Hull: Baltic Gunmetal Grey Cabin: Nyalic

4.85 Workmate

The all new 4.85 Workmate, with an impressive 2m beam, comes packed with all the goodies you’d expect from Surtees.

Along with the strong deep V hull and floor, the 2 flotation chambers, and the legendary Surtees ballast system this fishing machine combines real stability at rest with a super smooth non-pounding ride.

surtees 4.85 workmate award finalist greatest boat


Finalist in Australia's Greatest Boats
– Trailer Boat Magazine 2011



  • Overall Length4870mm
  • Beam2010mm
  • Hull Thickness4mm
  • Side Thickness3mm
  • Weight735kg
  • Water Ballast180L
  • Fuel Tank65L (Optional)
  • Recommended HP30-75


  • Surtees 6 Year Hull Warranty
  • Surtees Non-Pounding Super Deep V Hull
  • Surtees Stabilising Ballast Technology for superior stability
  • Surtees Shut Off Gate
  • Surtees Ultra Strengthened Deck System
  • 6 full welded stringers
  • Fully welded tread plate floor
  • 2 large under floor buoyancy chambers
  • CE Safety Standard
  • 5083 Marine Grade Aluminium
  • Bow roller & bollard
  • Anchor locker
  • Anchor, rope & chain
  • Large forward hatch
  • Toughened tinted glass
  • Large dashboard
  • Footrests/luggage holders
  • Side storage shelves
  • Bungee cord life jacket holders
  • Under floor storage bin
  • Fully adjustable seats with storage boxes
  • Deck grip
  • Alloy rod holders (4)
  • Cup holders (4)
  • Full graphics
  • Grab rails - bow, side and stern
  • Full transom with platforms
  • Boarding ladder
  • Outboard pod sealed for extra buoyancy
  • Battery box, isolation switch
  • Switch panel
  • Navigation lights
  • Bilge pump
  • DC outlet
  • Non feedback cable steering
  • Provision for 2 tote tanks

Accessorise your Surtees

Choose from an extensive list of options and get the boat you want

“We are extremely happy with our new 4.85 Surtees Workmate, it has exceeded all our expectations and provides us with such a level of comfort when we are fishing.  We have taken it out in some rough waters at Port Welshpool and I can honestly say that I was not scared at any point. This is unusual for me as I am known for being a panic freak. The boat handled the rough so sweetly and there were so many hand holds that I was comfortable the whole time. I can not praise our boat highly enough.”

Sally Baldassa

“What a well made boat. I have a 4.85 Workmate with a 70 four stroke Yamaha. This little boat pushes way above its weight. With a Range of 130km on just 52L…it's very capable, stable and dry to handle all conditions. I'd be comfortable going out in off the QLD. Definitely recommend this boat. Such high quality workmanship. Credit to all at the Surtees factory.”

Adam L Jarvis

“I must commend the factory for an awesome boat with a high quality construction and great look. My mate at Nambucca River Watercraft reckons the welding is the best he's seen and he also commented on how hard the alloy is compared to an Aussie-built vessel. My first trip at sea was in really joggley conditions and the hull handled it with ease, I was shocked at the speed I was safely able to do in those conditions. The boat rides really soft and cuts through an oncoming sea, I couldn't be happier. It is also very easy to launch by myself off the beach.”

Alan Smith