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Auckland Boat Show

The New Zealand Marine Industry Association (MIA) has announced the Auckland Boat Show will go ahead from October 7-10, 2021, at The Cloud and Shed 10 on Queens Wharf and Eastern Viaduct and adjacent water space in the Viaduct Harbour.

The 2020 edition of the show was cancelled due to uncertainty over Covid restrictions.

“Looking ahead to 2022 and future years, the NZ Marine Board of Management has approved the Boat Show Policy Committee’s recommendation to move the show back to its original March date,” says Garry Lock, president of the New Zealand MIA told IBI News.

He added that moving the date back to March in 2022 would be subject to the MIA gaining a suitable show venue within the Viaduct Harbour/Quay St area in time.

“The only reason we moved from our original March date several years ago was due to the show venue not being available due to the then Volvo Ocean Race utilising all the available space,” Lock added. “A show in March also provides us the great opportunity to promote boating as a lifestyle.”

March is late summer in New Zealand, and this period is seen as a good time to capitalise on the warmer weather, as well as offering enough lead time for exhibitors to fulfil any orders taken at the show.

A recent expansion of the Viaduct Harbour includes a new marina and buildings for the Prada Cup and America’s Cup.

Prior to the Auckland Boat Show run by the Marine Industry Association, the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show is scheduled to take place from May 13-16 at the ABS Showground in Auckland.



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