The Southern Hemisphere’s premier showcase of boating and marine innovation returns to the Gold Coast this May, in an event which promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show’s 32nd edition will again transform Sanctuary Cove’s pristine marina and Marine Village into a bustling industry showcase, welcoming the world’s biggest names in boating.

Many of SCIBS’ key exhibitors such as Riviera, Maritimo, Horizon, Princess, Northside Marine, QMC and JSW Powersports were among the first to secure exhibitor space, backing SCIBS as the must-attend boat show on the Australian calendar.

Leigh-Smith Yachts, specialists in luxury motor yachts, were one of the first large exhibitors to sign on for this year’s Show. Ryan Leigh-Smith says SCIBS has always been one of the premier events on the worldwide marine calendar, and he believes the 2021 Show will be another bumper year.

“The Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival in November last year proved that people have a huge appetite to get back to family friendly boating events,” Mr Leigh-Smith says. “The festival was a very successful show for us, and 2020 was a big year for us, with a particular upswing in high-end brokerage. We are really looking forward to the Show and expecting it to be very, very successful.”

Mark Western, Director of Horizon Yacht Australia agrees. “Enquiry for the luxury yacht market remains strong and as such, we believe that big things will come from SCIBS 2021,” Mr Western says. “We’re excited to be a part of this event and the opportunities it will present.”

Greg Haines, Dealer Principal at Princess Yachts Australia, says the importance of SCIBS to the marine industry cannot be underestimated. “SCIBS is the premier boat show in the Southern Hemisphere,” Mr Haines says. “It is a spectacular destination, with the Marine Village, the Marina and the 5-star InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort. We are looking forward to people coming to see Princess Yachts and we believe it is going to be a great Show.”

Spaces are limited, so don’t miss the chance to join the ocean’s finest at the 32nd edition of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.