With a great deal of regret, the owners and organisers of the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show announce the official cancellation of the 2020 show.
This will be the first time in the show’s 65-year history that it has not been held. Since our first show in 1956 and despite rain, floods, wind, lakes that burst, tax changes and the GFC, the show has always gone ahead. Unfortunately, due to the outbreak of the pandemic COVID-19, that will not be possible this year.
Despite having incurred significant and unrecoverable costs, the owners are able to announce that the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show will refund in full all public entry tickets bought on-line.
We wish to assure you all that we will be back. Our team is already working towards creating an even bigger and better show for 2021.
We look forward to seeing you next May 13-16 at the 2021 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show.
Thank you again for your support. It is greatly appreciated.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I retain and use my already purchased eTicket at next years Show?
No. All purchased tickets will be refunded as the purchasing system is not run from our office and the cost to separate sales and refunds would outweigh any benefits.
Can the boat show keep the purchase eTicket money already paid and call it a donation?
No, but thank you for the kind thought… as above the purchase system is not run from our office and to try and separate orders would add to our costs.
When will my on-line ticket (eTicket) purchase be refunded?
Refunds are being actioned now. It will take 5-10 days for the refund to appear on a customer’s statement.
Can you raffle the Grand Prize?
No. This is due to NZ Governments Internal Affairs and the laws that dictate raffles. We will however work with Surtees, Yamaha and the other awesome Grand Prize providers to create a new Grand Prize for 2021.
As further information comes to hand please click here for our dedicated update page.