Set in the heart of the City of Sails, New Zealand’s biggest on-water boat show showcases more than 200 domestic and international marine businesses, including dozens of vessel manufacturers and boat brokers.
Club Marine contributor John Willis is testing the Merry Fisher 895, built by one of the largest boat builders in the world, Jeanneau. It's got an amazing field of vision complimented by an excellent walkaround cabin. Inside it feels like an apartment with a whole bathroom, hot shower and ample storage. This model is fitted with a ripper pair of 200HP Mercury outboards fitted by JV Marine.
Club Marine editor Chris Beattie tests out the RAM 2500 Laramie. He reckons there’s better place to test it than in Gladstone – the heavy equipment capital of Queensland. Chris says it's a fantastic tow rig, designed to tow big boats. In this case it's the Haines Signature 788SF. The Laramie features a 6.7L turbo-diesel and almost 1100NM of torque.