18 July '24 - REEL IN A “CATCH OF THE DAY” AT THE 2024 SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

For those who relish in casting a line into the open coastal waters, or perhaps prefer exploring the vast inland waterways, the 55th Sydney International Boat Show will be the ultimate one-stop-shop to discover all of the latest and greatest equipment and accessories suitable for any fishing adventure.

Taking over Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour and International Convention Centre (ICC) from 1 to 4 August, the Sydney International Boat Show will impress enthusiasts and professionals alike with a diverse and expert lineup. From cutting-edge tackle, advanced fish finders, trolling engines, new gear, gadgets, plus more than 600 boats on display, every taste, style and budget will be accommodated for.

Some of the key fishing brands and businesses locked in to display include: Arvor Boats Australia; Blakes Marine; Chapman Marine; Garmin; Good Times Marine; Hunts Marine; Hot Tackle; Insinc Marine; Lake and Valley Powersports, M.O.S.S Australia; Makocraft; Marine Rescue NSW; Mercury; Navico; Northern Beaches Marine; Offshore Boat Sales; Parker Boats; Queensland Marine Centre; Raymarine; Razerline; Seakeeper Ride; Short Marine; Sports Marine; Steber International; TR Marine; Webbe Marine; and Yamaha.

Transport for NSW and their safety partners will also present the Boating Safety Zone – an area dedicated to marine safety information, equipment and demonstrations. A wide variety of safety exhibitors will be on hand to answer questions, guide visitors through interactive elements and provide the latest information on being safe while out on the water.

Keen anglers are also in for a treat with Australia’s leading fishing retail store, Hot Tackle exhibiting at the Show. Hot Tackle provides anglers with the best quality tackle from the biggest and best fishing suppliers in Australia and globally, offering a fully inclusive range from light estuary lures to heavy game tackle, and everything in between.

This year’s Show will also host several fishing focused launches and premieres, including:

  • Good Times Marine – Mclay 651 Sportsman (Australian)
  • Marine Lifestyle – Evoy Outboard Breeze 120+ hp electric motor system (Australian)
  • Webbe Marine – 2350 Supercab (Australian)
  • Webbe Marine – 2050 Treker (Australian)
  • Good Times Marine – Senator Boats (NSW/QLD)

But beyond the boats, marine gear and gadgets, visitors can also soak up an array of entertainment, educational masterclasses and experiences.

This year The Main Stage will be a hub of fishing knowledge and excitement, with daily sessions packed with educational fishing demonstrations and masterclasses, dishing out valuable tips and tricks. Hosted by Channel 7’s Fishing, Boating, and Weather Expert and host of Step Outside with Paul Burt, Burty brings a stella lineup of fishing royalty, covering a variety of topics including:

  • Andrew ‘ET’’ EttingshausenEscape Fishing with ET – Sydney International Boat Show Ambassador – In conversation with Paul Burt
  • Dave ‘Mossy’ Moss – Casting and fishing demonstration
  • Doug Burt – Shimano Ambassador – How to deep water drop with electric reels; and  bait v’s lures
  • Garmin Electronics – How to use your sounder in dams and offshore
  • Greg Reid – Pro Lure Australia – How to catch flathead on the flats; and using soft plastics on Snapper
  • Justin Duggan – Sydney Flyfishing Tours – How to catch pelagics; and lure casting saltwater and freshwater
  • Peter ‘PJ’’ Johnson – commercial angler – How to catch Kingfish and using soft plastics on snapper
  • Paul Burt – Step Outside with Paul Burt – Sydney International Boat Show Ambassador – How to use jigs on the reefs
  • Rhys Creed – Social Fishing – How to catch Murray Cod; and lure casting saltwater and freshwater
  • Tim Simpson – Seven times world record holder – How to catch gamefish; and  bait v’s lures

Fishing icon Paul Burt said, The Main Stage always delivers a fantastic atmosphere and experience for everyone with 2024 set to be the best yet, including a few surprises.

“This year is going to be the biggest and best to-date. We have an unrivalled line-up of fishing legends ready to share their hot tips and tricks gathered throughout their successful careers.  Plus, masterclasses and demonstrations, games with fantastic giveaways, and a few good stories up our sleeves to share too. For those wanting to impress their friends when they next cast a line out, then they really don’t want to miss this!” Burt said.

The popular Shimano Fishing Tank Show, hosted by Australia’s highly regarded fishing expert Dave “Mossy” Moss will also return, offering entertainment for both fishing enthusiasts and curious spectators. Mossy shares his deep knowledge and passion for fishing, providing valuable insights to enhance all fishing levels and land that prized catch. Exciting giveaways featuring impressive prizes from Shimano, Lowrance, and Gamakatsu will also be awarded during each presentation.

Another crowd pleaser is renowned rugby league alumni turned fishing icon and Sydney International Boat Show Ambassador, Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen. ET continues to spend much of his time on the water filming for his popular Network Ten show “Escape Fishing with ET”. As one of Australia’s longest running and most beloved fishing programs, each episode transports viewers to thrilling and exotic locations across the country as ET embarks on action-packed fishing adventures.

Paul Burt will sit down with ET for a one-on-one chat on The Main Stage and will share the expertise and insights gained from the record 25 seasons of “Escape Fishing with ET” or for those seeking a meet and greet, ET will be situated in the Discover Sailing and Paddling Hub on the Cockle Bay Marina Foreshore. One extremely lucky audience member will also leave the Show with a “money can’t buy” fishing day out with ET on Sydney’s iconic Harbour, for the winner and two friends. Head to The Main Stage in the ICC Halls for the chance to win.

Tickets start from AUD$29.50 and children under 16 years of age are free when accompanied by a paying adult. For further information including accommodation packages and tickets, visit www.sydneyboatshow.com.au

The Sydney International Boat Show is presented by the Boating Industry Association Ltd (BIA) with delivery partner Mulpha Events and proudly supported by Partner in Safety – Transport for NSW, along with official event partners Century BatteriesGMSV and Walcon Marine Australia.

