It’s set to be the most spectacular Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) yet!

Already fuelling excitement among those who love the boating life is a new luxury VIP Experience and close to 100 brand-new product launches from some of Australia and the globe’s most popular and luxurious marine brands.

Here’s a quick guide to everything you need to know about this epic celebration of all things boating and marine lifestyle:


  • The event is held annually in May over four-days from Thursday 23 May to Sunday 26 May (9am to 5pm).
  • 2024 marks the 35th edition of the event. Commencing as lifestyle showcase at Sanctuary Cove’s iconic ‘The Ultimate Event’ in 1988.
  • SCIBS has grown to become the Southern Hemisphere’s largest boating and marine lifestyle event and a key event on the global boat show calendar.
  • The 2024 Show will feature over 330 exhibitors, 700-plus boats, and more than 2,500 products and is expected to attract over 50,000 visitors.
  • SCIBS 2024 will showcase everything from superyachts, personal watercraft and marine technology to fishing vessels, trailerable boats, sailing catamarans and powerboats.


  • Research conducted by Griffith Business School at Griffith University estimates the direct economic impact of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show to the Gold Coast is almost half a billion dollars. The report found the total sum – from commercial and tourism – that came into the Gold Coast as a direct result of the show was $471.46 million.


  • The Show is a significant part of the first, global World Boating Day, on May 25 and 26.  The unified weekend on an international scale opens the doors of the boating industry simultaneously and creates ripples of positive sentiments towards the joy that boating and being around water brings us.
  • The event will play host to close to 100 global, Asia-Pacific and Australian premieres and product launches.
  • In 2024, the show’s footprint has been expanded to include the grounds of the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort with the introduction of a new look VIP Experience hosted at the Lagoon Beach Club. This iconic precinct will be the home of luxury at SCIBS, offering an elevated boat show experience including boat show access, an all-day grazing menu, pop-up bars, tasting experiences and live entertainment, all with a beach club vibe and overlooking the resort’s Lagoon Pool and marina.
  • The Main Stage entertainment will include fishing and cooking masterclasses such as Catch ‘n’ Cook and Tackle Talk with Show Ambassador Paul Burt, Cocktails ‘n’ Fish Tails with Burty ‘n’ Gooey and The Casting Couch with Gooey. The weekend will also play host to the Mr Kaboodle & The Wobbly Pirate kids’ stage show.
  • The popular Berkley Supertank returns to the Show offering spectators a fish’s-eye view without getting wet. Watch fishing expert Brett Thomson demonstrate different types of lures and angling techniques, to help improve your strike rate on your next fishing adventure.
  • The Sanctuary Cove streets will come alive with roving street performers and kids will love the interactive activities in the Kids’ Zone over the weekend.
  • For visitors wishing to test the waters, there’s a dedicated Sea Trial Zone on the Marina presented by Dometic.
  • The Live Bream Shoot Out, hosted by Show Ambassador and 7News coastal expert, Paul Burt returns this year with a prize pool of over $10,000.


  • Everything you need to know about SCIBS is now at your fingertips with the SCIBS Official Mobile App. Access the Exhibitor Directory, Show Map, Entertainment Schedule and more. Available for download now from your favourite APP Store.


  • Due to popular demand, visitors from around the globe can plan their visit to SCIBS and the Gold Coast, Australia’s favourite holiday playground well in advance with general admission tickets, Lagoon Beach Club VIP Experience tickets and accommodation packages now on sale.
  • For the ultimate Boat Show experience, visitors and stay onsite at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort and immerse themselves in the heart of the boat show action.
  • General admission tickets are on sale now from $30 (kids under 16 enter are free with a paying adult), with Lagoon Beach Club VIP Experience tickets from $299.
  • The Show is delighted to partner with the Hunter Valley’s newest accommodation destination The Lane Retreat, Bimbadgen offering early bird ticket purchasers (tickets purchased before 8 May 2024) the opportunity to win the ultimate Hunter Valley vineyard getaway valued at $3,000.
  • Following the success of the streamlined ticketing process, tickets will only be available online via or via Oztix.


  • It’s easier than ever to get to the Show, with oceans of awesome options by land, air, and sea. For full details visit –
  • Event car parking is available at two locations:
  • FREE PARK ‘N’ RIDE – operates from Warner Bros. Movie World from 7:30am daily throughout the Show.
  • PRE-PAID PARKING – The new Hope Island Public Car Park is located at 2 Halcyon Way, Hope Island. Parking is $25 and includes a short shuttle bus ride to the main entry of the Show. Parking passes are on sale now and only available until sold out.


  • SCIBS is owned and operated by Mulpha Events and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government, Tourism & Events Queensland, City of Gold Coast, Experience Gold Coast and Major Sponsor Bentley Brisbane & Gold Coast.


  • The Sanctuary Cove Marina, home of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is leading the way in the industry, recently being awarded two prestigious accolades – Marina of the Year and Industry Innovation Award by the Marina Industries Association (MIA).
  • With a focus on engagement and quality, Mulpha Events has a reputation for producing and delivering some of Australia’s most loved events. From two of Australia’s largest boating showcases – the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and the Sydney International Boat Show – to food and wine festivals, live music festivals, outdoor and lifestyle events, product launches and corporate conferences, the Mulpha Events team provides experience and creativity in bringing to life the commercial and strategic event objectives of the events it owns and manages.
  • Mulpha Events is part of the Mulpha Group (‘Mulpha’) which offers over 30 years of investment experience in Australia. The Group has an extensive portfolio of real estate, property development, hospitality, education, retirement, private equity and debt assets, and also invests in some of the fastest growing and most vibrant economies in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and the UK. In Australia, Mulpha’s investment portfolio includes Sanctuary Cove, Norwest Business and Residential Park in Sydney; flagship InterContinental Hotels in Sydney, Sanctuary Cove and Hayman Island; Bimbadgen in the Hunter Valley and The Hotel School in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hayman Island.