The 32nd edition of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) will return to The Marine Village from 20 to 23 May 2021, with exhibitor registrations now officially open.
Building on momentum from the recent Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival held as a precursor to the main event in 2021 and attracting an impressive 20,000 visitors, SCIBS is one of the southern hemisphere’s premier marine events.
Next year’s event is guaranteed to be highly anticipated, with brands eager to replicate the success of both the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival and SCIBS 2019 – the most successful Show in recent memory with 47,000 visitors over four days.
SCIBS Sales & Partnership Manager Dominic O’Brien said the race was well and truly on for exhibitors to secure their preferred spots on the water and within the vibrant Marine Village.
“In recognition of the ongoing loyalty and support of our exhibitors, brands that exhibited in 2019 will have a preferential allocation to the same or similar type of site for two weeks within the launch. Remaining spaces will then open to the general marine industry,” Mr O’Brien said.
“At the upper echelon of luxury lifestyle, SCIBS will showcase prestigious superyachts, powerboats, catamarans and sailing boats, as well as RIBs, day boats, fishing boats, sports, ski and towboats for recreational boaties.
SCIBS General Manager Johan Hasser said the team was thrilled to be planning a COVID-safe Show for 2021, buoyed by Mulpha Australia’s ongoing support.
“Mulpha Australia is committed to investing in the ongoing success of the marine industry, as seen with the $12 million expansion of the Sanctuary Cove Marina, which enables us to accommodate premium recreational vessels from 50 feet to superyachts up to 165 feet,” Mr Hasser said.
“More premium on-water displays, coupled with significant space for the growing trailer boat segment, means SCIBS 2021 will expand both ends of the market.
“We’re also further enhancing the visitor experience by expanding the Show’s footprint to incorporate the luxurious InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, which recently underwent a $9 million upgrade.”