Festival of boats

An impressive line-up of luxury brands is set to drop anchor at the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival.

29 October 2020


A host of high-calibre luxury brands have joined the extensive line-up of exhibitors that will be on display at the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival from 13–15 November.

The event will be Australia’s first boat show in 2020 and a welcome platform for the marine industry to showcase their latest arrivals, while serving as a precursor to the 2021 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May.

Visitors can explore a host of extraordinary multi-million dollar yachts, with multiple worldwide and Australian launches scheduled to take place.

Sales & Partnerships Manager Dominic O’Brien said while the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival will feature a stellar display of luxury yachts, there will also be entry-level vessels, catering to every interest, boating style and budget.

“It will be the first time the broader marine industry has come together this year and exhibitors are exceptionally keen to welcome the public to explore their latest products,” O’Brien said.


“We’re thrilled with the strong support shown by the industry’s biggest brands and dealers, and we guarantee the public will experience an impressive gathering of luxurious, high-quality vessels on water at the world-class Sanctuary Cove Marina, which recently underwent a $12 million expansion.”

Among the many launches will be the Australian premieres of the long-range  64 Sports Motor Yacht and 50 Sports Motor Yacht from Riviera.

Riviera’s owner Rodney Longhurst said the team is proud to be presenting two of its 2020 new model premieres in one location at this special event.

“The Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival is a unique opportunity for boating enthusiasts to step aboard a premium selection of Riviera motor yachts in a boat show environment for the first time this year in Australia,” Mr Longhurst said.

Popular brands and manufacturers confirmed in the 20 to 40-foot category on water include AxoparWhitehaven Motor Yachts, Nautique, Newport Island Gypsy Boats, Game and Leisure Boats, Grady White, Regal, Caribbean, Integrity, BRIG, Cobalt Boats of Australia, Clipper Motor Yachts and Magbay Yachts Australia.

In the catamaran sector, Multihull Central, Multihull Solutions and Lagoon have secured positions on water in the world-class Sanctuary Cove Marina, which recently underwent a $12 million expansion.

“The event will feature an impressive range of Australian and international brands that service all ends of the market, with a highly sought after segment of vessels on water ranging from those that are slightly bigger than a trailerable boat, but smaller than a 60-footer,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Whether mono or multihull, sailing or power, sport or day cruising, fishing or skiing, there will be something for everyone, and we’re looking forward to showcasing our spectacular marina to both visitors and exhibitors.

Maritimo will display four models, headlined by the X50R Performance Edition sports yacht and the release of the S55 Sedan Motor Yacht, scheduled for its world premiere in May 2021.

“The R Performance Edition is born from decades of our racing experience and technology, symbolising the unearthed advancements of our world champion racing division,” said Maritimo lead designer and current UIM XCat world champion, Tom Barry-Cotter.

“The new S55 offshore adventuring sedan motor yacht marks the first of an evolutionary design shift to the exterior form and styling within the S-Series sedan motor yacht range.”

Also on display will be information on the M55 Flybridge motor yacht ahead of its world premiere in March 2021, while on water the M64, X60and M51 will accompany the X50R Sports Edition, rounding out the impressive display.

For those planning a weekend getaway to the Gold Coast for the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival, why not book an overnight stay at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, which has recently undergone a $9 million upgrade.

To ensure the safety of all patrons, visitors must pre-register their attendance.



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