28 Jun '22 - Explore, connect & learn something new at the 2022 Sydney International Boat Show

Find everything you need to enjoy a lifestyle on, in and near the water when the Sydney International Boat Show returns from 28 July to 1 August 2022 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney and Cockle Bay within the iconic Darling Harbour.

From paddleboards to powerboats, kayaks to catamarans, snorkelling to sailboats, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the 53rd Sydney International Boat Show.

The must-attend marine extravaganza is Australia’s largest recreational boating lifestyle event with hundreds of exhibitors set to attract more than 60,000 visitors.

Exhibiting at the Sydney International Boat Show for more than 20 years, Hobie returns to display the latest in sail and paddle sports for fun on the water.

“Australian’s love for the water comes in many formats, from kayaks, fishing, sailing and stand-up paddleboards and pedalboards,” Hobie Managing Director Chris Purnell said.

“We look forward to bringing some of our most popular products on the market right now to the show, including our new Mirage Lynx and iTrek inflatable series, plus the game-changing new Pro Angler 360 pedal fishing kayaks.”

“Alongside viewing the products, visitors will have the opportunity to try before they buy with demonstrations at the event deck and on-water trials in the pool.”

ILIAD Catamarans will stage the global launch of the brand-new ILIAD 62 Power Catamaran at this year’s Sydney International Boat Show, alongside the popular ILIAD 50.

“The ILIAD 62 is the ultimate offshore semi-custom motor yacht with a range of more than 2500nm at eight knots, with excellent offshore capabilities rarely seen in a boat of this size,” Marcus Overman, Sales and Business Development Manager at ILIAD Catamarans, said.

“Our vessels appeal to a broad market of boaters, from the experienced to novices and we’re excited to engage with a cross-section of potential buyers at this year’s event.”

Leading Australian multihull yacht brokerage, Multihull Central, has confirmed the Australian debut of the new Corsair 880 at the Sydney International Boat Show, which offers a new way for performance sailors to also enjoy longer distance cruising.

Those looking to rev up their on-water experience can swing by the Kawasaki stand to check out its latest range of Jet Skis. Providing fun for the whole family, personal watercraft have many applications, from exploring to racing, fishing to towing and are easy to store and maintain.

For the boaties wanting to fish, sail and explore the great outdoors, the team at Boating and RV will help replenish stocks of quality boat supplies and accessories.

Australian dealer Collins Marine will showcase eight boats on-water at the Sydney International Boat Show, including the Australian launches of the Quicksilver 675C and 875 Sundeck.

Blakes Marine and Hunts Marine, retailers of some of Australia’s leading boat brands including Quintrex, Cruise Craft, Stacer and Bar Crusher, will be on hand to help broker a deal on new and used boats and trailers and answer burning questions about boat ownership.

For those still not sure about buying their own craft, Book My Boat is a must-visit at this year’s Show. With affordability and accessibility at the forefront of its operations, boat hire marketplace Book My Boat educates potential boat owners on how to generate an income from their boat, similar to users of Camplify, Car Next Door and Airbnb.

“Starting with entry-level vessels that don’t require a boat licence through to specialist boats for fishing and day cruising, our goal is to make owning a boat more achievable for all Australians,” Managing Director Matthew Lloyd said.

Wakeboarders, wave-catchers and water-skiers shouldn’t pass up the chance to visit MasterCraft, an innovator, designer and manufacturer of premium wakesurfing, wakeboard and ski boats.

“We will have a great selection of boats from all the series MasterCraft has to offer, from our top selling NXT22 & NXT24, to the new XT23 and XT24, plus our top ranging X series,” Business Development Manager Asia Pacific Region Steve Gescke said.

“The Sydney International Boat Show is a highlight of the Australian boat show circuit and we are very excited to be back in 2022 for our 17th year.”

The Sydney International Boat Show is presented by the Boating Industry Association (BIA) and Mulpha Events.

“Anyone can enjoy a boating lifestyle and the Sydney International Boat Show presents exhibits to suit all budgets and levels of experience, from getting your boat licence, to hiring a boat, to buying your dream boat,” BIA President Andrew Fielding said.

“Numerous studies have proved that being in, on or near the water can have a positive effect on people, increasing our health and well-being.

“The Sydney International Boat Show has everything you need to enjoy the water, make the most of the boating lifestyle and perhaps even start a new tradition with family and friends.”

