New general manager at Surtees Boats


No stranger to Surtees Boats, Cliff Schick, takes the helm after 22 years of service

Cliff started at Surtees Boats as a young boy working his way up through all departments.

"Not only is Cliff an expert in all things ‘Surtees’ but he has developed an extensive network of contacts in the marine sector and is well-known for his expert knowledge and willingness to ‘get the job done’," the company said in a statement.

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"It was inevitable that Cliff would eventually take the helm at Surtees to lead a team of more than 60 employees to build, fit-out, and market New Zealand’s premier performance fishing machines."

While a Level 4 lockdown isn’t an ideal setting to start the new role in, Cliff says he’s looking forward to getting back to the factory sooner rather than later.

"With a fresh set of hands piloting Surtees Boats forward and new crew joining the management ranks, he’s looking forward to innovating and growing the Surtees brand both nationally and internationally."

Customers, suppliers, partners, and staff have known Cliff for years and are looking forward to a continued relationship and partnership with the brand.

"I am ready for the role, and I know that I have a strong team with amazing skills to further develop and innovate some of the best boats on the market," says Cliff.

"One of our biggest drivers is team spirit and pride. We are building someone’s dream and want to make sure it doesn’t just meet expectations but exceeds them. Especially in times of COVID, it’s important to get people together to create amazing memories – that’s what we are here for."

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