News, Events & Reviews

Surtees Photo Competition

Thanks to all those who entered the Surtees Photo Competition. We had so many amazing photos sent in that it made choosing just one winner very difficult so we decided to choose three instead - best catch, best boat and best family photo. Congratulations to Cam, Mark and John.

Surtees Trailer Guard

Check out this mean green fishing machine. The trailer guard is great for those wanting to help protect their paintwork from stone chips.

A day on the water with Northside Marine

R & D doesn't get much better than this!! A day out trolling with Tia on the exceptional Surtees 6.7 Gamefisher!! Huge back deck, awesome ride, and the Yamaha F200G make this package stand out in a crowd.

Tips on jigging from the Bayfisher 5.8 GF

Here it is! The long-fall slow-pitch technique video from New Zealand's pioneer and foremost expert and NZ Bay Fisher staffer Paul Chen. Watch as he show’s me how it’s done. We (Paul) have been writing about this for the last few years, importing our own jigs from Japan.

A few good tips on how to care for your Surtees.

Michaels cleaning tips for his gear and on his 6.1 game fisher. I use inox on all my rod guides and reels after a day out. I never hose my reels. I just wipe them over with a wet chamois. I use plexus on all my seat trim.

Brisbane Boat Show 2014

In 2014 the Brisbane Boat Show will celebrate 54 years of showcasing the latest that Queensland’s trailer boat marine industry has to offer.

Auckland On Water Boat Show 2014

2014 marks the 16th annual running of the Auckland On Water Boat Show (formerly the Auckland International Boat Show). Held in Auckland’s magnificent Viaduct Harbour over four days, this is New Zealand’s largest on-water boat show.

Surtees Boats Lands Historic Double Strike

Another chapter in the Surtees success story was written over the weekend, when they received the Exporter of the Year Award at the 2014 BNZ Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards. This follows on from Surtees’ success at the same awards in 2013 where they received the Best Emerging Exporter Award,...

2014 BIA Melbourne Boat Show Starts Today

Drop down and see Phil and Cliff from the factory, and Theo and the MY Marine team at the 2014 BIA Melbourne Boat Show. As the authorised dealer for Melbourne, MY Marine have a great range of Surtees models on display.

Shane Crook lands a Stripey Marlin on a Surtees 4.85

Check out this great video of Shane Crook landing a Stripey Marlin on a Surtees 4.85!

Tips for looking after your life jacket

- Rinse the jacket in fresh water, particularly if it has been used around salt water. If the cover has oil or dirt on it, use warm soapy water to clean it. If it’s an auto inflate model, remember to remove the plunger cap and water soluble bobbin first, so...

New Plasma Cutter to increase Surtees production

Surtees Boats has installed a new ProMax 1800 Plasma Cutter into its Kawerau manufacturing facility in a move to increase production and to meet growing demand for their range of production aluminium boats.Plasma cutting isn’t new to Surtees, the company was one of the first New Zealand aluminium boat builders...

Surtees wins BOP Exporter of the Year Award

With Surtees celebrating their 20th anniversary this year it was the icing-on-the-cake to be awarded Emerging Exporter of the Year at the BNZ Bay of Plenty Export New Zealand Awards 2013 on Friday night. Beating out some serious competition in the category – including an agricultural giant and a seriously...

Surtees 8th Annual Fishing Competition Results

The 8th annual Surtees fishing comp was held over the weekend of 20-21 April in some testing weather conditions. Thankfully the boats and crews were up to the task with over 200 anglers and 89 boats entering.