The highly anticipated 2021 SCIBS is gearing up to be one of the biggest in recent history, with a stellar fleet of high-calibre Australian and international brands converging on the Gold Coast from 20 to 23 May.

Celebrating its 32nd edition, the southern hemisphere’s premier marine event will host impressive on-water displays from prestigious brands such as Maritimo, Horizon Yacht, Palm Beach Motor Yachts, Grand Banks, Riviera, Sunseeker, Azimut, Princess Yachts, Integrity Motor Yachts, Whitehaven Motor Yachts, Ocean Alexander, Fleming, Lagoon, Beneteau, Jeanneau, Leopard and Prestige Yachts.

Major marques will feel right at home in the world-class Sanctuary Cove Marina, which recently underwent a $10 million redevelopment including the addition of a superyacht arm, and was awarded Platinum Gold Anchor accreditation by the Marina Industries Association (MIA), making it one of only eight marinas worldwide to be recognised with such status.

In line with this year’s premium showcase, SCIBS will also offer a range of new VIP experiences tailored to the hundreds of exhibitors and more than 45,000 visitors who may be interested in exploring the boating lifestyle in lavish style.

SCIBS general manager Johan Hasser said the quality and stature of this year’s show is exceptional.

“To have a significant congregation of the world’s leading brands together at SCIBS is a great vote of confidence for the industry and we know visitors will be impressed by the quality and diversity of boats on display across every category,” Mr Hasser said.

“There’s no doubt that 2021 is shaping up to be one of our biggest shows, not only in terms of the sheer number of boats and the quality of exhibitors we continue to attract, but also when looking at the expanded footprint and the number of visitors expected through the gates.

“2019 was a very successful event and saw $336 million injected into the local economy. We anticipate this figure will be even higher this year as families swap the traditional summer European getaway for their own luxury watercraft.”

Pre-purchase your tickets to SCIBS online now and go into the draw for the chance to win a glamorous holiday for two at the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort.