Please select your home edition
Edition
Marina Exchange 728x90 1

Brisbane Boat Show just days away

by AAP Medianet 21 Aug 2018 06:01 UTC 24-26 August 2018
Brisbane Boat Show - Family fishing © AAP Medianet

With the Brisbane Boat Show exhibition floor now at full capacity, anticipation is high with Queensland's most comprehensive recreational marine show opening on Friday at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre South Bank. Exhibitors from around the state and beyond, as well as local government agencies, are preparing for the thousands of visitors indulging in their love of all things boating.

On display is the Elliott Marine's Evo 660 trailer boat now available in Australia. It's designed with a modern, low-drag hull which results in improved fuel economy and excellent boat stability while still providing a smooth ride in most conditions. The secret to the boat's success is its application of high-performance racing yacht design to the powerboat. The Evo planes at 8 knots and is designed to perform with engines sizes ranging from 100hp to 150hp. The retractable hard top is an innovative feature with easy push button operation. When raised it allows the driver and passengers full standing head room, lowered wind drag on the water and when towing, along with making the boat easier to store. The hardtop is easily lowered to transform the cabin into a weather proof front sealed cockpit. Bosun's Locker is presenting the EVO 660 at the Brisbane Boat Show.

For lovers of the twin hull, Mackay's Reef Marine is presenting Seacat catamarans in various configurations at the Show, including the 636 Seacat Forward Console with hardtop, the 565 Seacat Forward Console, and the 565 Seacat Centre Console. These catamarans are considered to have an excellent layout with significant attention to detail and priced well in the market. Currently, Reef Marine is the sole distributor of Seacat in Australia. Because Seacats plane effectively with lower horsepower motors, they are more efficient to run, plus unlike other catamarans, Seacats are popular as they lean-in when turning, similar to a monohulled craft, unlike most other catamarans which lean out.

For those needing essential hardware, international award winning Savwinch is introducing their new SAV Sliding Ring anchors, available in both 6kg and 7.5kg, in both 316 Stainless Steel and Galvanised options. These anchors slide back from under a reef, preventing the anchor from getting caught. Savwinch is also famous for the world's first and only complete 316 Stainless Steel Winch, the SSS range. These are fully sealed 316 Stainless Steel motors that feature a full 316 Stainless Steel Gearbox. Historically, the Savwinch Classic Series has been around for over 10 years now and is recognised by some as the highest quality drum anchor winch worldwide. Having been installed on thousands of boats including charters, coast guard vessels, private users' boats, and even boats seen on popular fishing shows, many happy Savwinch users will be pleased to see the latest offers at the Show.

While the show is the best place to see boats and the best place to buy boats, the Boating Industry Association Ltd, who organise the event, also aims to entertain and educate at the show. With a commitment to safe boating, show organisers along with Maritime Safety Queensland have pulled together an excellent line up of government agencies to ensure visitors have the opportunity to better understand how to maximise their enjoyment on the water.

Along with Maritime Safety Queensland, agencies such as SEQ Water, Queensland Boating & Fisheries Patrol, Brisbane Water Police, Australian Volunteer Coast Guard, Queensland Parks & Wildlife, and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will all be at the Show to share information about how they keep our waterways safe and sustainable for the future.

Adult tickets to the Show are $15, Children $5 (under 5's are free), Family $35, Seniors & Pensioners $12. All tickets are $5 after 5pm (per person, door sales only. This offer excludes family tickets).

The popular fishing masterclasses are included with entry, as are the bumper boat rides for kids on the indoor 16 metre pool. The Show opens from 10AM each day.

Up to date details available at www.brisbaneboatshow.com.au.

Related Articles

Brisbane Boat Show opens Friday
Doors open 10am at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre South Bank The Brisbane Boat Show commences tomorrow (Friday) at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre South Bank, doors open from 10AM. Posted on 22 Aug
Brisbane Boat Show opens next week
Queensland's most comprehensive recreational marine exhibition Queensland's most comprehensive recreational marine exhibition opens next week at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) South Bank, and promises to satisfy everyone who loves boating, or aspires to spend more time on the water. Posted on 17 Aug
Fishing Masterclasses at Brisbane Boat Show
Fishing Masterclasses - Included with entry For anglers who enjoy either the open waters off the coast or prefer our inland waterways, the Brisbane Boat Show promises new vessels, the latest rods, tackle, accessories and loads of technology designed to make your day on the water even more enjoyable Posted on 13 Aug
Brisbane Boat Show: Serious Business and Leisure
See as many as 450 boats from more than 50 exhibitors As many as 450 boats from more than 50 exhibitors located across Queensland and beyond will fill 20,000m² of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre as the Brisbane Boat Show opens for 3 days from 23rd August 2019. Posted on 6 Aug
Brisbane Boat Show attracts diverse exhibitors
Queensland's most comprehensive recreational marine event Queensland's most comprehensive recreational marine event opens from the 23rd to the 25th of August at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre South Bank, and is attracting the world's most recognised and respected boating manufacturers Posted on 25 Jul
Brisbane Boat Show tickets now on sale
Brisbane Boat Show tickets now available online Tickets are now on sale for Queensland's most comprehensive boating show. The Brisbane Boat Show runs from the 23rd until the 25th of August at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank. Posted on 17 Jul
Brisbane Boat Show returns to the BCEC
At the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 23-25 August The Brisbane Boat Show returns to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from the 23rd until the 25th of August 2019. The show, being one of the largest recreational boat shows in Queensland, fills more than 20,000 square metres of floor space Posted on 17 Jul
Brisbane Boat Show presents Fishing Masterclasses
Fishing Masterclasses at Brisbane Boat Show – Included with entry For anglers who enjoy either the open waters off the coast or prefer our inland waterways, the Brisbane Boat Show promises new vessels, the latest rods, tackle, accessories and loads of technology designed to make your day on the water even more enjoyable Posted on 15 Aug 2018
Brisbane Boat Show presents diverse exhibitors
Queensland's popular Brisbane Boat Show opens on 24 August Queensland's popular Brisbane Boat Show opens on 24 August at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre South Bank, where more than 50 exhibitors from across the country will fill 20,000 square metres of exhibition space for the three days Posted on 9 Aug 2018
Brisbane Boat Show attracts a range of exhibitors
Queensland's most comprehensive recreational marine show Queensland's most comprehensive recreational marine show opens from the 24th to the 26th of August at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre South Bank, and is attracting the world's most recognised and respected boating manufacturers Posted on 25 Jul 2018
Marina Exchange FOOTER 1Raymarine AUS Element HV FOOTERNanni Diesel 2019 Footer