Big pool centre stage at Hutchwilco boat show

Big pool centre stage at Hutchwilco boat show

An impressive new 20-metre round pool will be a highlight of the 2019 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds on May 16-19.

The pool, which has been designed and constructed especially for the show, will feature a range of activities and demonstrations, including the option to have a go at the likes of paddleboarding, under expert instruction.

“The Hutchwilco Pool will give us the chance to showcase a number of fun sports and activities in a safe and supportive environment.” says Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show general manager, Dave Gibbs.

“The pool, which is 800mm deep, will be continually patrolled and all those taking part will be required to wear a Hutchwilco lifejacket.”

New Zealand’s largest, longest-running and most popular boat show is also offering those attending the chance to win the largest gate prize ever offered at a boat show.

For the price of admission, patrons will be able to enter the draw for this amazing Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize. Worth a staggering $250,000, the Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize consists of a 7.5m Surtees Open Cabin Game Fisher, powered by twin 150hp four-stroke Yamaha outboards. It will also feature the first Yamaha Helm Master boat control system to be fitted to a boat in New Zealand, will sit on a top-of-the-line Hosking double-axle braked trailer and be fitted with a comprehensive set of Garmin electronics.

The show organisers have also introduced a big incentive for those who buy their tickets online. Every online ticket will receive a second, bonus entry into the Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize draw. In addition to doubling their chances of winning the $250,000 prize, those who buy tickets online will also automatically go into the draw to win a Viking Kayaks-powered ‘Reload Package’, worth over $8,000.

Both online and at-the-gate tickets are just $20 each and the online tickets can be downloaded from www.boatshow.co.nz and printed at home at no extra cost.

What: Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show
Where: ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland
When: May 16-19, 2019.
Open: 10am to 6pm; late night Friday to 9pm.
Admission: Adults: $20; children 16 and under FREE

 


14 March 2019

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