sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Auckland Int Boat Show: Prime Minister opens Show and Skippers Forum

Auckland Int Boat Show: Prime Minister opens Show and Skippers Forum

'Marine Industries Association President, Peter Busfield with the Prime Minister, John Key Opening Cocktail Function - Auckland International Boat Show and Superyacht Captains Forum, September 2011'    © Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key, was on hand last night to open the Auckland International Boat Show and welcome delegates to the Super Yacht Captains' Forum.

The show is underway at Auckland's Viaduct Basin and is the first major event into the new Events Centre. The show's footprint extents from the bars in the downtown Auckland to the bars and cafes in the new North Wharf, and in between there is a splendid mix of floating and shore based exhibits.

Following on from MC for the evening, Peter Montgomery, Key quipped that he never grew tired of hearing PJ's immortal words 'the America's Cup is now New Zealand's Cup' and said they he hoped in a few weeks time that he hoped the World Rugby Cup would also be New Zealand's Cup. 'If that happens I will download the words onto my iPod and listen over and over again!'

The Auckland International Boat Show has been moved to coincide with the Rugby World Cup and increased attendance is expected from people attending both events.

The Millennium Cup, the Volvo Trophy and Louis Vuitton Cup - Opening Cocktail Function - Auckland International Boat Show and Superyacht Captains Forum, September 2011 -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=88493   Click Here to view large photo

Key paid tribute to the quality and diversity of the NZ Marine Industry and underlined the NZ Government's desire to invest in the New Zealand marine industry, he urged to superyacht captains to consider New Zealand for their next voyage or refit.

Alluding to Auckland's recent issues with transport congestion on the opening night of the Rugby World Cup, Key suggested that travelling to future matches by the amphibious SeaLegs RIB, was the best way of beating the transport issues and getting on time to the rugby venue at Eden Park.

Also on show at the Cocktail Evening were the Volvo Trophy for the winner of the Volvo Ocean Race, the Louis Vuitton Cup held by Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, and the Millennium Cup competed fior between super yachts on a regular basis. The Volvo Trophy is on display for the duration of the Auckland International Boat Show.

Marine Industries Association President, Ian Cook speaking at the Opening Cocktail Function - Auckland International Boat Show and Superyacht Captains Forum, September 2011 -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=88493   Click Here to view large photo

Prime Minister, John Key makes a point at the Opening Cocktail Function - Auckland International Boat Show and Superyacht Captains Forum, September 2011 -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=88493   Click Here to view large photo

Peter Montgomery - Opening Cocktail Function - Auckland International Boat Show and Superyacht Captains Forum, September 2011 -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=88493   Click Here to view large photo

Prime Minister, John Key - Opening Cocktail Function - Auckland International Boat Show and Superyacht Captains Forum, September 2011 -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=88493   Click Here to view large photo

Prime Minister, John Key - Opening Cocktail Function - Auckland International Boat Show and Superyacht Captains Forum, September 2011 -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=88493   Click Here to view large photo

Prime Minister, John Key (right) with Peter Busfield (centre) and Ian Cook - Opening Cocktail Function - Auckland International Boat Show and Superyacht Captains Forum, September 2011 -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=88493   Click Here to view large photo

The Viaduct Events Centre was packed for the Opening Cocktail Function - Auckland International Boat Show and Superyacht Captains Forum, September 2011 -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=88493   Click Here to view large photo




by Richard Gladwell

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=88493

4:16 AM Thu 15 Sep 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2011 Auckland International Boat Show

Related News Stories:

17 Nov 2011  Hall of Fame secures new high profile home at ASB Showgrounds
22 Sep 2011  Superyacht Base Australia ensures presence at Captains' Forum
22 Sep 2011  Australian Marine Exporters in force in Auckland
20 Sep 2011  Superyacht Captains enjoy Pacific tour at Auckland Int Boat Show
19 Sep 2011  Strong sales reported from Auckland International Boat Show
17 Sep 2011  Auckland Int Boat Show: Superyacht builders create hi-tech outriggers
17 Sep 2011  Auckland International Boat Show: Around the Stands - Gallery 3
16 Sep 2011  Superyacht builders create hi-tech outriggers at Boat Show
16 Sep 2011  Auckland International Boat Show: Around the Show - Gallery 2
16 Sep 2011  Auckland International Boat Show: Around the Stands - Gallery 1
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World













HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle














America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
















Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew by Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF),




2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia














Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata by Richard Gladwell,Sail-world.com/nz,


Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions   
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20   
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1   
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters   
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco   
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature   
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
Melges 32 Sailing Series - Napoli action shots by Max Ranchi   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica launch new boat   
Emirates Team NZ: Royals duke it out on the Waitemata   
2014 Charleston Race Week - Thousands of sailors descend on Charleston   
The Congressional Cup 2014 - Williams hangs on with a classy crowd   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Notice of Race now available   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Sunshine and smiles on day 2   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XL NEW US