Available for charters, corporate events, cruising and fishing trips.
Owned and skippered by Ken Pascoe and operating out of the Viaduct Basin, Gladiator is one of Auckland’s leading charter boats. Gladiator is available for hire for any period of time from 3 hours to 3 weeks and offers the most competitive charter boat rates in Auckland.
Gladiator is a 55 foot luxury sports fisher equipped with Sky TV and a quality Bose surround sound music system, making it the ideal charter boat for your next corporate event, fishing trip, or simply cruising on Auckland Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf.
As a fully equipped fishing charter boat we provide top quality fishing equipment for hire at very reasonable rates, along with full food and beverage catering or BYO as required.
Outside the Auckland region some of our most popular fishing destinations include Waiheke Island, Kawau Island and Great Barrier Island, however we are also able to take private fishing trips (including big game fishing) just about anywhere in New Zealand waters. Regardless of your chosen destination, our friendly and vastly experienced crew will ensure your fishing charter is a memorable one.
To enquire about chartering Gladiator for your next corporate event or to find out more about hiring Gladiator for a fishing trip, get in touch with Ken on 027 2727350 or via email at [email protected]
We look forward to hearing from you and giving you the Auckland charter boat experience of a lifetime.
Ken is the owner and skipper of this lovely vessel and you’ll find him the perfect host to ensure your customer-orientated experience is as memorable as possible. With Ken in charge, flexibility with guests is the key to a successful and satisfying trip.
With 25 years experience in the corporate world and as a passionate fisherman, especially for game species, you are assured maximum effort and best results.
Ken grew up in Auckland sailing and fishing, a member of RNZYS since a teenager, he was selected to be the general manager of the club for the first successful Americas Cup 2000 defence.
Over 20,000 ocean miles almost all in small to medium motor vessels, Ken has skippered Gladiator to the Pacific Islands twice. In 2010 he took Gladiator to the remote Chesterfield reef located in the coral sea some 1500 miles from New Zealand chasing Dog Tooth Tuna and Giant Trevally. This year Ken also took Gladiator to the Chesterfield reef several times.
In 2010 Ken and his wife Donna, fishing without crew, won the Kingfish Lodge Easter tournament with the heaviest billfish. Donna has also won top Striped Marlin and Billfish angler at Houhora Game Fishing Club in 2008, the heaviest blue marlin, most tagged and released marlin and angler with the most points in 2010/11 and the heaviest blue marlin and 1st marlin landed in 2011/12. She also won the 1st weighed marlin for NZ in the 2011/12 season. Ken was awarded top skipper prize at the Houhora One Base in 2005.