BY APB Staff on 28 Nov 2023

The Auckland Boat Show, New Zealand's largest on-water event, returns in March 2024.

Auckland Boat Show

The Auckland Boat Show 2024 begins on March 14, as part of the city’s month-long Moana Auckland festival.

The four-day Auckland Boat Show — New Zealand’s largest on-water event — hosts launches from within the country and internationally every year. This year’s new releases include the New Zealand debut of Italian yacht brand Sessa Marine; Haines Hunter’s presentation of its recent SP635 release; the debut of three new Princess Yachts models; the New Zealand debut of Finnish all-season boat Sargo; and the unveiling of a new-to-the-market Beneteau boat syndication opportunity, among other new launches.

Also available to view for the first time at the Auckland Boat Show will be high-performance amphibious technology created by New Zealand company Anura. The company, which builds modular systems designed to be fitted to a range of hull materials, engineers amphibious technology to work for recreational vessels and commercial applications.

Haines Hunter's recent 635 Hardtop release will be on show

Haines Hunter’s recent 635 Hardtop release will be on show.

Engine heavyweight Scania will be on show with South Pacific Diesel Systems, presenting Swedish technology as part of the show’s repaint, re-power, and repair exhibitor displays.

With a wide selection of exhibitors displaying the latest innovations across paint, anti-foul, power, and marine accessories, the show has become a hub for both commercial and recreational marine consumers to discover innovative products to keep their vessels performing at their peak.

The dates of the 2024 show, which runs from 14 to 17 March, have been set to form part of an array of on-water activities during summer for the first edition of Auckland’s Moana Festival.

NZ company Anura develops modular amphibious systems.

NZ company Anura develops modular amphibious systems.

Supported by Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, the festival spans 15 events that celebrate the ocean, including a range of regattas and the New Zealand Millennium Cup superyacht regatta, the inaugural Auckland Wooden Boat Festival, the World Manu Champs, Perpetual Guardian’s Sculpture on the Gulf and more.

Known for its sea trial area — unique in New Zealand — the Auckland Boat Show presents attendees with the chance to experience how vessels perform on the water, getting them up close and personal with manufacturers and dealers. It also presents the largest collection of vessels on the water available to view in New Zealand.

Sargo Boats is set to make a New Zealand debut with European Marine

Sargo Boats is set to make a New Zealand debut with European Marine.

On land, exhibitors include a range of brands across the industry, including engines, commercial, electrical, and paint and antifoul.

Tickets are on sale from 5 December 2023.

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