In a scenario, reminiscent of the release of a top-end supercar, demand for the yet-to-be-officially-released Rayglass 3500 has been every bit as strong as anticipated.
“Following extensive market research, we had a clear understanding of the markets requirements, knowing Kiwi boat owners were eagerly awaiting our new, Rayglass 3500” says Rayglass Boats CEO Dave Larsen.
Rayglass’s new 3500 and the company’s sustainable growth has seen a need to create new production facilities to cope with the increased demand.
“We already have extensive forward orders for the new 3500, initially from our existing network and word of mouth. We are delighted with the response and accordingly have processes in place that will enable increased production and shorter lead times.”
“The 3500 has really struck a chord with Kiwi boaties,” he says. “Although there are obviously alternatives in the size range, the 3500’s unique combination of Rayglass style and performance; a generous 3.6 beam; modern single level living and entertaining areas; and high powered, economical, twin-diesel performance is proving very appealing.”
“The new Rayglass 3500 is a sophisticated modern take on the much loved traditional Kiwi sedan cruiser,” says Scott Little, Rayglass Boats Sales Director. “It has a wide appeal with the buyers being a mix of professionals, couples with young families and those looking for a Sports fishing launch.
“It is also appealing to our existing Legend 2800 owners, wanting to move up to something bigger, and to those who might have been looking at a second hand launch but concerned about the vessel’s age and the ongoing maintenance costs.”
Scott Little believes unique production techniques, developed especially for the Rayglass 3500, are a big part of the new model’s appeal.
Those techniques have ensured the efficient use of all the available space on board and enabled Rayglass to include many features usually found only on much bigger vessels:
- An aft galley capable of servicing both the large saloon and those in the cockpit
- A U-shaped lounge with great all round visibility
- An island transom with functional seating, barbecue and live bait tank
- A large open cockpit with big duckboard
- A comfortable foredeck sun lounger, with recessed drink holders
There are also spacious master and guest cabins and separate shower and toilet areas.
“We are extremely excited about the future of the 3500 and positive we will achieve what we set out to do – provide our customers with a value for money world class product”.
“As soon as a new boat comes off the production line, the proud new owners, understandably, want it in the water and away enjoying themselves aboard their new Rayglass 3500”.
For more information, please contact:
Rayglass Boats Ltd
Phone: (09) 573-7979.
Note to editors:
Based on the water’s edge in Auckland, New Zealand, Rayglass today employs over 60 people in three state of the art manufacturing facilities and is one of New Zealand’s most successful marine businesses, both at home and internationally.
In addition to the multi award winning Legend series of GRP powerboats, the company also manufactures internationally renowned Protector range of patrol, work and pleasure RIBs and the highly innovative Pro Jet (the world’s first commercially manufactured PWC powered RIB).