 

10 July '24 - SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW TO DEBUT EXCITING LINEUP OF LAUNCHES AND PREMIERES

The 2024 Sydney International Boat Show held from 1 to 4 August at Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour, will play host to a stunning lineup of Asia-Pacific and Australian launches and premieres.

The four-day Show will bring to life the Sydney International Convention Centre (ICC) and Cockle Bay Marina with more than 600 boats and a myriad of marine, boating and fishing products on display, alongside an array of entertainment and educational masterclasses. In addition to this, the internationally renowned Show will also have the honour of debuting a number of vessels and products to market.

Boating Industry Association Ltd (BIA) President, Adam Smith said the Show has become an influential and important platform for the marine industry, with many Asia-Pacific and international companies opting to use the Sydney International Boat Show as a platform to unveil new products and vessels.

“For more than half a century, the BIA and its partners have worked hard to enhance and strengthen the Show’s reputation, locally and globally. We are delighted that the Show is now formally recognised as one of the standout boat shows in the world, where leading global marine businesses and companies choose to debut new products and vessels to the international market,” Mr Smith said.

Here are a few of the launches and premieres taking place at the 2024 Sydney International Boat Show:

ASIA-PACIFIC

E Marine Motor Yachts presents the Sabre Yachts’ latest design, the Sabre 43SE. Since 2006, Sydney’s E Marine has exclusively imported and represented Maine’s renowned Sabre Yachts. The 43SE introduces a fresh design approach, featuring a spacious salon with generous seating, a half-up galley equipped with modern amenities, and a versatile hybrid lounge below deck. This model blends traditional Downeast heritage with contemporary innovation.

Flagship International will debut the Silver Yachts’ SILVERCAT series. Designed by Espen Øino, these customisable catamarans range from 22 metres to 39 metres, crafted from lightweight aluminium for durability and precision. Featuring Volvo IPS or shaft-driven propulsion, they promise efficiency and environmental responsibility. Silver Yachts’ SILVERCAT series sets a new benchmark in contemporary yacht craftsmanship.

BLU3’s latest offering the Nomad Mini, merges the best features of its predecessors, Nemo and Nomad. This battery-powered tankless dive system strikes a balance between portability and performance, ideal for diving up to 15-foot. Additionally, with the dive boost kit, users can extend their dive time. BLU3 provides an exclusive online training course tailored to their systems, ensuring users are well-prepared. Nomad Mini eliminates the need for heavy tanks and delivers convenience and efficiency for diving enthusiasts.

Eyachts, industry leaders in dayboats, will premiere two of the fastest-growing brands worldwide, Axopar and Pardo, redefining adventure and luxury on the water by offering enthusiasts a glimpse into the future of boating. Their debuts include: The Axopar 29 Sun Top which goes further than ever before to redefine adventure, comfort, and functionality. The Axopar 45 Range featuring the Sun Top and Cross Cabin. With smooth, clean surfaces and handsome hull lines, the 45-foot Axopar offers class-leading fuel economy and impressive speeds. The Axopar 45 Sun Top seamlessly blending open-air exploration with sheltered comfort. The Pardo 50, which epitomises Italian design and sophistication, offering expansive luxury ideal for entertaining or relaxation.

Performance Boating Sales will present the Sun Odyssey 350, featuring Jeanneau’s signature design innovations, clever details and enhanced technological performance. The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 350 is sure to bring endless enjoyment. 

Carbon Yachts, the exclusive distributor for Saffier Yachts in Australia and New Zealand, proudly introduces the exceptional Saffier SE 37 Lounge, which embodies the hallmark of luxury and performance within their acclaimed Sailing Elegance range. As the world’s largest daysailer manufacturer, Saffier Yachts sets the standard for innovation and quality in sailboats. Designed for exhilarating sailing and comfort, the SE 37 Lounge features a spacious cockpit, sleek lines, and advanced sail handling systems for an unparalleled sailing experience.

AUSTRALIAN

The Candela C-8 presented by Carbon Yachts, is the world’s leading electric hydrofoiling boat, renowned for its cutting-edge technology and sustainability. Equipped with a state-of-the-art Polestar battery, the C-8 offers a remarkable range of 57 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 22 knots and can achieve top speeds of 30 knots. The C-8’s innovative hydrofoiling design significantly reduces water friction, ensuring an efficient and smooth ride.

Offshore Boat Sales is proud to unveil the Cutting Edge range of plate alloy boats, marking a significant leap forward in Australian trailer boat design. These boats integrate years of family boating expertise to meet customer demands effectively. They are engineered for sustainability and off-grid capability, featuring on-board battery storage, solar power, and water desalination systems, enabling access to remote locations. The boats boast advanced technology from Yamaha and Garmin, ensuring top-tier safety and performance with premium electronics and engine packages.

Fibre Boats leads the forefront in sustainable boating with the unveiling of the F5, Australia’s pioneering Electric Hydrofoil. Engineered for maximum efficiency and sustainability, the F5 features twin torpedo pod engines driven by efficient direct-drive electric motors that lift the boat above water, reducing drag by 75%. Trailerable and measuring 5.5 metres in length, it boasts an estimated top speed of 35 knots and covers up to 76 kilometres on a single charge. This vessel offers a luxurious, zero-emission, zero-noise, and zero-vibration experience, redefining recreational and sustainable boating.

Terrara Motor Yachts is proud to introduce the Terrara 39 to the Australian market. The Terrara 39 is the flagship of the Terrara range of Lobster style motor yachts. Developed in Turkey, the Terrara 39 is filled with modern technology whilst maintaining the classic style with a cruising speed of 20 knots. 

