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Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2006

02/2006 –

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show creates Australian first

The highly-successful Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show will offer
the largest on water leisure and light commercial display ever staged
in Australia at this year's May 2006 event. Sanctuary Cove
International Boat Show general manager Barry Jenkins announced
expanded marina and hardstand displays would create national records.

"We'll have the largest number of vessels over 80ft ever assembled at a
boat show in Australia," said Mr Jenkins. The 2006 Boat Show features
an extra 500 linear metres of marina plus a further 1500sqm of
hardstand display. At this stage, at least eight motor yachts (80ft or
larger) are expected for the 2006 show staged Thursday, May 18 to
Sunday, May 21.

"The expansion means visitors to this year's show can walk along 3km of
piers to view marina displays while pavilion and hardstand exhibition
areas approach 16,000sqm," said Mr Jenkins. If placed bow to stern, the
vessels would extend around 3.8km.

The 2006 event will feature an exciting line-up of world launches.
Azzura Yachts' 100ft Cambria II luxury motor launch is expected to turn
heads. Azzura's Paul Wrench says the classic 1930s style design
resembles a gentleman's cruiser with mahogany finishes, state of the
art electronics and capacity to sleep 14 people. The custom-made vessel
built on the Gold Coast has a price tag of almost 9 M$.

Mr Jenkins said leading yacht brands plan to release products on the
Australian market at Sanctuary Cove such as Jeanneau, the new Catana 47
Ocean Class and Polish import, Delphia's D40 and D37 models. "We've
currently registered around 286 exhibitors."

Australian company Euroyachts brings 17 vessels to Sanctuary Cove, its
largest showcase in its eight-year involvement with the Sanctuary Cove
event. The display includes 15.5 M$ worth of Princess vessels,
(Princess 21M, V53 and updated 2006 version of V65), a Viking 56
Convertible, Jeanneau Runabout 755 and Sun Odyssey 54 DS (sail).

Sunseeker Motor Yachts' impressive multimillion dollar display includes
the Manhattan 66 and the Portofino 53 Sports Cruiser. Other Australian
launches of prominent imported brands include Grand Banks (44 Heritage
EU, 47 Eastbay Flybridge), Four Winns' 278 and 318 Vista models, the
Volvo Penta Inboard Propulsion System (IPS) Joystick Docking System and
the launch of new MTU Series 700 diesels coupled to optional Konrad
Sterndrives.

More details: www.sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au

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