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White Pointer Boats releases special 30th anniversary model

To celebrate 30 years in business, White Pointer is releasing a new ‘30-Year Anniversary’ model to be unveiled at the Hutchwilco Boat Show in May.

Hailing from Gisborne in New Zealand, boat builder White Pointer Boats is proudly celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. And to commemorate the outstanding achievement White Pointer Boats has designed a special edition ’30-Year Anniversary’ model, which will be officially revealed at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, which will be held at the Auckland Showgrounds on the weekend of 16–19 May 2024.

Three decades of custom alloy boat building and craftmanship was the inspiration for the design of the ‘30-Year Anniversary’ model, which was adapted from the company’s 730 Sports Cruiser model.

“After 30 years of custom alloy boat building, and over 600 boats having left our Gisborne factory, we are excited and proud to be bringing one of our most popular models to the show that has been given a makeover,” said White Pointer Boats Managing Director Rex Briant.

Based on White Pointer’s popular 730 Sports Cruiser and with input from customers and the team, this new model is a culmination of 30 years of expertise and passion from Briant and his team of alloy craftsman.

“Our 730 model has been one of our most popular boats in this range, and over the years has seen every conceivable option fitted, so we wanted to showcase its versatility and take it to the next level with this new model,” added Briant.

The new ‘745 Sport Cruiser’ has been designed and built to be the perfect size for offshore game fishing expeditions as well as family water sports and just cruising and exploring in the lakes and coastlines of both Australia and New Zealand.

The 745SC has an overall length of 7.8 metres (25ft 6in) and will boast large external and internal dimensions, with this particular one fitted with an extra-large 400L fuel tank. And partnered with a modern, high-performance four-stroke outboard, it will have an impressive range.

While the exact engine is yet to be specified, the expected power will be in the range of 225–350hp.

The internal layout will be practical, roomy, yet packed with plenty of features and function ideal for family day boating or extended trips away. The seating configuration has also been updated and will conceal innovative features, ensuring the most efficient use of space on board.

What makes White Pointer Boats special?

As with all White Pointer Boats, the key factor is its hull shape. The company has continued its traditional method of shaping the hull skin over a predetermined interlocking frame and girder type structure. This combines with a welding sequence that can produce a rounded compound curve hull shape that squeezes the water out rather than slapping over the top.

And we must mention that this new 745SC model has White Pointer’s standard 10-year hull warranty included.

“We’re so excited for this new model, especially the guys in the factory who are making this boat their own. It’s not often we get to start with a clean sheet of paper, but after 30 years, we want to make this boat something really special. We’re excited to unveil it in Auckland in May,” Briant commented.

For more information about the new ‘30-Year Anniversary’ model and all other White Pointer Boats, just click here.

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