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Boats to behold

Boats to behold

by October 15, 2014

Gold Coast International Marine Expo



Boats to behold … and much more set for official premieres at this years Expo.

Boaties are in for a real treat – a multitude of esteemed boat-builders have reserved the 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo to unveil their latest new models to the public.

The vast range of new and innovative vessels covers the entire spectrum of on-water enjoyment, from luxurious sports yachts and specialist fishing vessels to family recreation boats and inflatable dinghies.

Expo chairman Patrick Gay AM said the event will feature ‘all things aquatic – from super yachts to kayaks, jet skis to fishing equipment … and everything in between’.

“There is always plenty of interest in the latest boats and we are really excited that so many manufacturers have chosen the Expo to introduce them to the public – some will be seen for the first time in Queensland, some for the first time in Australia … and some for the first time in the World.

“This massive vote of confidence from the entire marine industry augers well for the future of the Expo as a key event on the marine industry calendar,” he said.

Event & Marketing Manager Emma Milne said the Expo would deliver on its promise of being ‘a boat show and so much more’.

“The Expo is a massive marine industry showcase and we have a huge array of product premieres all designed to make this summer one to treasure,” she said. “This goes beyond the latest release boats and includes futuristic and fun toys, safety and maintenance products, fashion as well as all types of handy gadgets and gizmos.

“We also have live entertainment and demonstrations every 15 minutes, including factory tours, fishing and cooking demonstrations, an extreme high-diving show, the 12km Coomera Cup paddle race, as well as face-painting, Segway rides, OzBobbles ball rides and the Sirocco Bumper Boats that are introducing a new generation to the water.

“However, the beautiful range of new-release boats certainly never fails to inspire the dreams and aspirations of the general public, and this year will be no exception.”

The not-for-profit Expo will again offer free on-site parking for visitors. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, and children under the age of 15 years are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. All proceeds will go towards supporting beneficiary charities – Rotary Club of Coomera River, Sailability Gold Coast, Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service and Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation.

Simply visit to pre-purchase tickets for any of the three days.