Stabicraft, the largest trailer boat manufacturer in New Zealand, has reached new heights with the 1600 Fisher Carbon, it has won a highly sought after Red Dot Award.
For decades now, the Red Dot Design Award has provided a platform where designers can measure themselves against the top names in the industry. In 2015 alone, Red Dot received more than 17,000 applications from 70 countries. This makes the competition, which comprises of the three categories Product Design, Design Concept and Communication Design, one of the world’s largest design competitions.
First introduced to the market at the 2015 Hutchwilco Boat Show, the 1600 Fisher, also referred to as Project Carbon, blends the company’s famous lines with resin infused composite materials, moving the vessel’s aesthetic and ergonomic attributes forward to meet customer demand.
The 1600 Fisher has met instant success with customers and now, along with the Red Dot award, has become a triple award winner recognised for both innovation and overall product design at the regional Westpac Business Awards, the prestigious Designers Institute “Best Design” Awards.
Asked to comment on the process behind the award winning design, Stabicraft managing director Paul Adams said, “A key aspect of our design philosophy demands that every Stabicraft be instantly recognizable in this world of follow-the-leaders.”
The Stabicraft 1600 Fisher Carbon, with its uncompromisingly sharp contours extends the essence of our brand, brilliantly designed to meet the needs of our customers, built into an extreme, awe-inspiring fishing platform that is unmistakably Stabicraft. “We are pushing the boundaries of what has previously been considered ‘the norm’ in the marine industry”.
Stabicraft are pioneers of innovative marine craft all designed and built on a deep understanding of boating needs. To add award-winning form with functionality and obtain global recognition for it, is central to Stabicraft’s continued success.