The five-day event has something to offer the whole family.

The 5000sqm Event Deck has a purpose-built 35-metre pool for on-water demonstrations of marine products where visitors can see and trial kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and pedalboards and kids can enjoy free bumper boat rides and participate in a treasure hunt.

The open-air Event Deck is also home to the Rooftop Bar, the ideal place to relax and gather with family and friends while enjoying a spectacular view across the city.

The Main Stage will feature fishing demonstrations with Brett Thomson at the Yamaha Fishing Tank and cooking tips with Channel 7’s boating, fishing and weather expert, Paul Burt.

There is also a packed program of boating, fishing and marine education sessions with some of the country’s leading experts including Andrew ’ET’ Ettingshausen, Tim Simpson, Justin Duggan, Greg Reid, Peter ‘PJ’ Johnson and Rhys Creed.

Australian sailing standout, Lisa Blair, will present her positive, empowering story of the highs and lows of sailing solo around Australia and her latest voyage and record attempt.

A new level of corporate hospitality and visitor experience is also available, as the brand-new VIP precinct The Harbour Lounge takes over the 60m superyacht The Jackson, moored in the iconic Darling Harbour.

Offering guests a private haven and a taste of the superyacht life, The Harbour Lounge is ideal for entertaining clients or enjoying an unforgettable experience with friends.

The 53rd Sydney International Boat Show is on from 28 July – 1 August 2022, at the ICC Sydney & Cockle Bay, proudly supported by Partner in Safety – Transport for NSW. Tickets and VIP experiences are on sale now via sydneyboatshow.com.au.

30 May '22 - Tickets on sale for the 2022 Sydney International Boat Show

Whether you’re a seasoned boating enthusiast or a shore-bound spectator, there’s plenty to whet your appetite for aquatic adventure as the much-loved 53rd Sydney International Boat Show returns for 2022.

Tickets are now on sale for the five-day celebration of everything in, on and around the water from 28 July to 1 August 2022 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney and Cockle Bay in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

The Sydney International Boat Show is a must-attend marine extravaganza, attracting more than 60,000 visitors to Australia’s largest recreational boating lifestyle event.

This year’s event is a seawater spectacular guaranteed to entice visitors of all ages and interests with hundreds of boats on show, world and Australian premieres, sneak peeks, cutting-edge gear and gadgets, and showstopping entertainment.

The Sydney show will debut a new look with live attractions and more interactive lifestyle offerings including in-pool demonstrations and family-friendly entertainment on the 5000sqm open-air Event Deck, fishing demonstrations, cooking tips and marine education on the Main Stage and roving entertainers adding to the festive atmosphere.

Early bird single-day general admission tickets can be purchased online from $25 with single-day general admission tickets available for $29.50 at the gates. There is free entry for children aged under 16 years.

All early bird ticket-buyers automatically go into a draw to win a Gourmet Hunter Valley Escape for them and seven friends at Bimbadgen Estate including two nights of luxury accommodation, exclusive dining experiences and private wine tastings valued at $6200.

A new level of corporate hospitality and visitor experience abounds with the launch of The Harbour Lounge, a brand-new VIP precinct aboard the 60m superyacht The Jackson moored in the iconic Darling Harbour.

The Harbour Lounge offers guests a private haven and a taste of the superyacht life and is ideal for entertaining clients or enjoying an unforgettable experience with friends.

The exclusive precinct is the first time in the event’s 53-year history that visitors have been offered such a rare on-water vantage point to enjoy all the action.

The Boating Industry Association (BIA) and Mulpha Events, owner-operators of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, have partnered to deliver the event.

“The Sydney International Boat Show is back with a refreshed look and a raft of new initiatives for 2022 that will surprise and delight seasoned showgoers and attract new visitors interested in all aspects of the boating lifestyle,” BIA President Andrew Fielding said.
“The Sydney show is shaping up as a break-through year, after missing the last two years due to a pandemic. Boating has proven a standout choice in recreational leisure for people across Australia and this event will be a fantastic showcase of all things boating.”
The Australian International Dive Expo also returns to the event this year, giving visitors two shows for the price of one.

Visit the Halls of the ICC for an interesting and educational deep dive into the underwater world of scuba diving, boating, innovative technologies, ocean conservation and more.

