Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show expands for 32nd edition

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show expands for 32nd edition

Officially launching today, exhibitors can now secure their preferred space on water and within the vibrant Marine Village for the 2020 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) held from May 21-24.

From November 28, marine brands are invited to join the 32nd edition of the southern hemisphere’s premier marine event, home to a stellar display of the latest products and innovations all in one spectacular location.

Following the 2019 show which was declared as one of the most successful in the event’s history, attracting 47,243 visitors, 334 exhibitors and over 600 boats, organisers anticipate exhibitor space will again sell out well before SCIBS 2020 in May.

A raft of exciting changes have been implemented to the site to further enhance the visitor experience including an improved pavilion layout and new zones catering for more trailerable boats on land and luxury vessels on water.

The recent announcement of a $8.31M investment by owners Mulpha Australia Ltd to expand the Sanctuary Cove Marina ahead of the show will facilitate more boats on water with brand new premium options for vessels up to 180 feet.

SCIBS General Manager Johan Hasser said the expansion of the marina presents the opportunity to grow the high-end offering on water and strengthen the luxury superyacht and charter segments at the show. “More premium on water displays, coupled with more space for the growing trailer boat segment means next year’s show will aim to expand both ends of the market.”

Recently appointed General Manager of Quintrex boats, Sam Heyes, has high hopes for the company’s hometown boat show and their dealer network including Brisbane Quintrex, Surf Coast, Whitewater and Tweed Coast Marine. “SCIBS is the Gold Coast’s biggest trailer boat event of the year. It is a chance for boaties from Brisbane to Tweed to touch and feel our entire range of boats all while enjoying the epic location.”

“We are an outdoor recreation company, and the layout of SCIBS is perfect to show off the boating lifestyle. Because we have access to sea trials, customers can test drive at the show. Something so unique and so valuable in showing future boaties the best parts about owning a boat.”

Maritimo Lead Designer and Brand Director Tom Barry-Cotter said that SCIBS is one of the most important marketing initiatives on the Maritimo annual calendar. “2020 is set to be one of the most impressive shows yet. Maritimo will have a number of models exhibiting within our on water brand experience including the launch of a premiere model with details to be announced soon.”

“Several international dealer partners will be travelling to the Gold Coast for the show and we anticipate a repeat of previous year’s sales success.”

 Andrew Bennett from Queensland Marine Centre (QMC) said he was thrilled to be returning to SCIBS in 2020, stating it is an opportunity not to be missed for marine brands. “SCIBS is always a successful show for our team and next year will be no exception. We’ll be showcasing a range of brands including SeaRay, Boston Whaler, Mastercraft and Dorado.” Mr Bennett said.

“We’ve been coming to SCIBS for many years now, and it’s always been a fantastic event for us both in terms of sales, showcasing to new and existing customers and mixing with our industry peers.”

Riviera Brand & Communications Director Stephen Milne, confirmed that the company was looking forward to their 28th appearance at SCIBS and the opportunity to showcase an outstanding collection of motor yachts.

“2020 will be an exceptional year for Riviera as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary. Around the world, our 5,600 motor yacht owners and our team of over 600 master-craftsmen on the Gold Coast will be triumphant as we celebrate the finest-ever Riviera motor yachts created with two world premieres scheduled at SCIBS 2020.”

“Being such a prestigious year, Riviera has many plans and surprises in store for 2020 and that includes a sensational display of motor yachts at SCIBS from 39 to 72 feet across our Sport Yacht, SUV, Flybridge, Sports Motor Yacht and Belize model collections. As Australia’s largest and most awarded luxury motor yacht builder, SCIBS provides the perfect opportunity to present one of our most comprehensive displays of the year.”

To register as an exhibitor, visit www.sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au or phone the Boat Show office on +61 7 5577 6011.