The Surtees Difference

Surtees IQ
The Intelligence Behind
Surtees Innovations


However, with modern materials and technology, overlaid with new ideas, Surtees has enhanced time-honoured ways to develop what is arguably the safest, best performing range of fishing boats on the water.

We like to call this inventive streak Surtees IQ, or SiQ for short. SiQ ensures that Surtees stays well ahead of the pack by continuing to improve, fine-tune and innovate. Which begs the question, why would you settle for a boat with a lower IQ?



Typically, a non-pounding hull that rides smoothly through rough seas comes at the price of stability at rest. But thanks to the genius Stabilising Ballast Technology that runs along the keel line, it’s not a problem.

As the boat comes to rest, the ballast tank fills and steadies the boat. It then drains as the boat starts to move forward and empties in less than 5 seconds. Simple. The result is maximum stability at rest, which provides more comfort for you and your crew and allows you to move around the cockpit safely.

In rough conditions the Surtees Shut Off Gate can be sealed to retain the ballast water, making the boat heavier, to give you a much smoother non-pounding ride and extra stability.

For every litre of water there is approximately 1kg of stability ballast in each Surtees boat. The ballast tank capacity varies according to the hull size, from 180 litres on a 495 up to 530 litres on a 750. So whichever Surtees model you get, that’s a lot of ballast making a huge difference to your boat stability.

Check out the short video to see exactly how it works.

Anti-Roll Lock™

SHUT-OFF Gate for ADditional stability underway

Anti-Roll Lock™ Shut-off Gate comes standard on all Surtees boats. This unique feature invented by Surtees can be used in three ways.

  1. When at rest, with the gate open, the keel fills with water giving you maximum stability, providing more comfort for you and your crew and allows you to safely move around the cockpit.
  2. In rough conditions the Anti-Roll Lock™ Shut-off Gate can be sealed to retain the ballast water, making the boat heavier, giving you a smoother non-pounding ride and extra stability underway
  3. When beach launching the gate can be closed to keep water out. This provides more flotation enabling the boat to float higher with less draft. Perfect when travelling through shallow water. Another great innovation by Surtees that others can only copy!

Safety Buoyancy

Airtight Floatation Compartments

Incorporated in the Tough Deck™ hull design are two fully sealed safety buoyancy airtight flotation compartments providing reserve

These safety compartments run underneath the deck on both sides of the hull and are pressure tested giving you complete confidence.

Surtees 10-year

Worldwide Hull Warranty

Surtees Boats have never compromised on structural hull integrity, they are simply built to last.

We are so confident of the quality that we offer a 10 year worldwide hull warranty on all of our boats.


Super Smooth Riding Hull

All Surtees boats feature the Razortech™ Super Smooth Riding Hull, a uniquely designed non-pounding deep V hull. The benefit is a comfortable ride for all on board.

The super smooth ride is the result of a very fine-entry hull, variable from 15 to 20 degrees deadrise at the stern depending on the length of the hull, allowing you to cut effortlessly through choppy water. Even in the toughest conditions you’ll be able to hold your course with ease and without broaching and unpleasant pounding.

A deep V hull design would usually mean you have to trade off stability while the boat is at rest, but Surtees have overcome this with their Anti-Roll™

Stabilising Ballast Technology to make sure you’ve not only got a great handling boat but also a stable and safe boat.

Tough Deck

Super Rigid Hull Construction

Surtees Boats have one of the toughest hull designs in the world. They are non-flexing and made using only the highest marine grade alloy. The Surtees design features six welded under-floor stringers that run the length of the hull, creating the Tough Deck™ System, which is renowned for its superior strength and durability.

Surtees are known for their high safety standards, so it’s no surprise that the Tough Deck™ System also features two large air chambers to provide safety flotation.


Trailer Catch

All Surtees trailers come with our unique Quik-Hitch™ Trailer Catch System allowing you to drive off and on single-handed.

There’s no winching and you don’t even have to get your feet wet. Check out our short video.

“ Beyond expectation - that’s how I would describe the performance of the complete rig. ”

Michael Rendle (Fishing Coast to Coast)

Still not convinced?

We can supply any brand of motor you prefer including Suzuki, Evinrude, Honda, Mercury and Yamaha.

Your Surtees start up package includes motor fit up, cables, battery, battery box, battery isolation switch, navigation lights, switch panel, bilge pump, hydraulic steering (optional), anchor, rope and chain, trailer, warrant and registration.

You can personalise your boat with all kinds of optional extras such as pedestal chairs, foldaway seats, outriggers, bait station, burley muncher, carpet, live bait tank, wash down pump, cooker/sink, a fresh hot water shower, paintwork, and much much more.
See our Optional Extras.