The 2025 Super Air Nautique G23, presented by Nautique Central has undergone a complete redesign and is poised to redefine the pinnacle of wake boat performance. This edition boasts refreshed aesthetics and enhanced wakes and waves that surpass expectations. As the industry leader, the new G23 continues to be the preferred choice for wakeboarders and surfers of all levels. Exclusive features include the “Centennial Black Metal Flake” gelcoat, blending deep onyx black with medium gold flakes, marking a milestone in Nautique’s 100 year legacy.

TMG Yachts is set to unveil the largest showcase ever, featuring six exceptional boats, including their longest vessels displayed to date. Highlights include the premiere of the PRESTIGE M48, celebrated for its multi-award-winning design and exceptional elegance paired with functionality. Also making its debut is the innovative PRESTIGE X70, a yacht that transforms sea luxury with its expansive living space and custom features. Adding to the excitement is the premiere of the Lagoon SEVENTY 8, the flagship of Lagoon Catamarans, offering unparalleled volumes and luxurious design. Designed by VPLP, Patrick Le Quément, and Nauta Design, the SEVENTY 8 exemplifies timeless luxury.

Ensign Yachts will present the 2024 European Yacht of the Year – Bavaria C46! The first in Australia and an impressive addition to Bavaria’s C-Line of sailing yachts. The innovative new hull chines and V-bow which has been introduced in the latest C-Line models improves sailing characteristics while also adding interior volume into the bright and airy cabins. The C46 blends together comfort, quality, and performance in a stylish Cossutti designed yacht that sets the new benchmark in the 40-footer range.

Ensign Yachts continue their impressive showcase with the Tofinou 7.9, an elegant and unique daysailer with a modern racing-inspired hull. Recently winning the 2024 Voile Magazine Sailboat of the Year for Innovation and Boldness thanks to its electric propulsion and smart portable battery system, the 7.9 is a step forward for sustainable yachting. The versatile 7.9 has a large open-plan cockpit similar to that of the larger 9.7, which allows for multiple crew when racing, or leisurely entertaining. With sail controls leading back to the cockpit, the 7.9 can also be easily sailed solo. The Tofinou DNA has been preserved in the 7.9 with its eye-catching, sleek design, this yacht won’t go unnoticed! A comfortable cabin with amenities allows the crew to escape the weather or spend a night on board.

Malibu Boats Australia will unveil the new 2025 Response TXi Water-ski Towboat at the Sydney International Boat Show. The TXi features the refined T-Cut Diamond Hull for soft, flat wakes, blending luxury and functionality. Designed with input from skiers and Malibu’s owner base, it offers top performance. Visitors can also explore the 2024 Wakesetter 23 LSV and 23 MXZ. The 23 LSV is the world’s top-selling towboat, and the 23 MXZ boasts a spacious pickle-fork bow and customizable configurations. Join us at Stand 212 to see Malibu Boats’ latest innovations.

Presented by Baker & Provan, PFM diesel fuel polishers utilise a combination of ultraviolet light and magnetism to effectively purify diesel and biodiesel fuel in tanks used by boats, yachts, ships, trucks, generators, and other diesel-powered machinery. These units address common issues such as water ingress and diesel bug contamination, prevalent in marine environments due to rain, seawater exposure, and condensation. By eliminating water and killing diesel bugs, PFM units prevent engine issues, enhance fuel economy, restore engine power, reduce wear on parts, lower maintenance costs, and decrease harmful emissions. They offer a cost-effective solution by maintaining fuel quality and extending the lifespan of engine components.

MW Marine will debut the Jeanneau DB37 which promises to make a lasting impression with its expansive layout. Enhanced by twin drop-down alfresco balconies, the cockpit area is an inviting space for summer relaxation. The vessel offers spacious walkways leading to a breathtaking bow sun lounge. Inside, the DB37 boasts a luxurious twin berth layout equipped with modern amenities and advanced technology. Powered by a robust engine configuration and an innovative Michael Peters-designed hull, it delivers exceptional performance, stability, and fuel efficiency.

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, are unveiling two new low-voltage electric outboards, the Avator 75e and 110e, to the Australian market at the Sydney International Boat Show. The 75e and 110e complete Mercury’s 5-model lineup of low-voltage electric propulsion and bring Avator’s innovative features and intuitive use to a higher power level. Mercury Marine will also be launching in Australia the 8hp and 9.9hp EFI Prokicker Outboards, featuring an advanced Mercury electronic fuel injection (EFI) system designed to provide boaters, fishing enthusiasts and pro anglers with easy starts and efficient performance.

Webbe Marine will debut the Stabicraft 2350 Supercab and Stabicraft 2050 Treker. The 2350 Supercab is a 7 metre high performance, offshore machine equipped with more space and creature comforts than it’s predecessor the 2400 Supercab. Whereas the 2050 Treker supersedes conventional design, boasting a sleek and modern silhouette that captivates with its sharp, crisp lines. Both models are a testament to Stabicraft Marine’s dedication to pushing boundaries and exceeding expectations. 

Outdoorxcite will debut the award winning Sipaboard Electric SUP Allrounder Drive. The Allrounder Drive stands out due to its unique self-inflating mechanism, which simplifies the setup process for users. The integrated e-jet motor is a game-changer, providing an added boost to paddlers, making it easier to navigate through waters with minimal effort and making the board particularly popular amongst beginners and those seeking a more leisurely paddleboarding experience. Additionally, the Allrounder Drive e-SUP is equipped with advanced technological features such as GPS tracking and Bluetooth connectivity.

IRON Boats Australia introduces the IRON 827 Coupe, a fiberglass vessel engineered for all-weather versatility. This Swedish designed boat is perfect for safe, predictable, fast and comfortable travel in any maritime condition. The cabin seats up to five individuals with pilot seats in the front and a rear sofa. Ample storage accommodates water sports equipment, and the convertible compartment facilitates overnight stays for added convenience. Featuring a bow thruster and patented rubber fender, docking is seamless in any scenario. Its lightweight build and 2.44 metre beam also facilitates effortless trailering to any destination.

