As part of the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show’s new partnership with Coastguard, there will be a live auction at this year’s show, with all profits going to Coastguard.
The live auction will be held outside the Hall 2 foyer at 1 pm on Saturday, May 15.
There will also be an opportunity for those attending the show on Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14, to make a tender bid at the show.
The highest tender for each item will become the starting bid at the auction. The person with the highest tender for each item will be contacted on Saturday morning and offered a complimentary pass to attend the auction.
The items being auctioned include:
A Marco 480 Angler boat powered by a Yamaha 60hp 4 Stroke outboard. The boat sits on an MR trailer and can be towed easily with a family sedan. The boat package includes a Humminbird Helix sounder, swivel seats with storage, bait board and an anchor pack and has a retail value of $45,000.
*Profits from this item will be split equally between Coastguard and the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust
Also up for auction is a Balex Boat Loader, the latest technology SPRY+ fishing drone, a rescueME PLB, Oceanblue HD stainless steel outrigger bases and an Ocean Hunter dive package.
The auction will also include a Maxxon MS-230SL slatted floor inflatable boat, an Onwa 7 MFD, and a 2.6hp Parsun outboard.