New Zealand Antique
and Classic Boat Show 2014 Results
NZ Antique &
Classic Boat Show
Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes National Park
February 8 & 9 2014
Media release – results
It’s was a victory for blokeish escapism at this year’s
NZ Antique & Classic Boat Show, held
at Lake Rotoiti in the
Nelson Lakes National Park over the weekend of February 8 & 9 2014.
Over 120 clinkers, steam launches, classic motorboats and sailing
dinghies enjoyed two days of boating and
chatting about boats, with the Jens
Hansen trophy for best vessel overall going to the Christchurch-owned
Judges’ spokesman John Harris said this 16’ 7’’ plywood
skiff stood out as unique.
“The owner, Darryl Maffey, bought her from an elderly man
last year and has done her up as a ‘blokes boat’,
finished simply in grey and
white with a red trim,” he said, “Willow is a boat that says ‘I can escape in
go fishing or do a bit of duck-shooting with my mates or with my
kids’, it’s a male-bonding kind of boat.”
Harris said the boat show, now in its 16th year,
draws a consistently high standard of entrants and is a
great motivator for
people to restore old craft or build new boats on traditional designs.
Boat show organiser Pete Rainey said the sunny weather drew
good crowds both days, and though the
southerly prevented much on-water
activity on Sunday there was good sailing by mid-afternoon.
Rainey said holding the show a month earlier than usual was
popular with visitors, with some enjoying a day out at
the lake after attending
the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival. However he said the earlier time was
cluttered with events, which would be taken into account when deciding the
date for next year’s show.
The award winning boats were:
Best New Craft: Boat 67 (unnamed), a 13’ 8” ultra-light ply
dinghy with total design and build by the owners, John
and Dianne Macbeth, Todd
Best Restoration: Andiamo, a 18’ 6” power boat built in 1949
and based at Lake Rotoiti (NI) over 60 years ago,
where it was one of the
fastest boats on the lake, owned by Mary Fuller of Tauranga.
Best rowed craft: Inverie, a 12’
1947 traditional clinker dinghy, owned by the Picton Clinker & Classic Boat
CWF Hamilton trophy for best jet propelled boat: Potential,
a 4.5m Hamilton jet 30XL, built in 1964 and now owned
by Geoff and Shelley Neutze of
Johnson Family Trophy for the best sail powered craft:
Julie, a 14’ X-class built in 1950, owned by Guy Manning
Mathieson/Jeffcott trophy for best motor powered craft:
Matariki, a 5m launch built in 1965 and restored in 2014,
owned by Marlene
& Peter Crapper of Picton.
Best outboard motor boat: Miss Molly, a 13’ Clinker runabout
built in 1963 and owned by Dick & Rita Hall of Picton.
Eventiac best themed display: Thunderbird, a 15’ 1972-73 jet
boat, bought as a bare hull for $500 in 2006, returned
to red and white colour
scheme and relaunched in 2006; entry included music and costumes, owned by
Wicken of Christchurch.
Ron Culley trophy for best steam boat: Tecumseh, a 17’ 9” steam launch built in 2003
by Myron Givets, owned by
Tony Collins of North Otago.
People’s Choice: Vanquish, a 19’ powerboat, a new build by
the owner over a period of seven years, in the style of
a 1930s-40s gentleman’s
racer. Owned by Dave Deavoll of
For further info, contact Pete Rainey at email@example.com