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540 Workmate Hardtop wins NZ boat show award for the second time

Surtees 540 Workmate Hardtop, the smallest Hardtop on the market was again boat of the Show “Specialist Fishing Boat under 6m” at the Hutchwilco Boat Show. The little fishing machine gained lots of interest from boaties around the globe. Judged by a strict points system for advantages and benefits and won convincingly.  “Specialist Fishing Boat up to 6m” – a name which Surtees proudly adds to the previous 14 Hutchwilco Boat Show awards. No one can deny it – the Surtees Boats are built to fish!


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This year Surtees presented the whole family at the show – the 540 Workmate Hardtop, Workmate with garaging roof and the 540 Pro Fisher, the center console version of the popular hull.

Lots of great comments regarding the practicality, storage facility and of course the huge fishing space for a little boat. Clever design and understanding the need of Fishermen, Surtees it the nail on the head.

Like all other models in the range, the Surtees 540 Workmate Hardtop features the SiQ as standard, including Anti-roll™ Stability Ballast Technology, Life Saver™ Airtight Flotation Compartments, and a 10 year worldwide hull warranty. With its 190L Water Ballast Tank the little boat is incredibly stable on the water, easy to tow, store and just the perfect family addition to any house hold.