The New Fireball


First released in 1968, the Fi-Glass Fireball is without a doubt the most popular fibreglass boat ever produced in New Zealand. 

From humble beginnings to defining modern boating, an excess of 3500 have been produced today, firmly positioning it as one of the most iconic Fi-Glass boats on the market. A notion clearly highlighted to Fi-Glass Managing Director, Griff Simpson, during discussions with boating’s best: “A very senior, well known local business figure, who has won international boating championships and owned countless boats, has often asked me whether there has ever been a better boat than the Fi-Glass Fireball.”

2014 sees the re-launch of the Fireball. Completely new from the keel up, it boasts a contemporary interior, coupled with a modern stylish look. It is easy to handle on and off the trailer, while offering drivers fantastic sea keeping ability. 

Longer than the original 14 foot 6” design, the 2014 Fireball is wider and has a deeper vee. With the original Fireball coupled with a 40hp Mercury, Fi-Glass turned once again to Mercury to complete their offering. The result sees the 2014 Fireball base package include a 50hp oil injected two-stroke with trim and tilt, as the power plant. Add to that a galvanized multi roller trailer and a starting price point of $19,990, this Fi-Glass Fireball will not only appeal to the first time boatie, but the most discerning of boating consumers. Accommodating their growing export market in the Pacific Rim, the Fireball will also be available in centre console and tiller steer options. 

Having identified a gap in the market for a versatile runabout, Griff and his team are confident the new and improved Fireball is an absolute winner. “Whether it is for fishing, skiing or just family fun on the water, the Fireball will deliver the perfect boating experience time and time again,” shares Griff. 

At the centre of creating fantastic family memories on the water, at a price everyone can afford, the 2014 Fi-Glass Fireball is a new and improved slice of Kiwi ingenuity. 

elliott duston