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Stabicraft 1650 Fisher 

Diverse Boat Company has 3 Stabicraft 1650 Fisher boats available for hire are Valkyri, Vicugna and Vixen. The Stabicraft 1650 won the Trade a boat Readers Choice Awards in 2013 - Read article here.

Our Stabicraft 1650 fisher are fully surveyed to carry 5 people aged 5 years and over. All Diverse Boat Company boats are maintained to the highest standards, so you can enjoy trouble free and safe boating.

Each boat is equipped with life jackets, emergency locator beacon, marine radio, oars, fire extinguisher and first aid kit. The boat also has a fish finder, sun canopy, rocket launcher and a fully detachable ski pole. The boat will be clean and have a full tank of fuel.

Stabicraft Specifications

Length  Overall 5m (16.5ft) 
Beam  2.15m
Transom Deadrise 17.5 degrees
Towing Weight 1100 kg (approx)
Length on trailer 6.2m


Tasman District Council Boating and Fishing Information : Click Here
Nelson City Council Boating and Fishing Information: Click Here
Port Nelson Harbour Conditions: Click Here
Weather and Tide Information: Click Here
The Boating Map: Click Here

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 Practical Power boat training  - Improve your confidence on the water  -


Practical Power boat Training 

Our comprehensive 16 hour power boat handling course is for anyone who wants to learn or improve their boating skills. Improve your confidence to safely operate a power boat. No previous experience is required. Set over 2 days the course encompasses the following:


Prerequisites: None 

The course includes:

• Trip planning
• Safety checks – Essential items that every boat should carry  
• Navigation – Charts, tides and weather
• Rules of the road – Right of way, buoys and beacons
• Emergencies – Preventing and dealing with breakdowns and incidents
• Correct use of a VHF Radio 

On the water skills:

• Safety checks and boat prep
• Launching and recovering on a trailer
• Slow speed manoeuvring
• High speed manoeuvring
• Turning vessel in a restricted space
• Docking and use of spring lines
• Anchoring and picking up a mooring
• Emergency scenarios including Person overboard recovery and engine failure
• Retrieval of vessel, washdown and equipment checks 

 A compressive boat manual is included in the course fee and a discount voucher for your first boat hire from The Diverse Boat Company. 

The 2 day course costs $860 per person inc 15% GST. A 50% deposit is required to secure your place on the course. Space is limited to 4 people per course. Please note a minimum of three people will be required to run a course.

Courses run from 1st May to the 30th September, at weekends. Booking is essential. During your experience you will gain essential boating knowledge whilst cruising the water to practice your skills. If you are interested in the opportunity to learn whilst on the water and would like further details please contact us via our booking form.

Requirements for the course: 

Comfortable warm, wind and waterproof clothing. Non slip footwear.  


As the course is weather dependant there may be cancellations due to adverse weather conditions. However, we will endeavour to reschedule the training course at a mutually agreeable date should this occur. See our Terms & Conditions cancellations policy. 

Our experienced course instructor: 

Milo Coldren, began power boating as a teenager in a sea rescue unit on Canada's Pacific coast leading to a career in SAR and Emergency Management. He has worked commercially, competitively and recreationally on the sea since, exploring remote areas of the globe such as Tierra del Fuego, the Falklands, Galapagos and Pitcairn islands. He is a commercial skipper, New Zealand Coastguard Boating Education tutor & examiner, RYA powerboat instructor and ASA Sailing instructor.

Milo Coldren  


Fun Stuff

To have a fun time out on the water the Diverse Boat Company

have a large selection of extras for you to hire.

Prices quoted are per hire period e.g the price remains the same

whether it is 1 day hire or a multiple hire.

All prices inc GST @15%

Dive Gear

  • Weight belt, Snorkel, Mask & Fins $45 

Fishing Gear

  • Scallop Dredge         $65.00 {season closed}
  • Fishing Rod              $25.00 
  • Scoop net & gaff supplied with fishing rods.
  • A Bait bucket and fish bin are also provided.  

Fun Stuff

  • Ski Biscuit                     $45.00
  • Water skis                     $45.00
  • Kneeboards                   $45.00
  • Wake boards                 currently not available 
  • Ski vests & ski ropes are provided. 

Other Items  

  • Extra fuel tank or jerry cans can be supplied if required.

Please advise us at the time of booking which toys and equipment you may require to avoid disappointment. Equipment is subject to availability. 


Tasman District Council Boating and Fishing Information : Click Here
Nelson City Council Boating and Fishing Information: Click Here
Port Nelson Harbour Conditions: Click Here
Weather and Tide Information: Click Here
The Boating Map: Click Here