July Subscribe & Win: Motorised paddleboard set
Vetus Maxwell and Beacon marine are going to make next spring and summer a fun time for one lucky reader, putting up a Vetus inflatable paddleboard and a matching Vaquita electric motor to be drawn among all new and current subscribers.
Congratulations to the winner of the July subscription prize – Drew Miers of Te Puke.
Having an electric motor on a paddleboard seems like an oxymoron, but it increases the attainable paddling distance by making it easier to deal with unpredictable currents, headwinds and physical fatigue.
The wearable wireless control has a built-in safety factor – if the paddleboard capsizes, the motor turns off.
The unit and its battery are easily attached to the paddleboard’s fin box. The Vaquita power unit has an adaptor for kayaks and the propulsion system creates little or no drag on the board when being paddled in the conventional way.
At full power, the Vaquita will drive your board at around 8km/h for an hour, or up to three hours at half-speed. The battery recharges fully in three hours.
The board itself is easy to inflate, store and transport. The package includes an adjustable and detachable paddle, a manual dual-action air pump, a repair kit and a handy carry bag.
The Vetus SUP11 is a slightly wider board with double fins, making it very stable, and has a 180kg load capacity. There is a built-in cargo net to secure smaller items and the colour scheme – white, blue and yellow – is pleasing to the eye.
All up, including the pump, board, carry bag and paddle, the system weighs just 14kg and offers endless on the water fun.
Subscription offer closes on July 31, 2020.
Winner will be notified by phone or email. NZ subscribers only. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Terms and conditions apply.
What is a subscriber prize draw?
Every person with a current subscription to NZ Fishing News magazine goes into a draw to win subscription prizes.
Prizes change every month, with some draws having multiple smaller prizes, and others having large single prizes.
Past subscription prizes have included overseas fishing holidays, the latest high-end fishing gear, or days aboard successful charter boats hosted by the NZ Fishing News crew.