New Trailer yachts in New Zealand

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New Trailer yachts in New Zealand

Post by muzz2513 » Jul 7th, '08, 17:30

Hi All

In responce from another members comments, I'll post some info on two new trailer yacht designs currently availiable in N.Z. I have no affliation with either firms.

Zenith XS8, Costs around $100k and is a racer to take on the Ross 780’s, Elliott 7.4’s etc.
http://www.zenithboats.com/boats_zenith_xs_eight.php

I like the look of this large volume yacht and with the racing sails it is a real performer. Only downside is you can't sit it on the sand due to the large lead bulb on the C/B plus you loss a bit of bench top when the C/B is up. Treat is as a trailerable keeler and anchor a little further out and you'll be OK.

Boat review http://tradeaboat.co.nz/ArticleDetails. ... 5F1B1F5B87


Eclipse 750, Costs around $80k and is a cruiser. It’s a Trojan 750 hull, remodeled interior and a lead bulb on the end of the centre board.
http://www.pacifictraileryachts.co.nz/eclipse-750.html

I think the Trojan was sold in Aussie as a small keeler, but can't remember what is was called in the Aussie market.

The Lead on the end of the C/B makes it a nice stiff boat. I had a walk around it on the water at the Auckland Boat show. Swing off the side stay and it's stiff like a keeler. Electric winch to raise the C/B means you can lift it up and anchor in close, but no touching the sand.

Boat review http://www.tradeaboat.co.nz/ArticleDeta ... 7224E4FB36
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Post by timpenny770 » Jul 7th, '08, 19:57

Hey all - I'm all for seeing new boats on the market, but if all things being equal then I'd buy Aussie any day. Our new TS market is relatively small, and all but endangered. We keep hearing of cheap imports etc, and maybe the Mac guys can get away with it a bit cos the Aussie boat builders are not catering for this market, but if an overseas competitor is going up against our own guys with a simlar product of similar quality and similar $$$ - then Bugger them. I say - long live the Aussie boat builders such as Geof R and his Ross 780s

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Post by muzz2513 » Jul 8th, '08, 06:30

Hi guy's

It's good to see some lively discussion.

Yes the TS market is small, and as we can see from the large variety of second hand yachts on the market, no one boat meets all users requirement.

Thus I'm keen to see the results of the search into new Trailer Yachts in Aussie. I may even buy one in the future.
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Post by Chris » Jul 8th, '08, 11:43

Looks very like the Compass 750 sold here for a while. Nice boats - keel or centreboard - and sweet sailers.

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Post by YUKKA II » Jul 8th, '08, 13:21

i've herd that the ross is now going for a MKIV version that is going to be now longer than the 780.

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Post by Walko » Jul 8th, '08, 15:46

80k for the eclipse looks good with the kiwi dollar comparison. Brings it down to 60k aus. Looks like a nice boat too.


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