741 Raptor - sleeper version

751 Gen2 Hardtop - Xtra cab

651 CrossXover Hardtop

611 CrossXover Hardtop

561 CrossXover

591 Sportsman Hardtop

571 Sportsman

571 Sportsman

Welcome to McLay Boats NZ

Fishing Boats

New Zealand Aluminium boat design and manufacturer McLay Boats has one of the biggest range of aluminium boats, trailer boats and fishing boats. New Zealanders and now people across the globe who love their recreation all aspire to own one. If you want quality and boat that will last for many many years call us.

Aluminium Boat

The key to McLays' success in the field of aluminium boats has been world class design and engineering, focusing on what the serious fishing and recreational boat owner wants; quality, functionality and value for money. All backed by a professional group of dealers and a five year warranty.

Learn more about the McLay Boats advantage.

551 Sportsman On It's Way
News - October 15, 2021

551 Sportsman On It's Way

Another truck loaded ready to leave. A 551 Sportsman Package on its way to Fish City in Albany. Also, our 5th Raptor on its way. The 551 Sportsman boat is a scaled up cabin version of the 521 but …
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851 Gen2 Hardtop
Review - September 20, 2021

851 Gen2 Hardtop

Check out the boat review in the Pacific Powerboat Magazine (September/October 2021 edition). …
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Busy Boat Building
News - August 5, 2021

Busy Boat Building

Since the article below, in the Otago Daily Times, things have never been busier. Steve and the team at McLay Boats have been booked solid with orders for their high quality boats. If you want a …
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The exciting Sportsman series has most of the usual McLay features, offering large cockpits and great off shore handling abilities at very realistic prices.
This series has been McLay's biggest seller for some years and now have new features and more options for 2020. These boats can be spec'd up to suit most boating needs, whether it's family fun or fishing and diving.
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This series has been a big hit since being released 4 years ago. A range of boats that retain great looks with pontoon safety by incorporation hundreds of litres of closed cell foam under the gunnels from the transom to the anchor bay, as well as having underfloor buoyancy. Loaded with new features and options for 2020, this is a range of boats that is ideal for family, fishing, diving and towing water toys.
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The Fortress range of boats are available in tiller steer, side console or centre console and are available in sizes from 4.4 to 5.5 metres.

Since the release of these boats they have instantly gained a reputation of being a very strong, great handling soft riding boat that is also very stable at rest. They are now our top selling export model range, selling like hot cakes in Australia as well as good sales to Europe and proving very popular with many other countries in the Pacific.

With lots of great standard features including extensive fitting of closed cell foam in addition to the air buoyancy to meet both Australian and CE standards which makes them virtually unsinkable for peace of mind. All designed for enjoyable boating and fishing trips. All this equates to a great fishing and recreational boat that makes it one of the best open boats around. Larger sizes are available on request.
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When you want the ultimate boat for those extended fishing and family trips you don't have to look further than the McLay Cruiser Hardtop range.

Built super tough to handle rough water while you stay warm and dry.

All these models are very spacious and have lots of great features not seen on other boats and have an extensive list of options available to suit your boating needs.
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A new chapter in Amphibious Boats is about to begin. The McLay 741 Hardtop amphibious boat that is like no other. Using the Tectrax amphibious electric all wheel drive system makes operating very quiet and easy to operate. Probably a world first in how the wheels deploy and retract which gives the great looks of a conventional McLay Hardtop while on the water. Standard drum anchoring is achieved without any danger of getting the rope getting caught around the front wheel and with the rear wheels retracted into the custom transom it also eliminates getting fishing lines getting tangled around the rear wheels.
The dedicated manufacturing team at McLay Boats are all keen boaties themselves, so they take pride in ensuring their product is the best and fits your custom needs.

The McLay team listen to what their customers & dealers have to say, incorporating their suggestions into the design & manufacturing process. This is the reason we now do a lot of custom builds for New Zealand and overseas markets. We are able to provide 3D design concepts before we custom build your boat to your requirements.

McLay Boats are now manufacturing trailer boats up to 11 metres long by 3.1 metres wide. So whatever your requirement is for a high quality aluminium boat, we can build it. We are able to build to C.E. Certification, Australian 2C Survey and New Zealand Surveying requirements.

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