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Hutchwilco Boat Show

Hutchwilco Boat Show

Date posted: May 13, 2019

Come and visit us at the Hutchwilco Boat Show starting this Thursday 16th May till Sunday 19th May. You can look over our brand new Sport 620 Hardtop, plus...READ MORE

Going Bigger

Date posted: May 9, 2019

When a boat builder gets repeat business it’s truly a hallmark of success. knowing that the clients have complete confidence in your ability to build their next boat as...READ MORE

Orange Crush

Date posted: January 9, 2019

Smuggler Marine’s latest model presents the usual craftsmanship and while the slightly unusual colour scheme chosen by the customer’s wife may not be universally appealing, it’s undeniably striking. Click...READ MORE

Thrills Come Standard

Date posted: August 3, 2018

While the RIB market is saturated with centre consoles, the same cannot be said for cabin boats, or to be more precise hardtop cabin RIBs. There a scant few...READ MORE

Two-riffic

Date posted: June 9, 2018

Smuggler Marine has really found a niche with its Strata range of high-quality, immaculately finished rigid inflatable boats (RIBs). The company’s latest is the Strata 580, a development of...READ MORE

Show Stopper

Date posted: May 22, 2018

I If there was one boat at this year’s Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show that got Barry Thompson’s attention, it was the new Smuggler Strata 780 SuperSport. He reckons it...READ MORE

Built with Passion

Date posted: June 1, 2017

Smuggler Marine have in a few short years established an international reputation for their Strata RIBs, more especially their tender range. Barry Thompson took their most popular model, the...READ MORE

Classy Pirate

Date posted: May 30, 2017

Big pontoons, a legendary deep-vee, triple-straked fibreglass hull, twin engines and a hardtop cabin offering a warm, dry ride – Smuggler’s new Strata 820 Cabin is a head-turner. Click...READ MORE

Super Tenders

Date posted: April 1, 2014

superyacht is the ultimate in maritime fashion – and its tender is an accessory, like a matching pair of shoes. So when Smuggler Marine builds a superyacht tender, it’s...READ MORE

New Strata 750 Twin Rig

Date posted: December 15, 2014

The innovative Smuggler team is proud to announce the arrival of the new Strata 750 Twin Rig, giving the impressive Smuggler Strata 750 another dimension. Look out for this...READ MORE

Going Bigger

Date posted: March 13, 2019

When a boat builder gets repeat business it’s truly a hallmark of success. knowing that the clients have complete confidence in your ability to build their next boat as...READ MORE

Smuggler Strata 780 SuperSport Review

Date posted: August 8, 2017

Smuggler Marine’s boats extend the boundaries of functionality and design. The latest iteration, the Strata 780 SuperSport, is a new take on the bowrider concept…. Click here to read...READ MORE

Smuggler Strata 550

Date posted: December 15, 2016

See our Smuggler Strata 550 in action with Hahei Explorer on the stunning Coromandel Coast   Hahei Explorer – Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

Smuggler Strata 820 Cabin Review

Date posted: August 16, 2016

Click here to read NZ Boating Magazine’s review of our Smuggler Strata 750 cabin.

Millennium Cup

Date posted: January 29, 2015

Smuggler Marine have been avid supporters and sponsors of the Millennium Cup since 2012. The 2015 Superyacht racing event was held in the beautiful Bay of Islands as part...READ MORE

Royal Ride

Date posted: May 2, 2014

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge came to visit New Zealand, Sealegs treated them to a VIP ride in a very special boat. Kate and William got to...READ MORE

Currently under construction

Date posted: October 1, 2013

At Smuggler Marine, we currently have two new boats under construction! The new Smuggler 700CC tender. This tender features a centre console with side entry door, full wrap around...READ MORE

Smuggler Multisport 570 has won ‘Best Fishing Boat GRP under 6m’

Date posted: May 18, 2013

For the fourth consecutive year the Smuggler Multisport 570 has won ‘Best Fishing Boat GRP under 6m’ at the prestigious Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show awards. Three independent judges mark...READ MORE

Bonito becomes Smuggler 2010

Date posted: March 1, 2009

After 18 months producing the iconic Bonito brand trailer boats, Smuggler Marine has decided to bring the entire range under the Smuggler umbrella. With the fine tuning of the...READ MORE

March 2009 Smuggler Marine Buys Bonito Boats

Date posted: June 22, 2013

Smuggler Marine announces their recent purchase of Bonito Boats. This will ensure the continued production of this well known and loved range of fibreglass trailer boats. The range includes...READ MORE

Peoples Choice Award

Date posted: May 22, 2007

Smuggler Marine were recently awarded the Propeller Magazine People’s Choice award at the 2007 New Zealand Boat Show for the new Smuggler Stealth 720XS. This award is voted for...READ MORE

Smuggler Marine wins two 2006 BNZ Waitakere Business Awards

Date posted: May 15, 2006

Smuggler Marine would like to announce their success in the 2006 BNZ Waitakere Business Awards. The company won two awards – one for Best Emerging/Small Business, and another for...READ MORE