THE LARGEST SOCIAL GATHERING ON THE MARINE INDUSTRY CALENDAR, THE ANNUAL BOAT OF THE SHOW AWARDS CEREMONY IS THE MOST ENTERTAINING AND ENJOYABLE SOCIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR.

In addition to the announcement and presentation of the Boat of the Show, Stand of the Show and Innovation award winners, we also induct a worthy new member of the industry into the New Zealand Boat Show Hall of Fame.

Boat of the Show awards:
The eight Boat of the Show Awards, all sponsored by Altus, are independently judged against a detailed set of criteria by an experienced judging panel, in specific categories. The highest scoring boat in each category wins the award for that category. The category award winners’ scores are then compared and highest scoring wins the New Zealand Boat Show’s coveted Altus Boat of the Show: Supreme Award.

Stand of the Show awards:
The Tenob Wholesale Marine Stand of the Show Awards acknowledge and celebrate the effort exhibitors make to display their products. All stands are automatically entered and are judged by an independent, experienced exhibition industry advisor.

Innovation awards:
Recognising the vital part innovation plays in our industry, the highly-prized Innovation Awards celebrate innovation in a marine application. There are two awards: Local Innovation Award and the International Innovation Award. To be eligible, products must feature a genuine innovation (as opposed to a minor adaptation of an existing feature).

2021 Boat of the Show Awards

Launch: Admiral 10m Sports Cruiser

Specialist Fishing Boat Up To 6 Metres: Innovision 585 Explorer

Specialist Fishing Boat Up To 7 Metres: Extreme 645 Centre Console

Specialist Fishing Boat Up To 8 Metres: Extreme 745 Walk Around

All Purpose Family Boat Up To 6 Metres: Machina 551

All Purpose Family Boat Up To 7 Metres: Offshore 650 Hard Top

All Purpose Family Boat Up To 8 Metres: Merry Fisher 795 Series 2

All Purpose Family Boat Open: Purekraft 800 HT

Best New Model: Innovision 707 Explorer

Tenob Wholesale Marine Most Innovative Stand: U-Deck

Tenob Wholesale Marine Most Interactive Stand: Balex Marine

Tenob Wholesale Marine Best Small Stand: Beuchat NZ

Tenob Wholesale Marine Best Commercial Stand: Sea-Doo

Altus Most Innovative International Product: CTEK CS Free

Altus Most Innovative Local Product: BEP Smart Battery Hub

2021 Gallery

2019 Boat of the Show Awards

SUPREME WINNER:
EXTREME 745 WALK AROUND

Specialist Fishing Boat Up To 6 Metres: Surtees 540 Workmate Hardtop

Specialist Fishing Boat Up To 7 Metres: Extreme 645 Centre Console

Specialist Fishing Boat Up To 8 Metres: Extreme 745 Walk Around

Specialist Fishing Boat Open: Grady White 330 Express Vista

All Purpose Family Boat Up To 6 Metres: McLay 611 CrossXover

All Purpose Family Boat Up To 7 Metres: Stabicraft 2250 Ultra Centrecab

All Purpose Family Boat Up To 8 Metres: Rayglass Legend 2500

All Purpose Family Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 2800

Best New Model:  Extreme 745 Walk Around

EXHIBITOR AWARDS

 

Tenob Wholesale Marine Most Innovative Stand: Balex Marine

Tenob Wholesale Marine Most Interactive Stand: Beacon Marine

Tenob Wholesale Marine Best Small Stand: Fishing & Adventure

Tenob Wholesale Marine Best Commercial Stand: Suzuki NZ

Altus Most Innovative International Product: Oceanvolt Servoprop

Altus Most Innovative Local Product: Coastguard App

2019 GAllery

2018 Boat of the Show Awards

BOAT OF THE SHOW WINNERS:

