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NZ Antique & Classic Boatshow

NZ Antique & Classic Boatshow

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When:

  • Sat 4 Mar ’17, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 5 Mar ’17, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Where:

Nelson Lakes National Park, State Highway 63, Nelson Lakes

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $15.00
  • Weekend pass: $20.00
  • Adult: $0.00

Website:

NZ Classic Boats

This year's entries cover all the usual categories from cedar kayaks to veteran sailing and rowing craft, immaculate replica steam-boats and a few boats that defy classification.

The Antique & Classic Boatshow is a weekend of ‘Glorious Hydromatic Relaxation’. In these days of building code compliance, the boat is the last refuge of the backyard builder… owners just love to bring out their replicas and restorations and show them off in the stunning setting of the foreshore and lake at Kerr Bay.

The NZ Antique and Classic Boatshow is now in its 18th year, and as usual, there are boat and memorabilia displays on land until 1pm followed by the sail past and activities on the lake in the afternoon, on both days. This includes races for all types of craft from jet boats to rowing skiffs, with the crowd-pleasing Le Mans (beach race) start to the Seagull dinghy race.

Judging will take place on Saturday, ahead of an evening awards ceremony at the St Arnaud 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.

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