Hemisphere Marine/Oceanco, the exclusive distributor of VIKO YACHTS in Australia and New Zealand, is thrilled to announce the premiere of the VIKO S21 trailer sailor. The VIKO S21, with its exceptional build quality, attractive price point, and sleek design, is set to captivate the Australian and New Zealand markets. VIKO YACHTS, renowned in Europe for over 35 years, produces more than 200 boats annually in their Polish factory. The VIKO S21, perfect for racing or weekend getaways, features a bowsprit, lifting bulb keel, and numerous extras.

Blakes Marine, the NSW dealer for Chaparral will debut the latest premium Osx outboard bowrider, the Chaparral 250 Osx. The Osx is the smallest in the premium deep V outboard range which extends up to the brand-new twin engine 300 Osx.

Visitors can explore a variety of new vessels and products at the Sydney International Boat Show from 1 to 4 August. The Event will showcase a variety of trailerable vessels, cutting-edge technology, gear, and gadgets all located within the ICC Halls. Visitors can then enjoy the picturesque Darling Harbour foreshore, which will host an expanded Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub, and the purpose-built marina at Cockle Bay, presented by Walcon Marine Australia, featuring close to 200 boats on display. For full location and stand details visit the Exhibitor Directory HERE.

Tickets start from $25 for an early bird general admission ticket, available to purchase until 17 July 2024. Children under 16 years of age are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Early bird ticket purchasers will also go into the draw to win $10,000 in ‘Boat Show Dollars’ to spend with an exhibitor at the Show. Standard general admission tickets are available from $29.50 from 18 July 2024 to 4 August 2024.

For more information on the launches and premieres at the 2024 Sydney International Boat Show visit: sydneyboatshow.com.au.

The Sydney International Boat Show is presented by the Boating Industry Association Ltd (BIA) with delivery partner Mulpha Events and proudly supported by Partner in Safety – Transport for NSW, along with official event partners Century Batteries, GMSV and Walcon Marine Australia.

27 June '24 - SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW SET TO DELIVER FOUR DAYS OF FAMILY FUN

Looking for a winter weekend adventure to keep every family member entertained? Look no further than the Sydney International Boat Show, which brings an assortment of boating, sailing and marine experiences to Sydney from 1 to 4 August.

Returning for its 55th year, the Show is a highlight of the international boating events calendar, as well as a popular day out for the whole family. The young and young at heart can explore and compare more than 600 boats and thousands of marine products, and enjoy an exciting line-up of entertainment and educational masterclasses. From learning the art of sailing to discovering the latest fishing techniques, there is something for everyone.

Visitors can explore a variety of trailable vessels, cutting-edge technology, gear, and gadgets located within the Sydney International Convention Centre (ICC) Halls, before heading to the Darling Harbour foreshore, a picturesque waterfront area which plays host to a bigger and better Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub, and the purpose build marina in Cockle Bay presented by Walcon Marine, where visitors can meander through close to 200 boats on display.

Boating Industry Association Ltd (BIA) President, Adam Smith said, “whilst the Show caters to everything the serious or new-entry boater requires in one location, it really has become a great day out for all ages and interests, especially families exploring options to immerse themselves in the great outdoors on our famous harbour and fantastic waterways across the State.’

Family friendly highlights include:

The Main Stage – This is where visitors can delve into the world of fishing with a daily program curated by some of Australia’s leading fishing experts. The schedule includes a variety of informative fishing demonstrations and masterclasses aimed at enhancing participants’ fishing skills. Hosted by Show Ambassador and Channel 7’s fishing, boating, and weather expert, Paul Burt, along with Peter ‘PJ’ Johnson, Rhys Creed, Tim Simpson, Justin Duggan, Greg Reid, Doug Burt, and Show Ambassador Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen, the event promises a wealth of fishing knowledge and engaging discussions. Visitors can also grab a photo with their fishing heroes, perfect for capturing memorable moments for the Gram.

Shimano Fishing Tank Show with Mossy – Attendees of all ages are in for a treat at the Shimano Fishing Tank Show, hosted by Australia’s beloved fishing expert, Dave ‘Mossy’ Moss. Known for his deep expertise and infectious passion for fishing, Mossy delivers an engaging and entertaining show packed with his top tips and tricks for catching the ultimate prize fish. The show promises to captivate both children and adults, delivering a crowd-pleasing experience. Attendees can also look forward to exciting giveaways, including more than AUD$1,000 worth of prizes from Shimano, Lowrance, and Gamakatsu, after each show.

Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub – Visitors curious about sailing and paddling and looking to explore these activities are invited to check out the Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub. Here, they can gain insights into the world of waterborne activities and discover options suitable for every level of interest. Whether new to sailing and paddling or seeking to deepen existing knowledge, the Hub provides a friendly environment. It offers opportunities to find courses, clubs, and connections that can facilitate entry into these sports. Throughout the Show the Hub Stage will feature a diverse line-up of speakers and panel discussions covering various topics, demonstrations, interactive activities, and giveaways. Visit the Hub to discover how accessible and rewarding life on the water can be.

On-Water Demonstrations – Experience the thrill of on-water demonstrations where you can witness vessels of all shapes and sizes in action. This is a great opportunity to see the performance and handling of different models up close.

Speciality Vessels – Step on board several speciality vessels including the Maritime Environmental Services vessel, Marine Rescue NSW Safety vessel and the NSW Police Force Marine Area Command Offshore Patrol vessel for an inside look at how these vessels are helping to protect our waters and boating communities.

Climate Action Now – Lisa Blair is the fastest person to sail solo, non-stop, and unassisted around Antarctica. Climate Action Now provides a rare opportunity to step aboard a one-of-a-kind ocean racing yacht that has been an integral part of setting five world records.

