Cups up close

Visitors to this year's Auckland On Water Boat Show will have the chance to see the America's Cup and Louis Vuitton Cup close up, as they go on display during the four-day show at the end of September.

Photography by Mike Segar

31 August 2017


Visitors will enjoy a range of inboard and outboard engines, solar technology, electronics, navigation, safety devices, fishing equipment, kayaks and other watersports equipment, alongside a huge array of motor and sailing vessels on the water.

The show will run from 28 September to 1 October in Auckland’s Viaduct.

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron will have a strong presence this year, highlighting the best of New Zealand sailing. They will have both the America’s Cup and Louis Vuitton Cup on display on the Saturday and Sunday of the show, as well as a special showcase of sailing programs, club membership options, and apparel.


“This is an opportunity not to miss! It’s never too late to learn how to sail, take a picture with the America’s Cup and meet some of the team behind the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Emirates Team New Zealand,” said Hayden Porter, general manager of the Squadron.

The innovative approach Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) showed in design, engineering and boat building during their campaign will also be on display at the show, with many show exhibitors having contributed to the successful Cup campaign.

New Zealand craftsmen had a large role in the building of both ETNZ’s and Oracle Team USA’s boats, with New Zealand boat builders still working in both camps.

Tickets are available now. Online purchasers will go into the draw to win some great prizes.



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