Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show returns with huge splash

Latest marine products and innovations on display.

Bumper crowds are expected to flock to the 32nd annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) in May to check out the latest watercraft, marine products and innovations.

This year’s event from 20-23 May is expected to build on the most-recent show in 2019 which drew 47,000 visitors over four days.

RACQ members get 50% off one-day general admission tickets until 30 April 

SCIBS Sales and Partnership Manager Dominic O’Brien said a full range of watercraft would be on display within the Marine Village.

“At the upper echelon of luxury lifestyle, SCIBS will showcase prestigious superyachts, power boats, catamarans and sailing boats, as well as RIBs, day boats, fishing boats, sports, ski and tow boats for recreational boaties,” Mr O’Brien said.

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

“We’re also thrilled that the popular Sports, Leisure and Fishing precinct is back – a 20,000sq.m space dedicated to trailerable boats – alongside the latest gear and gadgets on display in the Pavilions.”

Trailerable boats, watersports and inflatable craft will have a strong presence with the likes of Quintrex, Yamaha, Jeanneau, JSW Powersports, Sea Doo, Stacer, AB, Northside Marine, Sailfish Catamarans, Voyager Catamarans, Aurora, Mercury, Zodiac, Honda and Mastercraft on board.

Patrons can visit the RACQ stand to learn about the Club's range of marine and deep cycle batteries, and access a range of exclusive member discounts for boat inspections and marine accessories.

The latest gear and gadgets from brands such as Garmin, Fusion, Navionics, Raymarine, Seabreeze, Dometic, JL Audio, C-Map, Lowrance, Simrad, B&G, VETUS-Maxwell, International Paint, Awlgrip and HELLA will also be on show.

SCIBS General Manager Johan Hasser said it was pleasing to see major industry players putting their support behind the return of the Southern Hemisphere’s premier boat show after the COVID-19 interruption.

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

“We commend the industry for their unwavering resilience despite the many roadblocks they’ve faced over the past 12 months, and we are grateful that our exhibitors continue to support our efforts to provide a premium platform for marine brands to showcase their products in one spectacular location,” Mr Hasser said.

“We witnessed some incredible industry sales come out of the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival (in November 2020) and we’re confident that exhibitors will continue to ride the wave at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. 

“We’re looking forward to coming together as an industry and celebrating 32 years of championing the boating lifestyle.”

Access the event with the free park and ride service from Warner Bros. Movie World and limited on-site parking.

Tickets to the four-day event are on sale now with free entry for children under the age of 16.

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