One of our favourite pocket rockets, the Stabicraft 1410 has been beefed up. It’s now called the 1450, and the boys from Invercargill reckon it’s the most well-appointed sub-5m boat in its class. The new version is longer, wider and more solid than the previous model.
For starters, there’s an extra 120mm in length and 190mm of beam width. The 1450 also features Stabi’s arrow pontoons in 3mm alloy. The treadplate floor has been upgraded from 3mm to 4mm — and is now extended the full internal width. There are wing style coamings with forward seating a standard feature, plus, you get four Stabicraft multiholders, eight alloy rodholders and three weld-on cleats as standard.
MODEL OPTIONS: The new 1450 is available in three packages:
EXPLORER: The tiller option featuring a forward-facing rear seat
FRONTIER SPORTFISH: Featuring a side console and an upholstered seat as standard, and a 70L Icey Tek chilly bin/esky. There’s the option of a bolt-on live bait tank and removable baitboard
FRONTIER PROFISH: A step up from the Sportfish, with additional stainless steel rodholders, paint, windscreen and dual boarding platforms as standard features.