An ABBA-themed Sealegs raced its way into the winner’s circle at this year’s Onetangi Beach Races on Waiheke Island. The team – a new entry at this annual event – was joined by two regular winners: the pistol-toting Fisher family and the Burridge (as Team NZ, complete with ‘foils’).
The Exhibition race invites participants to dress up (both themselves and their vessels) in a show of ingenuity and creativity. More than 140 Waiheke Island and Auckland Sealegs customers attended the event.
As the home of over 110 Sealegs, Waiheke Island has the highest concentration of Sealegs per square kilometre anywhere in the world. Sealegs CEO David McKee Wright says, “the beach races have become somewhat of a tradition, providing owners an opportunity to gather together in one place and meet with other like-minded owners and speak to Sealegs staff.” The company has sold more than 1,500 amphibious boats in over 54 countries.