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Greetings, we are pleased that you have found us but we must express to you that this Website is NOT The Official Website of the New Zealand Powerboat Association but is a Website to show some of the History that has occurred from 1905 when the first New Zealand Power Boat Association was formed through to this current day.

If you want to see the day to day running of the NZPBA and other important matter, you need to go to this website


We have taken every possible means of checking and double checking the information on this website before we published it, but please accept our apologies if you have came across any information that appears not to be correct. If you have picked up a correction that needs to be rectified please don’t hesitate in contacting us and pointing out the mistake(s) and if possible, produce something that we can cross reference the mistake.

We are always on the lookout for more memorabilia from over the years which is helpful to us in building up the history of NZ Speedboat Racing.

If you have access to photos, scrapbooks, race programmes, newspaper cuttings, movie films, videos etc that we could borrow so that we can have these items digitised, it would be very much appreciated. We will return the originals to you, though if you no longer wish to keep them we can also store the archive materials. (Check Contacts for delivery details)

“After WW II small Clubs started to sprout up throughout both the North and South Islands. Here is the list of most Clubs from over the years, later some amalgamated with other Clubs, some got new names and some disappeared altogether.” 

Akaroa Power Boat Club Inc

Alexandra Power Boat Club Inc

Auckland Provincial Speedboat Club Inc

Bay of Islands Power Boat Club Inc

Bay of Plenty Powerboat Club Inc

Blenheim Boat Club

Buller Power Boat and Water Ski Club

Cambridge Power Boat Club Inc

Cambridge/Waikato Powerboat Club

Central Hawkes Bay Boat Club

Clearwater Aquatic Club Inc

Dargaville Boat Club

Ellesmere Aquatic Club Inc

Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club

Evans Bay Motor Boat Club

Featherston Boat Club

Fielding Boat Club

Franklin Boating Club

Geyserland Powerboat Racing Club Inc

Gisborne Motor Boat Club

Glen Oroua Boat Club

Greymouth Boat Club

Greytown Boat Club

Hamilton Boat Club

Hastings Boat Club

Hawera Boat Club

Hawkes Bay Power Boat Club Inc

Heretaunga Power Boat Club Inc

Horeke Aquatic Association Inc

Huntly Speedboat Club

Inglewood Boat Club

Invercargill Boat Club

Kaikoura Boating Club Inc

Kaipara Cruising Club

Kaitaia Power Boat Club Inc

Kaitaia Speedboat Club Assn

Karapiro Power Boat Club Inc

Kawerau Speedboat Club Inc

Kihi Kihi Boat Club

Lake Brunner Boat Club

Lake Dunstan Boat Club Inc

Lake Kaniere Yacht & Power Boat Club Inc

Lake Lanthe Aquatic Club Inc

Lake Ngatu Power Boat Assoc

Lake Wahapo Aquatic and Fishing Club

Lakeland Power Boat Club Inc

Lower Northland Power Boat Assoc Inc

Manawatu Boating Club Inc

Manawatu Power Boat Club Inc

Mangakino Power Boat Club Inc

Mangakino Speedboat Club Inc

Mangonui Cruising Club

Manukau  Yacht & Motor Boat Club

Manukau Speedboat Club Inc

Manukau-Auckland Speedboat Club Inc

Marlborough Power Boat Association Inc

Marton Boat Club

Masterton Boat Club

Matamata Boat Club

Mercer Regatta Club

Napier Boat Club

Nelson Boat Club

New Brighton Power Boat Club Inc

New Plymouth Motor Boat Club

Ngaruawahia Power & Speedboat Club

North Otago Speedboat Club Inc

North Otago Yacht and Power Boat Club 

North Taranaki Powerboat Club Inc

Northern Wairoa Boating Club

Otago Power Boat Club

Otago Yacht  and Motor Boat Club

Otamatea Regatta Club Inc

Otematata Powerboat, Yacht and Water Ski Club Inc

Palmerston North Boat Club

Patea Boating Club

Pataruau  & Arapuni Powerboat Club

Picton Power-boat Club

Port Whangarei Power Boat Club Inc

Port Whangarei Speedboat Club 

Rotoiti Power Boat Club Inc

Rotorua Yacht & Powerboat Club

Rotorua Speedboat Club Inc

Ruahine Speedboat Club

Scenicland  Speedboat Club Inc

South Canterbury Power Boat Club Inc

South Taranaki Boating Club

Southland Power Boat Club Inc

Taupo Motor Boat & Aquatic Sports Club 

Taupo Motor Boat Club Inc

Tauranga Motor Boat Club

Tauranga Speedboat Club

Thames Boat Club

Timaru Yacht & Power Boat Club Inc

Timaru Yacht Club

Waikato Power Boat Club Inc

Wairarapa Motor Boat Club Inc

Wairarapa Power Boat Club

Wairoa Yacht and Powerboat Club

Waitaki Power Boat & Ski Club Inc

Waitaki Power Boat Club Inc

Waitara Regatta Club

Wanaka Yacht Club Inc

Wanganui Motor Boat Club Inc

Wanganui Motorboat & Sailing Club

Waverley Motor Boat Club

Wellington Powerboat Club Inc

Wellington Speedboat Club Inc

Whangarei Cruising Club

Whangarei Powerboat Club Inc

Whangarei Speed Boat Club Inc

Windor Boat Squadron

Windsor Motor Boat Club

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