10 March 2022
After a two-year hiatus, the highly-anticipated Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) returns.
SIBS 2022 will showcase an on-water display with more than 200 boats, 32,600 square metres of indoor exhibitor space and a 5,000 square-metre, open-air Event Deck.
SIBS will also include entertainment and activities; think fishing masterclasses, watersports demonstrations, marine education and food and beverage bars. A kids’ zone will be provided plenty of fun for families.
BIA Vice-President Andrew Fielding said SIBS 2022 was primed for a big return with a fresh new look and a revitalised event experience.
“We’re excited to deliver an innovative and engaging world-class event with a significant focus on the recreational boating lifestyle for the benefit of exhibitors, partners, visitors and the broader marine industry,” said Fielding.
“With retail activity across the boating industry at an all-time high, including more than 18,000 new boats registered last year, SIBS 2022 will celebrate the boating lifestyle, connecting visitors with the very best in marine brands.”
Mulpha Events General Manager, Johan Hasser, said he was buoyed by the keen response from the marine industry to showcase their vessels and products at the 2022 Show.
“Over the past 18 months, we have witnessed the surge in popularity of recreational boating with boat ownership across Australia up significantly year-on-year,” said Hasser.
“We have received significant enquiry about exhibition space since the announcement of the return of SIBS. Sentiment is extremely high within the industry with marine companies eager to showcase their brands at the iconic Darling Harbour location.”
The Sydney International Boat Show is set to attract more than 60,000 boating enthusiasts when tickets go on sale in May 2022. Exhibitor applications are open now, with returning exhibitors receiving preferential stand and space allocations for two weeks until 22 March 2022.