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Latest News  >  Chris Broadhead's new 4.45 metre river boat

Long time boater Chris Broadhead is the proud owner of this striking 4.45 metre river boat. Chris' family have a background in boat building, and he knew exactly what he wanted his boat to do. He also wanted to do the internal fit-out himself - capitalizing on his skills.

The package is the new Scott 2012 hull, with the Chev LS3 engine and Scott 852 two stage 8.5 inch jet with hydraulic trim nozzle and reverse.

This is Chris' second Scott Waterjet boat and when asked why Chris said "being able to use Konrad's skill and expertise to produce my own boat is fantastic. I have complete trust and it is great to be able to use Kon as a sounding board for the interior as well."

"The new hull is absolutely amazing - it performs exactly the way we wanted - exactly. When you watch it get out of the hole - it just gets up and goes - no bow lift.

My mate, who has his own boat, tried it and couldn't believe how it stuck on in the corners, it just hangs on."

The new boat will mainly be used in rivers from North to South Canterbury but has already been on the Dart and Rees in Central Otago. It is a family boat and "doesn't need to go 100 miles an hour. It is a brilliant combination - cruise slowly when you want to, but the horsepower and handling give you all the options."

Chris' favourite river is the Rangitata so if you see the "orange machine" above the gorge stop and ask for a look - in particular the walk-thru bow and Chris' hand made interior. The back seat is a true work of art!

Konrad is especially proud of the handling of the new hull. "Every year we strive to get improvements out of the hull/jet/engine package, and the handling from the 2012 hull is breathtaking. Importantly the precise handling means it is safe and reliable for family boating - and easy to handle. The new 2012 model hull has a bunch of new developments to compliment the high performance of the 852 jet and LS3 engine. The centre delta section has also had some changes to sharpen up handling when boating with a high trim position - this gives better boat control. The bow sections have also had a profile change to soften the ride while in rough conditions. The sides and chines have also been slightly changed to give better spray protection - especially when boating in cross winds or rough conditions. And last but not least the walk through nose, with under bow storage has also been refined for easier operation - including a gas strut which holds it firmly open or closed."


For more details on Scott Boats email Konrad or call him on +64 3 615 8851

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