"I have been using my Seaboss 670HT for 15 years now and I love it. I have had it in the Motuihe Channel in Auckland when the wind opposes the tide and it gets rough – a dirty chop that stands up over a metre and is like a washing machine.
It can be dangerous, because it is so uneven and larger boats will take the long way around Motuihe Island than risk going through the channel. The Seaboss eats it up and this is important because when it is calm on the lake or the ocean, any boat is fine. But when the conditions change, that is when you want to have confidence in your hull. I have been in some large tinnies that ride hard, they slam into the waves. The Seaboss handles the rough stuff beautifully, riding smoothly. Of course how you run the boat is important, but I never have any doubts about its ability to handle the conditions.
My 670HT is now based at Lake Tarawera and I often fish with six adults with me and there is plenty of cockpit space – heaps of room – which is important for me. I have been in larger boats that don’t have anywhere near the space for fishing. And we catch fish! That boat has recorded over 800 trout in just five years, so it is a real fishing machine."
Our Seaboss range starts from a 550 Cuddy cabin and moves up to a 700HT, all of which are customised to accommodate the customers' standard of finish. Our emphasis is provide a quality custom built product with a value for money price.
Built to spec
We have also provided boats outside our standard range in varying sizes up to 8.2m and in different configurations including Targa Tops. We are happy to discuss your special and individual requirements.
Seaboss Boats have built in strength through our existing Seaboss owners that are extremely happy with their Seaboss Boat package.
Mercury and Honda Authorised Dealers
We are an authorised Mercury and Honda dealership for both sales and service. We have a large workshop with qualified mechanics that can repair your motors, trailers and boats. Our retail shop has all your necessary supplies for your boat/motor/trailer and if we don't then our friendly staff are happy to source your requirement.
Thompson Marine Ltd was established in 1990 as a division of Thompson Lawnmowers & Chainsaws operating from Rotorua (New Zealand).
On the 1st September 2010 Thompson Marine Ltd formed its own entity and moved its premises to 31 Fairy Springs Rd, Rotorua. This move has provided more space and easier accessibilty for our customers and a much larger area for our workshop and new/used boats.
Ron and Julie Baskett have owned and operated the business since 1996 and started to build and provide Seaboss boats to the market in 1997.