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495 Workmate

The 495 Workmate is an outstanding option for those looking for a highly capable, quality built alloy boat under 5 metres. A great first boat or for those looking to downsize. With class-leading performance combined with easy handling, towing and a small storage footprint, it’s no wonder why the 495 Workmate has earned itself a cult-like following.  

Safety comes as standard on the 495 Workmate with airtight pressure tested flotation compartments incorporated into the Tough Deck™ hull design. Surtees iQ™ technology is built into every square inch of the 495 Workmate, from a smooth, non-pounding ride to incredible stability at rest - you won’t find a smarter fishing boat for the size.

surtees 4.85 workmate award finalist greatest boat


Finalist in Australia's Greatest Boats
– Trailer Boat Magazine

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  • Overall Length4950mm
  • Beam2010mm
  • Hull Thickness4mm
  • Side Thickness3mm
  • Weight735kg
  • Water Ballast180L
  • Fuel Tank70L
  • Recommended HP30-75


  • Surtees 10 Year Hull Warranty
  • Anti-Roll™  Stability Ballast Technology
  • Anti-Roll Lock™ Shut-off Gate
  • Safety Buoyancy Airtight Flotation Compartments
  • Tough Deck™ Super Rigid Hull Construction
  • Razortech™ Super Smooth Riding Hull
  • 70l underfloor fuel tank
  • Portofino Stern
  • Toughened tinted glass windscreen
  • Side storage shelves
  • Fully adjustable seats with storage boxes
    & squabs or fold away side seats with squabs
  • Grab rails - bow, side and stern
  • Navigation LED lights
  • 500GPH Bilge pump
  • 6 fully welded stringers
  • Bow roller & bollard
  • Anchor, rope and chain
  • Large dashboard
  • Bungee cord life jacket holders
  • Deck grip
  • Cup holders
  • Offshore transom with boarding platform        
  • 2 X USB outlets
  • Battery voltage readout
  • Fully welded tread plate floor
  • Kill tank
  • Anchor locker
  • Large forward tinted hatch
  • Footrests/luggage holders
  • Alloy rod holders (6)
  • Full graphics
  • Boarding ladder
  • Battery Box, isolation switch
  • 4 Way Switch panel (Backlit)
  • Non Feedback cable steering
  • Surtees branded prop flag
  • Bait station with 4 rod holders and draw
  • VHF

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“We are extremely happy with our new 4.85 Surtees Workmate, it has exceeded all our expectations and provides us with such a level of comfort when we are fishing.  We have taken it out in some rough waters at Port Welshpool and I can honestly say that I was not scared at any point. This is unusual for me as I am known for being a panic freak. The boat handled the rough so sweetly and there were so many hand holds that I was comfortable the whole time. I can not praise our boat highly enough.”

Sally Baldassa

“What a well made boat. I have a 4.85 Workmate with a 70 four stroke Yamaha. This little boat pushes way above its weight. With a Range of 130km on just 52L…it's very capable, stable and dry to handle all conditions. I'd be comfortable going out in off the QLD. Definitely recommend this boat. Such high quality workmanship. Credit to all at the Surtees factory.”

Adam L Jarvis

“I must commend the factory for an awesome boat with a high quality construction and great look. My mate at Nambucca River Watercraft reckons the welding is the best he's seen and he also commented on how hard the alloy is compared to an Aussie-built vessel. My first trip at sea was in really joggley conditions and the hull handled it with ease, I was shocked at the speed I was safely able to do in those conditions. The boat rides really soft and cuts through an oncoming sea, I couldn't be happier. It is also very easy to launch by myself off the beach.”

Alan Smith