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Surtees Boats was born in 1993 when Neil Surtees decided to design and build himself an aluminium boat to use for fishing off the rough coast of Whakatane. Something that could cross the gnarly bar and still give him a soft ride in chop, as well as stability at rest.
When local people saw the finished product and the way it performed, they were so impressed they asked Neil to build a boat for them…
As the fishing public saw more and more boats the business continued to grow and now – 30 years later – anglers from all over the world recognize the high quality, stability, safety, and practical features of Surtees boats.
To celebrate the big 30 in 2023, Surtees Boats will dedicate their entire year to celebrating this incredible milestone with their customers!
Every order in 2023 will be offered a special anniversary colour option. A very elegant and distinctive blacked out boat with a golden shimmer bow to stern, with high quality golden decals on hull, cabin and bait station will give the anniversary builds an outstanding look!
Every Anniversary Colour Package will also have a new serial number, starting from number 0001, to give this year another special feature as well as a golden badge on the transom to highlight that this boat was manufactured during our 30th year of building Surtees Boats.
Anniversary Package Boat orders taken in 2023 also will get a complimentary apparel set and will go in the draw to win a $10,000 rod & reel package for their new boat.
Celebrate 30 years with Surtees Boats in 2023!