The Auckland Boat Show kicks off in March 2023, bringing sea trials and innovative new releases to the heart of central Auckland.

Tickets to the Auckland Boat Show are on sale now, with the show running in Auckland from 23-26 March 2023.

The Auckland Boat Show is the only one in New Zealand where you can try out boats via sea trial, with a number available in a marina that has direct access to the Hauraki Gulf.

The show brings a large marina display and over 450 marine brands to Jellicoe Harbour at Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter.

Blackdog Cat will bring its ultra-stable twin-hulled aluminium vessels to the sea trial area, with the Whangarei-built boats demonstrating their sought-after stable platforms.
Fellow Northland company Makaira Boats will also be there, with its distinctive aluminium vessels designed for stable performance offshore, and long-range capabilities.

Innovision’s alloy boats feature a longer waterline length for improved ride and performance, finer bow entry to reduce pitching, and extra waterline at the transom for added stability at rest. Perfect boats to experience in the sea trial area.


Engines on sea trial will include Mercury and Yamaha. Amphibious vessels like Sealegs International, and a selection of trailer boats including those from Euro City Marine, Stabicraft with Kev & Ian’s Marine, and Profile Boats will also be on show.

The latest crop of boats on display at the Auckland Boat Show reflect the enjoyment Kiwis draw from being on local waters, around the many islands and bays of the Hauraki Gulf,

The Whakatane-based aluminium boat builder Legacy Marine has entered the market with its flagship model, the 25m (78ft) Paragon. It’s one of a series in the new Legacy range which also includes L35, L45 and L52 models, and which have come from the boat-building pedigree of Extreme Boats which has been manufacturing smaller aluminium trailer boats for nearly 20 years.

With a top speed of 36 knots, and cruising comfortably at 26 knots, a gyro stabiliser means a comfortable ride for those onboard the Paragon. A 9,000-litre diesel capacity delivers an impressive range and the Legacy team has taken care to produce a vessel with minimised noise and vibration.