Surtees Boats have released a new upgraded version of their popular 5.8 model, now with significant design enhancements.
Due to market demand, the new 2014 Surtees 5.8 model range now boasts a 5mm hull and 4mm sides – improvements made to further boost on water performance.
“Feedback from the market demanded a 5mm hull on the 5.8, which now turns an already great riding boat into an exceptional blue water performer,” says Surtees Boats Managing Director Phil Sheaff.
“The 5.8 retains all the same attributes it has been well known for such as seaworthiness, stability, and safety, but now we feel we’ve made it even better, taking these features to a new level.”
“We haven’t changed the hull shape of the 5.8 in any way. All we have done is upgrade it from 4mm to 5mm aluminium. New 4mm sides, upgraded from 3mm now help the 5.8 to be even quieter on the water, the added weight further improving performance in rough water conditions.”
“Like all other Surtees models, the 5.8 range has our famous flooding keel for stability at rest and features a fine-entry hull, with variable 19 degree deadrise at the stern. These features enable a super-smooth ride and a noticeable lack of pounding through rough seas.”
Whilst visually the 5.8 remains largely the same, the model range now also features hydraulic steering and alloy rod holders as standard.
Also standard on 5.8 Workmate and Game Fisher models, foldaway helm seats create a practical layout to maximise cockpit space for fishing and large side shelves and an underfloor bin provides plenty of storage.
With a distinct accent on fishing, the 5.8 also features 15-rod holders, a full transom with boarding platforms and a ladder – all as standard.
“Our design team have incorporated so many great features into the 5.8, its plain to see why it’s one of our most popular models. Now with the upgrades to the hull, it will be even more so.”
The new hull upgrades and standardised features are available on all versions of the 5.8, including the Centre Console, Workmate Hard Top, Workmate with collapsible roof and Game Fisher models
The new 5.8m range will be on display at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show in May.
Overall length: 5980mm
Hull Thickness: 5mm
Side Thickness: 4mm
Top Sides & Cabin: 3mm
Recommended HP: 100-150
Max load: 700Kgs
Number of People: 5
Fuel Tank: 150L
Water Ballast: 340L
Length on Trailer: 7570mm
Height on Trailer: 2320mm
Dry Hull Weight: 600kg
Approx Tow Weight: 1285kg
The new Surtees 5.8 now features a 5mm hull and 4mm sides to enhance rough water performance.
For Further Information:
Cliff Schick – Sales Director
Ph +64 7 322 8461
For any Media Enquiries:
Sam Allan – Managing Director
Ph +64 21 608 204
About Surtees Boats
In 1993 Surtees Boats was born when company founder Neil Surtees decided to design and build himself an aluminium boat to use for fishing off the Whakatane coast. The company is now classed by many as one of the top aluminium boat brands in New Zealand and Australia, with hundreds of new boats going out the doors of it’s Kawerau factory to eager and waiting customers around the Pacific.