About Us

A BOAT SHOW WITH SO MUCH MORE ..

The Gold Coast International Marine Expo is an annual four-day, family-friendly event that is Australia’s only “Working Boat Show” attracting exhibitors and visitors from across Australia and around the world.

From 2015, the Expo will be brought forward to align with the dates of Queensland’s other boating events – the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and the Riviera Festival of Boating – facilitating four fantastic days on the Gold Coast from 21-24 May for boat lovers and enthusiasts.

Staged within the facilities of Australia’s largest manufacturing plants and shipyards at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct, Coomera, this ready-made venue provides the perfect location for the public to see such facilities and witness boat-building, refitting and repairing first-hand bringing enthusiasts even closer to our industry, in a highly memorable and interactive manner.

The Expo 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.

2015 will also see the visitor experience enhanced with the addition of an interactive demonstration and experience arena and some new attractions for the children.

The Expo also actively supports local charities and organisations with $17,000 donated in 2014 to the Rotary Club of Coomera River, Sailability Gold Coast, the Westpac Surf Life Saver Helicopter Rescue Service and Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation.

To-date the Expo is proud to have raised a total of $68,000 for these worthwhile and volunteer based charities.


DATES

Thursday May 21

Friday May 22

Saturday May 23

Sunday May 24


TIMES

Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Sunday 9.00am – 4.oopm


COST

Adult General Admission – $10.00

Children under 15 Admission – Free*

Seniors/Pensioners General Admission – $7.00*

Click here to purchase tickets

Please noteAll tickets are for per person, per day and available for purchase online and at the gate.

*All children under 15 are free when accompanied by an adult and seniors/pensioners card must be presented at time of purchase.


PARKING

Car parking is FREE to all visitors and is available on site and within surrounding areas of the Marine Precinct. Signs and volunteers will direct you to available car parks once you enter Waterway Drive.


LOCATION

Gold Coast Marine Precinct, Coomera.

Waterway Drive, Coomera, Queensland 4209, Australia.

Click here for instructions on how to get here.


OUR PHILOSOPHY

The Expo is a not-for-profit association staged by the marine industry leaders, for the marine industry and was founded in 2011. The Expo partners are Riviera, Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard, Quintrex, International Paint, Clipper Motor Yachts, Stefan Boating World and The Boat Works.

The Expo’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.

The Expo’s primary charter is to stage the event at minimal cost outlay to exhibitors and only seek to recover direct costs. There is no requirement to make a profit from the running of this event.

The voluntary committee’s focus from day one has been the return on investment for all exhibitors. As a result, you will see and experience a more streamlined approach to the Expo. It’s a more back-to-basics event focused on the long-term success of its exhibitors and the ultimate visitation experience for the boating public.