|Rêvo 601 Superfly
6 metre welded polyethylene longboat
(see the article "fabricated polyethylene boat development in New Zealand" in our news page to follow the development of this boat)
Specifically designed, engineered and built by Rêvo boats, for Brett Patterson, marketing manager for Boating New Zealand.
This is the first welded polyethylene boat in survey in New Zealand and while it has been a testing process the results have been well worth it. While welding polyethylene is a simple process, the design and engineering detail of each and every weld is critical to the strength of the boat.
Purpose designed for salt water fly fishing charters, the boat is a development of our original polyethylene longboat hull form. The boat is capable of operating at any speed up to its maximum of 29 knots with a 60 horsepower motor. Note on the video there is no noticeable transition from displacement to planing speeds. The hull is extremely sea kindly keeping passengers comfortable and safe and economical to run, essential to the charter operator.
It features a casting deck forward for the anglers to cast their fly lines from and the hull being built of polyethylene is tough, durable and quiet for getting in close amongst rocks without alarming the fish below.
We have under development a boat with a collapsible forward cabintop for protection from the elements. Also included in this version is a fully enclosed canvas top for overnight camping and fishing trips.
And we offer this hull with jet drive and also a 40 horsepower tiller steer option.
See video of the Revo 601 Superfly at:-
Also view video of our original plastic longboat here:-
Note how little vertical acceleration there is aboard the boat. Truly soft riding. Also see how the wake of the launch had no tendancy to broach the boat when running before it showing how good the boat is in a following sea.
|Rêvo 442 powercat
We have had this design under development for a long time and have now finalised the design ready for production.
Shown here is a 4.4 metre prototype during sea trials.
This 4.4 metre boat features two full length bunks. She runs twin 30 Hp engines but is able to fully plane on one engine and would comfortable run twin 15 Hp engines.
More efficient than an equivalent sized monohull, more stable, dryer and softer riding. We can point the boat in any direction in rough seas and leave the wheel. The boat is very very safe!
We see great potential for these boats as work boats, ferries, rescue boats, tenders for superyachts, and superb as pleasure boats providing excellent accommodation and safe handling.
Twin engines widely spaced offer unparalleled piece of mind, safety and control. The boat can be run at low speed without excessive trim angles giveing her a very wide band of operational speed.
We have commenced production of a 7.4 metre version for a Sydney customer and a preliminary rendering is shown here. It features 300mm hull draft for shallow water access and a forward cockpit, self contained head and an overnight sleeping cabin. Construction is welded polyethylene
View video of the 442 prototype taken aboard the morning after cyclone Lusi passed through Auckland at :-
|Rêvo 361 Sportsman 2 man Jet
70 horsepower 2Si engine and jet unit
Lightweight hunting and fishing jet boat.
Designed to get you further up rivers for better hunting and fishing., she will run in two inches of water, but unlike many small jet boats this has safe and secure handling. Light enough to drag and carry past impassable stretches of rivers to more boating beyond or light enough to get yourself out of trouble if you find yourself stuck when you are alone.
These hulls are not just river boats but also very capable in harbours and lakes with a good soft ride and safe handling.
We pull up a single skier no problems at all.
Construction in either aluminium or Polyethylene.
|Rêvo 361 Sportsman 3 man Jet
We specialise in designing and building jet boats. From small river boats with jet ski engines and running gear to 8 metre ocean going jet boats to commercial workboats with jet propulsion, jet boats are an area of specialised expertise we pride ourselves in. We particularly specialise in sea-going jet boats and believe that a well designed jet boat is unbeatable. With the right design the choice of jet will be a decision you will be very happy with at sea.
Shown here is a one of our 361 Wide body light weight jets which runs jet ski style running gear for moving further up shallow rivers for better fishing and hunting. This boat has been built by Beachcraft Boats. The owner called and said when they finally hit the bottom and got out, the leathers on their boots didn't even get wet, just the soles. They were boating in 2 inches of water! Then they just picked the boat up and carried it back into about 200mm of water to get planing again. But their real surprise came when they ran the boat in the harbour and were very impressed with how she ran in rough water. He was happy to cross the Karitane bar in the little boat. A very verstile little boat that can be used in rivers or on harbours and lakes. We will update photos shortly.
Contact us for mor information on our range of jet boats or view a video of one here:-
Rêvo 551 Diesil Jet Work Boat
Rêvo Beachcraft 601 Pontoon
6 metre aluminium alloy pontoon boat
with surf launching trailer
Builder - Beachcraft Boats, Dunedin
|The stability of the Rêvo 601 pontoon can
be seen here with two men standing as far
outboard as possible and no heel evident at all
|The Rêvo 601 Pontoon on its surf trailer
The surf trailers allow these boats to
be launched and retreived through
surf by one man
|The Rêvo 601 Alloy Pontoon boat on the surf
trailer heading into the beach. The boat and
trailer just washes up onto the beach powered by the leg which can be fully down.
Any incoming waves merely push
the boat and trailer further up the beach.
|The owner sent the crew ashore to get the tow vehicle. They attach a rope to the front and pull the boat up the beach away from the water, hitch it to the tow vehicle and off home. Didn't even get his feet wet and the boat is back ashore with no fuss or stress capping off a great days fishing and diving.|
|The Rêvo 601 alloy pontoon cuddy cabin version|
|One man pushing the Rêvo 601 out into the
surf with all other crew dry aboard the boat
|Setting the trailer anchor ready for dismount|
|Backing off the trailer ready to go fishing|
|Plenty of room to fish for a number of anglers and still with a centre console that offers protection to two crew across the boat.|
|Cockpit sides set at the right height for
fishing. Nice deep cockpit and sides a good height for sitting on while waiting to hook up. These boats are fishing and diving machines with no concessions made to anything else.
|Driving back onto the trailer after fishing
Tie the boat on and head into the beach
|Shown here is a preliminary rendering of the jet version 601 Pontoon with semi-enclosed wheelhouse and forward raking screens|
|Rêvo 451 Pontoon
4.5 metre aluminium alloy pontoon boat
LOH 4.5 metres
BOH 2.085 metres
|Photo supplied by the owner. He fishes 26 kilometres off the Dunedin coast line with this boat and also uses it on the Central Otago lakes where this photo was taken.|
|Huge internal beam makes the Rêvo 451
a fishing and diving machine. Good internal lockers and toe kicks with a level sole outboard make working at the side a pleasure.
Easy access on and off the boat with the wide portifino stern and platform makes entry and exit from the water a breeze
Very stable and with the ability to run
outboard or jet drive makes a very
versatile and capable boat with good load carrying capacity.
The cockpit is deep and the sides high which makes the boat very safe when working offshore.
The helm is very sensitive and the balance of the boat excellent making her very safe coming home across bars or through surf but soft into a head sea or seas just off the bow.
The owner of this boat is ecstatic and friends who have been aboard are selling their boats to purchase one of these!
|Rêvo alloy pontoon boats are almost
indistiguishable as pontoon boats.
Most people are unaware they are
in fact pontoon boats until they are told.
|Side profile of the new 451 Centre Console|
The Scott 952 jet unit is superb and offers exceptional perfomance and handling. Contact Scott Waterjet at:-http://www.scottwaterjet.com/