In time for the 2014 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, Stabicraft has given its popular 1850 Supercab model a facelift.
Released at the 2012 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, the then new release 1850 Supercab scooped the ‘All Purpose’ Under 6m’ award, and since then the company has gone on to sell more than 130 of the popular model throughout Australasia.
Though the 1850 Supercab has been wildly popular with the boat buying public since release, Stabicraft has listened to customer feedback and decided to make a number of customer driven changes to the model.
Having recently released the all-new 2014 2050 Supercab model, Stabicraft has opted to now incorporate those new design features into the 1850 Supercab.
The 1850 Supercab now comes with the same live bait tank set up, dash arrangement, side fuel filling, bilge set up and additional cup/tackle holders as the 2050 Supercab as well as 6 rod holders and additional hand rails on the roof.
Changes to the live bait tank see it now featured with a through hull pick-up, vertical drain and a reshaped design to enhance its looks.
“By incorporating a through hull pick up, the tank water can refreshed while underway. The vertical drain uses an expansion bung in the centre of the tank floor as opposed to the previous screw bungs in the rear of the tank which caused issues with bits being left behind,” says Stabicraft Marketing Manager Tim van Duyl.
In reshaping the live bait tank, the fuel filler has been moved from the centre-rear of the transom to under the coaming on the starboard side at the rear of the boat.
“The benefit is a better shaped live bait tank, easier filling at petrol stations, no trimming the engine and less likelihood to spill fuel on the non-slip pads.”
The dash arrangement has also been reworked to include a full-length dash pod for radios and stereos. The dash itself has been updated to angle more vertically; the benefit is to have a fishfinder/chartplotter screen more readable from the rear of the boat.
The 1850 Supercab now features a bilge well as oppose to the outgoing deck well. It is deeper and uses only one external bung for cleaning and draining.
The model now has 6-rod holders on the roof, cup/tackle holders in the coamings beside rod holders as well as knife slots in the rear of the bait board and larger diameter handrails on rear and front of the roof.
In addition to the new 1850 Supercab, the Hutchwilco Boat Show will see a new 2900 Weekender released – Stabicraft’s largest trailerable Supercab model, which features Arrow Pontoons, Game Chaser Transom, a galley, stand up shower & head.
Also on show will be the new and recently released 2050 Supercab – the prize boat for this years show. The highly anticipated new 2400 Supercab will debut alongside the company’s popular Fisher and Frontier models.
See all the new Stabicraft models in Hall 3 of the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland, May 15-18.
1850 Supercab Specifications:
Length Feet (Metres) 18.5′ (5.6m)
Max Adults 6
Recommended HP 90hp
Max HP 140hp
Max Engine Weight 210 kg
Leg Length 25in
Fuel Tank 120 L
External Beam 2.48m
Internal Beam 1.55m
Transom Deadrise 17.5 degree
Tube Thickness 3mm
Hull Thickness 4mm
Dry Hull Weight (Approx) 600 kg
Tow Weight (Approx) 1250kg
Length on Trailer 6.7m
Height on Trailer (Approx) 2.80m
For further information or to arrange a boat test contact:
Stabicraft Marine Limited
Ph +64 3 211 1828
About Stabicraft Marine
Based in Invercargill at the bottom of New Zealand’s South Island, commonly known as the Roaring 40’s Stabicraft Marine pioneered positive buoyancy boats, producing its first rigid-hulled aluminium pontoon boat in 1987. Today, Stabicraft Marine is New Zealand’s largest trailer boat manufacturer, and boasts an extensive dealership network of 28 dealers around the world including Australia, New Zealand, North America and New Caledonia.
Stabicraft boats are designed and manufactured to stringent Coastguard-approved standards to comply with the New Zealand CPC program that was voluntarily introduced by manufacturers in 1997.