Rayglass vessels are built to last for generations, but after years of use their upholstery, gel coats and Seadeks can wear down. This was the case for Maui - a 13 year old Legend 2800 owned by a syndicate of four Auckland families, she was starting to look a bit rough around the edges. 

We chatted to one of her owners, Rayglass Marketing Manager Taryn Taylor, about the process of restoring her back to her former glory.

Maui during her early days as a charter.

4000 hours later

Maui started her life as a charter boat for Wave Dancer Fishing Charters, before a syndicate of families bought her several years ago. She’d seen up to 4,000 hours of use and after three engines and 13 years she’d not yet been refurbished. 

Despite that, when Taryn got a chance to buy into the syndicate she jumped at the chance:

“Friends of ours had a third share in Maui and were moving on to a Rayglass 4000. They offered their share to two families and we both accepted, so now there’s four owners!”

“It works really well. We’re all busy families with kids that have a lot of weekend sport on, so sharing is perfect for us.”

Happy 13th birthday

While Maui was still solid as a rock, 4,000 hours of heavy use had left some wear and tear. So on her 13th birthday Taryn and the other owners decided it was time to treat the old girl to a spruce up with the Rayglass Premium Restoration department.

Taryn brought it up with the team in the factory and booked Maui in, generously agreeing to let the team refurbish half of the boat - and leave the other half in original condition. 

Maui in half refurbished, half original condition.

Maui in half refurbished, half original condition.

She was then displayed at the 2022 Rayglass Boat Show to display the awesome work that our premium restoration department can do. When they finished the job Taryn reckoned Maui looked brand new:

“We were blown away by the transformation. We got a full cut and polish and the gel coat looks good as new. New Seadek was fitted, as well as the upholstery and the teak.”

“She really does look and feel like a brand new boat.”

Maui fully refurbished.

Maui fully refurbished.

Nights at Great Barrier

Unfortunately after the boat show Auckland was hit with a bout of bad weather so Taryn hasn’t been able to take the new and improved Maui out yet. She’s still sitting in the showroom but Taryn says there are big plans for summer 2022:

“We’re planning to head out to Great Barrier and spend a few nights on the boat. All five of us mum, dad, three kids and the dog!” 

“There’ll be two kids on the cabin mattress with the dog, one on the bunk and me and my husband Chris are on the deck with air mattresses. I’m not a camping kind of person but we love it.”

Have you got an old vessel like Maui that you’d like to bring back to life before your summer adventures? Whether it’s a Rayglass or not we’d love to help transform your boat into a brand new vessel. 

Get in touch with our premium restoration department to enquire or book a spot. 



Maui, fully refurbished.

Maui, fully refurbished.

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