Second-hand boats: Stabicraft 2050 Supercab


Stabicraft 2050 Supercab Stabicraft 2050 Supercab
Stabicraft 2050 Supercab Stabicraft 2050 Supercab
Stabicraft 2050 Supercab Stabicraft 2050 Supercab

Stabicraft boats are known both in New Zealand and around the world to be solid, reliable, comfortable, and able to handle any conditions.

Second-hand boats: Stabicraft 2050 Supercab
Second-hand boats: Stabicraft 2050 Supercab

As a result they retain their value exceedingly well. They also don't come up for sale very often unless the owner is upgrading to another Stabi, as is the case with this boat.

This 6.3m (20.5ft) Supercab version provides shelter from any conditions, and the previous owner had an optional canvas backdrop fitted. This has a zip-up door section, and provides full shelter from the elements — or the entire unit can clip off in minutes. This makes the two plush, full-length bunks in the forward cabin a practical option for an overnight trip.

The helm and passenger seat are padded plastic seats with aluminum armrests, making them comfortable for extended trips. The previous owner kept his original motor, so while the boat currently has a new Mercury Optimax 135hp direct-injection outboard on the back, other engine options (including a four-stroke if preferred) are available.

Stabis are best known as serious fishing machines, and this boat is no different. The cockpit is large and uncluttered, with high gunwales for leaning against while reeling in the big one. Rod holders abound, and a rocket launcher along the hardtop holds a further half dozen rods. The transom step-through has a drop-in door, keeping water out in the roughest of conditions.

The current asking price of $62,000 for this boat reflects the vessel's excellent condition, while still representing a considerable saving over a new model. It is supplied on a single-axle DMW trailer.

For more details contact Craig at Gulfland Marine on 09 424 5556.

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