The Balex system is best seen and understood in action. The videos below will give you insight into how to operate, enjoy and use the Balex system

Why is launching and retrieving your boat so stressful? No more stress. The automatic boat loader takes all the stress out of loading your boat at the boat ramp… so you can focus on your fishing!

Daniel Given, Balex CEO introduces the Balex Automatic Boat Loader, on the 2019 Hutchwilco Boat Show Prize Boat 

Get ready for summer! See the advantages of the Balex Automatic Boat Loader – because boating should be a breeze!

The beach launching expert Grant Dixon, Managing Editor from NZ Fishing News magazine is talking about his experience on the beach with the ABL. Thanks Grant – we are glad to hear that the Balex system is making even your life a lot easier!

Who wants to winch a 3 tonne boat, when you don’t have to? The ABL makes the launch and retrieve of heavy boats super easy!

The ABL2500 makes launching and retrieving so easy! Find out yourself how stressfree boating can be! is trying their ABL2500 – stressfree retrieving of their Extreme 610

Stress-free launch and retrieval with the Balex Automatic Boat Loader. Enjoy boating from start to finish and enjoy  the day with your family even more!

The ABL2500 is on the Gate Prize at the Hutchwilco Boat Show 2016. A great video which shows the features of this great device really well.

A great video to understand everything about the Balex ABL and Balex Marine

Watch Fishy Business host Adam Clancey launching his boat now single handed with the Balex Automatic Boat Loader

The Balex Demo Boat – great review from Boating New Zealand magazine (March issue 2018)

See how easy and stress free you can launch you boat and start your fun day on the water without hassle

Watch this video to see how easy it is to retrieve your boat after a great day out on the water. It will just take you minutes to get your boat on the trailer!

For the ones with not so much time – launch & retrieve – compact in one video

This video helps you to measure your boat and trailer to make it easy to fit a Balex Automatic Boat Loader. Download the measurement form here

Marsden Cove, Whangarei Harbour

There are three eight-degree concrete lanes available – a double and single ramp, divided by a floating marina-style finger. The ramp is within the Marsden Cove Marina facility, so sheltered in all conditions, usable in all tides, and suits all sizes of trailer-boats.

Waitangi, Bay of Islands

For heading out and exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands, the Waitangi ramp is one of the best options. It is located off the SH11, across the bridge heading out of Paihia. It is an all tide ramp with enough room to launch 2 boats at a time. This ramp allows a shorter run out of the harbour to the Bay than the Opua ramp.


The Stillwater ramp is tucked away at the edge of Weiti River leading into Karepiro Bay. The ramp is located half an hour from Albany and 20min from Silverdale. There is a ramp fee of $5 for non members, which can be paid at the club or in the honesty box next to the ramp. The ramp gets strong currents, especially at incoming tide, so make sure you are prepared for it. It is a one lane concrete ramp, with no jetty.

Sulphur Point, Tauranga Harbour

Sulphur Point is a busy boat ramp, especially over the summer months. There is a four- lane boat ramp of six degrees pitch next to the dry stack, as well as a six-lane ramp of seven degrees pitch 200m further north. They are all-tide concrete ramps suitable for all sized trailerboats and are free to use.

Gulfharbour Marina

Gulfharbour is one of the main ramps north of Auckland, but can be unsafe in some weather conditions and be closed off without notice. So make sure you check the weather before heading out. There are two concrete ramps and a jetty, separated into launch & retrieve, to avoid long queues.

Lake Tarawera  – The Landing

Lake Tarawera has many boat ramps, but “The Landing” is very famous, thanks to it’s café and beautiful setting. There is just one concrete lane, so you need to be quick when you launch and retrieve, so you better have a Balex system on your trailer. The location is stunning and the Lake is the perfect spot for waterskiing, trout fishing or visiting the hot pools.


The Bowentown ramp is located 10min south of Waihi beach, one of the Bays amazing holiday destinations. The 6 degree ramp is run by the Bowentown Boating & Sportfishing Club. Your maximum time on the jetty should be 10min on a busy day, so make sure you come prepared. The club appreciates a donation for using the ramp and washing station, if you are not a member. The 3 lane concrete ramp is in a good condition, there are 2 jetties for easier launching.


This hard sand ramp is closest to the bar and a 15 metre wide side channel takes you to the main channel, after which it is a short trip to the bar itself. The ramp is accessible at all tides and a four-wheel-drive tow vehicle is recommended for larger trailer craft.


The setting for this ramp is one of the most idyllic of any in New Zealand – almost like a tropical island. Sitting on the edge of the Pauanui estate on the eastern shores of Tairua harbour, this ramp is the closest to Slipper island, Shoe Island and a little further offshore, the Alderman islands.

2 Mile Bay, Lake Taupo

Taupo is the largest lake in the country with amazing trout fishing and perfect for Watersports. A permit is required to use the ramp – there are day passes, and multi day passes available from several agents around the lake. Visit to find out where to get your permit.

Seaview Marina, Lower Hutt

Located at the more sheltered north-eastern end of Wellington harbour, Seaview Marina offers one of the best trailerboat launching facilities in the region.

A four-lane concrete ramp that operates at an all-tide depth of 2.2 metres is serviced by three jetties. Launching is available 24/7, all-year round.

Auckland Outboard Boating Club

Few clubs can boast the benefits enjoyed by members of the Auckland Outboard Boating Club, located on Tamaki Drive, Orakei, all on the same site. 

There are 15 concrete all-tide ramps, two of which are open to the public providing their vessel meets minimum safety standards.

Okiwi Bay Marlborough Sounds

The Okiwi Bay Boat Ramp is located within Croissilles Harbour on the western outer side of the Marlborough Sounds. It is a large sheltered harbour with access out to French Pass – D’Urville Island.  There is a concrete ramp onto the beach. 

Omaha Boat Ramp, Auckland

The Omaha Bay Boat Ramp is a well sheltered all weather and all tide boat ramp located in the north eastern Auckland area. It is a wide three lane concrete ramp that has good room to be able to manoeuvre your boat. This is one of the nearest points to launch from to head out to Little and Great Barrier Island.