From left to right: Phil Chandler (Maritimo) – Stephen Milne (Riviera) – Scott Davis (Princess Yachts Australia) – Johan Hasser (Mulpha Events) – Tom Barry-Cotter (Maritimo) – Mark Western (Horizon Yacht Australia)
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show organisers have announced an interim festival to support the Australian marine industry.
Organisers of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show have announced a precursor to the 2021 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), with the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival scheduled to take place at the vibrant Marine Village from November 13 to 15.
Presented by SCIBS, the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival aims to whet the appetite of marine enthusiasts in the wake of SCIBS 2020 being postponed. The event will showcase a broad range of impressive exhibitor displays across both land and water, with some of the biggest names in the Australian marine industry expected to make an appearance.
As Gold Coasters continue to back local businesses and bolster the economy, the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival will focus on supporting the local marine industry, with South East Queensland brands among those invited to display the latest in boating and fishing.
SCIBS general manager Johan Hasser said while SCIBS will be back better than ever in 2021, the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival is an important stepping stone to help the local industry get back on its feet.
“After a tumultuous year, it is important for us to support the local marine industry with a safe event at a smaller scale,” Mr Hasser said.
The announcement comes as Mulpha Sanctuary Cove finalises two major redevelopment projects in the Sanctuary Cove Marina and accompanying InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort at a total spend of over $16 million, with the precinct ready to welcome back visitors with open arms.
The free, three-day event will be open to the public, with ticketing and access details to be released closer to the event date, as organisers work closely with health officials to ensure the event complies with COVID-safe practices.
“We’re really looking forward to showcasing our fantastic new Marina and welcoming visitors back into The Marine Village and InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, and the Boating Festival is the perfect opportunity for locals to rediscover Sanctuary Cove.”
Exhibitor registrations will open on Tuesday 28 July. For more information, please visit