cab wireless braking system, which enables safe braking from any suitable tow vehicle without the need for specific hard-wired systems to be installed.

Like all GFAB boat trailers, the Grand Prize’s will come with an impressive 12-year chassis warranty.

Gracing Surtees’ stylish new dash, the award-winning 16inch Garmin GPSMAP 8416xsv (NMEA Excellence Honours) will be matched to a cockpit-mounted 9inch GPSMAP 953xsv remote screen that is easy to keep an eye on while fishing.

Giving a perfect view of what’s below, the Garmin LVS32 Livescope Panoptix transducer offers real-time 3D imagery, while the GT51M-TM transducer’s delivers medium frequency CHIRP traditional sonar, CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar.

A Garmin 115i 25-watt VHF radio enables those on board to stay in touch with other vessels and those on shore and the black Garmin 24inch FantomX radar has a 48NM range and is perfect for highlighting dangerous objects and other boats, watching the weather or looking for birds.

The eye-catching special 30th Anniversary wrap from Brave Design will be complemented onboard with attractive brushed mocha SeaDek panels with faux teak lines.

A remotely controlled Lone Star GX3 Drum Winch, complete with a wide roller, Surtees bow sprit, and Sarca anchor will take care of the anchoring duties, while the impressive Zipwake Series S 300mm trim tabs will ensure the Grand Prize always runs on an even keel. The boat will come with a $5000 Okuma fishing gear package, a pair of Ocean Blue outriggers and a Jabsco washdown kit.

Inside the enclosed cabin, the crew will appreciate twin Hi Tech Plastic carbon deluxe bolstered seats and, should the weather turn nasty, three Exalto Pantagraph wipers complete with washers.

Hellamarine has again supplied a comprehensive LED lighting package (trailer, navigation, spotlights, blue live bait, red/white cabin, strip and underwater to provide perfect illumination where and when required. There is also an Icey-Tek 70-litre chilly bin and 1000-litre and 700-litre Kai Cooler insulated catch bags.

To keep the lucky winner and their crew safe on the water, the prize will come with six Surtees Hutchwilco safety pack and there is a year’s worth of Yamaha Marine Insurance.

Everyone who buys a ticket to the 2023 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show at the Auckland Showgrounds in Greenlane, Auckland on May 18-21, 2023, either online at or at the gate will have the chance to enter the draw for this amazing 30th Anniversary Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize.

Win a powered Viking kayak

Patrons who buy their tickets online will also receive a second bonus entry into the Grand Prize draw and automatically go in a separate draw to win a powered Viking Profish Reload kayak package worth over $8000.

Tickets to the 2023 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show at the Auckland Showgrounds in Greenlane, Auckland, on May 18-21, 2023, make great Xmas presents and stocking fillers and are on sale now at:

Everyone purchasing their tickets online will go in a separate draw for an $8000 Viking Kayak fishing package.

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