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Challenger Boats NZ Limited
142 Newton Street
New Zealand, 3116
Phone: 64 7 575 0497
Fax: 64 7 575 0498
Email: Contact


Challenger Boats was established in 1994 and is a successful Bay of Plenty boat design/manufacturer. We design and build fibreglass boats for the leisure market - families, fishing and recreation. Our fleet of 18 models ranges from the Challenger 550 to the Challenger 720.

Challenger boats are unique because they have smooth hulls (known as strakeless hulls) which means their ride through the water is extremely quiet, smooth and therefore a pleasure to be in; whether a passenger or the helmsman. This doesn't compromise performance at all and Challenger Boats hold their own or outclass others when it comes to aquaplaning and speed. The hull design also makes these boats strong and rigid and therefore very safe.

Challenger Boats are high performing well engineered boats giving owners a smooth ride in all waters.

Challenger Boats has new owners, Tony Hawker and his wife Gill. This formidable team are keen to make Challenger Boats the number one name on fibreglass pleasure crafts in the Bay of Plenty and throughout New Zealand. To achieve this Challenger Boats will be available to buy direct from the manufacturer.