Getting the family out on the water this summer

Jan 23, 2023

Australasian distributor for Crownline, Finseeker, Ocean Craft Marine & Herley Boats, Terry Elmsly is rapidly growing dealer representation internationally and here in New Zealand, recently adding three new agents across the country.
We’ve been impressed with the diversity of products and build quality from the brands Terry chooses to represent and Crownline, Finseeker or Ocean Craft all bring an individual take on family boating.


Crownline boats are arguably the most exciting and progressive boats on the market today. Made in Illinois USA, their innovative design philosophies have always set the brand apart from the crowd. Unique beauty, luxury, convenience, functionality, quality, sporty and performance are the focus of at Crownline.

The wide range of vessels include cruisers, bowriders, surf and fishing boats. And the patented and proven F.A.S.T. TAB hull design is one of the most efficient hull designs available, improving slow-speed stability, time-to-plane acceleration, and fuel economy. Each model is completely customisable to suits your needs and style with a wide range of colour, upholstery, layout, and accessory options.

Crownline has a sleek, racy style lines and the ride of a sports boat while providing a ton of room to stow away all your gear. Storage areas with impact resistant, non-marring coating for skis, boards and toys ensure a clutter-free boat.

There is a huge list of amenities available but our favourite is Crownline’s exclusive Social Swim transom design with two Wet Sounds speakers and a handheld shower to rinse off after swimming.

The pilot and first mate are well catered for with the dual bucket seats with flip-up bolsters.

And there’s plenty of seating options throughout the range including an aft electric sun lounge seat with a dual actuator, J-shaped cockpit, spacious bow seating with flip-down armrests and two bucket seats.

Standard features include Lifetime structural warranty, 5 year drivetrain warranty, F.A.S.T tab vented hull, Bimini with s/steel frame, Garmin GPS touch screen, LED cockpit lighting and enclosed head compartment with handheld shower, swim platform with soft mat, underfloor storage, S/steel ski tow rail, S/steel bow scuff plate S/steel boarding ladder, premium stereo, 6x wet sounds speakers, S/steel cup holders, S/steel grab handles, navigation lights, sink with solid surface countertop, opening portlight and portable toilet.

With features for a range of water activities, Crownline are a sleek and well-designed, built and specified alternative for the New Zealand family.


While Crownline focuses on a large range of family convenience, fun and comfort on the water, sister brand Finseeker is decidedly more angler-focused.

These purpose-built fishing boats carry the same quality exhibited in the Crownline range. And despite being a fishing-focussed vessel, Finseeker boats remain superbly finished with ample seating and a head in every model. You’ll be very comfortable on your fishing journeys.

With a sharp forward entry, a 20° dead rise and large freeboard, Finseeker hull design delivers comfort and safety for you and your family, without compromising its fishability.

Finseeker has made sure that if you are chasing a big fish around the boat, such as an angry Trev or Kahawai, you have room to move. Foot space on either side of the console is plentiful and there are no obstructions to catch your toes on.

The number one goal for Finseeker will always remain to deliver highly sophisticated, high-level fishable boats that provide everything a fisherman requires, but also with comfort to suit the entire family.

Ocean Craft Marine

Like Crownline and Finseeker, EuroCity Marine is home to Ocean Craft Marine in Australasia Pacific. Ocean Craft Marine build some of the best amphibious boats in the world for organisations such as the FBI, Homeland Security, and Shell Oil. Ocean Craft Marine craft offer you the ability to drive straight into the water without a hitch, and go to places that were previously considered inaccessible, and have a more expansive experience.

OCM is based in Dubai and their boats are fully constructed in-house including RHIBS or Aluminium fabrication, stainless steel work, cabinetry, upholstery, and paint. This makes for great craftmanship and quality control with only a 4-month build time.

Ocean Craft Marine range from RHIB amphibious to Aluminium amphibious and non-amphibious boats. Available now from 6.5m to 8.4m in length, they are designed and built with rigorous conditions in mind.

With excellent manoeuvrability in the water and the added mobility on land, Ocean Craft opens a world of accessibility and convenience.

Fast, nimble, and sleek, the latest Orion Generation 2 4x4 drive system is extremely powerful and robust giving you the confidence to explore those "hard to reach" locations with the added versatility of being able to drive back ashore for lunch or some land-based recreation.

With advanced, single-person operation, parking next to your beach house doesn’t get much easier. And with accessibility to the shallowest waters and the ability to drive straight onto almost any beach, the Ocean Craft range really does bring an entirely new dynamic to boat ownership in New Zealand

Whether you're targeting fish or wanting to cruise coastal New Zealand waters recreationally or commercially, this beautiful, built tough, plate boat competes with the best and still has all the comfortable trimmings to accommodate the whole family with space for up to 15 occupants.