Boats to buy, test and win

Admire, test drive, buy or even win a boat this weekend. All you need to do is head down to the end of Marina Drive in Prospect on Saturday, 28 July, for the Harbour House Marina Boat Show.

This annual event is an opportunity to find some exceptional deals on boats and all manner of marine accessories, try out a variety of boats and be in with a chance to win a boat of your own.

“We will be putting all the boats we have in stock in the water so that we can offer test rides to customers. Although we are always happy to put boats in the water for interested buyers to try out, for those that may be new to boating and are unsure of what they are looking for, this is an opportunity to try out bow riders, centre consoles and more. This can help people to quickly work out what will work best for them,” says Jonathan Cuff, general manager.

There will be a variety of Boston Whalers, Sea Rays and Anglers available for those who would like to go out for a spin.

For those who already own boats, it’s a chance to stock up on all manner of chandlery items from lines and fenders to cleaning products and navigational accessories, as a 20 per cent discount is being offered on all products in the store.

Any purchase from the chandlery comes with a free ticket for the hog roast which will be available from 11am onward.

Best of all, there are some awesome prizes to be won. Purchase a $25 raffle ticket and you will be in with a chance of winning a Boston Whaler 13 Super Sport, complete with engine and trailer. The second prize is a kayak and the third prize is a Spot Hug.

“It’s a boat GPS tracking device,” Jonathan says. “That means that if someone were to steal your boat it will send a message to your cell phone telling you exactly where your boat is.” The raffle will be drawn at 4pm.

The folks at Harbour House Marina are gearing up for a busy day. Now in its ninth year, the boat show always draws a crowd, and with plenty of clothing, foot wear, hats and fishing gear and more at reduced prices, it’s worth stopping by even if you are not in the market for a boat.