Rayglass Boats wins top honor at New Zealand show

The Rayglass Legend 2800 won the Boat of the Show: Overall Winner Award at the 2015 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show.
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The Rayglass Legend 2800 won the Boat of the Show: Overall Winner Award at the 2015 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show.

The Rayglass Legend 2800 also won GRP Fishing Boat Open. The Rayglass Legend 2350 won Boat of the Show: GRP Fishing Boat 6- to 7-meter category.

Held as part of the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show — New Zealand’s largest boat show and widely recognized as the best boat show in Australasia — the Boat of the Show Awards are contested with manufacturers and importers of both GRP and aluminum boats entering only their very best models, Rayglass said.

The Rayglass Legend 2800, which qualified for the top award by winning the GRP Fishing Boat Open category, then had to go head to head with the 10 other category award winners.

“The Boat of the Show: Overall Winner is by far the toughest of all the awards to win,” Rayglass Boats CEO Dave Larsen said in a statement. “New Zealand’s GRP and aluminum boat manufacturers are truly world-class, and they only enter their very best models. To compete against them and win requires world-class innovation and quality.”

This is the fifth time that Brunswick Corp.-owned Rayglass has won the Overall Winner award since the judging system was introduced in 2000. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Rayglass employs more than 60 people in three manufacturing facilities.

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