When Courtney Agate came across backed-up traffic on a busy Auckland road yesterday evening, she thought there may have been accident.

Instead, a group of men were trying to move a boat which had fallen off its trailer into the middle of Tamaki Drive by Okahu Bay.

"I thought, 'that's an interesting place to park a boat'," Agate said.

It was about 5.30pm and around five men were trying to lift the boat and carry it to the side of the road.

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The trailer had been moved to the side of the road.

"There was a bit of back up in traffic, but you could get around it," Agate said.

"A lot of people were stopping to have a look and see what was going on."

The Police Media Centre didn't have any record of police attending the incident.