Gallery

First boat sold at a boat show.
Boat (hull # 6) is our first ever boat sold off a stand at a boat show in 1990. It was sold to Mark Erceg and the photo's show how well he has looked aft it. It still has the original outboard on it, now with 1007 hrs on it.

Another happy customer
Steve Woodford with his new 551 Sportsman Package. Kitted out mainly for lake fishing, with the occasional sea trip.

2003 590 Cruiser
Andrew McIvor shared this photo of his 2003 590 Cruiser with us. To quote Andrew it is "still as bullet proof as the day it was made". Thanks Andrew, is always good to see the boats out and about.

Show stand in action
Photo showing boat enthusiasts checking out our stand at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show.

Congratulations to Warren Hay Marine!!
Congratulations to Warren & his team from Warren Hay Marine for winning the "Best Fishing Boat - Open" with his new branded Broadbill 8 metre boat. This range has been designed by Warren and his team and is available exclusively from Warren Hay Marine in Whangarei and are being built by us here in the McLay Boats Factory.

Best All Purpose 6.7mtr Award!
A real unexpected bonus of the very successful Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show this year was winning the "Best All-purpose 6-7Mtr" award. The team that work on the stand for the 4 day duration are (front row) Russell - Fish City Albany, Pete - Fish City in Hamilton, Mike - Oceansports Marine in Whakatane. Back row, Rob - Fish City Albany, Griff - McLay Boats, Steve - McLay Boats & Martin - McLay Boats. Missing from the photo is Alan from Warren Hay Marine in Whangarei. Thank you, we appreciated your help.

701 Cruiser Gen 2 Hardtop
New model on show at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show. Running from the 12th to the 15th of May at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland.

Stand 355
Another shot of stand 355 all set up the Hutchwilco Boat Show.

The Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show
Stand 355 is set up for the show. Come along to the ASB Showgrounds from the 12th till the 15th of May and check the McLay Boats out.

CrossXover
Thanks to Earl and Nicola, for this photo of their McLay Boat. Had the boat out over the weekend and were amazed at how well the boat handled, even in a two metre chop when the weather changed, passing 3 other boats on the way back in that weren't fearing so well. Always good to hear that customers are out enjoying their McLay's.

Boris
Keep a look out for Mike Rogers', brand new 751 McLay, 'Boris' on the water, great to hear of another very customer and thanks to Oceansports Marine for making it possible!

McLay Boats in New Caledonia
The first boat on the water through our new New Caledonian dealer

McLay boat fitting in quite nicely in Mangawhai Heads
Thanks to Cameron Gallagher for sending in this photo of Blue Heather. The Blue Heather was having a rest after towing the kids around on the biscuit. In Cameron's words 'Truly an awesome boat'.

Beautiful day in Golden Bay with a pod of dolphins - photo by Caleb Nicolson
A fishing trip was happily interrupted by a pod of dolphins - photo by Caleb Nicolson

Looks like a pirate ship but actually ...
A 9.95 McLay boat that went to north Queensland early this year anchored in Vandiemen’s creek in the gulf of Carpentaria. It’s used for commercial mud crab fishing.

25 years ago ...
Geoff McKay sent us this photo of his newly repainted McLay. He told us "It’s a very good boat – easy to tow, launch and retrieve. Great fishing boat for its size; handles the sea well and plenty of room for fishing. Still going strong after 25 years" - you can't argue with that

McLay 721
Thanks to Mike for sending us this photo of Scott McLays new 721, just coming in from fishing, over the Whakatane bar.

Pacific Blue Marlin
Thanks to Rahui for sending us this photo of a Pacific Blue Marlin (60kg) caught on a 10kg line, while out for the weekend fishing.

Pacific Blue Marlin
Another photo of the Pacific Blue Marlin. Thanks once again Rahui.

Proof of how tough McLay Boats are
Result of a severe storm at Whataroa on the South Island West Coast. The boat got a few scratches and the car written off. More proof of how tough McLay Boats are.

