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Made In New Zealand, Best Selling Globally – This Boat Is Simply Perfect


The Rayglass Protector boat range is designed and built in New Zealand but has recently dropped anchor in the international waters of Europe, the United States, Scandinavia, Russia, Asia, and Australia to name but a few.

Rayglass’ reputation for excellence in design, construction, finish and performance is the result of a total commitment by everyone at Rayglass to quality. Their boats are the product of extensive research and development to constantly improve the designs, ride, seaworthiness and all round family comfort. Evidently it’s not just PR either – Rayglass’ innovation and quality have been recognised year in and year out at the New Zealand National Boat Show Awards, with various models winning 50 “Best of” awards at the shows.

Currently both the eastern and western coasts of Australia are taking as many Protector RIBs as they can, proving that awards on the showroom floor translate into amazing real-world performance.

The Perth dealer of Rayglass, Alf Barbagollo, has just taken delivery of a large shipment of the Protector RIBs (Rigid Hulled Inflatable boat), of which every single one has a name down. These include the versatile 9 and 11.5 metre centre consoles and 12.5 luxury Cabin SLs.

“Our customers really like the workmanship and quality of these Kiwi-made Rayglass Protectors,” says Barbagollo. “Our discerning clients especially love the way the Protectors cope with our often-rugged waters, giving a soft, comfortable ride, regardless of the conditions. With their latest generation Verado outboards they are also perfect for fast, safe passages out to Rottnest Island and other outer island holiday destinations.”

The Protector’s success in the western parts of Australia follow on from the high amount of use on the east coast, especially in Queensland. Protector RIBs are often used for fast cruising out to the Great Barrier Reef and for offshore fishing.

“The Protectors’ ability to travel a fair way offshore quickly, safely and with a high degree of comfort has been a strong selling point for us all over Australia,” says Rayglass CEO Dave Larsen. “So has their incredible versatility, the high quality of build, their good looks and a top class finish, both inside and out.”

Our customers really like the workmanship and quality of these Kiwi-made Rayglass Protectors.

Manufactured in Auckland at Rayglass’s state-of-the-art facility in Mt Wellington, Protectors are internationally renowned as the world’s best RIBs.

The Protectors high build quality and ability to travel quickly, safely and comfortably in virtually any conditions has also seen them successfully employed around the world: as patrol and rescue boats, as support vessels for international yacht racing teams, as fast pleasure cruisers and sports fishing boats, and as superyacht tenders.

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By Emma Taylor

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