The 20th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has drawn 107 world and Australian marine product releases in an exciting lead up to the May event. The 2008 Show, from Thursday, May 22 to Sunday, May 25 has 439 confirmed exhibitors booked for on-water, pavilion and open-air displays.
There are more than 390 boats on water alone – stretching 5.1km when placed end-to-end; plus hundreds more boats and marine products on display in four large pavilions and through the waterfront Marine Village hardstand areas.
“We are delighted that so many companies have chosen Sanctuary Cove as the site for their world or regional marine product launches,” said Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show general manager Barry Jenkins. He expects final exhibitor numbers will approach or even surpass the 2007 record of 456. “Not only do we have exhibitors from China, Taiwan and New Zealand, we also have many senior executives from Asia, the US and Europe attending the event to support their Australian or Australasian distributors.”
Known as the place ‘Where the Marine Business Does Business’, this year’s Boat Show is no exception with international buyer groups scheduled to visit. Austrade Marine representatives will accompany overseas buyers from Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, China, United Arab Emirates and Thailand.
In some highlights for the 2008 event, Activa Marina is launching the 5300 Raised Pilothouse in a world launch while Yachting Unlimited is showing the Ferretti 780 Hard Top and 830 Hard Top in Australian debuts. Australian exporter Maritimo is displaying a Cabriolet 60 in a world launch along with the new Maritimo 50 Sport Fish and the Maritimo 48 Sky Lounge while Nautilus Marine Brokerage is showcasing the 76ft Amalfi Motor Yacht.
Sunseeker is showcasing a range of luxury vessels with the national launch of the Manhattan 70, a highlight amongst a flotilla of eight models in a stand out $A25 million display while Horizon Boats International showcases four models – the 65ft, 73ft and 98ft Horizons plus the 68ft Vision.
Power vessels under 50ft include the Australian release of the Arrowcat 30; new Atomix models; the national unveiling of the Back Cove 33 and world launches of Pegiva’s Eclipse, a 10.1m vessel and the Eureka 42 blue water flybridge sports fishing cruiser.
In sail, the Catalina Morgan 440, a pilothouse styled yacht is launched in Australia. European and US sail brands are prominent the Australian launch of Jeanneau’s Sun Odyssey 45 Deck Saloon; the launch of the Hunter 45DS in Australia and the national debut of Nautitech’s N44 and N40 catamarans.
More details on www.sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au
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