SUPREME WINNER:
EXTREME 605 CENTRE CONSOLE

Specialist Fishing Boat Up To 6 Metres: Surtees 540 Workmate Hardtop
Specialist Fishing Boat Up To 7 Metres: Extreme 605 Centre Console
Specialist Fishing Boat Up To 8 Metres: Extreme 795 Walk Around
Specialist Fishing Boat Open: Marco 950 Souwester
All Purpose Family Boat Up To 6 Metres: McLay 611 CrossXover
All Purpose Family Boat Up To 7 Metres: McLay 701 Gen 2 Extracab
All Purpose Family Boat Up To 8 Metres: Rayglass Legend 2500
All Purpose Family Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 2800
Best New Model:  Extreme 795 Walk Around

EXHIBITOR AWARDS

Tenob Wholesale Marine Most Innovative Stand: Yamaha Marine NZ
Tenob Wholesale Marine Most Interactive Stand: Catch Fishing Tackle
Tenob Wholesale Marine Best Small Stand: Fishing & Adventure
Tenob Wholesale Marine Best Commercial Stand: Garmin
Altus Most Innovative International Product: Mercury V8 Outboard Motors
Altus Most Innovative Local Product: Fusion Apollo Series MJ-AP770

2018 Gallery

2017 Boat of the Show Awards

SUPREME WINNER:
EXTREME 745 WALK AROUND

BOAT OF THE SHOW AWARDS:

SUPREME WINNER: EXTREME 745 CENTRE CONSOLE LEGACY SERIES

Launch: Greenline Hybrid 36
Tow Boat: Mastercraft XT21
Specialist Fishing Boat Up To 6 Metres: Surtees 575 Pro Fisher
Specialist Fishing Boat Up To 7 Metres: Extreme 645 Centre Console Legacy Series
Specialist Fishing Boat Up To 8 Metres: Extreme 745 Centre Console Legacy Series
Specialist Fishing Boat Open: Dickey Custom 850
All Purpose Family Boat Up To 6 Metres: CSB Huntsman Sotalia
All Purpose Family Boat Up To 7 Metres: McLay 701 Gen 2 Extracab
All Purpose Family Boat Up To 8 Metres: Rayglass Legend 2500
All Purpose Family Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 2800
Best New Model: Grady-White Fisherman 236 Centre Console

EXHIBITOR AWARDS

 

Most Innovative Stand: Fishing & Adventure

Best Small Stand: GME

Best Commercial Stand: Yamaha Motor New Zealand Ltd
The New Zealand Boat Show Most Innovative International Product: Raymarine AXIOM RealVision 3D Sonar
The New Zealand Boat Show Most Innovative Local Product: WAASP Wireless

2017 Gallery

2016 Boat of the Show Awards

OVERALL WINNER: EXTREME 570 CENTRE CONSOLE

Launch: Dickey Semifly 32
Tow Boat: Super Air Nautique G23
GRP Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Rayglass Legend 2350
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 2800
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6m: Extreme 570 Centre Console
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Extreme 700 Centre Console
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Broadbill Gladiator 8.0
All Purpose Under 6m: Smuggler Sport 620
All Purpose 6-7 Metres: McLay 701 Premier
All Purpose Open: CSB Huntsman XCALIBUR
Best New Model: Super Air Nautique G23

EXHIBITOR AWARDS

Most Innovative Stand: Stabicraft Marine
Best Small Stand: Garmin
Best Commercial Stand: Honda Marine
The New Zealand Boat Show Most Innovative International Product: Raymarine Quantum Radar
The New Zealand Boat Show Most Innovative Local Product: CM Parts’ MULTI-FIT Master Dual Auto Select Trailer Coupling

