Gancho is 14.6m steel fishing vessel designed by Chris Williams, Australia. She has 225hp cummins C series. She sleeps five people and has a full galley, shower toilet.

She is surveyed for Fishing.

Gancho is currently being sailed back to New Zealand from Launceston, Tasmania. Gancho will be based around the East Coast and Upper South Island, wetfishing and crayfishing.

Richard Kibblewhite

Richard Kibblewhite


Richard Kibblewhite is the Skipper on Gancho with his crew from Splashzone II. Currently Gancho is in Picton having her survey into commercial fishing completed.

Andrew Baxter

Andrew Baxter

1st Mate

Andrew is a Smedley Graduate and has worked on Farms in the Wairarapa.

Andrew has been professional hunting around New Zealand, and his passion for fishing has lead him from Pearler to Splashzone Marine team.

Steve Thomson

Steve Thomson


Steve is our newest member to the team.

Gancho ready to set sail from Launceston, Tasmania to New Zealand

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