Two men lean over the side of a boat, inspecting it the interior of the hull. Photo by Sarah Hutton, Tino Rawa Trust.

A Celebration of the New Zealand Clinker Boat

FreeAccessibleFamily activitiesCentral Auckland

Saturday 7 October and Sunday 8 October, 10am-3pm


Karanga Plaza, Wynyard Quarter

Halsey St, Auckland Central

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No bookings required



Classic clinkers play the starring role in this year's classic yacht exhibition. This style of boatbuilding is the oldest known boat construction method, most notably used by the Vikings.

Come along to see traditional boat builders at work, with the construction of a half-built clinker using specialty tools and time-honoured methods.

The exhibition will feature a clinker hall of fameĀ of over 30 boats, including Falcon, the oldest clinker in New Zealand. Clinker boat owners and other classic yacht enthusiasts will also be on hand to share their stories and memories of this unique New Zealand boat.

A static display in Karanga Plaza will include information and history on the vessels and their builders.

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