Boating Safety Zone – Transport for NSW and our safety partners will be there to answer all your maritime-related questions, guide you through interactive elements and provide you with the latest information on being safe while out on the water.

Maritime Museum – Take a step back in time and discover Australia’s museum of the sea. Located within the Darling Harbour precinct, the Maritime Museum is where visitors can explore the relationship between humans and the surrounding waters, and dive deeper into the rich maritime heritage that Australia holds. Children can also participate in a variety of interactive activities taking place throughout the Show.

In between all the excitement satisfy hungry appetites by refuelling at one of the cafes and restaurants within the Darling Harbour precinct, many of which offer special Show deals.

For those looking to turn their visit into a weekend full of fun and excitement, and without the tired tears at the end of the day, consider booking an epic Sydney International Boat Show stay, play and save package, including exclusive deals and offers from Sydney’s renowned accommodation providers.

Tickets to the 2024 Sydney International Boat Show start from $25 for an early bird general admission ticket, available to purchase until 17 July 2024. Children under 16 years of age are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Early bird ticket purchasers will also go into the draw to win$10,000 in ‘Boat Show Dollars’ to spend with an exhibitor at the Show. For further information including accommodation packages and tickets, visit www.sydneyboatshow.com.au

The Sydney International Boat Show is presented by the Boating Industry Association Ltd (BIA) with delivery partner Mulpha Events and proudly supported by Partner in Safety – Transport for NSW, along with official event partners Century Batteries, GMSV and Walcon Marine.

20 June '24 - STAY, PLAY AND SAVE AT THE 55TH SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

For those looking to attend this year’s Sydney International Boat Show, stay and play longer with these exclusive packages and offers from a range of Sydney’s renowned accommodation providers.

 

Visitors to the annual Show will need multiple days to fit in all that this year’s Event has in store. With more than 200 marine businesses from across Australia and beyond set to converge on Darling Harbour from 1 to 4 August, visitors will have the chance to view and compare more than 600 boats, alongside thousands of the latest products from cruising, sailing, skiing and wakeboarding, to paddling, snorkelling, fishing and more. 

 

This line-up will be further enhanced by live entertainment, displays and activations – including the highly anticipated fishing masterclasses and Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub . Not to mention the various attractions and experiences that the Darling Harbour precinct offers, including the Maritime Museum, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, plus the newly rejuvenated IMAX Theatre.

For 2024, the Show has partnered with a variety of Sydney accommodation venues to provide visitors with exclusive offers that cater for all budgets and styles, these include:

Intercontinental Sydney – Indulge in a luxurious weekend stay at InterContinental Sydney during the Sydney International Boat Show and enjoy an exclusive Book Early and Save offer. Explore the hotel’s newly renovated guest rooms and suites, spectacular harbour and city views and world class dining venues.

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour – Escape to a world of ultimate relaxation, romance and waterfront sophistication, nestled in the heart of Darling Harbour. With Sydney’s vibrant playground on the doorstep, guests can revel in the epitome of luxury with unparalleled five-star service and world-class facilities. Savour the French way of life with four vibrant bars and restaurants, including the award-winning Champagne Bar.

Novotel Darling Square – Conveniently located amongst Darling Harbour, Sydney CBD and ICC Novotel Sydney Darling Square features rooms overlooking the Chinese Gardens and Darling Square precinct.

Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour – With its soaring lobby and cool vibes, Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour is a resort within the city. The property is conveniently located in the heart of Darling Harbour, adjacent to the ICC Sydney, providing unique accommodation within walking distance of shopping, dining and all points within Sydney’s CBD.

Parkroyal Darling Harbour – Situated on the city-side of Darling Harbour, Parkroyal Darling Harbour offers premium accommodation suited to all types of travellers. The hotel offers exceptional convenience due to its close proximity to both the Darling Harbour Precinct and Sydney’s bustling CBD. Guests attending the International Boat Show can receive up to 20% off the Best Available Rate when booking directly with the hotel.

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour – Holiday Inn Darling Harbour is located next to Chinatown, Sydney’s CBD, and is within walking distance to Darling Harbour. Show visitors can take advantage of special show offers when booking directly.

IBIS Sydney on Darling Harbour – Located in the heart of Darling Harbour and adjacent to the ICC Sydney, IBIS Sydney provides unique accommodation options within walking distance to shopping, dining, and all points within Sydney’s CBD.

Kimpton Margot Sydney – Located in the pulsing heart of the CBD, the Kimpton Margot Sydney is a premium boutique hotel with an art deco charm and a contemporary sensibility. Guests can work, rest or play in the stylish, spacious rooms and suites with high ceilings and delicious à la carte breakfast at Luke’s Kitchen. Approximately 12 minutes’ walk to Darling Harbour.

Rydes Darling Square – Nestled in the centre of Sydney’s CBD, just a stone’s throw from the action, yet secluded in a restorative bubble of relaxation, Rydges Darling Square Apartment Hotel is an enthralling base to capitalise on everything the city has to offer. It’s the perfect balance of elegance and simplicity, cosmopolitan flair and a welcoming sense of homeliness.

Vulcan Hotel – Just a short walk from Darling Harbour, the Vulcan Hotel offers a cosy, contemporary retreat. Enjoy a 10 percent discount for Show attendees. This boutique hotel blends intimate comfort with modern style, providing the perfect base to enjoy the event and the vibrant city.

Tickets start from AUD$25 for an early bird general admission ticket, available to purchase until 17 July 2024. Children under 16 years of age are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Early bird ticket purchasers will also go into the draw to win AUD$10,000 in ‘Boat Show Dollars’ to spend with an exhibitor at the Show.

