Self Drive Boat Hire in Nelson, New Zealand for Fishing, Diving or Family fun

16 ft
5 Guests

About This Boat

About this Boat
Enjoy Nelson, New Zealand by boat! Rent a 16ft Stabicraft 1650 fisher for up to 5 people. Each boat is equipped with life jackets, emergency locator beacon, marine radio, oars, fire extinguisher and first aid kit. The boat also has a fish finder, sun canopy, rocket launcher and a fully detachable ski pole. The boat will be clean and have a full tank of fuel. Rates as low as $350 NZD.
All our Boats are all equipped to the same standard. 

All our boats are available through out the year. subject to availability. All prices include GST@15%
High Season: 6th January - 28th February:
Minimum hire: 1 Day $370 fully fueled.  (Please note tanks must be returned full)
Peak Period 21st December - 5th January:
Minimum Hire: 2 day $395 over this 2 week period.
Early booking advised, no discount during this period, (unless booked and paid for in full a month in advance of hire dates)
Book 4 days or more in advance for a discount on your total boat hire. Contact us for details.
Low Season: 1st March - 20th December:
Minimum hire: 1 Day $350 Fully fueled (Please note tanks must be returned full)

Delivery Rates
By prearrangement we can also arrange delivery and or collection of a boat to your favorite location. Collecting and delivery are dependent on driver availability.
Port Nelson $45  pick up or dropoff
Kaiteriteri $95  pick up or drop off
Nelson Lakes $240
*Golden Bay $280
*Marlborough Sounds $280
(Includes Havelock, Okiwi and Duncan Bay).
*Picton $290
         * 2 days minimum hire for these locations.  price includes both delivery and pick up
Fun Stuff for additional cost

Dive Stuff
Weights belts              $15.00
Snorkel & mask           $20.00
Fins                           $15.00
Bladefish Sea Scooter  $65.00

Fishing gear
Scallop Dredgers       $65.00
Fishing Rod              $25.00
Fishing Tackle           $5.00
Bait bucket and fish bin provided free of charge
Ski Biscuit                     $40.00
Water skis                     $35.00
Kneeboards                   $35.00
Ski vests and ski rope are provided free of charge

Extra fuel tank can be supplied if required
Please advise us at the time of booking which toys and equipment you may require to avoid disappointment. Equipment can only be hired with the boat hire, but is subject to availability





  • Type: Power
  • Capacity: 5 People
  • Year: 2013
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 16 ft
  • Cancellation: 67% Refund 30 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Self Drive Criteria
Boat license required and boating experience 
Age 20 years and over
Understand the collision avoidance regulations, New Zealand maritime rules and buoy age system. understand what a skippers responsibilities are.
Read and abide by our terms and conditions
you do need to demonstrate sound knowledge and boating experience.

Day hire is from 7am -7pm return no later than 7pm on last day of extended hires

On the Day
A pre-departure briefing is required, you will need to allow up to 1 hour for the briefing.
By pre arrangement the briefing may be held on a day prior to the actual hire.
Boats can be picked up from our yard in Nelson or delivered by prior arrangement. Please note there are additional fees for this service, subject to availability 
Pick up the night before may be possible subject to prior bookings.
please remember to refuel the tanks before returning the boat to the pickup/drop off point or you will incur an administration  charge of $75 plus the cost of the fuel.  

A security bond of $1,500 NZ. Any damage or loss will be deducted from this. Please note that you are liable for the first $1,500 of any insurance claim. We expect all Hirers and or Skippers to have read our standard terms and conditions before booking.We will ask you what experience you have to operate the boat safely.

Any time up to 60 days before booking a full refund less $100.00 admin fee will apply.
Between 60 -30 days the hirer will forfeit the equivalent of 1/3rd of the entire hire cost.
Between 30-14 days the hirer will forfeit the equivalent of 2/3rd of the entire hire cost.
Less than 14 days the hirer will forfeit the entire hire cost. However, The Diverse Boat Company will endeavor to negotiate an alternative hire period to the same value.
Note In cases where the Diverse Boat Company Ltd is not informed of cancellation, or the Hirer does not arrive to collect the boat at hire commencement, all monies paid will be deemed non refundable.


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Fishing gear
  • Trailerable
  • Outboard Engine
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Watersports Equipment
  • Tow Bar

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Meet David


From Nelson

Member Since Apr 2016

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