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Gold Coast International Marine Expo 2016

DATES 2016

Thursday 19th May
Friday 20th May
Saturday 21st May
Sunday 22nd May

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OPENING TIMES

Thursday 9.00am – 4.00pm
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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BUY YOUR TICKETS

Adult – $12
Children under 12 – FREE
Seniors/Pensioners – $9
2, 3 & 4 Day Passes also available

Click here to buy tickets

THE BOAT SHOW WITH SO MUCH MORE

The Expo is an annual four-day, family-friendly event attracting exhibitors and visitors from across Australia and around the world.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The Expo is a not-for-profit association staged by the marine industry leaders, for the marine industry, founded in 2011.

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 while showcasing our diverse marine industry in a highly memorable and interactive way.

The Expo’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 EXPO

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.

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

Expo is the boat show with so much more with everything from kayaks to superyachts, jet skis to fishing equipment and everything else in between on display.
The Expo 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 Expo is a key driver to its success.
Click here to view our 2016 exhibitor list.

ACTION PACKED EVENT PROGRAM

The Expo 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 four big days in May.
Click here to view all of our confirmed attractions and demonstrations taking place in 2016.

ONLINE TICKET PRIZE WORTH OVER $40,000!

One lucky online ticket holder will WIN our biggest-ever boating prize – a brilliant BOWRIDER BOATING PACKAGE WORTH WELL OVER $40,000!

Gold Coast Marine Expo-Surf Coast Marine-Online Prize Graphic_FINAL_whiteThis fully equipped, ready-to-go boating package will get you, your family and friends safely out on the water and immediately making memories in fine style.

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.

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TICKET PRICES

Adult General Admission – $12.00
*Children – Under 12 Free when accompanied by an Adult
**Senior/Pensioner General Admission – $9.00
2 Day Pass – $20.00 per adult
3 Day Pass – $25.00 per adult
4 Day Pass – $30.00 per adult
Please note: All General Admission tickets are per person, per day and available for purchase online (link above) and at the gate.
All 2 Day, 3 Day and 4 Day Passes are per person and can be used on any of the four days of Expo, please ensure you bring your ticket each day.
*All children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.
**A seniors/pensioners card must be presented at the gate.

NOT-FOR-PROFIT

The Expo 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 Expo’s support of our local charities.

TIMING

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.

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 Expo

FOOD PRECINCT

Expo 2016 offers a brand new 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 Expo.

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 is available around the High Diving Tank, Yamaha Super Fishing Tank and within our Rest Stops. 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 Expo 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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