About the Show
First staged almost 60 years ago, the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show is New Zealand’s largest, longest running and most popular boating expo.
Featuring the widest range of new boats, engines, electronics and marine accessories in the country, the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show is also a fun show for the whole family.
Each year, New Zealand’s top boatbuilders choose to release their new models for the first time at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show as do the importers and distributors of new outboards, electronics and fishing and dive equipment.
Demand for space at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show is intense. That’s not surprising as the show is a great place to do business, attracting more than 36,000 paying visitors and generating tens of millions of dollars in sales.
The show is also a great place to spend a day with the family. There are two heated pools and literally dozens of great demonstrations and activities (so kids bring your togs!). These include fishing competitions and colouring contests for the kids; windsurfing, and kayaking demonstrations; model yachts; a huge range of sailing dinghies and so much more.
The Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show is also the country’s largest and most popular fishing show. Home to New Zealand’s largest fishing supermarket, there is a simply massive display of rods, reels and all manner of fishing equipment on display; much of it at special show-only prices. Many of New Zealand’s top fishing gurus are on hand, too; happy to share their experiences and offer advice about how to improve your fishing.