Senator Boats

Senator RH770 – Charter Boat Of Choice

Hearing that Napier’s Senator Boats had built a new RH770 pontoon hull for duty as a charter boat out of Raglan, Sam Mossman hustled across to the wild west to check it out.

Murray Monds is a Waikato local who grew up fishing from trailer boats in the Coromandel region. Developing a taste for the marine lifestyle, he was later involved as factory manager, then in sales, for Sea Nymph Boats before spending 17 years skippering super-yachts up to 74 metres long in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and on the east coast of America.

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Winter trolling at Waihau Bay

Waihau Bay is a remote, isolated part of Godzone that is famous for its’ big blue marlin grounds over summer and now recently for bluefin tuna in winter. Editor Matt Hewetson recently visited in July for the first time.

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The largest Senator pontoon boat to date

This Mangawhai-based Senator SL1170 is the largest Senator pontoon boat to date and the first recreational vessel in the world to be fitted with Sealegs’ heavy-duty SL100 all-wheel-drive amphibious system.

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Hitting The Aldermen Islands

Fishing In Godzone headed to Whitianga in early 2017 to board Epic Adventure’s big Senator to target kingfish out around the Aldermen Islands and their surrounding pins.

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Fraternal Twins

With game fishing in mind, but also live-baiting for kingfish, at Dan’s request Senator fitted tuna tubes across the transom, neatly plumbed with an easy-to-reach on-off valve.

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Godzone Fishes With Epic Adventures

Epic Adventures have a very good name here in Godzone for providing quality fishing experiences, so we recently headed out with them and the trip lived up to their reputation.
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New Caledonia

It seems remarkable that after 20 years in the industry and five testing boats, this was first my first time stepping aboard a Senator.
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Nic’s RC540

“Love my RC450. Did overnighter at the Mokes in it. Used hardly any fuel getting there and back. Smooth ride, and lots of fish.”
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Senator not gambling with BlackJack II

Senator boats has gained a reputation for delivering well-built sea-boats, attracting interest from the commercial workboat industry for high-speed craft that will take on the rough.
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Sea Fury Charters

Sea Fury is an impressive 15 metre charter boat (55 foot overall). She is a catamaran design (twin hulls), made of alloy by Senator Boats and powered by two 500hp Volvo diesel engines.
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Live Baits at Dawn

Some fishing trips seem to be doomed not to happen, yet as Sam Mossman found, perseverance can pay off in the end.
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