White Pointer boats of Gisborne have released an all-new feature packed production model, targeted at those who want all the attributes of the famous brand, but without the price tag of an elite custom vessel.
The new 730 Sports Cruiser brings all the key performance attributes White Pointer are renowned for, but now in a more cost effective package representing exceptional value for money.
White Pointer Managing Director Rex Briant says the new production range has been designed to provide a high performing blue water boat for a range of activities but at a competitive price.
“For 25 years now we have been refining our product all based around a practical work horse that enhances the advantages of aluminium,” says Briant.
The 730 Sports Cruiser has been designed for boaties that demand a boat that can meet many needs. It can be set up for the families who wants a safe, but versatile craft they can enjoy time on the water in or for the keen fisherman who requires a few more creature comforts yet demands long range off shore blue water capability.
“The release of this new production range has been designed to bring the key performance and design features of our traditional custom models, to those who previously thought this kind of boat was out of reach to them.”
“The hull shape is a key factor in the new range. We have continued our traditional method of shaping the hull skin over a predetermined interlocking frame and girder type structure, combined with a welding sequence we are able to produce a rounded compound curve hull shape that squeezes the water out rather than slaping over the top.”
“This process can only be achieved on a heavy steel jig as the force and technique to shape up to 8mm plate is so immense. This process is a more traditional method and not followed by the well-known production builders. This sets us clearly apart.”
The new 730 Sports Cruiser range is available in two configurations; an outboard powered version from 175hp through to 250hp (also available as a twin outboard), as well as a petrol/diesel stern drive from 170hp-250hp.
The 730 Sports Cruiser range features an ultra heavy-duty 6mm alloy hull, with 4mm sides. White Pointer’s legendary blue water hull has a market leading 10-year warranty – a warranty White Pointer is passionate about given the company’s long-standing reputation in the industry.
Standard features include an open hardtop with an enclosed version available as an option, curved glass single pillar windscreen, provision for large multi function navigation displays over 12”, large underfloor storage, full length cockpit and cuddy side shelves, a large workable cockpit, large volume underfloor buoyancy and a 300L fuel tank. Mounted on one of the company’s crafted tandem axle alloy trailers. (Trailer specs vary for Australia market).
“There is also an extensive options list to allow buyers to customize their boat to suit their boating needs. Including an extended cuddy cabin model for more comfortable over-nighting.”
“This new 730 Sports Cruiser range marks a bold new direction for White Pointer – and reflects its new era of accessibility.”
“Quite simply, there is nothing a White Pointer hull can’t handle. On the water they are the perfect predator.”
White Pointer is able to offer a broad range of engine, electronics and accessory options to its customers when selecting their vessel.
Packages with a 175hp four-stroke outboard, painted hull and cabin sides and alloy trailer start from $NZD124,600.
The new 730 Sports Cruiser will be on display at the upcoming Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, May 14-17.