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Surtees 5.5 Workmate Hardtop Review - Trailerboat Fisherman

“The hardtop trend is so strong in offshore fishing at the moment that boat buyers are seriously looking at hardtops, even in boats below the six-metre size range where they’re usually found.”

Surtees 5.8 Game Fisher Review - NZ Bay Fisher

“We’d had such a good run with our last Surtees 5.8 Game Fisher and after looking at several other similar models we found the Surtees still ticked the most boxes for us, so we’re stoked to have taken delivery of this upgraded new model.

Surtees 4.85 Workmate Review - Fishing World

“This boat rode smoothly in very average conditions, a result of the fine point of entry, a deep-V hull and a 15-degree deadrise in the stern. However, the above would ordinarily trade away stability at rest and dryness for the nice ride.”

Surtees 6.1 Game Fisher Review - Trailerboat Fisherman

“Put a lid on it son,” was once a term of admonishment from your dad, but these days it’s something that will put the smile on the face of a boat dealer as more trailer boaties take the hardtop alternative.”

Surtees 7.3 Sport Fisher Review - Fishing Monthly

“This boat eats rough water. I've been in offshore boats where the main task for the driver is to constantly manipulate the engine trim and the trim tabs. Not in the Surtees. The swell was about 1m and a small chop didn't really stretch the hull at all...”

Surtees 6.7 Game Fisher Review - NZ Fishing News

“The 6.7m hull carries 380 litres of water, putting about 380kg of ballast where it is most effective – right on the keel line. A further development of the system is the addition of a gate on the keel that, when closed, allows the water ballast to be retained when...

Surtees 6.7 Sport Fisher Review - NZ Fishing News

“The hull with an 18° deadrise, fine entry and down-turned chines, gave an excellent rough-water performance that Surtees hulls are known for. The keel-line ballast tank gives good stability at rest and drains in only a few seconds as the boat comes onto the plane”

Surtees 5.5 Workmate Review - Dive New Zealand

“Grouse mate — just grouse! That's about all Neil Surtees could comment as he stood on the podium clutching another award for excellence in boat building!”

Surtees 6.7 Sport Fisher Review II - NZ Fishing News

“The Surtees just ate it up and spat it out, riding and landing softly in some pretty gnarly conditions at over 20 knots.”

Surtees 6.1 Gamefisher Review - Trailer Boat

“Legend has it that the edgy and innovative hull design that defines all Surtees boats was conceived by boilermaker Neil Surtees in 1993 when he couldn’t find a production vessel to meet his exacting needs. One can just imagine the conversations in the pubs and clubs surrounding Neil’s home waters...

Surtees 5.5 Workmate Review - NZ Fishing News

“Edgecumbe boat builder Neil Surtees produced the first of his 5.5m model hulls in 1996, The concept was to produce a practical, basic boat that would get the average diver or fisherman on the water at a minimal price. Severely functional, these were certainly no frills boats.”

Surtees 6.7 Sport Fisher Review - Dive New Zealand

“Boy this guy was enthusiastic to meet us. He was bouncing all over the place, 'look at this, look at this – this works like this – cool eh?”

Surtees 5.5 Workmate Review - NZ Fishing World

“There is an option of installing clears though so the hardtop could stay fully up. Another innovative feature here, and one that is great for those wanting to garage their boat, is that the entire windscreen and hardtop can fold right down inside the helm, reducing its on-trailer height considerably.”

Surtees 7.3 Game Fisher Review - River To Reef

From gunwhale to gunwhale and anchor locker to walk-through transom, the Surtees® 7.3's are out-and-out fishing machines with loads of room for serious fishing gear - and serious fishermen. In fact, we doubt there's any other boat on the market that measures up to these - except another Surtees!