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Around 100 launches are set for the 35th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, which returns in May for one of its most exciting editions to date.

22 March 2024


The 2024 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) is shaping up to be one of the busiest to date, with almost 100 launches from some of Australia and the globe’s most popular and luxurious marine lifestyle brands.

“There’s no doubt SCIBS is an unrivalled showcase for those in the marine industry, with an economic impact of over $400-million and manufacturers and distributors from around the world keen to secure space,” says Johan Hasser, Mulpha Events General Manager.

“From superyachts and luxury motor yachts, to trailer boats and personal watercrafts (PWC), to marine gear and gadgets, SCIBS 2024 is the place to see everything the marine industry has to offer.”

As well as the overwhelming array of luxury products on display, visitors can kick back at the new Lagoon Beach Club VIP Experience, an elevated precinct offering a luxury beach club vibe overlooking the resort’s lagoon pool and marina.


This year’s show, running from 23 to 26 May, will see a host of marine businesses launching their latest products at SCIBS, including Airbeth Boat Lifts, Australian Marine Centre, Blue Diamond Marine, BRP, ePropulsion Australia, E-Yachts, Honda, Horizon Yachts, JSW Powersports, Leigh Smith Yachts, Multihull Central, MW Marine, Nautical Marine Network, Northside Marine, Riviera, Short Marine, Sports Marine, Steber International, Surf Coast Marine, Sydney Marine Brokerage, Outdoor Connection Partners, TMG, The Yacht Sales Co, and Yacht Domain.

The Yacht Sales Co has an impressive line-up, with the Cora Cat 48 Power Catamaran being seen for the first time globally, the Absolute Yachts Navetta 48 enjoying its first Australian release, and the Dufour 41 Sailing Yacht making its southern hemisphere debut.

“This is our 28th SCIBS show and we have always enjoyed high-quality attendance in our customer base,” says Mark Elkington, Director of The Yacht Sales Co. “Our return on investment has always been excellent and SCIBS is one of our most consistent for performance.

“People fly from all over the Asia-Pacific to see our boats at a wonderful time of year with attendees enjoying the entire lifestyle experience in the surrounds of Sanctuary Cove.”

Simon Wyatt, of Surf Coast Marine, agrees: “People love to spend days at SCIBS diving into the boating lifestyle, touring the Marina and heading to one of the great restaurants or bars at Sanctuary Cove. Commercially, we also get to exhibit to people from Cairns to Melbourne, along with local Gold Coasters, driving sales for the event and the remainder of the year.”

Wyatt says the Freestyler X, the latest addition to the Quintex line-up, will be making a splash at this year’s show.

Luxury motor yacht builder Riviera is bringing a record 12-model display, within its Festival of Boating owners’ event.

“This will be a magnificent showcase for Riviera and will be our only boat show display in Australia in 2024,” says Riviera Australia Owner Rodney Longhurst.

“Excitingly, it will include the world premiere of a yet-to-be-announced, exceptional new luxury motor yacht.”

Showgoers will also be able to inspect Riviera’s fleet, including the Sports Motor Yacht, Sport Yacht, adventurous SUV, the flagship Motor Yacht and the classic Belize collections.

Riviera’s 900-strong workforce now builds approximately 150 yachts each year, with entry-level yachts starting at around $1m and top-of-the-range models over $6 million.

Another Australian first at SCIBS will be an innovative eLite electric outboard motor. Designed for the tender and smaller boating market, the eLite is said to represent a new era in clean, quiet, and eco-friendly marine propulsion.

“SCIBS is an important event as we select Sanctuary Cove to be our annual brand hero event,” says David Kentish of ePropulsion. “We will be launching new products across a larger footprint, as well as the eLite, and looking forward to connecting with our industry partners over the show days.”

Des Hughes, Marketing Manager for the Australian Marine Centre, says SCIBS is the one event on the calendar that puts serious buyers in front of boats.

“It is, without doubt, the premier boat show in Australia for marine exhibitors and marine lifestyle enthusiasts,” he says.

“The village lifestyle setting also instils an aspirational feel to visitors and lifts the exhibitors to present their products in the best fashion and we love the support from the Mulpha Events crew.”

The 35th edition of SCIBS has seen a record number of applications from exhibitors and will see significantly increased space within the Sports Leisure Fishing precinct for trailer boats.

This comes after the show’s footprint was expanded to include the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort grounds, including the new Marina Boulevard Hall overlooking the marina’s superyacht arm.

“The show is an incredible opportunity for exhibitors to get in front of an affluent domestic audience and significant international visitation,” says Hasser. “SCIBS is recognised as one of the industry’s most significant business generators, yielding millions of dollars in sales each year.”



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