Hills Marine appointed authorised broker for Formula Prowler NZ 10.4


Sydney-based Hills Marine has been appointed as an authorised sales agency for the fuel-efficient Prowler NZ 10.4 power cat from Formula Cruisers. 

“We are excited with the Prowler design and see a great future for this type of vessel,” says Chris Hills, Hills Marine managing director.

“With increasing fuel prices and people having less leisure time available, it is great to have a low-maintenance, comfortable family boat to get away and enjoy the harbours and waterways easily, efficiently and without the capital outlay of similar-sized planing launches,” he said.

From the drawing board of renowned catamaran designer Jeff Schionning and built by Auckland-based Formula Cruisers, one of New Zealand’s most respected luxury boatbuilders, the Prowler NZ 10.4’s performance-pedigree and build-quality are ensured, said the dealership.

The twin-cabin/twin-en suite layout includes a full-size galley, comfortable dinette and large cockpit. Powered by twin 60hp four-stroke Yamaha outboards, the Prowler NZ 10.4 is said to be an ideal coastal cruiser with exceptional fuel economy (one litre per nautical mile at 15kts), shallow draft, stability and volume.

“It is evident that Chris and his team at Hills Marine share our passion for providing quality products and services and are committed to providing hassle free solutions to boat ownership,” said Troy Woods, Formula Cruisers sales and marketing manager.

“Having a company of their calibre working with us in Sydney is exciting, and we welcome them to the Formula team,” he said.

Formula said the Prowler NZ 10.4 can also be built to survey and would be an ideal self-drive charter or syndicated-owner vessel to take advantage of the current 50 per cent tax bonus scheme available.

A photo hereabouts is of the latest Prowler NZ 10.4 presently under construction. This is hull No. 5 and the first Prowler power cat to be built by Formula Cruisers since the company acquired the brand. She is for an Auckland owner and will be launched in November in time for summer coastal cruising.

For further information contact Hills Marine Pty Ltd, Birkenhead Point Marina, Shop 62, Drummoyne, 2047, Sydney, phone (02) 9879 6366,
email: info@hillsmarine.com.au or 

Specifications - Formula Prowler NZ 10.4

Type: Power catamaran
LOA: 10.4m
Beam: 4.8m
Draft: 0.5m
Displ: 4 tonnes
Fuel: 500lt
Water: 250lt
Top speed: 22 kts

Cruising speed: 5 to 18kts
Engines: 2 x 40 to 60hp four-stroke outboards
Consumption: 1lt/nm
Berths: 2 x double; 2 x single