Please select your home edition
Edition
Pantaenius - All Risk

Daily heli-fishing trips to be won at Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show

by Mike Rose on 12 Mar 2014
Visitors to this year’s Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show will have several chances each day to win an incredible Heletranz heli-fishing experience. © Mike Rose

Visitors to this year’s Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show will have several chances each day to win an incredible Heletranz heli-fishing experience.

Heletranz, the company that invented heli-fishing and still does it far better than anyone else, will every day give a number of show visitors the chance to be on board the following day’s flight to a remote fishing spot somewhere in the outer Hauraki Gulf.

'This is a really amazing promotion,' says Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show general manager Dave Gibbs. 'Virtually everyone who has ever held a fishing rod in their hand has dreamed of going heli-fishing one day. Now, thanks to Heletranz, several visitors to this year’s show are going to see their dream come true!'

Those keen to have a chance of winning of the heli-fishing experiences simply need to head to the Heletranz stand in the Hauraki Fishing Hall and fill out an entry form.

'It should be easy to find,' jokes Dave Gibbs, 'it will be the only one with a helicopter on it!'

'Each evening, after the show closes, the Heletranz team will draw out the names of the lucky winners and invite them to be on board the following morning’s spectacular heli-fishing experience.'

Heletranz CEO John Ambler explains that the boat show’s daily heli-fishing experiences will take off from Heletranz’s Rosedale base on Auckland’s North Shore.

'We will then fly out over the beautiful Hauraki Gulf to one of our secret fishing spots. There, with help from our expert heli-fishing pilot, the winners will enjoy several hours targeting the rarely-fished outer-Gulf snapper and kingfish.

'At the conclusion of the fishing, we will fly back to Auckland, landing in the middle of the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, so our winners can share their experiences and show off their catch. We will then fly back to our base so they can collect their vehicles and head home to friends and family.'

In addition to the daily heli-fishing prize flights, Heletranz will also be offering show goers the chance to enjoy a scenic flight over the city. These flights will take off from the show, give passengers a rare chance to see New Zealand’s biggest and most popular boat show from the air, take in the sights of the city and then land back at the show. Tickets for these special flights will be available throughout the show from the Heletranz stand.

Visitors to this year’s show will also have the chance to win other great prizes, including the incredible $100,000 Stabicraft/Yamaha grand prize package.

This includes a brand new model Stabicraft 2050 Supercab, an exceptionally-popular 150hp Yamaha four-stroke outboard and a heap of practical extras including Furuno electronics, a Fusion sound system, a Hutchwilco safety pack and a year’s worth of Club Marine insurance.

Viking Kayaks will also be giving away two $2000 kayak packages each day and those who buy their tickets on line at www.boatshow.co.nz before May 8 will also go in the draw for a $3000 Viking Profish 440 Evolution IV fishing
kayak package.

Other show highlights will include a new Big Boat Marina, showcasing a number of new boats (including Salthouse Next Generation Boats’ stunning new Corsair Euro 49); the return of big fish experts, TV stars Milan Radonich and Nathan O’Hearn from PlaceMakers Big Angry Fish; Top Catch’s free hourly Ask The Experts seminar series and New Zealand’s largest fishing supermarket, the always-popular Hauraki Fishing Hall.

For those with more of a sailing focus, Sailing Central will be the place to be with over 20 different types of sailing dinghies on display, including the popular and versatile New Zealand designed Weta sailing trimaran.

The Club Marine Discover Boating Centre will also be a highlight with a Cook Islands-themed café, five large AV screens highlighting New Zealand’s best boating locations and a wide range of displays to encourage newcomers to get into boating, enjoy the wonderful lifestyle afloat and 'live the dream'.

The Youthtown Aqua Fun Zone will also be a huge hit with the kids, with heated pools and a wide range of demonstrations and 'have a go' activities.

The show, which runs from Thursday, May 15 until Sunday, May 18 is open from 10am until 6pm daily with a late on Friday until 9pm. Admission, including a free, information-packed Show Guide, is just $20 for adults and children 16 and under get in free.

On line tickets to the 2014 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show are now on sale at the show’s informative website: www.boatshow.co.nz.