Whether it’s a weekend city-escape or immersive marine adventure, Sydney promises an unforgettable stay during the 2024 Sydney International Boat Show. For more information on how visitors can stay, play and save visit: https://sydneyboatshow.com.au/accommodation-packages/

The 2024 Sydney International Boat Show is presented by the Boating Industry Association Ltd (BIA) and its event delivery partner Mulpha Events, and proudly supported by Partner in Safety – Transport for NSW, along with official event partners Walcon Marine and new for 2024, Century Batteries and GMSV.

05 JUNE '24 - TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE 55TH SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

All aboard! Four days of fun are on the horizon from 1 to 4 August 2024, with tickets for the 2024 Sydney International Boat Show now on sale (from 5 June 2024).

Prices start from AUD$25 for an early bird general admission ticket, available to purchase until 17 July 2024. Children under 16 years of age are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Early bird ticket purchasers will also go into the draw to win AUD$10,000 in ‘Boat Show Dollars’ to spend with an exhibitor at the Show.

From 18 July 2024 to 4 August 2024 standard general admission tickets will be available from AUD$29.50 per person.

In its 55th year, the Sydney International Boat Show will once again transform the International Convention Centre Sydney and Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour into an iconic recreational boating lifestyle event for all ages, abilities and budgets. The Show will run from Thursday 1 to Saturday 3 August from 10am to 7pm, and Sunday 4 August from 10am to 5pm, with attendance expected to exceed 50,000.

Visitors are encouraged to stay and play longer this year with a variety of exclusive packages and offers available with surrounding accommodation partners to suit all budgets and styles. Visit sydneyboatshow.com.au for more.

Boating Industry Association Ltd (BIA) President, Adam Smith said the 2024 Sydney International Boat Show will be a celebration of everything in, on and around water, and will have something for everyone, from seasoned boaties to shore-bound spectators.

“Visitors are invited to soak up a renewed experience with plenty of activities to enjoy, even before entering the exhibition centre. While Cockle Bay will be filled with a prestigious range of sail boats, motor yachts and cruisers, the foreshore itself will host the Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub including an entertainment stage and activations. The Show will also play host to a variety of exciting global, Asia-Pacific and Australian premieres and product launches,” Mr Smith said.

“The popular fishing clinics and giant fishing demo tank will return, and visitors can learn all the tips and tricks from Australia’s foremost fishing experts, including show Ambassadors – Paul Burt (7News Coast Expert & Host of Step Outside with Paul Burt) and Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen (Host of Channel 10’s Escape Fishing with ET).

“For those that prefer being powered by the wind, the Show is excited to highlight the many facets of sailing, covering all things from the modest dinghy to the speedy catamaran. Visitors are invited to learn about the sailing opportunities offered within Sydney and the surrounding waterways,” he said.

The 2024 Sydney International Boat Show is presented by the Boating Industry Association Ltd (BIA) and its event delivery partner Mulpha Events, and proudly supported by Partner in Safety – Transport for NSW, along with official event partners Walcon Marine and new for 2024, Century Batteries and GMSV.

For more information including ticket sales, visit www.sydneyboatshow.com.au.

22 APR '24 - SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW BECOMES PLATFORM FOR CHANGE

22 April 2024 – The iconic Sydney International Boat Show will return to Darling Harbour from August 1 to 4, 2024. Whilst record crowds and exhibitors are anticipated, organisers are aiming to use the Show as a platform to discuss and drive change around wider issues impacting the marine industry.

Boating Industry Association (BIA) President, Adam Smith said “after 55 years we feel the Sydney International Boat Show has become more than just a trade or consumer show, it has become a celebration of the boating lifestyle and a platform for positive discussions to drive change across our industry and communities.”

“All of the issues facing our industry are important to us but for 2024 we have identified three key areas that we will focus on, these are: sustainability and decarbonisation; diversity and inclusion; along with fostering employment and careers in the marine sector. By using this internationally recognised Show as a platform we want to unite and inspire our stakeholders and community to tackle these issues together,” Mr Smith said.

Sustainability and Decarbonisation

Sustainability and decarbonisation is high on the news agenda and Show exhibitor, Lisa Blair has become a strong voice behind it. Lisa is an Australian solo sailor with multiple world records to her name, she is also a strong voice for sustainability in the response to climate change and the impact it is having on Australia’s oceans and waterways.

Ms Blair said, “over the last decade of my career I have noticed the impact that climate change has on our environment. The storms are more aggressive and less predictable, the absence of wildlife when years earlier those seas were brimming with life and the increased risk of collision with ice as the glaciers keep melting. These are all symptoms of climate change. What we know is that a greater awareness needs to be reached and action needs to be taken.”

Lisa is the driving force behind Climate Action Now, a project which is designed to focus on actions that can be taken towards solutions, rather than the problem itself.

She continues, “I wholeheartedly believe that together we can deliver a very strong message which will create meaningful conversations, and then action, and what better platform to harness this then via the Sydney International Boat Show, which is expected to attract more than 50,000 people this year. For many people living in Australia the waterways are their livelihood, or their way-of-life, and we need to rally together to protect them.”

Diversity and Inclusion

Another hot topic on the agenda is diversity and inclusion. Whether it be age, gender, cultural background or physical abilities, the Sydney International Boat Show is committed to building a culture that respects and embraces diversity.

The Boating Industry Association’s Women in Boating Committee Chair, Tracy Souris said “the industry is moving forward and with it comes the desire to create a “culture of belonging”, it is a challenge but one in which the industry is excited to take on. Our aim is to build honest and fruitful relationships across divides and create an all-hands-on deck industry that benefits everyone.”

“The Sydney International Boat Show is a perfect platform to inspire and educate the industry on the value of all members of our community and build awareness of the pathways available to those seeking career opportunities within the boating industry,” Ms Souris said.

Employment and Career Opportunities

2024 is a significant milestone for Australian football legend, Andrew “ET” Ettingshausen, it marks 25 years since his national television show Escape Fishing with ET first started. Andrew is using this milestone to help give-back to the industry that has contributed to his success, by highlighting the vast employment and career opportunities available in the marine industry.

