National 4x4, Off-Road, Fishing and Outdoors Expo
More boats and accessories will be on display at the National 4x4, Off-Road, Fishing and Outdoors Expo in Melbourne
More boat brands and dealers will exhibit at the National 4x4, Off-Road, Fishing and Outdoors Expo, to be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds from September 4-6, 2009.
Mark Petersen from the National 4x4, Off-Road, Fishing and Outdoors Expo said the sector’s positive response to the show relocating to the Melbourne Showgrounds has meant an increase in the number of boats and boating accessories on display at this year’s event.
"Australia’s largest outdoors show is set to get even bigger and this can be attributed to the increase in boating exhibitors who have signed up to be part of the show," said Petersen.
"With the event moving to the Melbourne Showgrounds we will have more indoor and outdoor exhibition space for a range of boats including tinnies, cartoppers, inflatables, runabouts and cabin boats.
"If you are in the market for a serious fishing boat or tinnie for the whole family, the National 4x4, Off-Road, Fishing and Outdoors Expo will be the perfect place to buy a vessel in time for summer with a number of the of exhibitors already indicating they will be offering special show discounts."
One of the feature boats on display at the Port Phillip Boating Centre stand will be a Haines Hunter 600R owned by fishing expert and TrailerBoat columnist Charlie Micallef. Charlie has profiled the entire construction of the boat – the first of its kind to be painted Ferrari red – in his Adventures of the Savage Seas DVD. A Haines Hunter 575 ProFish will also be on display.
Other notable brands and dealers to exhibit include the following:
· Melbourne dealer JV Marine World will exhibit boats from Signature, Seafarer, Whittley and Quintrex. The dealer will also exhibit Kawasaki jet skis and three inflatables.
· Regal Marine Centre will exhibit models from the TABS Boats range, including the purpose-built Bullshark 420 salt water punt capable of handling the roughest conditions.
· Bass Boat Imports will exhibit the Sketter ZX195. The company says that this boat illustrates the ease with which competition boats can be imported from America. Bass Boat Imports handles everything from sourcing a boat to complying with government regulations.
The National 4x4, Off-Road, Fishing and Outdoors Expo coincides with Fathers Day. It features a revamped entertainment program including monster trucks and freestyle motocross. The popular Fishing Stage will include a new education program.
Entry to the National 4x4, Off-Road, Fishing and Outdoors Expo is $16 with children under 15 going free. Visit www.4x4show.com.au for more information.
IMAGE: Charlie Micallef’s Ferrari red Haines Hunter 600R is just one of the many attractions at this year's National 4x4, Off-Road, Fishing and Outdoors Expo.
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