Mulpha Events General Manager Johan Hasser said Sydney International Boat Show is an eagerly anticipated event for exhibitors, boaters and new visitors, whether they’re powerboaters, paddlers, sailors or wave-watchers.

“We are thrilled by the wave of interest buzzing within the industry and look forward to delivering a unique event that is quintessentially Sydney and puts Sydney International Boat Show back on the map,” Mr Hasser said.

“Darling Harbour is set to come alive this July with boatloads of activity and is the ideal location to drop anchor and stay and play in Sydney to soak up all that the event has to offer.”

The Sydney International Boat Show will partner with leading marine publication Trade-A-Boat to create the 2022 Show Guide, a comprehensive keepsake and stylish glossy publication, which will be available online and at the Show.

“Trade-A-Boat is Australia’s leading authority on boats and marine products, so we welcome the opportunity to bring the Sydney International Boat Show to life. This year’s publication will have a fresh new design and iconic content and we are proud to partner with the event to help celebrate the wonderful world of boating,” Trade-A-Boat CEO Rob Gallagher said.

The 53rd Sydney International Boat Show is on from 28 July – 1 August 2022, at the ICC Sydney & Cockle Bay, proudly supported by Partner in Safety – Transport for NSW. Tickets are on sale now via sydneyboatshow.com.au.

28 Apr '22 - Top marine brands on board for the 2022 Sydney International Boat Show

The Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) sets sail for a celebration of all things aquatic when it returns from 28 July to 1 August 2022 to the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney and Cockle Bay at the iconic Darling Harbour.

With recreational boating continuing to be a standout leisure activity for Australians, SIBS 2022 is the ideal opportunity for exhibitors to get on board, showcase their products to a passionate audience and ensure their brand is top of mind for customer enquiries.

The eagerly anticipated event has already attracted a raft of industry-leading exhibitors with an expansive indoor display space and a 5000sqm open-air Event Deck and is set to attract more than 60,000 boating enthusiasts when tickets go on sale in May 2022.

SIBS 2022 welcomes a fleet of premium brands showcasing the latest innovations on the water, presented by Sunseeker, Princess, Fleming, Performance Cruising Yachts, Windcraft, Palm Beach Motor Yachts, Flagstaff Marine, Multihull Solutions, Multihull Central, Iliad, Whitehaven, d’Albora, Chapman Marine and Short Marine.

Trailer boats, watersports and inflatable craft will have a prominent presence at SIBS 2022 with the likes of Insinc Marine, TR Marine, Hunts Marine, GME Marine, Waves Overseas, Sirocco Marine, GRE Marine, Hobie, and Whitewater Sports Marine on board.

The latest engines, marine technology, gear and gadgets from Volvo Penta, Mercury Marine, FLIR Maritime, Garmin, Raymarine, Stella Systems, Dometic, Boating & RV, Navico and GME will also be on display.

The 53rd SIBS event will be presented in a new partnership between the Boating Industry Association (BIA) and Mulpha Events, owner-operator of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, at the iconic Darling Harbour location.

BIA Vice-President Andrew Fielding said SIBS 2022 is shaping up as a fantastic event with a new outlook and an energised experience that will appeal to seasoned sailors, boating lifestyle enthusiasts and fun-loving families alike.

“Flowing on from the record level of interest in boating as a leisure activity across Australia, we are delighted to see the wave of interest in SIBS 2022 with many of the industry’s top brands and businesses already on board for this year’s event,” Mr Fielding said.

“We look forward to delivering a world-class Boat Show with widespread appeal at the iconic Darling Harbour site and showcase our exhibitors, partners and the wider marine industry to an enthusiastic audience.”

Mulpha Events General Manager Johan Hasser said the calibre of exhibitors is testament to SIBS’ reputation as a world-class event.

“SIBS 2022 will showcase the fun of being out and about on the water with a particular focus on recreational boating from stand-up paddleboarding and personal watercraft through to power boats, inflatables and sailing yachts to inspire adventure and promote a fun and active marine lifestyle,” Mr Hasser said.

Insinc Marine owner Troy Durham is thrilled for the return of SIBS where the Central Coast marine dealer will debut the brand-new Australian-made Baysport 700 Sports Half Cabin as well as the latest vessels in the fibreglass offshore cabin boat range.

