The Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show, the oldest, largest and most popular boat show in New Zealand, is delighted to announce Coastguard as its official charity partner of the 2021 show.
“The show has long been a strong supporter of Coastguard and the great work they do to save lives at sea,” says the show’s General Manager Dave Gibbs. “We are proud to have now taken the next step including them as the official charity partner of the show.”
This year the show will once again bring the latest and greatest in boating to passionate recreational boaties and having Coastguard as the charity partner is the perfect fit.
“Being involved in the Boat Show in this vein, enables us to engage with a large portion of the people we serve and it’s a great opportunity to remind boaties that Coastguard’s got their back out there on the water,” says Coastguard Chief Executive, Callum Gillespie.
As part of the new partnership, the organisers will run a live auction on the Saturday of the show where all proceeds will go directly to Coastguard.
There will be many great boating products up for grabs at the auction, with many more expected to be added to the mix by the time the show opens on Thursday May 13.
The products to be auctioned, along with their usual retail price, will be listed on the show’s website (www.boatshow.co.nz) and will be on display in the Hall 2 foyer throughout the show.
The show has also made it easy for those buying their tickets online to make a donation to Coastguard at the same time.
“We know that, like us, many boaties and fishos have a huge respect for Coastguard volunteers and the work they do and would like to support them. We have therefore made it easy for those buying their show tickets online to also make a $2 donation to Coastguard if they wish,” says Mr Gibbs.
As part of the partnership, Coastguard will provide a Lifetime Coastguard Membership and a Day Skipper course to the winner of the 2021 Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize package.
The 2021 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show will be held at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane Auckland on May 13-16. Tickets are $25 each for adults while children, 16 and under, are free.
Tickets are available at www.boatshow.co.nz with all tickets bought online earning a second bonus entry for the $250,000-plus Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize as well as automatically going into a draw for Viking Kayaks powered kayak package worth over $6500.
What: Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show
Where: ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland
When: May 13-16, 2021
Open: 10am to 6pm; late night Friday to 9pm
Admission: Adults: $25; children 16 & under FREE
24 February 2021