Barry 2019-08-09


Auckland based Family Boats has been appointed the new New Zealand distributor for Quintrex Boats. Built-in Australia, Quintrex is Australasia's largest manufacturer of aluminium boats with an extensive range that covers over 100 models. These include open runabouts, centre and side consoles, sports runabouts, cuddy cabins, full cabins and hardtops. In the 3.5m to 7.6m range, Quintrex has the market well covered.

While the Kiwi market is already over-subscribed with locally built alloy boat choices, Quintrex is one of the few imported aluminium boat brands that has managed to get some traction in New Zealand. Part of the reason is the exceptionally wide range and the many choices available, so no matter what style, layout or features you want, Quintrex probably has it.

Quintrex's reputation for quality and innovation is also highly respected, with their hull designs and construction features at the cutting edge of alloy boat manufacturing. After years of research, Quintrex released the Apex hull design which combines on-water performance with increased hull strength, created with 4mm bottom sheets and 3mm side sheets of pressed marine grade aluminium across the Frontier and Freestyler ranges. 

Peter Carlson, Managing Director of Family Boats, says that he is keen to establish the brand through a dealer network throughout the country with his Tamaki based Family Boats as the first outlet. He has already appointed several dealers, including Bay of islands Yamaha, Warren Hay Marine, (Whangarei), Firmans Marine (Napier) and Power Boat Centre (Christchurch), Marine & Outdoors (Blenheim).

"I am particularly impressed with the smaller open and runabout models in the range, which are ideally suited to our local inshore fishing market", says Peter.

He added that Quintrex is by far the largest manufacturer of smaller entry-level boats and their models fill a void in the local market.

Family Boats will be stocking a wide range of open boats, runabouts, bowriders and smaller cabin boats. However, all models in the Quintrex range will be available.

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