Matt Atkins • Owner Operator

When my family decided to build a boat to be based on Stewart Island, for me there was only one choice, having spent thousands of hours on Osprey Aqua Taxis in the Abel Tasman National Park. When it comes to stability, safety and confidence Osprey boats are the ultimate package.

We had a long list of custom features added to the build: the major ones being the extra long cabin and extended cockpit overhang, the boat had the potential to look like a dogs breakfast but Lloyd and the team got the lines right to build a great looking boat. It’s efficient to run and has great shelter from Stewart Island’s and Foveaux straight’s changeable conditions. The boat is so versatile that we now run it as a charter boat.