A special Sydney International Boat Show this year

Last Update: November 15th, 2017

When people think about the Sydney International Boat Show, typically many happy memories surface. Be it with friends or loved ones, both past and present, the Boat Show has laid the foundation for many a happy moment.

Visitors over the years have generated lifelong memories walking the Shows floor as boating enthusiast or simply curious observers. Either way, the Boat Show conjures up the opportunity for many to pass a day or two living, or preparing, for that dream of owning their own boat.


The 2017 Show

This year is a special one in the history of the event for several reasons. Firstly, those avid visitors that make the trek every year from many parts of Australia, and in some instances further afield, will tell you that the last three years of the show has been different from the norm. The decision to build a brand-new exhibition facility in Darling Harbour meant that the show resided in an interim facility in Glebe Island.

However, 2017 will see the show return to its traditional home in Darling Harbour. The recently opened facility will host all the undercover displays of the Show. Only a few minutes’ walk away will be the always spectacular on-water marina display; of very large and impressive vessels.

Residing in the new facility it will host a Show almost double the size of what visitors experienced last year. The modern footprint of the exhibition centre will mean that visitors will enjoy two vast under cover levels of exhibitions consisting of the very best recreational boating has to offer. To complement this will be a superb external open-air event deck perched five levels up in the sky, encompassing a fabulous array of activities and displays set to keep you entertained for hours. Mammoth pools with kayak and SUP demonstrations will mingle with displays of sports boats. To keep the hunger at bay, a dining facility and gelato bar will also be on hand to tempt you with a treat or two.

The Sydney Show is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere for a reason. Its place as the leading Boat Show in our region has come with a mammoth effort and simple but effective formula engaged by its organisers, the Boating Industry Association.

The National Event Manager for the Boating Industry Association, Domenic Genua said,

“Whilst the Show will undoubtedly be the best place to see boats and the best place to buy boats, the core draw card for those visiting is that they know that it is a great place to be both educated and entertained”

It’s not surprising that the organisers research shows that the average visitor stays at the show for seven hours. As such, it’s also not surprising that over the last five years, the greatest growth area in ticket sales for the show are its multi-day entry passes.

Sydney International Boat Show
The Sydney International Boat Show first ran in 1968 and has since grown to be the southern hemispheres most recognised consumer event as well as the show where exhibitors report the highest product sales and business-to-business activity. The Sydney Show has the largest visitor numbers of any boat show in Australia.
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