LUXURY VESSELS  AND MARINE INNOVATION AT AUCKLAND BOAT SHOW

This year’s Auckland Boat Show in October will feature luxury launches and marine innovation.

The latest launches from Riviera, Riva, Lagoon, Prestige and more will vie for attention with amphibious vessels and the latest component technology at this year’s Auckland Boat Show.

Since the show’s first edition in 1998, it has become a focal point for new, innovative and industry-leading products from its position on Auckland’s waterfront. This year’s show, which will run from a new location at Jellicoe Harbour, previously the America’s Cup team bases, will have a bumper range of exciting new products when it lands on October 7.


Smuggler Strata 800 Mid Cabin Amphibious.

Among the impressive vessels on show with Riviera, the Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht Platinum edition boasts an entertainer’s cockpit with sunroof, barbecue and wet bar, central aft galley, spacious saloon, helm station with sports- inspired console, master stateroom, guest accommodation and maximised storage throughout, making this sleek vessel the perfect weekender.

Smuggler will have a range of its RIBs on display, including two of its amphibious Strata models: the Strata 800 Mid Cabin and Strata 700 Centre Console. The flagship of Smuggler’s amphibious range, the Strata 800 Mid Cabin combines the proven 27o Smuggler soft-riding hull with Orion amphibious technology, bringing superior engineering to the New Zealand amphibious RIB market.


Aphrodite is protected from marine fouling by Coppercoat.

The 800 delivers a comfortable and completely dry ride, with an added bonus of a separate forward lounge area for socialising, accessed by wide walk-platforms either side of the cabin.

Coppercoat will bring its multi-season antifoul coatings to the show. These offer full efficacy against biofouling for 10 or more years, proven in over 80,000 applications world-wide. Supplied in New Zealand by Coppercoat Pacific, it’s solvent-free, biocide-free and is non-eroding (non-ablative). Acknowledged as the most environmentally responsible antifoul coating available in the world, the product’s two-part epoxy composition delivers a high- performance, extremely durable, impermeable surface, providing hull protection unavailable from any other antifoul product.


The Riviera 5400 Platinum Edition’s cockpit.

Application is uncomplicated and fast – on new GRP hulls, Coppercoat is applied directly, eliminating the costs of multiple coatings required for ablative or foul-release products.

On show for the first time in New Zealand, Orakei Marine will display the striking Lagoon 50. Set to appeal to owners looking for a large, seaworthy vessel with generous volume, new generation rigging means her operation is just as appealing as her aesthetics. Available in three-, four-, or six-cabin configurations, there’s scope to craft your own vessel and a flybridge with two secure accesses, a large cockpit, modular dining and second foredeck cockpit give plenty of room to make the most of your time onboard. Joining it for the first time on show with Orakei is the Prestige 420S – refined at 42ft (12.8m) long, with an intelligent layout, large opening sunroof, and single-level flooring.


The Riva 66 Ribelle sets new standards in its class.

Big engine, components and paint exhibitors with names like Power Equipment, Honda, The Engine Room, Beacon Marine, Tenob, ENL, Vetus Maxwell and many more will return to the show with new products to ensure vessels are in top shape.

On display with Ray White Marine NZ, the Riva 66 Ribelle has set a new standard in its class, packing superyacht features into a sleek 20m open cruiser. Incorporating timeless elements like mahogany and polished stainless steel which speak to the Riva pedigree, the technical ability of the 66 Ribelle brings with it a wealth of features including a garage with room for tender and Seabob, and three spacious cabins: a midships master, VIP cabin and double.


The Prestige 420S brings refinement and style.

Running from October 7-10 in and around Jellicoe Harbour (previously the America’s Cup team bases), the Auckland Boat Show has become the home of new boat launches and innovative products in New Zealand. Tickets are on sale now, available from iTicket . All online ticket purchases go into the draw to win from a large prize pool. BNZ