2016 Gallery

2015 Boat of the Show Awards

SUPREME WINNER:
EXTREME 745 WALK AROUND

OVERALL WINNER: RAYGLASS LEGEND 2800

Best New Model: Dickey Custom 850
Launch: Meridian 391
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 Metres: Buccaneer Billfisher 565
GRP Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Rayglass Legend 2350
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 2800
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6m: Extreme 570 Centre Console
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Extreme 700 Centre Console
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Dickey Custom 850
All Purpose Under 6m: Haines Hunter SF545
All Purpose 6-7 Metres: Fyran Gulf Cruiser
All Purpose Open: Dickey Custom 800
Tow Boat: Malibu Wakesetter 22VLX

EXHIBITOR AWARDS

 

tradeaboat Most Innovative Stand: Yamaha Motor New Zealand Ltd

tradeaboat Best Small Stand: Garmin

tradeaboat Best Commercial Stand: Stabicraft

Most Innovative Local

Product: Simrad Halo Pulse Compression Radar

Most Innovative International Product: Savwinch Electronic Fast Fall System

2015 Gallery

2014 Show Winners

OVERALL WINNER: DICKEY CUSTOM 950

Best New Model: Dickey Custom 950
Launch: Elite 16-Metre Mid Pilothouse
GRP Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Rayglass Legend 2350
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 2500
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6m: Extreme 570 Centre Console
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Profile 635H
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Dickey Custom 950
All Purpose Under 6m: Smuggler Sport 620
All Purpose 6-7 Metres: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage
All Purpose Open: Dickey Custom 750xs

EXHIBITOR AWARDS

tradeaboat Most Innovative Stand: Yamaha Motor New Zealand Ltd
tradeaboat Best Small Stand: Garmin
tradeaboat Best Commercial Stand: Electronic Navigation Ltd
Most Innovative Local Product: Balex ABL Automatic Boat Loader
Most Innovative International Product: Furuno DRS4W Wireless Radar

2013 Show Winners

OVERALL WINNER: DICKEY CUSTOM 750 XS

Sports/Ski Boat: Sport Nautique 200
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 Metres: Smuggler Multisport 570
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 2800

Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6m: FC 600 Centre Console
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Profile 635H

Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Dickney Custom 750
All Purpose Under 6m: Haines Hunter SF 600 Limited Edition
All Purpose 6-7 Metres: Rayglass Legend 2350

All Purpose Open: Beneteau Barracuda

EXHIBITOR AWARDS

Most Innovative Stand: Yamaha Motor New Zealand Ltd.
Best Small Stand: Humminbird
Best Commercial Stand: Coastguard

2012 Show Winners

OVERALL WINNER: PROFILE 585 CENTRE CONSOLE

Sports/Ski Boat: Malibu Wakesetter MXZ
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 Metres: Smuggler Multisport 570
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 -7 Metres: Rayglass Legend 2200
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 2500
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6m: Profile 585 Centre Console
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Extreme 610 Pro Fisher
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: McLay 1100 Walkaround
All Purpose Under 6m: Stabicraft 1850 Supercab
All Purpose 6-7 Metres: CSB Huntsman Explorer SD7
All Purpose Open: Beneteau Antares 8.80

EXHIBITOR AWARDS

Marine Direct Most Innovative Stand: Tackle Box
Marine Direct Best Small Stand: Garmin
Marine Direct Best Commercial Stand: Yamaha Motor New Zealand
Connex Most Innovative Local Product Award: Captain Hook Fishing Stiff Hook DropShot Fishing Rigs
Connex Most Innovative International Product: Awa

2011 Show Winners

Overall Winner: Haines Hunter SP725 Sports Pursuit

Sports/Ski Boat: Sport Nautique 200
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Smuggler Multisport 570
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Haines Hunter SP725 Sports Pursuit
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Surtees 5.5 Workmate Hardtop
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 metres: McLay 690 Hard Top
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Extreme 860 Game King
All Purpose Under 6 metres: Tristram 581 Prima M2
All Purpose 6-7 metres: Rayglass Legend 2200 Hardtop
All Purpose Open: Rayglass Legend 2500 Cruiser Top

