NEW 2024 DATES: 16 - 19 May



Great fishing advice from the experts!

The always-popular Top Catch Master Class presentations are a great way to learn all about the very latest fishing techniques ¾ and discover how to catch more, and bigger, fish.

Held on the New Zealand Fishing News stage in The Rock Fishing Hall, the presentations run throughout the show and feature some of New Zealand’s very best fishers.



Be sure to check out the Ultimate Fishing and Adventure Fan Zone.

Starring Scott Parry, Mig Rumney and their team from TVNZ ONE’S high energy fishing show, this family-friendly area in The Rock Fishing Hall will also be home to the cool Fishing and Adventure Kids Club.

NEW! Take the Haswing Challenge & WIN!

After proving super-popular last year, the Haswing Trolling Motor Challenge is back – and with an amazing $15,000 prize package for the winner.

Held in the Hutchwilco Pool, the Challenge sees competitors racing to complete a tricky course as quickly as possible, using a Zodiac inflatable powered by a Haswing electric trolling motor.

No Reserve Auction to support Coastguard

As part of the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show’s official partnership with Coastguard there will be a No Reserve Auction on the Concourse, outside the main Hall 2 foyer, on the Saturday of the show at 12.30pm.

All proceeds will go to Coastguard and the products being auctioned will be on display, along with a brief description and their usual retail value, in the Hall 2 foyer. They will also be listed on the show’s website: Those who attend the show on Thursday and Friday can also place bids, in the foyer, in a “silent auction”.

Among the items to be auctioned is a beautifully restored 100-year-old kauri clinker dinghy, Sea Settler. Stunningly restored by master boatbuilder, Alan Young, Sea Settler comes complete with authentic oars, two life jackets, waterproof cell phone bags and dry bags.

Other auction lots include a Wireless Nation modem, complete with 12-24v adaptor and a month’s free Coastguard Endless WiFi, valued at over $450; a Century Yuasa $250 voucher; a Marine Deals multi-function jumpstarter valued at $309, a year’s free boat insurance from Tower and much more…


Experience a Virtual Reality journey beneath the waves in Shipwreck Trading’s unique Submarine Simulator on Stand 116 in Hall 1.

Adults will get to cruise through prominent New Zealand shipwrecks and there is a special Titanic experience for children.

Sell your quirky, classic or second hand craft at NZ’s biggest boat show.

There are now limited opportunities for owners of quirky or classic vessels to have these on sale at the upcoming Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show.

FREE Fish Posters

Tindale Marine Research Charitable Trust will be giving away around 6000 of their colourful A2 fish posters from their stand (stand 101) in The Rock Fishing Hall.

Stunning hybrid classic

The stunning hybrid classic, Omaha Queen, was built over a 5-6 year period by Bill Buckley, founder and owner of one of NZ’s most successful businesses, and a well-known speedway and motor racing identity.