“This year marks 25 years of Escape Fishing with ET – I can’t believe that I have been casting a line out on national television longer than my footy career,” Ettingshausen said.

“The marine industry, the people, businesses and places, have all played a huge role in the show’s success and longevity. So, in our 25th year I want to give-back by sharing why I love this community and by doing so hopefully encourage others to consider a career path in the marine industry too.

“In such a dynamic industry there is no end to the opportunities available. Whether it be working around boats of all shapes and sizes, on or fishing in some of the best waterways in the world, the marine industry is diverse, with a wide range of pathways open to everyone,” Ettingshausen said.

Off the back of last year’s event the BIA commissioned an independent economic and social impact report for the first time. The findings revealed that the event had a AUD$345M impact on the economy, created 980 jobs and generated approximately AUD$147 million in sales and orders based on respondent estimates.

Meet Lisa, Tracy and Andrew at the Sydney International Boat Show from August 1 to 4. For exclusive announcements and ticket sales, visit www.sydneyboatshow.com.au. General public admission tickets go on sale in June 2024.

The Sydney International Boat Show is presented by the Boating Industry Association Ltd(BIA) with delivery partner Mulpha Events and proudly supported by Partner in Safety – Transport for NSW, along with official event partners Century Batteries, GMSV and Walcon Marine.

26 MAR '24 - 2024 TO MARK 55TH YEAR FOR SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

26 March 2024: The iconic Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) will return to the International Convention Centre (ICC) and Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour from August 1 to 4, 2024.



Presented by the Boating Industry Association Ltd. (BIA) in conjunction with event delivery partner, Mulpha Events, the four-day event set amongst Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour, will showcase the best of the boating lifestyle. From the large fleet of powerboats and sailboats on the event marina, through to a host of premium exhibitors displaying the latest trailer boats, personal watercraft, and marine technology in the exhibition halls

After strong visitation last year, 2024 is set to be even bigger, with highlights to include an on-water display with more than 200 boats, over 19,000sqm of indoor exhibitor space, and a host of popular entertainment and activities, such as fishing masterclasses, watersports demonstrations, marine education, marine industry awards, and a variety of kids’ activities. 



BIA President, Adam Smith said the Sydney International Boat Show is a highlight of the boating events calendar, as well as a popular day out for the whole family. 



“Whilst the Show caters to everything the serious or new-entry boater requires in one location, it really has become a great day out for all ages and interests, especially those exploring options to immerse themselves in the great outdoors on our famous harbour and fantastic waterways across the State,” Mr Smith said.

This year exhibitors and visitors can also expect some exciting changes, including an expanded and reconfigured exhibition space at our purpose-built marina in Cockle Bay, expansion of the Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub and entertainment stage, and additional displays and activities throughout the show precinct to enhance the overall visitor experience.

Mr Smith continues “with water being a primary factor in the iconic Australian lifestyle, the marine and boating industry plays an important role. This Show brings together the boating community, from existing to new, to engage, educate and share with the wider community face-to-face.” 

Off the back of last year’s event the BIA commissioned an independent economic and social impact report for the first time. The findings revealed that the event had an AUD$345M impact on the economy, created 980 jobs and generated approximately AUD$147 million in sales and orders based on respondent estimates.

The report also found the event, which attracted close to 47,000 visitors, not only delivered a significant economic result but also proved a success in social benefit.

“We’re delighted to work once again with our event delivery partner, Mulpha Events to produce an innovative and engaging world-class event. Key areas of focus that we have identified for this year’s event are around diversity, sustainability and fostering employment and careers across the industry,” said Mr Smith.

“I have no doubt that our existing formula coupled with our new initiatives for 2024 will further cement the event’s reputation as not only a standout event nationally but one of a limited number of internationally recognised boat shows on the global boating calendar,” he said.

In 2023 the Show attracted 46,919 visitors, 233 exhibitors, 220 boats on water, 424 boats in the halls across 19,030sqm, and launched 68 new products.

The Sydney International Boat Show is presented by the Boating Industry Association Ltd (BIA) and Mulpha Events and proudly supported by Partner in Safety – Transport for NSW.

For exclusive announcements and ticket sales, visit www.sydneyboatshow.com.au. General public admission tickets go on sale in June 2024.

20 MAR '24 - THE COUNTDOWN IS ON, EXHIBITOR SPACE FILLING FAST

20 March 2024: The Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) attracted an attendance of 46,919 visitors in 2023, with crowds immersed in a spectacular showcase of hundreds of boats and marine products, world and national launches, ground-breaking marine technology and showstopping entertainment.

With only six months to go until the 2024 Event and consumer demand across the boating industry buoyant, there has never been a better opportunity to participate and connect brands with highly engaged, qualified visitors. 

Presented by the Boating Industry Association Ltd. (BIA) in conjunction with event delivery partner Mulpha Events, the four-day event will take place from August 1 to 4 2024 and will be set amongst Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour.

The Event will showcase the best of the Australian boating lifestyle. From the large fleet of powerboats and sailboats on the event marina on Cockle Bay, through to a host of premium exhibitors displaying the latest trailer boats, personal watercraft, and marine technology in the exhibition halls of the ICC Sydney.

BIA President, Adam Smith said that following the opening of exhibitor registrations last month the 2024 Event is already off to a strong start. 

“The interest for this year’s Event has been very positive with many previous exhibitors and industry already sign-up, including a cohort of international brands, plus new manufacturers and distributors joining in on the action. We have also heard rumours of several exciting national and world launches in the pipeline as well,” he said.

“If you are still thinking about exhibiting, there has never been a better time to showcase your brand and connect with more than 46,000 highly engaged, and qualified visitors,” Mr Smith continued. 

The Hunts Marine team will return for their 55th year exhibiting and said that the Show is now a permanent fixture on their calendar.  

