Paynesville Classic Boat Rally, March 1st, 2nd & 3rd , 2024

A three-day celebration of classic boats, maritime culture and cruising on the Gippsland Lakes

The Paynesville Classic Boat Rally survived the 2020 bushfires to have a wonderful, well attended event. In 2022, Covid lockdowns meant the Rally was unable to be held, but now... there is an enthusiastic Committee keen for its return in 2024.

Plans are already in place to deliver a spectacular fleet of classic boats on water, ranging from Tall Ships, to sailing vessels, classic motorboats, skiffs, fishing boats, small crafts and more.

If it's older than 25 years, or of historical value ... You just might see it at the rally!

On land or on water, there are so many opportunities to see these magnificent boats up close and in action across the weekend.

On Saturday, the Grand Parade features all boats available on water as they sail past the crowds and through the McMillan Strait into the open waters of Lake Victoria. Plans are underway for many feature events to be held all weekend as well as cruises on a tall ship.

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, entertainment and maritime stall holders will await your discovery. 

Applications for Rally ‘24 are now open!

Please use the button below to apply for your boat entry.

Boat Entry Application