Here are some more beautiful images from the big show courtesy of Fellow Woody Boater and Master Photographer Skinny.co.nz – You can check out his awesome photo gallery by clicking here.
One of the popular Hamilton Jets heading out on Lake Rotoiti for a cruise.
This time it’s a seven man powered row boat, running as smooth as a Swiss Watch. I think this is the award winning Best Classic Row Boat “Swiftsure” A 9.74m owner built replica Jackson Family whale boat, was completed this year by Ron Perano of Blenheim.
The official launch of “SS Flirt” – Best Themed Display – Eventiac Award The replica Royal Mail steam ship was completed in time for the Classic Boat Show by Lionel Jeffcoat in Havelock and launched on Saturday morning. Owner Robert Hamlett of Wellington had his entire crew thematically attired in navy and white stripes. “SS Flirt” was our cover boat on Saturday’s Woody Boater Live-ish story.
The Award for Best New Boat “Typhoon” A Mid 50s runabout design by Glen L Marine, USA. Plans bought and boat entirely built by owner , John Herd, in his first attempt at building a boat. It is powered by a Ford V6 3 litre inboard.
“Else” a Danish built double-ender, that came to NZ in 1927 on a factory whale ship, won the prestigious Jens Hansen Cup Award for the Best Vessel at the weekend’s NZ Antique and Classic Boat Show held at Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park.
“Else” is owned and was restored by Doug Johnson, who now lives in Christchurch, but is originally from Stewart Island, where the boat had been in family ownership for over 50 years. Doug started a website in 2009 when the restoration began: www.elserestoration.webs.com You can see the story of “Else” on Saturday’s Live-ish boat show report.
Special thanks to the show organizer Pete Rainey for helping us with our show reports and to Skinny for all his excellent photographs over the last week. Also to Jacquetta Bell from the Nelson Media Agency in Nelson, NZ for her full report as shown on Saturday’s Woody Boater Live-ish show report. Great work everyone! Your hard work is appreciated by folks all around the world now!