What: Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show
Where: ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland
When: May 15-18, 2014.
Open: 10am to 6pm; late night Friday to 9pm.
Admission: Adults $20; children 16 & under FREE.

navathome 660x82T Clewring - GenericWildwind 2016 660x82

Related Articles

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek readies to welcome 400 sailors
Home to three of the country's 'Big Five' international regattas, Phuket is Thailand's regatta hub. Home to three of the country's 'Big Five' international regattas, Phuket is Thailand's regatta hub.
Posted today at 7:19 pm
A jam-packed, fun filled stopover awaits the Clipper Race fleet
Seven teams have completed the Ocean Sprint in the LegenDerry Finale, in a bid to get the final bonus points on offer. At 0900 UTC, Daniel’s team holds a one nautical mile lead overClipperTelemed+ which has chosen a more northerly route, and has stretched to 14NM over third placed LMAX Exchange, whose Skipper Olivier Cardin is looking forward to big surf off the west coast of Ireland.
Posted today at 1:25 pm
Entries open for Invited Classes at Sailing World Cup Final
Racing for the 14 classes begin on 8th December, except for the 2.4mR non-classified class who will begin on Tuesday six This year, event organisers have catered for sailors who would usually compete in the Laser Standard, Laser Radial and 49er FX Olympic Classes but were unable to make a top 20 position. These sailors will have an opportunity to be part of the Sailing World Cup scene and compete in close proximity to the highest rated sailors in their class.
Posted today at 12:36 pm
18ft skiffs - Yamaha victorious at Mark Foy Worlds in Fiji
The trade winds arrived just in time for the final day of racing at the Mark Foy Worlds in Fiji. The trade winds arrived just in time for the final day of racing at the Mark Foy Worlds in Fiji. With 20knots on the course the fleet finally got to unpack their little rigs for a day of thrills and spills.
Posted today at 7:18 am
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - ETAs into Derry-Londonderry
The Clipper Race fleet is closing in on Derry-Londonderry ahead of the start of the Foyle Maritime Festival. The Clipper Race fleet is closing in on Derry-Londonderry ahead of the start of the Foyle Maritime Festival. The finish line to the LegenDerry Finale is approximately a three hour motor from Foyle Marina where the fleet will be berthed.
Posted today at 5:20 am
Slashing red tape on the water
Important changes to Marine Safety Regulation take effect from today to make using state’s waterways simpler and safer. Important changes to the Marine Safety Regulation take effect from today to make using the state’s waterways simpler and safer.
Posted today at 4:51 am
Applications for Keelboat IRC and ORCi Ratings now open
Boat owners/sailors involved in winter offshore calendar will enjoy some of best keelboat events Australia has to offer Boat owners and sailors involved in the winter offshore calendar will enjoy some of the best keelboat events Australia has to offer with events such as the Sydney to Gold Coast, Brisbane to Keppel and Darwin to Ambon races coming up.
Posted on 30 Jun
GC32 Racing Tour – Can one town tip the scales for Armin Strom Team?
With a population of 6500, Kerikeri is known for rural surroundings, plentiful orchards and a true laid back Kiwi life Kerikeri, one of New Zealand’s most northernmost towns is where team manager Sharon Ferris-Choat, bowman Alex Bryning, boat captain Ned Dalbeth Hudson and two-time Kiwi Olympian Andrew Murdoch, the latest addition to Armin Strom Sailing Team, all grew up. Their passion for sailing ignited while attending Kerikeri High School.
Posted on 30 Jun
Clipper Race fleet enjoys strong westerlies at start of Ocean Sprint
The frontrunners have started the Ocean Sprint, gunning for all-important two extra points to add to leaderboard tally. LMAX Exchange is now leading the fleet, 6.5 nautical miles ahead of yesterday’s race leader ClipperTelemed+, which is four nautical miles ahead of home port entry Derry~Londonderry~Doire in third position. Those three teams have started the Ocean Sprint section this morning.
Posted on 30 Jun
18ft skiffs - Yamaha wins the long race lottery at Mark Foy Worlds
After a general recall and an individual recall the fleet set off on long race in a light breeze of about four knots. After a general recall and an individual recall the fleet set off on the long race in a light breeze of about four knots. C-Tech won the start with a port hander and the remainder of the fleet quickly tacked over to head towards the top mark, MalaMala Island.
Posted on 30 Jun