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Grand Prize Winner

Prize Boat Handover2

The Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize was drawn on the last day of the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show under the watchful eye of Maritime Police and many thousands of live Facebook followers. Yamaha’s Scott Henderson pressed the random select button with much ceremony and a special Yamaha glove, with Cliff Schick from Surtees making the phone call to winner Blair Morland.


Blair commented that he thought the call was a prank to much laughter from the crowd! He’s 29 and single from Hamilton. He’s a self-employed builder who LOVES game fishing. He’s caught a few marlin, but never a Blue. He doesn’t own a boat and had been saving to buy a new house and then next the boat, but that has all changed! Unbelievably Blair is the boss of the cousin of the 2021 prize winner! Small world!

The Prize was handed over yesterday at Lake Karapiro to a very well-deserving winner, who now has a lot to learn and many adventures which are awaiting him! Can't wait to hear all about it.
Well done Blair!