Major international motor yacht marque Nordhavn has joined the growing list of big boating brands to reserve on-water berths at the biggest-ever Expo in May.
Nordhavn – renowned for the robust build quality and impressive ocean-crossing capabilities of its displacement yachts – has confirmed the only late model N52 model currently available in the world will be on display exclusively at ‘the boat show with so much more’ at Coomera.
Nordhavn Australasia general manager Peter Devers said the marque will be returning to Expo from 19-22 May 2016 after a ‘great experience’ in 2015.
“The N52 has the ability to take her owners anywhere they wish to travel in safety, comfort and luxury, whilst handling whatever Mother Nature throws at her along the way,” he said.
“Much of the Nordhavn 52’s popularity has to do with its just-right size – it has big-boat range and comfort but it’s not overwhelming for a cruising couple to operate.
“Nordhavn (Norwegian for ‘North Harbor’) derives its name from its distinctive design that is reminiscent of North Sea fishing trawlers.
“The family resemblance is still there however it has evolved from previous generations to cater to demand for greater recreational space, more storage and enhanced performance.”
Big boat brilliance at Expo
The award-winning Expo – staged right in the heart of Australia’s Boating Industry Capital: the Gold Coast Marine Precinct at Coomera – will feature an imposing showcase of displacement, semi-displacement, trawler, long-range and high-performance yachts across its two marinas.
Prestigious marques and models on display include Belize, Clipper Cordova, Explorer, Hudson Bay, Leopard and Marlow – some being seen for the first time in Australia, and some for the first time in the world.
“Expo will be an unprecedented experience for real boating enthusiasts,” said Event & Marketing Manager Emma Brown.
“Over 500 yachts and boats will be showcased on the land and across our two Expo marinas. Visitors will be in awe at the incredibly diverse displays from over 230 exhibitors across our giant 3km Expo display circuit.
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“Everyone who truly loves the boating life will be delighted by the very latest in electronic navigation and technology spanning fish-finders, depth-sounders, night-vision cameras, underwater lighting, chart-plotters, gyroscopic stabilisers, anchoring systems and water-makers,” she said.
“This is in addition to displays from both established and emerging marine businesses that can provide equipment replacements and upgrades, repowering solutions, highly specialised repairs as well as fully customised refits.”
The Gold Coast International Marine Expo – named 2015’s Best Exhibition at the Australian Event Awards – will also feature family fun attractions and live interactive demonstrations every 15 minutes – on the water, on the land and even in the air.
“With so much to see and do, you will definitely need a multi-day pass to see everything there is on offer,” said Mrs Brown. “In 2016, visitors who purchase tickets online will have to win a $40,000 boating package.”