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• 50th Sydney International Boat Show • 3 to 7 August 2017 • 50th Sydney International Boat Show • 3 to 7 August 2017 •
DATES & TIMES
Thursday 3 – Monday 7 August
Halls: 10am to 8pm
Marina: 10am to 7pm
To purchase tickets online go to
Adult: $22 (3-day Pass $40)
VIP Gold Pass valid 5 days inc.
complementary Guest Pack: $99
Children 6-17: $13 ; (under 6 Free)
Pensioner: $16 Seniors: $20
Visitors over the years have generated
lifelong memories walking the
Show’s floors as boating enthusiast
or simply curious observers. Either way, the
Sydney International 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.
This year is a special one in the history
of the event for a number of 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
For the 50th Sydney International Boat
Show, it returns fully to Darling Harbour.
The undercover displays will be located
within the vast International Convention
Centre, and the spectacular marina
displays only minutes away in Cockle Bay.
The Boat Show will be the venue’s largest
Consumer Show since its opening.
The new facility will host a Show almost
double the size 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 complement this will be a superb
external open-air event deck perched
Museum and a fabulous array of historic
vessels who have participated in the EC
Griffith Cup that started way back in 1911.
Those arriving to buy a boat for the
first time, can prepare for their journey
by visiting the ‘My First Boat’ precinct.
Hosted by radio personality Geoff
Moxam and cricketing legend Lenny
Pascoe, the My First Boat centre will
help those new to the lifestyle to lay the
foundation of knowledge to help take their
first steps into the recreational boating
world. Be it helping your children get into
sailing, or buying your first tinnie, this is
definitely a place to visit.
For those with a sense of adventure,
be sure to stop by and meet Michelle Lee.
Planning to be the first Australian woman
to row across the Atlantic. See her boat,
try a rowing machine and meet her trainer
and mentor, Andrew Abraham who himself
successfully completed the journey in
world record time not too long ago.
Boating Safety is at the core of the
organisers charter, so again the Show
welcomes Transport for NSW as the Show’s
Partner in Safety. Situated on the upper
level near the entry door, the Boating
Safety Zone will be a hub of information
for anyone who considers boating a part
of their life. h
The 50th Sydney International
Boat Show returns fully to
Darling Harbour. Undercover
displays will be located within
the International Convention
Centre and the marina displays
in Cockle Bay.
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
“ While 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,” National Event Manager
for the Boating Industry Association,
Domenic Genua said.
This year, the well-known Australia
International Dive Expo will be
incorporated within the Show footprint.
With organisers saying that research
indicates 15% of all Show visitors having
an interest in all forms of the sport, the
sectors inclusion will be a boost for those
with a passion for the pastime.
Unquestionably the largest interest
group is fishing. With more than half of
those attending the show wetting a line,
the Fishing Clinic will return with a small
twist. This year will see the introduction
of the Fishing Master Class. The session
can be joined at any time by passers-by
and they can stay for as little or as long
as they like.
Other show features include displays
by the Australian National Maritime
Sydney Boat Show in the ’70s.
Sydney’s new International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour ... site for the 50th
Sydney International Boat Show.
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