BOAT SHOWS - World debuts at Sanctuary Cove

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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2011

BOAT SHOWS - World debuts at Sanctuary Cove
BOAT SHOWS — World debuts at Sanctuary Cove

The 2011 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) says it has confirmed a "huge" range of world releases for May 19 to 22 event.

World launches include Clipper Motor Yachts’ release of the semi-displacement Cordova 45, while Australian luxury boatbuilder Maritimo debuts its new M60 Series II Motoryacht along with the M48 Series II Motoryacht. Maritimo will display 10 boats in all — three Sports Cabriolets, the new Aegean A55 enclosed flybridge, three Motoryachts and three Offshore Convertibles.

The Integrity 320 Sedan makes a world boat-show debut, while exhibitor All4Solar presents the world launch of the Aquawatt, an environmentally-friendly electric-drive producing an output of 30hp. The company says this is the world’s most powerful electric outboard motor.

"As at mid-January, our exhibitor numbers were more than 250, which is on track with past years," explained SCIBS general manager events and marketing, Sue Thomson.

"We would expect many more world and regional marine-product releases to be announced byan expected 400-plus exhibitors by the time of the Show’s opening in May.

"We also want to assure the marine industry and the general public that Qld’s floods have not affected our planning or inquiry rate at this point.

"We are on track to again produce a world-class event," she said.

In other news, Thomson confirmed the president of Monte Carlo Yachts SpA, Carla Demaria will be a guest speaker at the Australian Marine Industries breakfast staged at the Show on Friday, May 20. This is a ticketed breakfast event open to the public. Details on ticket sales will be released closer to the Show.

Demaria founded Monte Carlo Yachts SpA in Italy and launched its first model, the Monte Carlo Yachts 76, last September in Europe. The model has won numerous awards since its launch, including the World Yacht Trophy for Design at the Cannes boat show.

SCIBS organisers confirmed exhibitors have been drawn from around Australia, NZ and the USA; many imported brands represented by Australian agents.

Other displays include the launch of Rivergate Alley exhibiting at the Superyacht Pavilion with a range of marine services including, a shipwright, a trimmer, an engineer, a painter, a mechanic and a yard.

NZ exhibitor Diverse Projects is showcasing Black Pearl, a 31.5m long-range superyacht, while exhibitor Cummins is displaying the 480hp QSB5.9, 600hp QSC8.3 and the 715hp QSM11 Zeus-model engines at Sanctuary Cove.

The four-day Show will be held from Thursday, May 19 to Sunday, May 22 from 9am to 5pm daily. SCIBS officials said a calendar of events and entertainment will be released closer to the Show dates.

"We have gained further support from industry for our Sea Trial area," said Thomson. SCIBS said it created a national initiative last year, introducing the ability for exhibitors to conduct Sea Trials during the show in a dedicated area. The Prestige Brokerage and Charter Boat Display will be available for exhibitors to showcase prestige brokerage boats 50 feet and over.

As in past years, visitor tickets can be purchased online. SCIBS said hasn’t increased visitor entry prices from 2010 with children 14 years and under free. Online ticket prices are $22 one-day adult; $19 one-day concession; $40 two-day adult and $75 four-day adult.

For all inquiries about exhibiting at this year’s SCIBS contact the Boat Show office, phone (07) 55 77 6011; (07) 55 776011 or click on


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