Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has introduced a new component for the 2010 Show – a Prestige Brokerage Display to showcase vessels of 15m or longer.
While Sanctuary Cove’s annual event has always attracted super yachts and luxury cruisers, the new category means there will be more high quality 15m-plus vessels, some valued at more than $A1 million.
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show event director Phil Shaw said only accredited marina brokers and dealers will be permitted to exhibit within the Prestige Brokerage Display.
“All applications for vessels must be approved by management and these brokerage vessels will only be permitted in the designated Prestige Brokerage Area. The Prestige Brokerage Display will be located in a distinctive area of the marina which will complement the existing new boat on-water displays from marina arms A through to F,” he said.
The 2010 show marks the 22nd annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, staged on the Gold Coast in Australia. The Show will be held Thursday, May 20 to Sunday, May 23 from 9am to 5pm daily.
Mr Shaw said the new component will further cement the Show’s reputation as a leading Asia Pacific boat show.
Past events have drawn buyers from around the world, eager to view more than 100 world and regional marine product launches and more than 450 exhibitors.
As in past years, the 22nd Show will feature on-water displays at the marina with linked walkways. There will be hardstand displays through the waterfront Marine Village.
Three large pavilion exhibition areas include the Yachtbuilders’ Pavilion sited in a prime location with glass walls overlooking the marina.
“A survey of 2009 exhibitors found solid feedback that this Show is an incredibly important part of the marine industry’s marketing,” said Mr Shaw.
“I believe this is linked to our very extensive range of quality exhibitors encompassing power and sail boats, trailerable vessels, engines, marine accessories, marine business to business services and now more 15m-plus vessel displays,” he said.
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is staged at the prestigious residential property of Sanctuary Cove, located within one hour of Brisbane and Gold Coast airports. While there is no public parking on site, streamlined transport options bring more than 50,000 visitors to the site during the four days
Exhibitor bookings have opened for 2010. Intending exhibitors can book online via the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show website on www.sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is a member of the prestigious International Federation of Boat Show Organisers (IFBSO), the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) and Marine Queensland.