Taste the superyacht life

A new VIP area at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show promises guests a taste of the high life.

07 March 2024


Attendees at the 2024 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) in May will get a taste of the superyacht lifestyle, with the launch of the Lagoon Beach Club VIP Experience.

“We’re incredibly excited to launch our revamped VIP and corporate hospitality offering at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show from 23 to 26 May,” says Johan Hasser, General Manager of organiser Mulpha Events.

“Located in the grounds of InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, the all-new Lagoon Beach Club is a brand-new elevated precinct offering a luxury beach club vibe overlooking the resort’s lagoon pool and award-winning marina.”

Hasser says this multi-zone space will offer guests elevated experiences, from all-day five-star dining to pop-up bars, tasting experiences and live entertainment. “It will be the ideal place to entertain clients or enjoy a great day out with friends,” Hasser adds.


Demand for the VIP experience, which includes all areas of access to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, is expected to be high, with showgoers at SCIBS typically eager to experience a taste of the superyacht lifestyle.

Matt Rippin, General Manager of the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, says Lagoon Beach Club VIP Experience guests are “in for a real treat” this year with a bespoke five-star grazing menu, a selection of drinks partners and live entertainment all set among the grounds of the resort’s newest precinct. “We’re proud to once again be the hospitality partner of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,” Rippin says.

“It’s a pleasure to display our culinary expertise and continue to elevate our premium food and beverage offering, while showcasing the resort’s all-new Lagoon Beach Club.”

VIP guests can enjoy trying drinks from the event’s beverage partners, including a glass of Mumm Marlborough sparkling or a splash from the Hunter Valley region’s Bimbadgen. Guests who enjoy an easy-drinking beer can try the new Peroni Nastro Azzurro Stile Capri lager at the Lagoon Beach Club Bar.

Manly Spirits will be shaking up cocktails at its signature pop-up bar, with special tasting experiences planned throughout the day.

Tickets for the Lagoon Beach Club VIP Experience are restricted to guests over 18, with corporate packages also available.

SCIBS is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest boating and marine lifestyle event and will feature more than 330 exhibitors, 700-plus boats and 2,500 products. It’s expected to attract upwards of 50,000 visitors.

“We’re thrilled to welcome guests and exhibitors back to the beautiful location of Sanctuary Cove for our 35th annual event,” says Hasser. “This year’s program of events promises something for everyone.

“As well as incredible marine displays, the Marine Village precinct offers some of the Gold Coast’s best restaurants, cafes and bars, along with family-friendly street entertainment and loads of great atmosphere, which SCIBS is synonymous with.

“The SCIBS team is especially looking forward to showcasing a host of exciting new product launches on water and throughout the Sanctuary Cove precinct.”

According to Hasser, SCIBS 2024 will showcase everything from superyachts, personal watercraft and marine technology to fishing vessels, trailerable boats, sailing catamarans and powerboats.

“But it is the Lagoon Beach Club VIP Experience that will truly give attendees a taste of the best the boating lifestyle has to offer,” he adds.

Early-bird general admission tickets are available from $30 (kids under 16 enter free with a paying adult), and Lagoon Beach Club VIP Experience tickets cost from $299.

Tickets will only be available online via the official Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show website or via Oztix.



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