A summer on the ocean waves awaits 2019 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show winner, Eden Waddington who received his $250,000 Surtees Yahama 750 Game Fisher boat in July.
The Christchurch father-to-be was hand-delivered his grand-prize by the Surtees team who travelled down the country, leaving Kawerau bound for Picton, before setting sail across the Cook Strait to Waikawa Bay Wharf.
“Eden was very excited and grateful. He brought his dad, grandad and even his French bulldog, Doug, along to the handover,” says Isabell Zitzelsberger, Marketing Executive at Surtees.
The proud new boat-owner was overwhelmed with the extensive kit on board, from two 12” Garmin sounders and radar, outriggers and flood lights from Hella, Seadek, a Fusion sound system, safety equipment from Ocean Signal and Hutchwilco, as well as the Yamaha Helm Master system – the first boat in New Zealand to feature this technology.
Eden plans to spend his summer in the Marlborough Sounds on his new boat with his family.
“I can’t wait to share this boat with my family and friends, we will have the most amazing time!
Thank you to the Hutchwilco Boat Show, Yamaha, Surtees and everyone who made this come together. What a prize - a $250,000 boat! I am definitely going to enjoy it!” says Eden.
04 August 2019