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Antique and Classic Boat Show 2013 Results

Antique and Classic Boat Show 2013 Results

Perfect weather favoured the 14th New Zealand Antique and Classic Boat Show at Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park at the weekend, with over 130 boats on the lake.

The entrants included new and finely crafted skiffs, beautifully restored steam boats, classic runabouts and jet boats in their original condition, and a table, mounted with an outboard motor, that was allegedly ‘the wife’s heirloom family dining table’.

The Jens Hansen Cup for the Best Vessel Overall went to the Chris Craft Custom 20ft powerboat Blondie, built in 1948 and restored in 2000.


Blondie . Picture by Alan Doak

Owner Bruce Judge of Lower Hutt says the boat spent most of her life on the lakes north of New York, and was imported to NZ in 2011. This model of Chris Craft was in limited production for only two years, and is now very rare and collectable.

Judge John Harris said making the selection was tough.

“It wasn’t a one horse race, there was an even standard of boats at the top level that were all contenders,” he said. “But Blondie had the appeal of times past, she is well preserved and still has that original charm.”

Boat show organiser Pete Rainey said it was a fantastic weekend of stunning weather and boats.

“It was a very diverse group of boats with real integrity in each category,” he said. “It’s always impressive to see the passion that people pour into their boats, and the enjoyment they get from meeting like-minded enthusiasts.”

The show opened on Saturday with a fly over by two Blenheim based Nanchung aircraft, Chinese planes formerly used for training by the People’s Liberation Army.

Prizes were given at an awards ceremony at Rotoiti Lodge on Saturday night.

The award for best new craft went to the 14.5ft rowing skiff, Piwakawaka, owned by Jim and Mat Nalder of Takaka.

The best restoration was awarded to the 7.5m Mason Clipper Manuwai, owned by Sven Baker or Wellington.

The Port Nelson House Parts award for best rowing craft went toBees Knees owned by Arthur Pretty of Christchurch.

The CWF Hamilton Trophy for the best jet propelled boat went to an 18ft aluminium marathon racer owned by John Connelly of Christchurch.

The Johnson Family Trophy for the best sail-powered craft went to the 21ft trailer yacht High Noon owned by Peter & Gwen Dodgshun of Motueka.

The Mathieson Jeffcott Trophy for the best motor powered craft went to the 16ft runabout Living owned by Laurie Brown of Christchurch.

Best Outboard Motor boat went to a classic Glastron GT150, owned by Mike Wealleans of Stoke.

The Eventiac prize for best themed display went to the 1974 runabout Norma Gee owned by Bill Moulder of Nelson; which also won the People's Choice voted at the event.
The Ron Culley Trophy for the best steamboat went to the 1894 built Flirt owned by Bob & Sue Hamlett of Wellington.
The People’s Choice Award, voted for by the public, was to be decided on Sunday.


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