New Zealand’s biggest on-water boating spectacle is back. The 21st edition of Auckland On Water Boat Show is scheduled from 3 to 6 October.
Among the many on-water highlights will be a pair of Elite motor launches: Virago from Scott Lane Boatbuilders and Antiquity from Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders.
Staying with locally-built bespoke motor yachts, Dickey Boats will have a Dickey SemiFly 45 at the show, superbly crafted in Napier from aluminium.
The big Aussie motor yacht manufacturers will be well represented this year. Maritimo plans to have new and updated models on display, including the new X50 and popular X60 sedan cruisers and M51 and M59 flybridge launches.
Riviera, represented by Flagship Marine, will be showing off new models, including new boats in the SUV range.
Still on the water, Orakei Marine intends to show an extensive range of motor yachts and launches on the marina, such as launches from Jeanneau, Prestige, and Leader, with sailboats from Sun Odyssey and Lagoon.
36 Degrees Yacht Brokers will display launches and yachts, with the new Beneteau GT50 motor yacht as well as a GT40 and a Swift Trawler 35. For sail enthusiasts, there’s the new Beneteau Oceanis 46.
Busfield Marine Brokers, New Zealand agent for Bavaria, will show off the Bavaria S36 coupe sports motor yacht and the brand-new Bavaria C50 yacht, the first in New Zealand.
Various charter and boat share companies will also be present, including Dream Charters and Ownaship, which has expanded its fleet with another Maritimo M51 motor yacht, an Iliad 50 power cat and sailing catamarans by Lucia and Astrea.
As usual, Sealegs will have a wide selection of amphibious models on display, with demonstrations and sea trials throughout the event.
Grady White will have a 330 Express powered by a pair of Yamaha XTO V8 outboards at the show.
New Zealand’s trailer boat and RIB manufacturers will also have a strong presence. All the leading trailer boat brands, both fibreglass and aluminium will be represented by the manufacturers or their dealers.
Seacraft Miller Moyes will have a 14-model line-up of Haines Hunter boats on Te Wero Island. Smuggler Marine will exhibit a range of its high quality Strata RIBs, boutique RIB manufacturer JP RIBS will debut its impressive K Series 12-metre RIB, and King Watercraft will display bespoke jet and outboard RIB tenders and runabouts.
Other interesting vessels include two amphibious options utilising the Tectrax amphibious propulsion system, a Raptor from McLay Boats with a fully enclosed bow wheel and a new Senator providing live, on-the-water demos.
With better access to the harbour, this year’s event will see more boats available for sea trial, meaning interested buyers will be able to get on-board and head out to the Hauraki Gulf to experience vessels underway.
The Auckland On Water Boat Show is not just about launches, yachts, and trailer boats; it encompasses everything marine.
Big engine manufacturers, designers, antifoul and paint suppliers, and others will be back to assist showgoers planning their next repaint, repair, or re-power.
Meet Scott and Mig from Fishing and Adventures
Meeting Scott and Mig from TV’s Fishing and Adventure will also be a highlight for keen fishing fans at this year’s show.
The two well-known faces will be on-hand at the show on Saturday, 5 October, to meet showgoers and share some of their best fishing advice with fans when New Zealand’s biggest on-water boat show kicks off.
Tickets are available online now on auckland-boatshow.com.
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