Saturday 27 January 2018 Anniversary Weekend
JetSprint BOP


Combining Kiwis’ love of V8 motorsports and boating, the sport of jetsprinting originated 30+ years ago on rivers and picturesque farmland aqua-tracks. The precision, kiwi-engineered boats have to be seen to be believed! Highly-skilled 2-person crews (driver/navigator) navigate a set course in time trial racing.

The boats boast up to 1500hp, 0-130kph in under 2 secs and pull up to 7 g’s. The Suzuki Superboat class are aptly named “methanol munching monsters”! The Altherm Window Systems NZ Championship Series hosts rounds in Wanaka, Whanganui, Taranaki, Hastings, Meremere and Featherston.

Did you know? Jetsprinting is a unique V8 motorsport with Kiwi origins. The sport originated in New Zealand in 1981, and events were originally held in the same natural braided rivers that Sir William Hamilton used to develop the jetboat. When the sport was introduced to Australia in the mid-1980s, permanent artificial courses were used – and this is now the norm worldwide. Jetsprint racing is thrilling to watch with high spectator engagement at its events. The tracks are designed for spectators and racing is fast! +-125kph and <95dcB. The fiercely contested Tasman championship led to a three-way world championship with the introduction of the sport to the United States, under the auspices of the Union Internationale Motonautique. The host national World Series rotates between New Zealand, Australia and the USA, and most recently, Canada. This kiwi sport now boasts a growing national and international following – via live event audiences, TV and social media.

The V8 boats are back!
Don’t miss out…one night only!!

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Gates open from 3pm.
Racing starts from 5pm.


ASB Stadium at Baypark,
81 Truman Ln, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty

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Buy Earlybird With Eventfinda & Save $10-$20 on Gate Ticket Prices!!
General Admission – Adult – $45 [Gate Price $55]
General Admission – Family* – $100 [Gate Price $120]
(*2 Adults & Up to 3 Children)
Under 5s Free

After a two-year break, the award-winning event showcasing exhilarating, high-octane V8 Jetsprint racing action is returning to ASB Stadium at Baypark in Mt Maunganui.

A spectacular five-hour day/night racing extravaganza with three classes of V8-powered Jetsprint boats battling it out for the ENZED 2018 Jetsprints Stadium Cup — 30 boats reaching speeds of up to 125kph – all on a purpose-built aqua-track in the stadium.

The covered stadium seating allows spectators to get up close to the exhilarating racing action, with thrills ‘n spills and action-packed family entertainment both on and off the track. With near sell-out crowds of 15,000+ in past years, tickets are expected to go fast, so get in quick to secure your seat.


Race Programme:

Will be released on and Facebook on 1 December 2017.

Fun for the Whole Family:

Kids big and small are mesmerised by the racing. Check out the dedicated KidZone set up with water slide, bouncy castles, face painting, balloons and more… Open 4-8pm. Children under 12 years must be supervised by an adult.

Food & Beverages:

Courtesy of Bay Catering, there’s a wide range of food and beverages available at the venue, including an International Foodhall. Alcohol will not be served to minors or intoxicated persons – ID required on request. You may bring home-made picnic in a soft-chilly bag. Due to venue regulations, Strictly No Liquids or commercial food & beverages are allowed to be brought into the stadium.


Reuse and Recycle – Empty water bottles are allowed and can be filled at the HydroHub Water Station in the KidZone area.

Suntan Lotion:

We encourage you to be SunSmart. If you forget sunscreen, there are complimentary Cancer Society sunscreen stations set up in the KidZone and around the venue. Hats and sunglasses can be purchased at the Merchandise Hut.


Event tee-shirts, hats, sunglasses, earplugs and glow sticks for the kids are available for purchase from the Merchandise Hut.

Corporate Hospitality:

For inquiries or to book Corporate Box or VIP Premium Lounge Packages, please contact Daniel at Bay Venues – Phone 0800 BAYPARK.

Ticket Pricing Summary

Buy Tickets through Eventfinda and save $10-$20 on Gate Ticket Price for General Admission Adult and General Admission Family Passes.

Earlybird Ticket Prices: On sale through Eventfinda Online, Phone Bookings or Outlets from Midnight Monday 23 October 2017. Save $10-20 on Gate Prices.
– General Admission Adult – $45
– VIP Adult Gold Pass – $99 – includes pre-event pits entry, premier grandstand seating, drink voucher & gourmet hamper. R18. N/A at the Gate. Limited seats. Only available through Eventfinda.
– General Admission Family – $100 – Admits 2 adults + up to 3 children
– General Admission Child 5-14 YRS – $10 – Must be accompanied by an Adult
– General Admission Senior/Student – $25 – 65yrs+ Gold Card/Student ID may be requested at gate
– Under 5’s – Free