Show attendees can also expect to see a wide range of the latest Quintrex models alongside a large display of Crownline outboard and sterndrive boats and Mercury outboard engines.

“SIBS has always been a major market for boat owners and potential boat buyers to see a comprehensive display of new and up-to-date products in the one place,” Mr Durham said.

“After two years, people will be eager to see all the new innovations and we are looking forward to showcasing our latest products and services to new potential customers.”

TR Marine & Hunts Marine will join forces at SIBS to create a super stand within the ICC displaying some of Australia’s leading trailer boats including Quintrex, Yellowfin and Revival.

“SIBS is the perfect time of year to take advantage of buyers looking to get out on the water for summer. It’s the biggest show on the Australian boat show calendar, and it always delivers quality leads,” Managing Director Ian Tricker from TR Marine said.

Hunts Marine Managing Director Jon Hunt added “As a family-owned business, we always look to showcase the best value and experience for attendees, and we’re thrilled to exhibit alongside our friends at TR Marine to bring a wow factor to the event.”

Longtime SIBS exhibitor GRE Marine will bring the latest models from Australian-manufactured Axis, Northbank and Malibu boats, including the new 2022 Malibu Wakesetter 21 LX and 2022 Axis T220.

GRE Marine owner Karin Manns said a selection of 20-foot to 23-foot boats in the Malibu Wakesetter range will be on display as well as Northbank fishing boats with Honda outboards.

“We have been a part of SIBS since 1998 and look forward to showcasing our Malibu wake boats again alongside Axis sports tow boats and Northbank fishing boats after seeing strong demand all year for these marine leisure brands,” she said.

Sunseeker Australia Director Brad Rodgers said SIBS is an unmissable event for marine exhibitors to get on board and display the latest models in front of boating enthusiasts.

“Sunseeker will have several of their luxury performance motor yachts on water within a purpose-built display and we are thrilled to be able to showcase our range at SIBS in front of keen boaties and marine industry again,” Mr Rodgers said.

Transport for NSW is proud to sponsor SIBS again in 2022 and recognises the opportunity the Show presents to promote safe and responsible boating, said Bernard Carlon, Executive Director of Centres for Road Safety and Maritime Safety at Transport for NSW.

SIBS provides new or entry-level boaters with the chance to explore a variety of boating activities and products available and allows our Boating Education Officers to share safety advice and engage with new, returning and experienced skippers at the Boating Safety Zone,” Mr Carlon said.

Exhibitor spaces for SIBS are still available – don’t miss out on your opportunity to get on board and be involved in one of the largest marine lifestyle events on the international boat show calendar.

To register as an exhibitor and sign up for the latest news, exclusive announcements, and updates on ticket sales, visit sydneyboatshow.com.au

8 Mar '22 - Exhibitor applications now open for the 53rd Sydney International Boat Show

The Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) returns from 28 July to 1 August 2022 with the latest and greatest in all things aquatic at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney and Cockle Bay within the iconic surrounds of Darling Harbour.

The highly anticipated event promises a stellar showcase of the boating lifestyle from the largest fleet of luxury superyachts and sailboats on water to a host of premium exhibitors displaying the latest trailer boats and marine technology.

SIBS 2022 highlights include an on-water display with more than 200 boats, 32,600sqm of indoor exhibitor space and a 5,000sqm open-air Event Deck, which is set to attract more than 60,000 boating enthusiasts when tickets go on sale in May 2022.

The Show will also present a host of entertainment and activities, including fishing masterclasses, watersports demonstrations, marine education, food and beverage bars and a fun-filled kids zone.

One of the largest and most prestigious boat show events on the global calendar, SIBS 2022 will be delivered in a new partnership between the Boating Industry Association (BIA) and Mulpha Events, owner-operator of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

BIA Vice-President Andrew Fielding said after a two-year hiatus, SIBS 2022 was primed for a big return with a fresh new look and a revitalised event experience.

“We’re excited to deliver an innovative and engaging world-class event with a significant focus on the recreational boating lifestyle for the benefit of exhibitors, partners, visitors and the broader marine industry,” Mr Fielding said.

“With retail activity across the boating industry at an all-time high, including more than 18,000 new boats registered last year, SIBS 2022 will celebrate the boating lifestyle, connecting visitors with the very best in marine brands.”

