Best in show

The 32nd edition of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show will return to the Marine Village from 20 to 23 May 2021.

15 December 2020


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 – Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) will return to host a multitude of premier boating brands.

Next year’s event is guaranteed to be highly anticipated, with brands eager to return to a sense of normalcy after enjoying a successful SCIBS in 2019, which attracted 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 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 preferential allocation to the same or similar type site for two weeks within launch. Remaining spaces will then open to the general marine industry,” O’Brien said.

“At the upper echelon of luxury lifestyle, SCIBS will showcase prestigious superyachts, powerboats, catamarans and sailing boats, as well as RIBs and day boats.”


“We’re also thrilled that the popular Sports, Leisure and Fishing precinct is back – a 20,000-square-metre space dedicated to trailerable boats – alongside the latest gear and gadgets on display in The Pavilions.”

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.”

Networking and socialising go hand-in-hand at SCIBS with various opportunities for exhibitors to combine the two, such as marine conferences pre and post-event, the International Business Lounge supported by the Queensland Government, and five-star VIP Lounge overlooking the new marina, providing the perfect setting for securing new business leads.

Access is made easy with the free Park ‘n’ Ride service from Warner Bros. Movie World and limited on-site parking.

Tickets to the four-day event will go on sale in February, with free entry for children under the age of 16. Event organisers continue to work with Queensland Health to ensure SCIBS complies with COVID-safe practices.



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