The 2021 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) – held from May 20 to 23 on the Gold Coast – will feature a stellar showcase of trailerable boats, as well as the industry’s latest gear and gadgets, in what is shaping up to be one of the biggest editions in the event’s prestigious 32-year history.
With three areas dedicated to the growing trailer boat segment and spanning 20,000 square metres, including the popular Sports, Leisure and Fishing Precinct, visitors can expect to see hundreds of the latest models to suit everyone from experienced offshore anglers to first-time boaties.
Well-known brands dropping anchor at the vibrant Marine Village include Quintrex, Jeanneau, Mastercraft, Makocraft, Boston Whaler, RIB Force, Sea-Doo, Sea Ray, Haines, Whittley, BRIG, Sea Fox, Aurora, Yamaha and Mercury.
In the marine technology segment, the likes of Stella, Garmin, Fusion, Navico, Club Marine, Navionics, Seabreeze, Dometic, Raymarine, HELLA, Bruno, Lowrance, Simrad, VETUS-Maxwell and International Paint will be on display in the Pavilions, presented by Stella.
AIMEX Alley will also return in 2021, offering the best in Australian ingenuity and innovation, destinations, marinas, manufacturers and services.
SCIBS Sales & Partnerships Manager Dominic O’Brien said anyone who has an interest in the boating industry, has an interest in being at Sanctuary Cove this May.
“Despite the industry experiencing extremely high demand over the past 12 months, we are thrilled that hundreds of trailerable boats, watersport and inflatable craft will be on display for visitors to experience this year,” Mr O’Brien said.
Boasting a world-class range of boat and motor brands, Queensland Marine Centre (QMC) dealer principal Andrew Bennett said the company was thrilled to be returning to Sanctuary Cove for a 26th year.
“We will once again be displaying a large range of boats at the Show, with some Australian premieres from the likes of Crest Pontoons, Sea Ray, Mastercraft, Protector and Boston Whaler,” Mr Bennett said.
“SCIBS always has a great vibe with the social aspect of The Marine Village and the large volume of interstate and Kiwi visitors. With the unsettled year everyone has had, it will be a pleasant change to have everyone in boat show mode again.”
Always a popular attraction, the 10m long Shimano Fishing Tank will delight young and old fishing enthusiasts, hosting masterclasses covering the art of fishing and the opportunity to catch and release barramundi and bream.
For the first time, SCIBS is operating free park ‘n’ ride services from both Warner Bros. Movie World and Dreamworld across the four days, catering to visitors from both the north and south.
Purchase your SCIBS ticket online for a chance to win a trip to the magnificent InterContinental Hayman Island Resort for you and a guest, regarded as the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.