Boating boost

The Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival, scheduled to take place from 13–15 November, is shaping up to be an exciting event.

01 September 2020


Premier boating brands have been quick to shore up space at Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival following the launch of exhibitor bookings just three weeks ago.

Over 60 exhibitors have been confirmed for the show, including prominent boatbuilders from the Gold Coast.

A precursor to the 2021 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival is a free, three-day event that aims to whet the appetite of marine enthusiasts after SCIBS 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19.

SCIBS Sales & Partnerships Manager Dominic O’Brien said exhibitor interest and bookings have been extremely strong.

“The level of industry support has been very gratifying. Exhibitors have secured sites on both land and water, which reflects industry desire to showcase the best the marine sector has to offer,” Mr O’Brien said.

“After a challenging year, it is important that we support the local marine industry with a smaller, yet meaningful and safe event.


“The Festival will feature every segment of the boating lifestyle, with a range of impressive displays from sailing boats, motor yachts, mono and multihulls, to fishing and trailer boats, leisure crafts, and new gear and gadgets.”

The Festival will be set against the backdrop of the Sanctuary Cove Marina, which has recently undergone a $12 million expansion, providing event goers with the opportunity to explore the new world-class facilities.

Boating enthusiasts and families looking to make a weekend of the event can opt to stay in the stunning InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, which has also recently undergone a $9 million refurbishment.

Access to the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival is made easy with free on-site parking available.

To ensure the safety of all patrons, visitors must pre-register their attendance online. Registration and access details will be released closer to the event date, as organisers work closely with health officials to ensure the event complies with COVID-safe practices.

Exhibitor spaces are selling fast and limited space remains.



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