Sanctuary Cove 21st Boat Show Brings Crowds
Sunday crowds are expected for the final day of the 21st Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.
After the second highest Friday visitor tally, the combined crowd numbers for the first two days of the Show were 24,890.
The Show has close to 600 boats and watercraft with 224 boats on water and a further 365 boats and water craft on hardstand and pavilion displays.
Of the 406 exhibitors, there were 107 on water, a further 186 in pavilions and 113 with hardstand displays through the waterfront Marine Village. On-water displays stretch 2.838km if placed stem to stern.
A wide range of internationals at the Show include visitors, exhibitors, buyers and delegations from India, Taiwan, China, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore, the UK, the US and the Philippines.
There are 195 registered media covering the event from around the world.
On Saturday, Riviera’s Director Brand and Communications Stephen Milne described Friday as a “very strong day for the company”.
“We sold four boats including two 5800 Sport Yachts launched worldwide at the Show and two other boats. The sale was valued at more than $A5 million,” he said commenting after day one.
SmartKat’s Anil Patel said there seemed to be a lot of genuine interest including interest in distributing the company’s products. SmartKat sells inflatable hulled catamarans imported from Austria. This is the third year exhibiting at Sanctuary Cove.
After Saturday exhibitors such as Gold Coast Waverunner and Gold Coast Sea Doo reported jetski sales.
Today, activities at the Show include outside broadcasts by Classic Hits Radio 4KQ and 92.5 Gold FM.
The Creek to Coast stand is open daily between 11am and 2pm. Host Scott Hillier and presenter Dean Miller are on site to answer fishing and boating questions, swap stories and sign autographs. Sally Jenyns is on site daily for cooking demonstrations.
Club Marine is exhibiting at the show with chef Bart Beek’s cooking demonstrations every hour between 10am and 4pm. Lively street entertainment includes Fiesta Tropicale, Hot Jazz and Swing, Emerging Cocktail, Lifesavers and The Pirate Captain.