More marina space and even more exciting additions to an already impressive Fleet of Firsts have set the scene for a colossal marine showcase both on water and on land on Queensland’s Gold Coast from 17-19 March.
With just 4 weeks until the Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo at Coomera, organisers have announced the creation of additional marina space to accommodate the quickly growing on-water line-up of luxury yachts and boats.
“For the first time in our seven years, we will be linking the Gold Coast City Marina’s brand new super yacht basin with the Riviera Marina, enabling visitors to be able to walk the full waterfront of our industry-backed show,” said Event & Marketing Manager Emma Brown.
“This not only creates additional berths for a massive display of brand-new yachts and premium brokerage vessels, it also creates even more berths for instant sea trials and an amazing spectacle for our boat show visitors,” she said.
“Linking the marinas so visitors can walk the entire waterfront will take the Gold Coast boat show experience to a whole new level – if you’re coming to see boats, you’ll certainly see lots of them now,” said Anton Prange from YachtShare, which will showcase their syndicated Integrity 380 and Fountaine Pajot Helia 44.
“The new link will draw even more people to our on-water displays and we look forward to showing everyone how boating can enhance their leisure time with their families.”
Pushing the throttles forward in the countdown to the boat show, organisers have reported exhibitor space sold or reserved is now 94% of capacity with even more world-leading marine businesses and brands coming onboard every day for Australia’s first major boat show of the year.
“We will have Queensland’s biggest trailer boat display for 2017, and our largest-ever range of Premieres for products spanning the full spectrum of boating,” said Mrs Brown.
“On display will be everything from magnificent motor yachts to stylish sailing vessels, a vast array of tenders and trailer boats, engines, marine accessories and equipment … and everything else in between.
“Visitors will be able to come and see all the new-year releases first right in the heart of Australia’s boating capital: the Gold Coast Marine Precinct at Coomera.
“Nowhere else in the world is a boat show held right in the heart of the largest boat-building and shipyard facilities in the host country – this is a great location for boating enthusiasts to come and see it all first in 2017.”
See it first – on the water
Riviera 4800 Sport Yacht – Queensland Premiere
The sleek and stylish Riviera 4800 Sport Yacht – with two spacious staterooms and two bathrooms – boasts a multitude of entertaining features throughout. Her cockpit is an alfresco entertaining area while her foredeck space is also designed for fun. There’s a tender garage, an aft galley and spacious saloon as well as an atrium lounge that serves as the perfect retreat for owners. The 4800 Sport Yacht will form part of Riviera’s expanded display of 12 current model yachts – the marque’s largest Australian showcase this year.
See it first – on the land
Tige RZR with Alpha E2 & TAPS 3 – Australian Premiere
The high-performance Tige RZR wake boat will be showcased for the first time in Australia with the new Alpha E2 Power Tower and also the new TAPS 3 surf wake system that enables enthusiasts to dial in a perfect ride each and every time. Also among the 15 boats on the Whitewater Marine display will be the latest models from the New Zealand-built and highly acclaimed Buccaneer range – the 565 Classic, 605 EXESS and 685 EXESS Hardtop – also being showcased for the first time in Australia.
See it first – marine technology and accessories
WiFi Onboard – Australian Premiere
Access to the Internet whilst onboard your yacht, motor cruiser or super yacht is more than a luxury. WiFi Onboard is being launched in Australia to help you more quickly and easily download weather data, receive emails and keep in touch while at sea.
See it first – family fun attractions and boating education
Fishing Master Class Series
Expand your fishing knowledge with our brand new Fishing Masterclass on the Saturday of the boat show with Peter Kaye from Fish & Boat Magazine. This new and free 30-minute seminar will help boost your strike rate and detail the latest developments in fishing lures, tackle and techniques.
More exciting Premieres to come
Mrs Brown said a raft of additional Queensland, Australian and Queensland Premieres will be announced in the next few weeks.
“March is a fantastic time to visit the Gold Coast, especially for the growing number of interstate and international visitors seeking to purchase a new boat, repower or replace their boat’s systems and accessories to enhance their leisure time with their families next season,” she said.
“It’s going to be an incredible experience and you’ll definitely need more than one day to experience and enjoy all that there is to see and do.”
If you love boating, see everything first on the Gold Coast from 17-19 March 2017.