A three day celebration of classic boats, maritime culture and cruising on the Gippsland Lakes.
In its 4rh event in seven years, Paynesville Classic Boat Rally promises to deliver a spectacular collection of over 300 classic boats on water, ranging from Tall Ships, to sailing vessels, classic motor boats, skiffs, fishing boats, small crafts and more.
If its Older than 25 years, or of historical value ... You just might see it at the rally!
On land or on water, there’s so many opportunities to see these magnificent boats up close and in action across the weekend.
Our Saturday Grand Parade features all boats available on water as they sail past the crowds and through the straight in open waters. Feature events such as motor boat runabout, fishing boat challenge, quick and dirty boat building, are happening all weekend as well as cruises on the tall ship Coral Trekker, the Lady Jane and more.
Take your own boat out at your leisure for a trip on the Gippsland Lakes, and return to share stories with other boat lovers. It really is an event for everyone.
On land our trailered boats make a fantastic display of classic wooden, fiberglass and rowing boats. Rooftop dinghies will line the foreshore and music, entertainments and maritime stall holders will await your discovery.