Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, this year’s Auckland On Water Boat Show at the Viaduct Harbour and Events Centre, September 27-30, promises more sport-fishing boats, recreational fishing tackle and associated equipment than ever before.
Last year more than 20 aluminium trailer boat brands were represented; this year, there will be even more alloy boats on display, on hardstand areas and in the water. Expect models from Stabicraft Marine, Surtees, Fish City Boats, Extreme Boats, Lazercraft Boats, Blackdog Cats, Image Boats, Makaira Boats, Broadbill Boats, White Pointer Boats, Sealegs, Dickey Boats, Everyman Boats, Marco Boats, Purekraft Boats, Senator Boats, Sportcraft, Boats, Profile Boats and more. GRP trailer boats will be well represented too, with Buccaneer, Tristram, Rayglass Boats, Fi-Glass, Smuggler, Haines Hunter and Grady-White models on display.
Tow-sports enthusiasts can check out the latest from Nautique NZ and there will be numerous RIBs and tenders on display from a range of New Zealand and overseas manufacturers, including Naiad, Takacat, Smuggler, True Kit, Southern Pacific Inflatables, Explorer Boats, King Watercraft , Two Cat Tenders and more.
Some of the larger GRP and aluminium trailer boats, along with a range of Kiwi-built and imported custom and production launches and yachts, will be tied up along the network of pontoons that are such a feature of this on-water show. Many exhibitors will be conducting on-water demonstrations, something that makes the Auckland On Water Boat Show unique.
Held in late September, this show is ideally timed to meet the needs of Kiwi boaties and fishers preparing for the summer season. Organisers expect more than 200 New Zealand marine and international companies to exhibit at this year’s event.
As usual, the ANZ Viaduct Event Centre will be home to many of the boat show’s undercover exhibits, including the Top of the Line fishing floor. For 2018, show patrons can check out the latest fishing tackle and techniques, attend seminars and enjoy numerous fishing demonstrations.
Botany Hunting and Fishing will be selling the latest fishing tackle and offering up to the minute fishing advice. Looking for an engine? There’s plenty to choose from: Cummins marine diesels, the latest marine engines from Hyundai, FPT Iveco, Volvo-Penta, John Deere, Scania and others, plus outboard motors for recreational and work applications.
Engine exhibitors include Gough Power Systems, Lees Group, The Engine Room, Cummins NZ, Hyundai SeasAll, Q-Marine Power and Propulsion, Power Equipment, Volpower NZ, Ovlov Marine and HamiltonJet NZ.
After a new outboard? Check out models from Honda Marine, Mercury Marine, Yamaha Motor New Zealand and Suzuki, including exciting new V6 and V8 engines, many of them bolted to the transoms of boats at the show.
Yamaha Motor will debut their new XTO 425hp V8 outboard motor at this year’s show, the first time it will be seen in New Zealand, while Evinrude has confirmed it will demonstrate it’s new i-Dock joystick docking control. Other manufacturers may have similar control systems on display.
In addition, providers of ancillary equipment and services – generators, inverters, pumps, hoses, battery chargers, bow and stern thrusters, interior and exterior lighting and electrical systems of every kind – will be present in force, along with marine electronics specialists.
Show-goers can also compare lifejackets and PFDs, personal locator beacons, life rafts, emergency location beacons, radios and more, while marine insurance specialist Pantaenius Insurance is back again, offering comprehensive marine insurance for recreational and commercial users.
If you are looking to buy a vessel of any sort, or contemplating a new-build, refit or re-power, you’ll find what you need at the show.
Auckland On Water Boat Show
Where: ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, Viaduct Harbour
When: September 27-30, 2018
Show times: Thursday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm;
Sunday 10am – 5pm
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10 September 2018