Boat display

Twentieth edition of Auckland On-water Boat Show kicks off this week.

25 September 2018


The Auckland On Water Boat Show, running from 27 to 30 September, will have more large vessels than ever before as the market gears up for the 2020-2021 America’s Cup.

organisers of New Zealand’s largest on-water boat show say they’re expecting more large and luxury vessels than ever before.

“Every corner of the marine industry has been affected by the approach of the 36th America’s Cup and the boat show is no different,” says organiser Stacey Cook.

“As excitement builds, we’re seeing renewed interest in boating and our exhibitors are responding by bringing some of the largest yachts ever seen at a New Zealand boat show.”

It’s also the last year the show will be held in the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre for the foreseeable future.

The show finishes on Sunday 30 September, and on Tuesday 2 October the centre will be turned over to Emirates Team New Zealand as they begin to create their headquarters for their Cup campaign.


From next year the show will shift slightly to spread around the Viaduct Harbour, creating a buzzing atmosphere in the heart of Auckland’s marine precinct.

An influx of large, luxury launches never before seen in New Zealand have been making their way to the country over the last few weeks.

Combined with the New Zealand-built boats which will be on display, they represent the greatest metreage of luxury vessels the show has ever hosted.

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