The fair is held between 24-27 Sept, and it is a premiere on The Yacht Owner network. 2015 marks the 17th annual running of the Auckland On Water Boat Show (formerly the Auckland International Boat Show). Held in Auckland’s magnificent Viaduct Harbor over four days, this is New Zealand’s largest on-water boat show. Whatever your on-water interests – sailing, fishing, paddle-boarding, water sports or pleasure cruising – enjoy the opportunity to speak with experts presenting a wide array of marine-oriented products and services. I like it.
[source: boat show’s website]
– 10am – 6pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday
– 10am – 5pm Sunday
– Discounted online tickets available from 1st August 2015
Adult day pass: $18.00
Competitions tile Adult 4-day pass: $27.00
– Gate sales
Adult day pass: $20.00
Adult 4-day pass: $30.00
– Children under 15 years – FREE
From the unveiling of the latest example of Sealegs International’s acclaimed, New Zealand-developed amphibious technology – the Sealegs Interceptor 9000 rigid inflatable boat (RIB) – to all kinds of useful boat and fishing gadgets, marine chandlery and electronics, the capabilities of the local marine industry are very much on display during New Zealand’s largest on-water boat show.
“The Auckland On Water Boat Show showcases so much of our industry – New Zealand technology, New Zealand design and good old Kiwi innovation,” says Peter Busfield, executive director of the New Zealand Marine Industry Association (NZ Marine) which owns and runs the show running at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour.
“People definitely have the choice of imported or New Zealand-made and this show certainly celebrates that choice. However a significant statistic is that 90 per cent of trailer power boats sold in New Zealand are made in New Zealand. We believe that would be one of the highest ratios world-wide.”
Water-based activities are New Zealanders’ most popular pastime with more than one million New Zealanders going boating each year either sailing, fishing, participating in water-sports or enjoying cruising. With more than 100 boats sold every week in New Zealand and over a thousand exported each year – the New Zealand Marine Industry plays an important part of New Zealand’s economy.
“From this very strong home market where Kiwis are buying New Zealand-made boats, many of our boat builders and marine component or electronics manufacturers are also successfully exporting into Australia and other countries. The exchange rate changes in recent months have made New Zealand boats and products even more attractive. We have a very high international profile for the quality of our product,” says Mr Busfield.
“To sustain all that boat building and marine manufacturing, the New Zealand Marine and Composites Industry Training Organization, which covers boat building for everything from trailer powerboats to superyachts, continues to go from strength to strength with more 400 apprentices currently employed by 160 member companies.”
[these extracts are from scoop.co.nz]
More info can be found on the boat show’s website, I hope.
This post is an homage for all my kiwi friends 🙂 You have below a video from the previous year’s show:
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