Smuggler Marine had an impressive line-up of 11 boats at the recent Auckland On Water Boat Show, including two new models, the Strata 780 SS and the Strata 580. The show was held outside in Auckland’s typically-crazy spring weather – four seasons in one day, but this didn’t stop the public coming to see what Smuggler had on offer for 2017.
Smuggler’s new 780 SS was a show stopper, with many customers wanting test rides and information on this revolutionary design; with twin consoles and a walk-through Bowrider giving access to the forward lounge area. This is a great option as a tender, an incredible hull with 27 degree deep V gives unrivalled performance, keeping guests dry and safe in all conditions.
The new Smuggler Strata 580, an outboard RIB with large forward area, dive bottle stowage and practical seating options is a great riding RIB for all purposes, crew tender or day boat. There was a great number of people interested in this option.
Another model on show was an old favourite the Strata 750 CC, with black carbon-style hypalon tubes, black hull and console and black powder coated S/S work. ‘Blackhawk’ received rave reviews, and Smuggler will no doubt be building several more of this model for the NZ summer season.
All Smuggler tenders from 6m upwards can be powered by outboard, inboard, jet drive or stern drive.
A superyacht regatta in one of the world's great natural playgrounds
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