Rêvo Fabricated Polyethylene Boats
Rêvo 601 Superfly
The Rêvo 601 Superfly is a six metre welded polyethylene longboat.
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.
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 30 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.
Operated as a charter boat by Matt Von Sturmer at Salt Fly Fish if you are interested in chartering. There is a sister ship operated on the Manukau harbour by Paul Mills and Doug Rankin of Rod & Reel.
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.
We also offer this hull with jet drive and a 40 horsepower tiller steer option.
The Rêvo 601 to the right was the first of our fabricated polyethylene longboats. Watch the video and see just how well the boat handles. You can see how the boat can operate at any speed as it is filmed in the wake of a 50 foot planing launch. I tried to replicate following and quartering seas by holding the boat on the wake in certain positions and you can see how little vertical acceleration there is by way the 10 year old in the bow can happily stay there whatever I do with the boat. It is hard to know what speed the boat is doing as it accelerates without transition. This boat proved beyond doubt the strength and durability of the material and was the forerunner to the more advanced Superfly.
Rêvo Sailing Catamaran
This big cat is a 45 footer which was being designed for a customer in alloy, however once he saw the 742 powercat I am building in polyethylene he changed his mind and wanted it in plastic.
See more details about this boat under Rêvo Sailing Catamarans.
Rêvo 12m Family Launch
This 12 metre launch is to be built in polyethylene, running a 370 horsepower Yanmar and Scott Jet.
It is designed specifically for a family of five to enjoy the Hauraki Gulf and features very shallow draft, eight seats in the cockpit plus a work station/table over the engine. There's a cover over the seated area of the cockpit, with a lounger each side above the seats. The theme is minimalist. This launch sleeps eight. The galley is small as most of the cooking will be done in the cockpit.
Set up for weekends out with the family and the occasional longer Christmas cruise. Traditional styling with a sizeable tender for sailing, rowing and motoring. The key ingredients are very affordable and very comfortable.
Due to start building in 2015.
Rêvo 442 Powercat and Rêvo 742 Powercat
We have had this design under development for a long time and have now finalised the design ready for production.
The photos shown here are of a 4.4 metre prototype during sea trials.
This 4.4 metre boat features two full length bunks. She runs twin 30hp engines but is able to fully plane on one engine and would comfortable run twin 15hp 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 Rêvo 742 Powercat, which is the 7.4 metre version, for a Sydney customer. 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 to the right of the 442 prototype taken aboard the morning after cyclone Lusi passed through Auckland.
Rêvo 602 Powercat Sport and Rêvo 602 Powercat Utility
The Revo 602 WASP comes in two configurations - one is a sport version and the other a utility boat. Both have the same hull.
The advantage is a twin engine for ultimate control, particularly while manuovering around the mothership, as well as stability, dryness and safety.
This is a great ski boat and has superb access for getting passengers on and off.
Built in polyethylene makes for a very quiet boat that once again wont damage the mothership, making it a perfect tender boat.