2017 Auckland On Water Boat Show Round Up
The 19th edition of the Auckland On Water Boat Show was a huge success with exhibitors reporting strong sales and a buoyant industry.
It was certainly the best year at the show for Orakei Marine with four boats sold at the show and more deals still on the go. We signed up a Lagoon 42, a Velasco 43, NC11 and Merry Fisher 695, over the four days with a Leader 46 and a couple more Merry Fishers following just after the show.
The new model launch of the Jeanneau 51 was a success with many joining us for on the Friday night for drinks and nibbles to meet the new owners and take a tour of the boat. I think it is pretty clear to see that this range of boats from the French manufacturer are now widely accepted as a good kiwi boat for their practical nature and handling. More and more Kiwis are seeing this value over those that are still locally built, it’s just a matter of popping in to meet us and taking a test ride!