Splashzone II

Splashzone II is  a 8.2m aluminium Stevens Cat. She has 2 x 250hp Yamaha outboards.

She is surveyed for Fishing, Passenger, Non-Passenger work

The Splashzone II catches Crayfish and Wetfish off the coast of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

Richard Kibblewhite

Richard Kibblewhite

Skipper

Richard Kibblewhite, is the founding owner of Splashzone Marine Ltd and the proud skipper of Splashzone II and Gancho.

Richard has been in the fishing industry since 1987.

Hikawera McKenzie

Hikawera McKenzie

1st Mate

I grew up in Porangahau, had a passion for everything to do with Tangaroa since childhood, whether it be fishing, diving, gathering pipi and cockles from the river mouth to catching tuna (eels) and whitebait with my father and brother.

Fishing has been a part of me my whole life, gathering Kai for the whanau is my favorite thing to do. Watching my Uncles crayfishing and fishing while growing up I always wanted to work on Tangaroa. Now that I’m in a role where I am able to do so, I wouldn’t change it for the world. The sea is my passion the sea is my life.

Both, my brother Matiu and I aspire to be skippers of our own boats and fish off our coast.

Robert Houkamau

Robert Houkamau

Deckhand

Robert is a valuable team member as deckhand on Gancho. He has a passion for fishing.

Rob McLean

Rob McLean

Tractor Driver

Rob has been the brave person who has been launcher and fills in when needed.  With nerves of steel, Rob makes sure the boat gets launched safely every time.

Splashzone II Photo

Splashzone II Photo

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