Sea trials, demos and lots of new stuff at the upcoming Auckland Boat Show in March.

This year’s Auckland Boat Show will bring a hive of New Zealand marine innovation to central Auckland. The 17-20 March show, which will create a festival on the water in the heart of summer in central Auckland, is set to be a showcase of innovative marine products and vessels.

Northland-based start-up company Naut is launching its electric drive system for recreational vessels with zero noise, zero fumes, zero emissions but one hundred per cent of the fun.

With a fully electric motor and bespoke battery system and control interface design, the Naut team has crafted an electric propulsion system capable of meeting the user’s every on-water need. Whether that’s reaching planing speed to get to a favourite fishing spot and back, powering up to pull a wakeboarder, or travelling at five knots all day, Naut builds a system to suit. Naut systems can be installed in new boats or retrofitted to existing vessels, typically over six metres in length.

Sealegs’ new 7.5m Hydrasol will be demonstrated at the show.

Test the power for yourself by booking a test ride at stand 203, or pre-order your Naut electric outboard in the second quarter of 2022.


Fellow New Zealand company Zerojet is another electric pioneer, set on removing combustion engines on new boats under six metres. It has integrated its 14kW ZJ20 electric jet system into the OC Tender range, with the production of these lightweight boats already underway.

Offering superior manoeuvrability and capable of reaching speeds of over 20 knots, the ZeroJet OC Tender package is a more fun, more convenient and greener power solution than the traditional internal combustion engine.

ZeroJet has teamed up with OC Tenders.

Sealegs’ new 7.5m Hydrasol RIB, on-show in the Boat Show marina, utilises the latest in amphibious Hydrasol technology, optimising the boat’s centre of gravity to improve on-water performance. Offering different seating, storage and usage options, three different layouts allow customers to configure the vessel to suit their needs. Sealegs’ new 7.5m Hydrasol RIB comes in either hydraulic or electric drive and carries up to eight passengers.

Safe2Dock inflatable dock bumpers are designed to be permanently fixed to your marina berth, pontoon, pier, or jetty. The easy-to-install system provides a cushion of air to prevent damage while docking. It was designed in New Zealand in response to one boater’s experience scratching his pride and joy while docking in the tidal Tamaki River. Made from durable PVC and TPU-coated fabrics, these dock bumpers are designed to sit clear of the water, ensuring no algal growth.

Innovative dock bumpers from Safe2Dock.

“The show provides a one-stop-shop for all things marine,” says organiser Stacey Cook. “It’s always exciting to see the innovation coming from the New Zealand marine industry, and it looks like the industry’s outdone itself this year.”


The show will transform Jellicoe Harbour into a festival on the water that celebrates marine heritage and boating innovation, the New Zealand marine industry and some of the largest, most-luxurious new release vessels of the past year.

With more than 130 exhibitors, Jellicoe Harbour, site of the former America’s Cup team bases, will become the site of sea trials, demonstrations, and a plethora of new vessels, products and services, all set to the backdrop of Auckland’s bustling Wynyard Quarter.

The March show is expected to be 15% bigger than previously-planned shows. BNZ