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NZ Antique & Classic Boatshow

Saturday 3rd-Sunday 4th March 2018

The NZ Antique and Classic Boatshow is now in its 19th year, and continues to grow in the number and quality of craft presented, as well as the number of people coming to view the boats and the action on the lake. This includes races for all types of craft from jet boats to rowing skiffs, highlighted by the quirky Le Mans (beach race) start to the Seagull dinghy race.

Judging will take place on Saturday, ahead of an evening awards ceremony at the Alpine Lodge. At stake is the Jens Hansen Trophy where the judges are after good looks as well as history, construction and a boat with a story to tell.

Other awards include prizes for best new restoration, best steamboat, best jet-propelled craft and best themed display, as well as prizes for race winners.

All boats will be checked for noxious aquatic weeds, and oil leaks before entering the water; and boaties are reminded to be aware of minimising the spread of didymo. Reminder: DOC has released Kiwi into the National Park very close to where the show takes place, so no antique and classic dogs please!

Family Friendly Featured


March 3–4


9am - 5pm both days


Nelson & suburbs, Richmond & surrounds, Nelson Lakes / Murchison


Kerr Bay
Lake Rotoiti

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Adult $15, school age kids free

Tickets from Gate sales only


Ph. 021 747 383

Additional Info

Official Website

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