Sister's Act
McLay 775 Hardtop & 600 Hardtop in Western Port, Victoria.
Thanks to Phoung for supplying the photo.

"The Hulk"
Thanks to Peter for sending us this photo of his McLay 751 - The Hulk, in the water.

Testing out the roof
Thanks once again to Peter for sending in this photo of his brother up on the roof looking for signs of Marlin.

Marlin
Thanks again to Peter for sending in this photo of a marlin him and his brothers caught when out fishing on his 751 - The Hulk. They caught 3 marlin that day and are very happy with the boat.

Lake Te Anau
Thanks to Paul for sending us this photo of his McLay boat at the head of Lake Te Anau on New Years Day.

4.8 Fortress
Thank you to Zach for sending us this photo of his 1st launch of his new 4.8 Fortress, at Port Headland, near Perth, Australia.

4.8 Fortress
And again thanks to Zach for sending us the resulting catch. (Port Headland, near Perth, Australia).

McLay in Papua New Guinea
Thanks to Rahui for sending us this photo of his McLay in Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea
And another shot of the McLay. Thanks again Rahui.

Papau New Guinea
I know you cannot see all of the McLay in this shot, but the scenery in the back ground is spectacular. Thanks once again Rahui, and I hope you enjoy your McLay!

303kg Blue Marline
Mike (FIsh City) sent on this photo that a client had sent to him. Is a 303Kg Blue Marline in the back of a 566 McLay. Caught in Waihou Bay.

A McLay in Germany
Thank you to Andreas Liedlke for giving us these next few photos of his McLay.

McLay in Germany
Another shot from Andreas Liedlke.

McLay in Germany
Some shots from Andreas Liedlke of how they set up the McLay.

McLay in Germany
Dash set up. Thanks to Andreas Liedlke for the photo.

McLay in Germany
Overhead console set up. Thank you to Andreas Liedlke once again for sharing his photos of his McLay.

500 Centre Console
Thanks to Kandy for sending us this photo of her children and dog enjoy their 500 Centre Console in Vanuatu.

Now thats a fish
Kandy sent us this photo of a fish she caught on her 500 Centre Console.

Blue Marlin
David Hamilton caught this blue marlin. First one fo the Whagmata Classic 2012. Caught on their 775 McLay.

606 Fisherman
Photo sent from Adam at Challenge Marine - Balcatta (WA), Australia. Showing the launching of their first 606 Fisherman.

Contact details can be found on our dealer page.

606 Fisherman
Another photo from Adam at Challenge Marine in Balcatta (WA).

606 Fisherman
From Adam at Challenge Marine (WA).

690 Hardtop
Photo from Adam - Challenge Marine (WA) Australia. Showing the launching of their first 690 Hardtop.

690 Hardtop
Photo from Adam - Challenge Marine (WA). Showing their first 690 Hardtop in the water.

Custom built trout fishing boat
Thanks to John Hanning for sending us these photos of his custom built trout fishing boat. Has caught over 30 fish in it so far!!

Trout fishing boat
Another photo from John Hanning of his custom built boat, showing his grapics up close.

Custom built boat
Another shot of John Hannings custom built boat.

McLay
McLay about to venture off the Waikatane Coast for some fishing.

Fishing on Lake Vanern
Petter from PS Trolling & Charter in Sweden sent us this photo of one of his customers with his catch. A 7kg salmon!

Contact details can be found under our dealers page - click on the McLay Boats - Scandinavia lick on the bottom right hand corner. This will give you details for both PS Trolling & Charter and Dasland Fishing.

Lake Vanern
Another catch for a happy customer of PS Trolling & Charter. Where do we book a trip!!! Thanks Petter for the photo of the 5.2kg trout.

GO THE ALL BLACKS
Think we can guess which team is supported here!!

