Classic Trawlers Ltd was founded by Nigel High, a businessman and Professional Mechanical Engineer with a lifetime of passion and experience in boating.
After many years researching boat models around the world, and visiting several factories, Nigel is bringing to New Zealand a new line of pilothouse launches built in a proven factory. Each of our boats is semi-customized to individual owners’ requirements, utilizing the highest quality systems and materials.
Our goal is to bring additional choices to boaters looking for traditional displacement or semi-displacement launches built to the highest of standards. Our boats are ideal for passage-making and live aboard for extended periods.
In our efforts to keep systems simple and robust, we have selected single-shaft drive propulsion as the standard offering in all our vessels with fully protected propellor, and bow and stern thrusters for easy docking. We believe this drive system offers the greatest reliability with the minimum of maintenance, compared with other drive options such as stern legs or pod drives.
The factory’s decades of experience in boat building, and Nigel’s uncompromising attention to detail, ensure your new boat will be built and commissioned to the highest of standards, and exceed your every expectation.