New format, new venue
Set in the heart of the City of Sails with a new format and venue seeing the show take place in Jellicoe Harbour, previously the America’s Cup team bases, New Zealand’s biggest boat show showcases more than 200 domestic and international marine businesses, including dozens of vessel manufacturers and boat brokers.
Perfectly timed to make the most of a summer on the water in the City of Sails, the Auckland Boat Show is the only boating expo in New Zealand where visitors can experience a huge display of luxury launches, innovative products and on-water sea trials.
New Zealand’s leading boat distributors, importers and brokers are complemented by top marine electronics, marine engine and ancillary equipment suppliers, alongside chandlers, marine service providers and plenty of b2b businesses.
If you are looking to buy a new vessel, try out a water sport, contemplating a new-build or refit or just want to discover the most innovative new releases on the marine market, you’ll find all you need at the show.
From marine diesels to fishing seminars; electronics to safety equipment, lighting to the latest large cruising vessels, the Auckland Boat Show has it covered.
Auckland’s Boat Show
The Auckland Boat Show is run by a small team from the NZ Marine Industry Association and is designed solely to promote and further the cause of New Zealand’s marine industry. It’s a not-for-profit show that pushes funds back into the industry for its betterment and growth.
Since 1998, it’s been helping show-goers discover the latest in innovative products and vessels and helping companies make quality connections with both customers and other members of the industry.
Over the years, the Auckland Boat Show has evolved to become a comprehensive representation of New Zealand’s marine market. From its beginnings, the show has grown to take in the commercial sector, fishing seminars, trailer boats and a host of other vessels, and accessories while retaining its status as New Zealand’s largest on-water boat show.
In its 22 years, the show has never rested on its laurels when it comes to the factors which set it apart. Maintaining a large on-water presence, attracting high quality exhibitors, and focusing on positive outcomes for those exhibitors remain the priorities.
The upper size limit of vessels displayed is steadily increasing in line with market demand and an extremely large display of RIBS at the show caters to the fishing, diving and tender market alongside trailer boats.
What hasn’t changed over the years however, is the essential flavour of this show which emphasises quality and innovation.