Exhibitor Awards

Quick Nautical Equipment Most Innovative Stand: Rayglass Boats
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Small Stand: Surf Life-Saving’s Educational Container
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Commercial Stand: BRP Australia Pty Ltd
Aquatech Most Innovative Local Product Award: Rayglass Rod Locker
Aquatech Most Innovative International Product Award: Electronic Navigation Ltd’s WAASP Multibeam Sonar

2010 Show Winners

Overall Winner
: McLay 735S

Launch: 
Rayglass Legend 4000
Sports/Ski Boat
: Ski Nautique 200 Open Bow
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 metres
: Smuggler Multisport
GRP Fishing Boat Open
: Tristram 881 Offshore
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: 
Extreme 570 Game King
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 metres
:
Extreme 650 Game King and with a tie in first place Stabicraft 2150 Supercab
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: 
McLay 735S
All Purpose Under 6 metres: 
Haines Signature 553
All Purpose 6-7 metres
: Buccaneer 685 Excess
All Purpose Open
: Custom 800 by Dickey Boats
Quick Nautical Equipment Most Innovative Stand: Stabicraft Marine
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Small Stand
: CM Trailer Equipment
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Commercial Stand: 
Yamaha Motor NZ Ltd
Aquatech Most Innovative Local Product Award:
Rayglass Protector Pro-Jet
Aquatech Most Innovative International Product Award: 
Fusion MS-RA200

2009 Show Winners

Overall Winner
: Rayglass Cruisemaster 850

Sports/Ski Boat: 
Malibu Wakesetter VLX
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 metres
: Seaforce 530 Ute
GRP Fishing 6-7 metres: 
Smuggler Stealth 695 Sport
GRP Fishing Boat Open: 
Rayglass 2500 Legend
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6 m
etres: Extreme 570 Game King
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 metres: 
Extreme 610 Game King
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: 
Profile 750HW
All Purpose Under 6 m
etres: Haines Hunter 485 Sports Fisherman
All Purpose 6-7 metres: 
Haines Hunter SE 700
All Purpose Open: 
Rayglass Cruisemaster 850
Quick Nautical Equipment Most Innovative Stand
: Yamaha Motor NZ Ltd
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Small Stand
: CM Trailer Equipment
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Commercial Stand: 
Rayglass Boats

Judges’ Special Award

The Judges’ Special Award this year went to a young man about whom we are sure to hear a lot more: Bevan Randell, builder of the Spectrum 8 metre.

Bevan started this boat when he was just 19 and only halfway through his BITO apprenticeship. He completed that apprenticeship in November last year and finished his boat just a few weeks before the 2009 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show. It is an incredible effort by a young man with a very bright future in the marine industry.

2008 Show Winners

Overall Winner: Rayglass Cruisemaster 850

Meguiar’s Best Presented Boat: Buccaneer 635 Excess
Hellmann Innovation Award: Seaforce GRP Pontoon Boat
Launch Open: Beneteau 9m Antares
Sports/Ski Boat: Malibu Wakesetter VTX
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 Metres: Seaforce 600 Fisherman
GRP Fishing 6-7 Metres: Haines Hunter SS 660
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass 2500 Legend
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6m: Extreme 570 Sportfisher
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Extreme 700 Game King
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Surtees 7.3m Sportsfisher
All Purpose Under 6m: Reflex Chianti 585
All Purpose 6-7 Metres: Tristram Millennium 691
All Purpose Open: Rayglass Cruisemaster 850
Quick Nautical Equipment Most Innovative Stand: Yamaha Motor NZ Ltd
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Small Stand: CM Trailer Equipment
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Commercial Stand: Fusion

