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Please find below a selection of images from the 2017 Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo.

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Opening Ceremony 2017

The Hon Stuart Robert MP, Member for Fadden, Queensland formally opened the 2017 Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo, alongside Mr Michael Hall – State General Manager, NAB Business QLD/NT National Australia Bank, Mr Howard Glenn – National Chief Executive Officer of the Boating Industry Association, Mr Patrick Gay A.M. – Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard, a representative from each of our official Partners and the show’s four beneficiary charities.

Gold Coast International Boat Show 2017

Boating enthusiasts turned out in record numbers in 2017 with over 23,000 visitors from around Australia and the world streaming through the Gold Coast International Boat Show’s welcome gates for a massive $150 million showcase, staged for the first time over three days in March.

Event & Marketing Manager Emma Brown said thousands of boating families were genuinely excited to ‘see it all first’ at the Gold Coast Boat Show created specifically for families who just love the boating life.


Battle of the Boat Builders 2017

We watched the masters take on the apprentices in the Battle of the Boat Builders on Saturday 18th March. During this year’s Battle of the Boat Builders the trade teachers pitted their skills against their students to compete for the honour of being crowned Champion Boat Builders, with the students coming out on top in 2017.