Sea Blade SB20 to debut at Hutchwilco Boat Show


Sea Blade SB20 to debut at Hutchwilco Boat Show Sea Blade SB20 to debut at Hutchwilco Boat Show
Sea Blade SB20 to debut at Hutchwilco Boat Show Sea Blade SB20 to debut at Hutchwilco Boat Show

The much anticipated Sea Blade SB20 will be released this week at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, 14-17 May.

The new fibreglass Sea Blade model range is a joint project between Lancer Industries in New Zealand which will manufacture the vessels, with world acclaimed US Company Navatek providing the patented designs for these unique vessels.

The SB20 Centre Console features an open and non-clutter layout ideal for day excusions and fishing. The standard configuration includes features such as a 200L fuel tank, self-draining cockpit, transom doors, passenger bench seating and underfloor storage with a large options list also available.

The SB20 is able to be powered by single outboards from 90-200hp or twin outboards from two 50hp through to 2 x 115hp. The SB20 hull will also be offered in a cuddy cabin variant at a later date.

This first production model, fitted with a targa top has already been sold to a prominent New Zealand marine identity.

Unlike a conventional Deep V which can lack stability the Sea Blade is supported by the outer amas. Sea Blade’s patented Ultra Deep V technology utilises a combination of longitudinal steps, chines and pads. This shape has been tested to improve lift, ride and performance characteristics A key change in the design is the increased lifting areas which reduce drag and increase ride stability.

A fine bow and high deadrise allows the Sea Blade hull to slice through chop and waves. Slicing reduces craft pitch and airborne launch and the Sea Blade hull has been proven to minimize slamming force upon landing.

The SB20 is the first of a series of production models to be built with other trailerble models up to 23ft. Sea Blade can also offer large non trailerable models up to 70ft.

The SeaBlade SB20 will on display at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, site EX08 at the ASB Show Grounds, Greenlane.

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