Visitors to this year’s SCIBS can expect to see an exceptional line-up of multi-million-dollar superyachts, particularly since the Federal Government’s announcement of quarantine-free access for vessels and passengers travelling from New Zealand.

Anchoring the premium boating offering are luxury brands such as Maritimo, Horizon Yacht Australia and Palm Beach Motor Yachts.

Local experts in design and luxury, Maritimo has announced it will host the worldwide launches of two spectacular new motor yachts – the M55 and the S55 – at SCIBS.

“We are extremely excited to be globally launching two ground-breaking new vessels, combined with our other M-Series and X-Series models,” Maritimo’s director of design Tom Barry-Cotter said.

“After a virtual launch in 2020, the new M55 Flybridge is set to be the most anticipated global launch for Maritimo to date. Guests at the show will be among the first to step aboard the long awaited sensational new flybridge motor yacht.

“Also set for its global launch is the latest addition to the internationally acclaimed S-Series sedan motor yacht range, with the first international showcasing of the stunning new S55 Sedan Motor Yacht.”

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Luxury yacht builder Horizon is also planning an impressive showcase this year, with plans to officially unveil the Horizon FD87 Skyline at the show in May.

“The model, which is one of the most popular Horizon models to date, is a special edition Cor D Rover Design,” Horizon Yacht Australia’s director Mark Western said.

“At an overall length of 90’ and a 23’ 3” beam, the enclosed sky lounge features an on-deck master stateroom, High Performance Piercing bow and hull design, tremendous interior volume, helipad on the roof and heated jacuzzi on the bow.

“The team is excited to showcase our quality products and to catch up with our customers on a business and personal level. We often have interstate clients popping in to see us at big events like SCIBS, so it’s a great opportunity for us to catch up with them and share the latest updates from Horizon.”


From Palm Beach Motor Yachts comes the debut of the impressive GT60, which is set to become the new flagship model of the brand’s modern sports line-up.

“As well as launching the GT60, Grand Banks Yachts will be bringing the GB60 long-distance cruiser to SCIBS, showcasing the most fuel-efficient model in its class, capable of speeds in the mid-thirties and a cruising range of around 2,000 nautical miles at 10 knots,” Palm Beach Motor Yachts’ creative director Joel Butler said.

“We were all devastated last year with the show’s cancellation, as I’m sure many exhibitors and visitors were too. The camaraderie and competition in the Australian marine industry is first class, and we love showing off our new designs and innovations, just as much as learning about what others in the industry are doing.”

Check out the full list of exhibitors attending this year’s SCIBS.