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Uniquely Built Vessels

Venom Boats NZ has a full range of  Stingray monohull  & Catamaran RIBS available from South Africa.


We can supply vessels in Recreational, Commercial and Military markets with unique patented designs utilising in-house designers to customise these to suit individual clients needs.  Stingray clients include various units in the S.A. National Defense Force, including the S.A. Navy.


Whatever your needs, be it in the Diving, Fishing, Racing, Law and Order Enforcement or Military arenas, Venom Boats NZ Ltd have a design for you.

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Over 33 Years Professional Boating Experience

Venom Boats Ltd is a New Zealand registered company and is the Master Distributor for Stingray Marine RIBS for New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Asia and the Middle East.

Headed by Paul Powney and Anna Leech they are excited about the opportunities Venom Boats NZ Ltd offers to their clients throughout NZ, Pacific, Asia & Middle East. With the flexibility to be able to customise the different models to suit your needs, they are sure to meet your requirements, so get in touch today.

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Paul Powney

Technical Sales Director

Paul has been involved in the NZ Marine Industry for over 33 years. Starting out his career in the RNZN for six years as a weapons and electrical mechanic before taking up a Sales role with TransDiesel where he was heavily involved in the sale of Marine Diesel engines and generators before moving into a National Sales Management role with TransDiesel for their consumables division. Following 21 years with TransDiesel, Paul took on the role of CEO for the NZ Sailing Trust (the custodians of Sir Peter Blakes Steinlager 2 and Lion New Zealand) growing their revenue and increasing their outcomes for youth, overseeing the refit of Lion New Zealand and putting in robust systems systems and processes to improve efficiency. In early 2021 Paul and his wife Helen had the opportunity to take on the distribution for Takacat and Stingray Marine. Paul studied a Grad Dip Bus (Admin) with University of Auckland and holds a National Certificate in Marine Sales and Service. Helen and Paul's family enjoy time on the water and own their own boat.

Anna Leech

Dealer Development and Marketing Director

After completing her Bachelor of Business Degree in Sports and Tourism management Anna went to the UK for her OE. After returning she started a family having two daughters. As a competitive sailer in her youth she loves to get out on the water when she can and has a passion for sports and the outdoors. In early 2021 Anna had the opportunity to take on the distribution for Takacat throughout Australia, Asia & Middle East and is excited to now also introduce Stingray Marine RIBS to some of these regions.


Stingray History

As one of the top South African Boat manufacturers, Stingray offers superior quality workmanship, cutting edge designs and super efficient hull designs. 


Their monohulls are well proven and are recognised as the top performing hulls in our industry. The structural integrity of their hulls are unsurpassed.

Stingray Marine have been manufacturing boats since 1990 and their long list of satisfied customers bear testimony to their superior designs and build quality.

Venom Boats NZ is now proudly importing these vessels into NZ, South Pacific, South East Asia and Middle East Regions. 

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