Riding the current wave of interest in boat ownership and all things aquatic, Mulpha Events General Manager Johan Hasser said he was buoyed by the keen response from the marine industry to showcase their vessels and products at the 2022 Show.

“Over the past 18 months, we have witnessed the surge in popularity of recreational boating with boat ownership across Australia up significantly year-on-year,” Mr Hasser said.
“We have received significant enquiry about exhibition space since the announcement of the return of SIBS. Sentiment is extremely high within the industry with marine companies eager to showcase their brands at the iconic Darling Harbour location.

“We are excited to present new initiatives at SIBS 2022 that will shore up the event’s reputation as a must-attend on the international boat show calendar,” he said.
Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of SIBS 2022.

Exhibitor applications open Tuesday 8 March 2022 with returning exhibitors receiving preferential stand and space allocations for two weeks until Tuesday 22 March 2022.
To register as an exhibitor and sign up for the latest news, exclusive announcements, and ticket sales, visit sydneyboatshow.com.au

The 53rd Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) returns from 28 July – 1 August 2022, attracting more than 60,000 attendees and 245-plus exhibitors and showcasing over 900 boats plus thousands of marine products across five days.

16 Dec '21 - The BIA and Mulpha join forces to deliver National Boat Shows in 2022

Australians can expect a fleet of National Boat Shows to start rolling out in 2022 with today’s announcement of a partnership between the Boating Industry Association (BIA) and Mulpha Events Australia, owner-operator of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

Mulpha Australia has signed an agreement with BIA to be its Event Delivery Partner for the major boat shows across Australia.

BIA President Darren Vaux and Mulpha Australia CEO Greg Shaw announced the partnership of the two industry heavyweights in Darling Harbour, home of the Sydney International Boat Show.

This collaboration of industry leaders will enable the delivery of innovative and engaging world-class events with a significant focus on the boating lifestyle for the benefit of exhibitors, partners, visitors and the broader boating industry.

Mr Vaux said after a two-year hiatus, the industry was primed for a return to major boat shows in 2022.

“This strategic alliance is a great fit with enormous potential in the delivery of best-in-class boat show experiences across Australia,” he said.

“BIA and Mulpha have always had a close working relationship, and the partnership is the result of long-standing discussions between the two organisations on how to best serve the industry and promote the boating lifestyle to a broader audience.

“Boating has proven to be a standout leisure activity throughout the pandemic and we are very confident the boating community will embrace the lifestyle focus of the boat show program in 2022 and beyond.

”Mulpha Australia CEO Greg Shaw said the event operator was thrilled to enter a partnership with BIA with both organisations sharing common goals and a passion for boating, the marine industry and events.

“The marine industry is a truly exceptional community and one we are dedicated to support and grow. As a diversified real estate, hotel and hospitality business, Mulpha is well placed to expand the boat show offering to attract a broader audience and introduce more Australians to the boating lifestyle.

“Despite the many challenges over the last 18 months, the marine industry is thriving, and this has strengthened our commitment to deliver unique events to boating enthusiasts, industry and the wider community.

“Boat shows remain a significant place to connect buyers with marine businesses, and together with BIA, we can take the shows to the next level, introducing new initiatives and elements for the benefit of participating members, exhibitors and attendees,” he said.

BIA has successfully operated the Sydney International Boat Show for more than 50 years and has regularly produced and presented major boat shows in Brisbane and Adelaide.

The Sydney event is one of the largest boat shows in the Southern Hemisphere and attracted more than 60,000 people in 2019.

Under the agreement, BIA will continue to own its stable of major boat shows across Australia and retain overall financial control.

Mulpha Australia has managed and produced the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) since 2002, which is now in its 33rd year.

Over the last two decades, SCIBS has continued to deliver record-breaking shows, including in May 2021 where the event was attended by more than 51,000 visitors and injected more than $336 million into the Queensland economy.

The national snapshot of the marine industry for the year ending 30 June 2021:

  • The marine industry had a turnover of $8.835 billion (up 11% YOY)
  • Direct employment was 27,630 with many thousands more in associated businesses (up 9% YOY)
  • There are more than 2,100 active boating industry businesses (up 5% YOY)
  • There were more than 920,000 registered boats and countless non-powered watercraft during the year
  • More than 2.5 million Australians held a boat licence
  • There were approximately 18,500 new boats registered during the year

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