"New Zealand's longest-standing on water-based boat show was scheduled to open on October 7, but with uncertainty on which restriction levels will be in force at that time, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's show," says organiser Stacey Cook.
The build of the show, including a made-for-purpose show marina, was to begin in two weeks' time. A meeting of exhibitors and organisers held in early September via Zoom concluded that, due to uncertainty around changing Covid restriction levels, cancellation was the best course of action.
"With over 1.4 million New Zealanders going boating every year, boating is a way of life for many, and we know that the boating public will share our disappointment in not being able to see and experience the latest in technology, equipment and new boat and engine models on offer at the now-cancelled show. However, boaters can visit www.auckland-boatshow.com to view the latest boats and products from companies that were to exhibit."
The show will return in early 2022, running from March 17 to March 20, and is set to be a bigger show than planned for 2021. The show will have an exciting new layout and more space on land and water, taking full advantage of using the space set aside in Jellicoe Harbour, previously the America's Cup team bases, and next to the site from where Emirates Team New Zealand successfully defended the 36th America's Cup.
Ticket holders will have their tickets automatically transferred to the new March show or will be able to receive refunds from iTicket.
07 September 2021