"Crazy Horse" was launched in 1991. She was the brain child of Ted Geiszler, a mad keen stand up game fisherman. He wanted a boat that was possible to fight game fish from all parts of the boat. Frank Pelin and Ted designed the prototype "First Eclipse" now called "Crazy Horse". Built by Astral Marine, now Friendship Yachts of Whangarei.

Built to survey, "Crazy Horse" worked in the Bay Of Islands under well known skippers Stu Hunter and Chris Brittin. Many game fish where caught on the boat as it worked the top of the North Island and the Three Kings. Over the next eight years she has been based in Wellington, Tauranga, and Auckland as a pleasure boat.

"Crazy Horse is now back in survey with its home stables being at Te Waitere which is on the southern arm of the Kawhia Habour. She is fitted out with the latest Raymarine chart plotter, fish finder and radar gear. If you think you are up to the ride, then "Crazy Horse" is the one for you.

Crazy Horse specifications:

  • Pelin Sports Fisher
  • Total walk around blue water game boat
  • 12 metres
  • Twin 300hp Cummins Diamond series motors
  • 1400 litres diesel
  • Sleeps 6
  • Galley shower and toilet
  • Cruise 18 - 20 knots
  • Max 28 knots
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Charter prices:

Please contact us for a quote. Price depends on the type of fishing (snapper, kingfish, game fishing) or a dive trip, length of the trip (day or overnight) and the number of people on the trip.

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Paul Cleaver is a very experienced fisherman both commercially and as a recreational angler. Fishing is in Paul's blood as at the age of thirteen Paul started fishing out of New Plymouth. Since then he has fished all along the West Coast of the North Island. Paul has lived at Te Waitere for eighteen years and during that time he has crossed the Kawhia bar many times in his own search for a great days fishing.



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