The Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show is sending out a call to owners of retro and/or quirky powerboats or “oddities”.

“To give everyone a bit of a lift after the tough times of 2020, we would like to create a display a special, fun display for the 2021 show,” says general manager Dave Gibbs.

“We want to celebrate those who have beautifully restored some of the classic powerboats of days gone by, as well as those imaginative Kiwis who have created some of our more unusual floating oddities (floating caravans, outboard-powered bathtubs and the like).”

Those who have matched their retro boats with a classic vehicles of similar vintage are welcome to bring both and the boats will be able to be displayed with a for sale sign.

Anyone with a suitable boat or other quirky creation and who is interested in being part of this display is urged to email with a brief description and photograph.

The 2021 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show will be held at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane Auckland on May 13-16. Tickets to the show are available at the gate or online at