640 Hardtop in Australia
We would like to thank Greg & Paula for sending us these photos of their new 640 Hardtop. Photo shows the Hardtop on its trailer outside the Hampton Harbour Boat club in Western Australia. That amazing blue sky makes a wonderful back drop!

640 Hardtop in Australia
Once again thank you to Greg and Paula. This photo shows the 640 in the water. Looks amazing and worth the 4 day round trip to pick her up I'd say!

500 Centre Console
Photo of a 500 Centre Console just built.

500 Centre Console
Another photo of the centre console.

500 Centre Console
Another view.

500 Centre Console
Another view.

Striped Marlin
Thanks to Mike from Oceansports Marine for sending us these photos of the Striped Marlin that Kevin Lewis caught on his 775 Hardtop in Whakatane. Kevin wonders if this is his last for the season.

Another of the Striped Marlin
Another of the Striped Marlin that weighed in at 125.4kgs

775 Hardtop
Photo of the Hardtop that the Striped Marlin was caught on.

775 Hardtop

720 Hardtops
Photo of the 720 Hardtops that went to Sweden before they were shipped away.

McLay in Sweden
Thanks to Tommy Nerstrand and Petteri Virranniem for the photos of the 720 Hardtops they brought, out on the water in Sweden and all rigged up.

McLay in Sweden
This is under the 720 Hardtop page, but is such a good photo of the boat out on the crystal clear waters in Sweden, had to put in under the gallery as well.

McLay in Sweden
Photo of the set up for fishing in Sweden.

Marlin Magnet
Shane has sent us in these photos. They are some recent photos from the 2011 Nationals at Waihau Bay. He said he had a good week, tagged & released two stripeys & a shortbill spearfish. He also landed another stripey the day before the Nationals (came in tail wrapped destined for the smoker). GO the might McLay. So thanks for the photos Shane.

Another of the Marlin
Another shot of the Marlin. Thanks once again Shane for the photo.

Marlin weigh in
Shane sent us this photo of the weigh in of the Marlin.

NOW thats a fish
McLay Hartops catch fish. Photo of the 264.5Kgs marlin that was caught by Chris Hanson aboard Harvey Donald's boat (Naughty Lady). The fish was caught in Waihau Bay during the National Fishing comp.

Another shot of the Marlin
Another shot of the 264.5kg Marlin caught by Chris Hanson on Harvey Donald's boat.

Another of the marlin
Another shot of the 264.5kg blue marlin caught by Chris Hanson aboard Harvey Donald's boat (Naughty lady), during the Waihau Bay fishing comp.

McLay Haulage perhaps??
Looks like McLays can go into the haulage business!

McLay's - we build them tough
Photo showing that just like the men we build them (boats) tough down here in the South. Photo is of one of the boats that went to Sweden, just in time for their winter! Thank you to Petter Larsson for sharing this photo.

Another photo from Sweden
Another photo from Petter, showing another of the boats that went over there. (Now thats what I would call a snow fall). Thanks again Petter.

WOW thats a fish!
Gary Hutton (our Auckland Marine Centre dealer) with some live bait.
A Blue Marlin weighing in at 212.4kgs, caught on the 16/01/11

775 Hardtop

775 Hardtop

775 Hardtop

775 Hardtop

588 Fisherman
Paul Hursthouse has sent in these pictures of his 588 Fisherman enjoying the flat calm lake conditions.

588 Fisherman
Another photo from Paul.

Mt Ruapheu
I know there is no boat in this one, but would have to agree with Paul, Mt Ruapheu does look great!!!!

Cray Fish anyone!!
South Island fishing at its best.
Thanks to John Hague for the photo.

735S - Winner of Hutchwilco New Zealand Boatshow 2010
New model 735s. Winner of the Open above 7mtr category and the Best boat of the show category in the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boatshow 2010

Now thats a winner!!
Another shot of the 735s Hardtop, that won two categories in the 2010 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show.

Best of the Show - Overall winner 2010
Another shot of the overall winner of the 2010 Hutchwilco Boat Show.
The new 735s.

