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2017 BOAT SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

OCEAN OASIS
with National Geographic’s Fish of the Day

OCEAN OASIS with National Geographic’s Fish of the Day will be a unique collaboration between National Geographic’s Fish of the Day hosted by Clarke Gayford and presented by Mike Bhana; Kelly Tarltons’ Sealife aquarium; environmental groups Sustainable Coastlines and Legasea and leading Auckland boat dealer, Orakei Marine.

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TOP CATCH ‘ASK THE EXPERTS’
Free Fishing Seminars

Learn new fishing skills and get the latest tips from some of New Zealand’s leading fishing maestros in the Top Catch Ask the Experts free fishing seminars.

Run throughout the show in The Rock Fishing Hall, the Top Catch Ask the Experts free fishing seminars will include:

  • Paul Senior Snapper with salt water jigs
  • Craig Robinson Latest Softbait Techniques
  • “Bonze” Latest marlin techniques with light gauge rods and light light drags
  • Scott & Mig Catching kingfish with stickbaits, poppers and jigs

BACK UP AND WIN!

The Hosking Trailers backing competition is back again this year, with a prize worth over $16,000.

Competitors need to navigate the Hosking golf cart and dinghy through a challenging course, with the fastest competitor taking home the Stabicraft 1410 Explorer and Honda 20hp outboard on a Hosking Trailer (valued at $16,995).

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ANTIQUE OUTBOARDS ON SHOW
Rare display of engines from ’20s – ’70s

Check out our incredible display of antique outboards from the 1920s, ‘30s, ‘40s, 50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.

There are over 40 outboards on display from the rare 1922 3hp Elto Ruddertwin to a 1973 5hp Tohatsu.

Included in the impressive display are:

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CLASSIC BOATS

Accompanying the large display of antique outboards are a number of classic sailing dinghies, punts and cutters. These include:

Polaris: Richard Hartley Starflite

Polaris is a home-built Richard Hartley Starflite, built by Monte Jones and two mates in 1958, when they were still at school. The cabin, to their own design, was added in 1960.

Polaris won the runner-up prize for the best amateur-built boat at the 1963 Auckland Boat Show (the forerunner to the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show).

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