Hunts Marine, Director – Sydney, Jon Hunt said “we see the Sydney International Boat Show as a non-negotiable element in our yearly business strategy. The Show attracts a very high quality of buyer which in turn significantly helps us to achieve our yearly sales targets in a short amount of time.

“The show is a great mix of exhibitors, experiential and entertainment and this combination delivers the high foot traffic through the door. It’s the perfect environment to achieve big sales targets,” Mr Hunt said.  

Hannah Mason from Short Marine also believes the Show is a valuable platform to engage with the industry and consumers directly to find out about emerging trends and themes, so companies like Short Marine can stay ahead of the game. 

“The marine industry is constantly evolving so for Short Marine to stay front-of-mind we need to have our finger on the pulse. We find the Sydney International Boat Show enables us to do just that, we can engage with industry, trade and consumers all at one time. It’s a very busy couple of days but an Event that we find invaluable for year-round conversion.

Key brands and marine businesses locked in to display in the ICC Halls include: Blakes Marine, BRP, Club Marine, Evoke Boats, Furuno, Garmin, Hunts Marine, Insinc Marine, Malibu Boats, Mercury, Navico, Savwinch, Volvo Penta, Webbe Marine, and Yamaha. 

The purpose built marina on Cockle Bay will play host to some big names including: Collins Marine, Ensign Yachts, Eyachts, Fleming Yachts, Horizon Yachts, Multihull Central, Pacific Boating, Raymarine, Sacs Marine, Short Marine, Sundance Marine, TMG Yachts, Twin Disc, and Yacht Domain.

After strong visitation last year, 2024 is set to be even bigger, with highlights to include an on-water display with more than 200 boats, over 19,000sqm of indoor exhibitor space, and a host of popular entertainment and activities, such as the popular fishing masterclasses, watersports demonstrations, and boating and marine education, all aimed at appealing to both the novice boatie to seasoned marine enthusiasts.

This year visitors can also expect some exciting changes, including an expanded and reconfigured exhibition space at our purpose-built marina in Cockle Bay, expansion of the Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub and entertainment stage on the Foreshore, and additional displays and activities throughout the show precinct to enhance the overall visitor experience. 

In 2023 the Show attracted 46,919 visitors, 233 exhibitors, 220 boats on water, 424 boats in the halls across 19,030sqm, and launched 68 new products.

The Sydney International Boat Show is presented by the Boating Industry Association Ltd (BIA) and Mulpha Events and proudly supported by Partner in Safety – Transport for NSW. 

For exhibitor applications, register at https://sydneyboatshow.com.au/exhibitor

For exclusive announcements and the latest news, visit www.sydneyboatshow.com.au. General admission tickets go on sale in June 2024.

01 FEB '24 - EXHIBITOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 55TH ANNUAL SHOW

01 February 2024: The Sydney International Boat Show will return to the International Convention Centre (ICC) and Cockle Bay from 1 – 4 August, 2024. Presented by the Boating Industry Association Ltd. (BIA) in conjunction with event delivery partner, Mulpha Events, the four-day event set amongst Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour, will showcase the best of the boating lifestyle. From the large fleet of powerboats and sailboats on the event marina, through to a host of premium exhibitors displaying the latest trailer boats, personal watercraft, and marine technology in the exhibition halls.

Exhibitors looking to further enhance their presence and customer reach across the Australian marine industry are encouraged to register, with applications now open.

After strong visitation last year, 2024 is set to be even bigger, with highlights to include an onwater display with more than 200 boats, over 19,000sqm of indoor exhibitor space, and a host of popular entertainment and activities, such as fishing masterclasses, watersports demonstrations, marine education, marine industry awards, and a variety of kids’ activities.

BIA President, Adam Smith said the Sydney International Boat Show is a highlight of the boating events calendar, as well as a popular day out for the whole family. “Whilst the Show caters to everything the serious or new-entry boater requires in one location, it really has become a great day out for all ages and interests, especially those exploring options to immerse themselves in the great outdoors on our famous harbour and fantastic waterways across the State,” Mr Smith said.

This year exhibitors and visitors can also expect some exciting changes, including an expanded and reconfigured exhibition space at our purpose-built marina in Cockle Bay, expansion of the Discover Sailing & Paddling Hub and entertainment stage, and additional displays and activities throughout the show precinct to enhance the overall visitor experience.

Mr Smith continues “with water being a primary factor in the iconic Australian lifestyle, the marine and boating industry plays an important role. This Show brings together the boating community, from existing to new, to engage, educate and network with each other and the community face-to-face. The event sets a solid foundation for the industry to develop and grow nationally, and globally, in the year ahead. Off the back of last year’s event the BIA commissioned an independent economic and social impact report for the first time. The findings revealed that the event had an AUD$345Mimpact on the economy, created 980 jobs and generated approximately AUD$147 million in sales and orders based on respondent estimates.

The report also found the event, which attracted close to 47,000 visitors, not only delivered a significant economic result but also proved a success in social benefit.

“We’re delighted to work once again with our event delivery partner, Mulpha Events to produce an innovative and engaging world-class event. Key areas of focus that we have identified for this year’s event are around diversity, sustainability and fostering employment and careers across the industry,” said Mr Smith.

“I have no doubt that our existing formula coupled with our new initiatives for 2024 will further cement the event’s reputation as not only a standout event nationally but one of a limited number of internationally recognised boat shows on the global boating calendar,” he said.

In 2023 the Show attracted 46,919 visitors, 233 exhibitors, 220 boats on water, 424 boats in the halls across 19,030sqm, and launched 68 new products.

The Sydney International Boat Show is presented by the Boating Industry Association Ltd (BIA) and Mulpha Events and proudly supported by Partner in Safety – Transport for NSW.

For exclusive announcements and the latest show news, visit www.sydneyboatshow.com.au. General public admission tickets go on sale in June 2024.

For exhibitor applications, register at www.sydneyboatshow.com.au/exhibitor

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