New Zealand Week Just Keeps Chugging Along


It’s a race! Hold on, it’s still going, it’s a concept thing, its over by the next show next year.

It’s official, the world has spoken, this is the most unique boat show on the planet, new, old, in a convention center, small old marina, this show exhibits the uniqueness of what is possible in boat design. I love it, and that alone makes it worth the trip. Oh, and there is the New Zealand part. GAAAAAAAAA,  A huge congratulations to the tireless team that puts on this event. The world stands up and thanks for the on going effort.

Lapkin Art

And go!

This could be a poster

Happyness is a boat ride

Love the water spots

The most diverse boat show on the planet earth.

Thats one way to clean the table



BETTY and Lil Batty?

Lets go

Okay, that looks like a ton of fun

I so want to retouch the numbers out. But they are part of the texture of the story. Maybe I will as a public service design a number design to replace these in a tasteful way

The varaty of boats is simply amazing

Great photo

What a beautiful setting

These jet boats are a great alternative to Jet Skis! And thos hand rails!

Duster showing off one of the first Woody Boater swag items made. Water Bottles.

These go way way way back.

18 replies
  1. Dan Overbeek
    Dan Overbeek says:

    That is pretty cool! Everyone having a blast! The kid on the table/boat has as big a smile on his face as anyone in those upper price range boats! Cool!

  2. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Ok Matt, you made the call. Next February you get Sweet Pea prepped for some serious cruising. We all pile aboard and head south to New Zealand.
    I love the father/son shot of #127. You have to make some more of those water bottles. That was even before my time.
    Thanks again to all involved for some great mornings!

    • Troy in ANE
      Troy in ANE says:

      Same here Greg!

      Those water bottles were before my knowledge of WB.

      What a cool selection of watercraft.

  3. Steve Anderson from Michigan
    Steve Anderson from Michigan says:

    Wouldn’t it be cool if they had 10,000 Americans show up next year because of this publicity? It’s too beautiful NOT to go, in every way.

  4. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    Didn’t know about the Woodyboater water bottles. They look like an old pyrene fire extinguisher, will they ever be available again?

  5. Dick Dow
    Dick Dow says:

    Great boats and shots! In addition to the boats, what caught my eye is that everyone is wearing a PFD…

    • Ron in Seattle
      Ron in Seattle says:

      Yes, and everyone RESPECTS the law. Too bad we have so many people in our country who no longer do that.

  6. Tim Robinson
    Tim Robinson says:

    The last pic of Philip Andrew and Pet Rainey, two of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Everyone we talked to were very helpful and friendly. I will say it again this show is a bucket list show and I highly recommend it. Anyone needing info on the show and how to get there can give me a call 530-277-3204. Kia Ora

  7. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

    More cool boats, more great shots. Love the outboard ;powered table. Something that ells me that picture will show up again on WB.

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