There is no other marine event quite like the Gold Coast’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Showcasing the latest and greatest the marine industry has to offer. A full day of a variety of on-water, pavilion and open-air displays with everything from electronics, kayaks, jet skis and trailer boats to luxury cruisers and multi-million dollar superyachts.
235 exhibitors showcase their products. Companies attending include 2M Pro, All Marine Spares, Aqualand Marine Company. China, Australian Boating Company, Luxury Syndications, Boat Books Australia, Caribbean Boats, Club Marine, Elandra Yachts, Garmin, Hella Marine, Horizon Yachts, Marine Systems Australia, Multihull Solutions, Palm Beach Motor Yachts, Raymarine, Stefan Boating World, Top Gear Marine, Ultralon Foam Group and Yard Engineering to name a few. (ref – SCBS)
Inside the pavilion exhibitors display an array of products like marine toilets, personal floatation devices, marine air-conditioners, books, fishing gear, clothing, tenders, electronics (my favourite) such as depth sounders, fish finders, lighting, radar equipment and satellite navigation systems. There was even a display of
home boat gyms.
The event is held at the Sanctuary Cove Village Marina Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. There are plenty of places to dine and or enjoy a coldie or perhaps you would prefer to grab a coffee on the run. The street entertainers are a hoot!
A recent news report stated Johnny Depp had left the Gold Coast where he is currently shooting his latest film and headed back to the USA. But I’m not so sure.
It will take you the entire day to visit all the displays and there are many live shows and events including activities for the kids. Wear comfy shoes, there is a lot of walking.
And of course the best bit is the boats. Small boats and large boats,
and humongous boats.
The boat show runs from Thursday 21st May through to Sunday 24th May. Have a wonderful weekend!