2007 Show Winners

Overall Winner: Sea Ray 44 Sundancer

Sports/Ski Boat: Malibu Wakesetter VTX
Launch Open: Sea Ray 44 Sundancer
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Seaforce 600 Fisherman
GRP Fishing 6-7 metres: Buccaneer Billfisher 650
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass 2500 Legend
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Extreme 570 Sport Fisher
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 metres: Extreme 650 Game King (2007)
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Dickey Semifly 28
All Purpose Under 6 metres: Zenith 5.9 Aggressor
All Purpose 6-7 metres: Smuggler Stealth 720 XS
All Purpose Open: Rayglass 2800 Legend
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Commercial Stand: Rayglass Boats Ltd
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Small Stand: Entertec Ltd
Quick Nautical Equipment Most Innovative Stand: Yamaha Motor NZ Ltd
Meguiars Best Presented Boat: Rayglass 2800 Legend

2006 Show Winners

Overall Winner: Tristram 781 Ultimo

Meguiars Best Presented Boat: Rayglass Legend 2500
Launch: Genesis 360 Targa
Sports/Ski Boat: Haines Signature 580BR
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Buccaneer 735 Billfisher
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6 Metres: Ramco 1700 Profisher Hardtop
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 Metres: Surtees 6.7m Coastal Xplorer
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Senator RH 780 Widebody
All Purpose Under 6 Metres: Buccaneer 565 Exess
All Purpose 6-7 Metres: Smuggler Stealth 695
All Purpose Open: Tristram 781 UltimoQuick Nautical Equipment Most Innovative Stand: Yamaha Motor NZ Ltd
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Small Stand: Blokart International
Quick Nautical Equipment Best Commercial Stand: Mercury Marine

2005 Show Winners

Overall Winner: Malibu Wakesetter VLX

Winner Best Presented Boat of the Show: Seahorse Liberty 7.95
All Purpose Open: Four Winns 258 Vista
All Purpose 6-7 metres: Buccaneer 605 Exces
All Purpose Under 6 metres: Seaforce 430 Winna
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass Legend 2300
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Seaforce 600 Fisherman
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: Seahorse Liberty 7.95
Aluminium Fishing Boat 6-7 metres: Surtees 6.7 Enclosed Wheelhouse
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Surtees 5.5 Workmate
Sports/Ski Boat Open: Malibu Wakesetter VLX
Launch Open: Rayglass Legend 4000
Yacht Open: MacGregor 26 ‘M’ 2005
Creative Design Award: Mac Boats
Most Innovative Stand: Canoe & Kayak
Best Small Stand: Queensland Dive & Sail
Best Commercial Stand: La Spa Naturale

2004 Show Winners

Overall Winner: Rayglass 2150 Legend

All-Purpose Open: Rayglass 2150 Legend
All-Purpose under 6 metres: Reflex Chianti 515
Aluminium Fishing Boat Open: White Pointer 8m Hardtop
Aluminium Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Surtees Workmate
GRP Fishing Boat Open: Rayglass 1950 Legend
GRP Fishing Boat Under 6 metres: Buccaneer 550 Billfisher
Launch: Genesis 400 Targa Open
Sports Boat: Tristram 600 Sport
Yacht: Benetau Oceanis 331
Best New Release: Rayglass 2150 Legend
Most Innovative Stand: Voyager Trailers Ltd
Best Commercial Stand: Yamaha Motor NZ Ltd
Best Small Stand: Lusty & Blundell Ltd

2003 Show Winners

Overall winner: Rayglass 850 Legend

Sports Boat: Mastercraft Prostar 190
Launch: Genesis 335 Targa
Imported All Purpose Under 7 metres: Quintrex 580 Freedom Sport
Local All Purpose Under 7 metres: Rayglass 650 Legend
Local All Purpose Over 7 metres: Silver Wing 7800
Fishing Boat – GRP: Rayglass 850 Legend
Fishing Boat – Aluminium: Silver Wing 7800

Stand of the Show Awards

Best Small Stand: Ami Insurance Ltd
Best Innovative Stand: Voyager Trailers Ltd
Best Commercial Stand: Moller Yamaha Ltd