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Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo 2017

DATES 2017

Friday 17th March
Saturday 18th March
Sunday 19th March

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TIMES

Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 9.00am – 4.00pm

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LOCATION

Gold Coast Marine Precinct
Waterway Drive
Coomera QLD 4209
Australia

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TICKETS

Adult – $15,  Children u 12 – FREE
Student – $10
Senior/Pensioner – $12
Family & Multiple Day Passes

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THE BOAT SHOW WITH SO MUCH MORE

The Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo is an annual four-day, family-friendly event attracting exhibitors and visitors from across Australia and around the world.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo is a not-for-profit association staged by the marine industry leaders, for the marine industry, founded in 2011.

The Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo sees the dates of the award-winning Gold Coast International Marine Expo move forward to 17-19 March 2017.

In 2017 the boat show will also be operated and managed with the support of the Boating Industry Association – Australia’s peak industry representative body.

The boat show’s key driver is to entice and educate the public to explore and learn all the exciting possibilities that “boating” and getting out on the water has to offer while showcasing our diverse marine industry in a highly memorable and interactive way.

The boat show’s primary charter is to stage a truly unique and effective boat show.

There is no requirement to make a profit from the running of this event.

GENERAL INFORMATION

ABOUT US

The Gold Coast International Boat Show &Marine Expo is not-for-profit, four-day, family-friendly event attracting exhibitors and visitors from across Australia and around the world.

In 2017, The Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo sees the dates of the award-winning Gold Coast International Marine Expo move forward to 17-19 March 2017.

Now the first major event of the 2017 Australian boat show season, the Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo will also be operated and managed with the support of the Boating Industry Association – Australia’s peak industry representative

The boat show is again staged within the facilities of Australia’s largest boat manufacturing plants and working shipyards. This ready-made venue provides the perfect location for the public to experience a behind-the-scenes view of the marine industry, bringing them even closer to our industry, in a highly memorable and interactive manner.

There is no other boat show in Australia like the Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo.

The boat show not only offers a wide range of exhibits from kayaks to super yachts, it also offers a comprehensive program of events including a variety of live technical demonstrations and attractions with something happening every 15 minutes over the four big days.

It has also provided a proven opportunity over the past six years for a wide range of marine businesses.

In total the boat show has welcomed over 110,000 visitors over the last six years with 2017 marking the seventh annual event.

In this time the boat show has also raised over $79,000 for our four local charities, which are the Rotary Club of Coomera River, Sailability Gold Coast, Westpac Surf Life Saving Helicopter Rescue Service, and the Ronald McDonald House Charity. All of these organisations assist with the logistics of staging such a massive event. Some 100 volunteers are involved in the boat show each year.

LOCATION

Gold Coast Marine Precinct located on Waterway Drive, Coomera, Queensland, Australia

Click here to view our map and instructions on how to get here.

PARKING

Car parking is FREE to all visitors and is available on site and within surrounding areas of the Marine Precinct.

Click here to find out more about car parking, disabled parking and our FREE shuttle bus service.

WHAT’S ON OFFER

The Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo offers the boat show with so much more with everything from kayaks to super yachts, jet skis to fishing equipment and everything else in between on display.
The boat show is open to all businesses in the marine industry; there is no discrimination of power or sail, new or brokerage boats, size of craft or marine equipment and services provided.
The vast array of marine related displays at the boat show is a key driver to its success.
Our 2017 exhibitor list will be available early 2017, however click here to view our 2016 exhibitor list to see who was on display.

ACTION PACKED EVENT PROGRAM

The boat show not only offers a wide range of exhibits, it also offers a comprehensive program of events including a variety of live technical demonstrations and attractions with something happening every 15 minutes over the three big days in March.
Click here to view all of that confirmed attractions and demonstrations that took place in 2016, with information on 2017 available towards the end of the year.

TICKET PRICES

DAILY ADMISSION
Adult General Admission – $15.00
*Children – Under 12 Free
**Student – $10.00
***Senior/Pensioner General Admission – $12.00
FAMILY PASS 
Family Pass – $25.00
MULTIPLE DAY PASSES
2 Day Pass – $25.00 per adult
3 Day Pass – $30.00 per adult
Please note: All General Admission tickets are per person, per day and available for purchase online and at the gate.
All Family Passes are valid for 2 adults and 3 children under 12, per day.
All 2 Day and 3 Day Passes are per person and can be used on any of the three days, please ensure you bring your ticket each day.
*All children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.
**A student card must be presented at the gate.
***A senior/pensioner card must be presented at the gate.

NOT-FOR-PROFIT

The boat show is a not-for-profit event that actively supports four local charities and organisations including; the Rotary Club of Coomera River, Sailability Gold Coast,Westpac Surf Life Saver Helicopter Rescue Service and Ronald McDonald House Charity SEQ.
Click here to find out more about the boat show’s support of our local charities.

TIMING

From 2017, the new March dates create further lead time for our exhibitors as existing boat owners can prepare for their coming summer – fresh in their minds are their considerations for repowering, replacing or upgrading their boat’s systems and accessories, or buying a new boat or yacht to further enhance their leisure time with their families next season.

For manufacturers, importers as well as accessories and service providers, the pre-winter campaign timing is a business imperative.

VISITOR INFORMATION

FACILITIES

ATM machines are available and located directly across from the food court area.

These ATM machines will be clearly marked on the site map within our Official Event Program, which will be handed to you as you enter the boat show.

FOOD PRECINCT

2017 offers an upmarket food precinct offering a wide range of delicious and healthy food trucks and vans.

This food precinct will be clearly marked on the site map within our Official Event Program, which will be handed to you as you enter the boat show.

RESTAURANTS

Looking for a dining experience?

Three on-site restaurants will be open throughout the course of the show;

1. Quarterdeck located on the Gold Coast City Marina site

2. The Riviera Motor Yacht Club located on the Riviera site

3. The Galley located at The Boat Works

SEATING

Ample seating and shade is available within the food precinct and Main Stage.

Additional seating and bench seats are also scattered through out the display circuit.

LOST CHILDREN/PROPERTY

Upon entry, bright orange wristbands are available for parents or guardians to write their mobile numbers on, to make it easier to reunite lost children.

All lost children and property must be brought to the boat show office.

In the event of a lost child an announcement will be made over the PA and the child will then wait at the Expo office for collection by their parent or guardian.

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