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Surtees 5.8 now comes with a thicker hull and more standard items.

The upgraded Surtees 5.8 has a thicker, stronger hull and more items as standard.

New Zealand plate-boat manufacturer Surtees Boats has upgraded the Surtees 5.8 with what the boatbuilder describes as significant design enhancements.

According to Surtees, the new 2014 Surtees 5.8 model range now boasts a 5mm hull and 4mm sides.

"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," says Surtees Boats Managing Director Phil Sheaff.

"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° deadrise at the stern. These features enable a super-smooth ride and a noticeable lack of pounding through rough seas."

Surtees says that while the 5.8 remains largely the same visually, the model range now also features hydraulic steering and no less than 15 alloy rodholders as standard.

Other standard items on the 5.8 Workmate and Game Fisher models include foldaway helm seats, large side shelves, an underfloor bin, full transom with boarding platforms and a ladder.

The upgraded hull and standardised features apply to the Centre Console, Workmate Hard Top, Workmate with collapsible roof and Game Fisher models. The new 5.8m range will be displayed at the 2014 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show.



Overall length: 5.9mmm

Beam: 2.2m

Deadrise: 19°

Hull: Bottom 5mm; Sides: 4mm; Topsides and cabin: 3mm

Recommended HP: 100-150

Max load: 700kg

People: 5

Fuel: 150lt

Water ballast: 340lt

Weight (dry hull): 600kg

Weight (approx. towing): 1285kg


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