The Gold Coast International Marine Expo is not-for-profit, four-day, family-friendly event attracting exhibitors and visitors from across Australia and around the world.
In 2016, the Expo will again be held on the same dates as some of Queensland’s other boating events helping to facilitate four fantastic days on the Gold Coast for boat lovers and enthusiasts.
The Expo is 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 Expo.
The Expo not only offers a wide range of exhibits from kayaks to superyachts, 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.
Expo is ‘the boat show with so much more’ and has provided a proven opportunity over the past five years for a wide range of marine businesses. Over 230 exhibitors last year alone exhibited to over 17,000 highly engaged visitors.
In total Expo has welcomed over 90,000 visitors over the last five years with 2016 marking the sixth annual event.
In this time Expo has also raised $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 Expo each year.
Gold Coast Marine Precinct located on Waterway Drive, Coomera, Queensland, Australia
Click here to view our map and instructions on how to get here.
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
ACTION PACKED EVENT PROGRAM
ONLINE TICKET PRIZE WORTH OVER $40,000!
Our biggest-ever online ticket prize includes a 2016 Quintrex 490 Cruiseabout with a sporty, coloured hull, boat registration, a powerful Evinrude 75hp outboard engine, a bimini for respite from the elements, a Lowrance fish-finder to help you track your prized catch, a comprehensive safety pack, a tough aluminium trailer and also full trailer registration.
Surf Coast Marine’s dealer principal Paul Banning said the 2016 Quintrex 490 Cruiseabout is a very versatile bowrider that is suitable for all types of boating with up to five adults onboard.
“Quintrex’s latest release is perfect for fishing as well as family fun, with plenty of room for relaxing in its large and luxurious front lounge. It also has a seriously sporty look with its blade hull and flared bow providing optimal performance.” he said.
Every single day ticket purchased online will be in with a chance to win, and multiple-day tickets will receive multiple entries into the draw to win this fantastic family prize, supplied courtesy of one of our generous exhibitors, Surf Coast Marine.
Click here to view the full terms and conditions of this prize.
From 2015, the Expo will 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.