801 Runabout and 801 Long Cabintop
This particular boat is mainly used on New Zealands rugged West Coat.
A serious fishing machine primarily set up for game fishing on the West Coast.
Photos show the boat doing what she does best - fishing the West Coast.
The latest version, an 801 Long Cabintop with sternleg, has a slightly longer wheelhouse and is a launch style interior with 4 berths in the forward cabin and more interior volume.
By doing away with the aft bulkhead the whole boat has been opened up to one large living space making for an excellent all-round family boat.
This boat is running a 280 horsepower sternleg and duoprop
801 Standard, 250 Hp outboard, 34 knots
This is the first 801 Twin and it was also the first 801 to utilise the alloy jig/trailer. Built by a doctor in Hamilton he hooked his first marlin 16 weeks from getting the kit set from us. Absolutely remarkable even more so when you consider he was working full time as well.
The boat caused all sorts of consternation as I put the outboards to the side of the boat not in the centre. This improves handling and makes for better boarding and improves set-up for transducers. In the words of the owner, she spins like an ice dancer.
I modified this design to include a flush foredeck as they use this area for fishing and relaxing.
The culmination of a life long dream for John Currie. To build his own boat and head to sea to catch a Marlin. Well done John!
A DIYNO 801 Twin built by Ryan Woods in Auckland. I love the rat rod wrap making her look like she has been around for years. The boat was clocked at 41.8 knots over the Manukau bar.