New boat show for Brisbane: Power, Sail and Paddle 2012

Marine Queensland organizing new boat show for September

A new boating and marine lifestyle show has set its sights on southeastern Queensland, with "Power, Sail and Paddle 2012" slated for the marina precinct of Brisbane’s Manly Harbour over September 21-23.

Organised by Marine Queensland, the body said the new event came about in response to feedback gathered at the National Marine Industry Summit last year. Marine Queensland’s President, Greg Nickerson, said that rather than simply marketing products, the expo would put the spotlight on the pleasure provided by a marine lifestyle, in all its diverse forms.

"By putting our boats, PWCs, kayaks and accessories on and around the water we are shifting from selling a product to showcasing the wonderful Queensland marine recreation lifestyle — a lifestyle known and celebrated by many in the state’s southeast corner already," he said.

"Queensland currently has approximately 240,000 registered recreational vessels while over 700,000 people hold marine drivers licences. However, given the way the population has grown within southeast Queensland, there is significant scope to introduce many more people to marine-based recreation," he said.

Marine Queensland has said an exhibitor prospectus for the event will be available shortly. In the meantime, companies can register their interest in the event by emailing .


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