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The ride just gets better – Haines Hunter SS660

The Haines Hunter SS660…

A Sport Sedan that is big on performance, relatively mid-sized, offers a spacious interior to keep the family entertained, whilst still keeping all the anglers happy with a huge fishing cockpit.

“The Secret is in the Ride”, drive any Haines Hunter and there is a pedigree that is felt right through the range in the way the boat handles and performs. There is just something about driving a Haines Hunter that is satisfying. No nasty surprises, just predictably in great handling that is largely credited to its iconic 21° Deep V hull which allows for this boat to cut through the waves for the smoothest possible ride. Don’t worry about getting wet on the SS660, longitudinal ‘strakes’ provide lift and throw spray away from the boat – keeping the deck dry.

Our stock Haines Hunter SS660 ( SOLD NOW ) 

The SS660 we have currently up for sale is an x-demo boat that we sold to a local customer here in Taupo. It’s spent most of its time in Taupo and has predominantly been used on the Lake, with a few occasions on the open sea for fishing. It’s powered with an Evinrude 200hp E-Tec V6 Direct Fuel Injected 2 Stroke engine, which provides excellent acceleration and performance along with the outstanding economy and low emissions this boat provides.

The boat is well optioned from Bow to Stern with all the expected items like Auto Capstan, GPS / Sounder, VHF Radio, and more. The extended canopy from the rear of the hardtop makes this boat especially suitable for overnighting on board. The combination of the driver’s side, soft rider pedestal seat, and passenger side back to back seat provides plenty of floor space in the cockpit area while still offering a range of comfortable seating options for all on board.

The open cabin entry of this model allows for the flow of access throughout the boat. Haines Hunter’s approach to high quality combined with practicality equals a very functional boat that will last and last. The full black sides of this SS660 look really sharp and modern while complimenting the stylish lines of the Sports Sedan deck and Hard Top making this boat a real eye-catcher at first glance.

This is your opportunity to get your family on the water in one of New Zealand’s finest fibreglass boats, create some new memories, and most importantly find your Happy Place on the water.

A little bit of History of Haines Hunter NZ

Haines Hunter HQ as they are known today originally started as SeaCraft Boats and was started by Sandy Sands, Father of Lionel Sands who is one of two Owners / Directors of Haines Hunter NZ today. Sandy started Seacraft boats in the mid-1940’s building timber plank-style boats.

By the late 1960s the Ellerslie factory changed to fibreglass production with a range of boats designed by Sandy. The early 1980s saw the company take on the Haines Hunter moulds from another manufacturer. While those original Haines Hunter moulds were not designed by Sands, the model lineup we see today is fully influenced and designed by Owners & Directors Lionel Sands & Denis Kendall.

Both Lionel and Denis have strong boating backgrounds. Lionel, working his way in the family business, and Dennis being an avid Yacht racer. Today, Dennis runs the factory side of things at Haines Hunter, taking an enormous amount of pride in the quality and control of Haines Hunter Boats.

The range of Haines Hunter boats today includes the SF485 through to the SS725 Hardtop models with many options in between.

The company today continues to push forward with new manufacturing techniques and new models too. Haines Hunter would arguably be one of the most respected brands in the industry and often the benchmark many other boats are measured by. Just mention the name in any boating-related conversation and you will see what we mean. Trev Terry Marine has been a very proud Haines Hunter dealer ranging back to the 1990s and our history stems back even further than that.

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