Mark Gemmell - Extreme 650 Game King

When I decided to replace my 6 metre alloy open boat with a larger Hard Top I had a close look at what was on offer. With 3 sons aged from 17 to 22 and mad keen on both fishing and water sports I wanted an all round boat that would fit our family requirements, be well built and look smart and handle a vast array of conditions. I chose the Extreme 650 Game king because it fitted all these criteria.

We have now run up 67 hours in 7 months with a mix of sea and lake fishing, wake boarding and skiing. I fish off the coast at Gisborne and are often 20 miles off shore. The boat handles all conditions really well and is exceptional in a following sea. The protection from the hard top is excellent while the boat is a great fishing platform, both for bottom fishing and trolling for game fish.

On the lake the boat also handles the water sports requirements really well. The wake boarding rope attaches to a towing eye on the rear edge of the Hard Top roof; this gives plenty of lift to the wakeboard rider. The other great feature for water skiing is the ski pole doubles as the mounting pole for the bait station, which means we simple remove the bait station and store it in the huge under floor fish bins when not in use leaving everything tucked away tidily out of harms way.

With an Evinrude E tec 200 hp it really jumps out of the hole. The Extreme 650 Game King has fulfilled all my expectations with its all round versatility and I look forward to many more hours of boating in it.

Mark Gemmell