Catching a Marlin
Steve McLean tagged & released this striped marlin out of Whitianga, it was one of three they encounted on his 775 McLay

Hunting/fishing trip
Rhys Hellyer sent us this picture of a McLay 745 used on a hunting/fishing trip to Lake Waikaremoana, December 2009. Thanks.

In the Red
Shane and Beth Rix have been kind enough to send us through this photo of their new 720 (In the Red) in action at the Nationals in Waihau Bay.

In the Red
Another shot of In the Red in action at Waihau Bay.

Now thats a Marlin
Photo of Beth Rix next to the Marlin they caught on the 2nd day of the Nationals. Shane and Beth also caught a mahimahi and several kingfish.

Serious boats for serious fisherman
Malcolm Edgar sent us in this photo. Is from a fishing competition. Malcolm says there would of been approx 180 boats competing over a 4 day period and his McLay was probably one of the smallest, but they managed to catch the winning fish in weather that kept 40% of the other boats in for the day. He says it goes with our saying, serious boats for serious fisherman. Malcolm thanks for sharing your photo and congratulations on your win!!!

775 Hardtop - bar crossing
A McLay 775 Hardtop crossing the bar at Whakatane

What a snapper!
A photo of a snapper caught off Whakatane.

650 Hardtop
650 Hardtop being delivered to new owners John and Judith Masters. Sold through Oceansports Marine.

650 Hardtop again
650Hardtop being delivered to new owners John and Judith Masters. Sold through Oceansports Marine.

Inside a 650 Hardtop

Jasmar in the water
New owners John and Judith Masters, 650 Hardtop (Jasmar) sitting in the water at Whitianaga Marina.

McLay off the west coast
Philip Woolf supplied us with this photo of a McLay fishing and diving, at Kahurangi, West Coast, top of the South Island.

Another photo from the West Coast
Another photo from Philip Woolf. From the top of the West Coast of the South Island.

Thanks for sharing your pictures Philip.

Another photo of McLays on the water

That's a fish
McLay fishing trip. Secret location of Taieri Mouth.

Skiers would need goggles!!!
640 Hardtop with the jetboat option.

745 Hardtop - beach launch
Thanks to Rhys Hellyer for providing us with this photo of a 745 being beach launched at Mahia (the top of Hawkes Bay) Feb 09.

745 Hardtop
Thanks again to Rhys Hellyer. Photo shows McLay 745 Hardtop anchored on the plain up at Mahia (Feb 09).

745 Hardtop - coming in the channel
Rhys Hellyer provided us with this photo of his 745 Hardtop coming in the channel up at Mahia (top of the Hawkes Bay) Feb 09. Thanks!!

New Jetboat option for Hardtops
Jet boat option available for all Hardtops. Complete with a chev engine and a Scott jet unit. Enquiries welcome.

Jetboat option for hardtops
Another view of the new Jetboat option available for all Hardtop models.

Jetboat Option
Another view of the jetboat option available for all Hardtop models.

McLay on the road
Truck load of McLay Boats, loaded and ready to be delivered to the dealers.

775 Hardtop
Photo courtesy of Sam Mossman - Fishing News

McLay 775 Hardtop
Photo courtesy of Sam Mossman - Fishing News

The Mighty McLay!!
Snap showing the strength of a McLay 680 Hardtop crossing over the bar near Whakatane.

McLay in Russia
Diana and Ivan have sent us this lovely photo of a McLay Hardtop anchored off the Volga River, Samara, Russia. Thanks for that!!!

Orange Roughy
Brandon sent us in this photo of Orange Roughy (680 Hardtop) trolling off the Northland coast.

What A Catch!!
These snappers and red throat emperors were caught by Bryan approx 55km east of Mooloolaba on Queenslands sunshine coast. On the reef system know as Barwon Banks.

775 Hardtop in fishing mode

Typical dash setup in hardtop