Tairua ramps up 2021 boat show

After the huge success of last year’s Grady-White Boats Tairua Boat Show, and due to demand from marine industry exhibitors, organiser Stuart Arnold has made this year’s show even bigger and better.

The event has huge prize draw sponsorship from Destination Coromandel, Smart Marine, Advance Trident, Shimano Fishing Tackle New Zealand, Baymarine Electronics, Lowrance, Kilwell and Pacific Powerboat Magazine. Some of the prizes include a Maxxon Rib with Parsun Motor, Four Stroke Yamaha outboard, Lowrance GPS package, ICOM VHF, Kilwell Outriggers, Pacific Blue Sports spearfishing combo and everyone who buys an entry at the gate will receive a 12-month free digital subscription to Pacific Powerboat Magazine.

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The show is now completely full, with exhibitors from the cream of New Zealand boating, marine, fishing and diving industry displaying their very latest boats and gear for 2021.

There will be over 100 different boats on display from major manufacturers such as Surtees, Makaira, FC boats, Haines Hunter, Black Dog Cat, Grady-White Boats USA, Extreme, Family Boats, Sportcraft Marine, Rollo’s Senator, Sealegs, Fusion Boats, DNA Boats, Circa, Offshore, Takacat, Mac Boats, Woodbine Marine, Jeanneau, HMD Purecraft, Oceanpro, Brig, Southern, Innovision,  Sportsmarine, Princess Yachts, Searay,  and more. There will also be engine displays from Yamaha, Honda Marine and Yanmar.

The option to test drive some of the boats is a great feature of the show – weather permitting of course. There will even be some larger luxury launches on display, the biggest being a Princess 55ft Luxury Launch, as well as a range of top-quality boats from Grady-White Boats, Jeanneau, Black Dog Cat, Brig and more!

For the fishing and diving fraternity, there will be great displays from Shimano,

Dutchy’s Fishing Tackle, CD Rods, Okuma, Smart Marine, Kilwell, Custom Lures, Icy Tek and an interactive stand from Catch Fishing Tackle with their fight a fish simulator. The latest dive and spearfishing gear from Pacific Blue sports, Buechat, Splash Dive, Divezone, Rob Allen Spearfishing and MONZ will also be on show. The marine industry will be well represented by Smart Marine, HiTech plastics, Ultralon U-Deck, Narva, Griffiths Equipment and more, plus you can check out the very latest marine electronics from Advance Trident, Simrad, Lowrance, Garmin, Raymarine, Lusty & Blundell, Furuno, Fusion, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Icom and Baymarine Electronics Tauranga.

New Zealand Fishing media will be there, promoting a special NZ Fishing News premium subscription offer and the measure-based Export Fishing Competition.

For the art lovers, there is some fabulous artwork from Gary Longley Fishart, a fish woodcarving active display from local artist Tim Aldrich and some great signage for the boatshed and home from Give Us a Sign.

There will be the usual welcome at the onsite Tairua and Pauanui Fishing club for drinks and food. Free parking can be found at the Tairua Rugby club field and the surrounding parking areas.

Entry this year is just $10 for adults and children under 16 are free, with profits going to St John, Tairua Rugby Club and Tairua School. The show will take place over August 13 – 15.

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