To the crew at Buccanner Boats, from the crew of "Our Time".
The new El Dorado 6.85 walkround just blows us away.
Our maiden voyage was out to the Chicks, approximately 14kms off shore, so a good test. Going out was 10-15 knots and then turned to 25 knots for the rest of the day. The combination of boat and 200hp Suzuki electronic outboard is such a great combination - cruising 30 kms and only using 15 litres per hour. Coming back across to the Whangarei Heads was such a smooth ride, the trim tabs made the boat stable and comfortable. Easily handling the rather large waves, even through the Whangarei heads with wind against the tide. The El Dorado cruised through with no problem.
We have lots of good comments on the El Dorado package. Can't wait for the game fishing season to start!
From our first contact and later factory visit with David we enjoyed the family atmosphere and honest approach. Listening to our questions and showing us the whole boat building process from start to the end product. We went away that day and returned the next with our list of questions and requests. Meeting with David and Gerry, once again we felt part of the family, they listened and gave their advice with no pressure. This has given us the perfect combination for our type of fishing.
On Gerry's advice we decided to use the Enduro trailer with the Balex system, we would now strongly recommend this to any boat owner. Launching and retrieving is now child's play.
Thanks Wade for the boat test and delivery of the boat to us, once again nothing is too much trouble for Gerry and his crew.
Clive and Carol McKeown