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Sydney International Boat Show opens Thursday

THE 54th Sydney International Boat Show opens Thursday 3 August at ICC Sydney and Cockle Bay at Darling Harbour, with doors open from 10am.

Recognised as one of the world’s leading boat shows, the Sydney event continues through
the weekend with a comprehensive and diverse recreational marine exhibition, featuring 600 vessels and thousands of marine products, filling the exhibition halls at the ICC Sydney, the custom-built marina at Cockle Bay and surrounding foreshore, and presenting everything for the boating lover in one iconic location, covering cruising, sailing, ski and wakeboarding, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing and more.

Over 200 marine businesses from across Australia and beyond have converged on Darling Harbour alongside government agencies, offering visitors the chance to view and compare hundreds of the latest products, learn about the features of various watercraft, and hear about the regulations and safeguards in place to protect our state’s waterways.

A clear indication that the industry has bounced back, the show will host over 65 global, Asia-Pacific and Australian new product launches and the marina alone will showcase more than 215 boats, a significant increase on the number of on-water vessels presented at the pre-COVID 2019 Show.

Over 400 major global marine brands including Aquila, Azimut, Bavaria, Beneteau, Boston Whaler, Dufour, Elan, Grady White, Gulf Craft, Horizon, ILIAD Catamarans, Integrity, Lagoon Catamarans, Palm Beach, Princess, RAND, Seakeeper, SeaRay, Sunseeker, Tofinou, and hundreds more grace the marina, along with Chapman Marine, who are presenting their biggest display in 30 years, with vessels ranging from $145,000, up to $1 million.

Within the halls, brands include Bar Crusher, BRIG, Dometic, Dunbier, Fliteboard, Garmin, Highfield, Hobie, Lowrance, Mastercraft, Malibu, Mercury, Nautique, Quintrex, Sea-Doo, Stabicraft, Surtees, Suzuki, Yamaha, Volvo Penta and hundreds more, including Sea Legs, the boat you can drive out of the water.

The Suzuki Suzumar Main Stage hosts the famous Boat Show Fishing Masterclasses, where
anglers of all levels can learn all the tips and tricks for landing “the big one” from some of Australia’s leading fishing experts including show Ambassador Andrew “ET” Ettingshausen.

The Show’s very own smartphone app is an easy way to ensure visitors find all the boats and brands on their wish list. Using the app, visitors can take a sneak peek at the exciting brands premiering at the show, view the What’sOn Guide, see the schedule for on-stage talks, download the show maps and access the Exhibitor Directory with details of what boat or brand to find where. To access the app, search for “The Event App” from the app store and enter the event code: sibs23

The Sydney International Boat Show takes place from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 August at the International Convention Centre Sydney, and on the adjacent marina on Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour. The show is open 10am to 7pm Thursday to Saturday, and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. Tickets, now available, can be purchased online only – there will not be a box office at the Show. Adult one-day tickets are $32.50 each. Children under 16 years of age
are admitted free with a paying adult.

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