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Industry Leaders Unite for a Bright Future

Posted by on 11:21 am in 2014, 2015, Boat Show, Exhibitor | 0 comments

Industry Leaders Unite for a Bright Future

The Gold Coast International Marine Expo – a massive showcase of all things aquatic – has today announced new dates, new industry partners and 35% extra exhibitor space and on-site parking capacity in a strategic move that immediately elevates the city’s status on the world boating stage. From 2015, the Expo will be brought forward to align with the dates of Queensland’s other major 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...

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Q&A about 2015

Posted by on 5:34 am in 2014, 2015, Exhibitor | 0 comments

Q&A about 2015

WHY CHANGE THE EXPO DATES IN 2015?  The pre-summer and pre-Christmas timing was very successful for Expo but it was felt the event could not achieve its full potential as manufacturers and retailers could only deliver what they had in stock at that time, while shipyards and the marine service and support businesses were almost at capacity with repairs, slipping, anti-fouling and re-fits at that time. We also understand that the show visitor is looking for something new, something more, something different, something far better than they have...

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Expo Gives Back to Charities

Posted by on 12:30 pm in 2014, 2015, Boat Show, Local Charities | 0 comments

Expo Gives Back to Charities

Gold Coast International Marine Expo has donated $17,000 to four beneficiary charities that helped to make this year’s event such a huge success. Expo chairman Patrick Gay AM said it was a pleasure to recognise the organisations that supplied volunteers throughout the massive showcase of all things aquatic. “I’m delighted that we are able to give something back to the people who put so much time and effort into staging such an important event for the wider marine industry,” he said. “Without them, we would not be able to hold the...

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Winner Mark is RIB-Ready

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Winner Mark is RIB-Ready

Mark Hoult admits that winning a Sirocco tender at this year’s Gold Coast International Marine Expo could not have come at a better time. “I’m just about to put my 22-foot Steber cruiser on the water for this summer after a year of getting it ready … and I was definitely in the market for a tender,” he said. “I actually went to the Expo this year specifically to look at tenders so I’m absolutely rapt at winning the Sirocco RIB.” Mark, who has attended the Expo for the past three years, was automatically entered into the draw for the Sirocco...

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Another Outstanding Success

Posted by on 2:32 pm in 2014 | 0 comments

Another Outstanding Success

The Australian marine industry is singing the praises of the 4th annual Gold Coast International Marine Expo, reporting strong sales and even greater prospects in the lead-up to summer. Expo Marketing & Event Manager Emma Milne says feedback from exhibitors was extremely positive, indicating the event had achieved its objectives of boosting the marine industry, raising money for charity and providing visitors with a timely and memorable opportunity to get everything they need to have fun on the water this summer. “Based on exhibitor...

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McDonalds Boosts the Family Fun

Posted by on 2:23 pm in 2014, Boat Show, Event Program | 0 comments

McDonalds Boosts the Family Fun

The awe-inspiring aerial antics of the Extreme High Diving show at this weekend’s 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo have a whole new flavour, with McDonald’s signing up as an event partner. Presenting the Extreme High Diving show at the Expo is a good fit for McDonald’s, which has a firm focus on active lifestyles and family togetherness. The partnership announcement comes ahead of McHappy Day this Saturday (October 18), which helps families with seriously ill children through Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities. Expo chairman...

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Great start to another massive Expo

Posted by on 7:41 pm in Boat Show, Latest News | 0 comments

Great start to another massive Expo

There’s a buoyant vibe across the massive 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo site after a fantastic first day featuring solid visitor numbers and exhibitors reporting strong sales. The Expo – open all weekend – is a marquee event for the marine industry and has delivered on its promise of “all things aquatic – from super yachts and jet skis to kayaks and fishing equipment … and everything in between”. Expo chairman Patrick Gay AM, from Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard, said the event was a great example of how a competitive...

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Boats to behold … and much more

Posted by on 2:49 pm in 2014, Boat Show | 0 comments

Boats to behold … and much more

Boaties are in for a real treat – a multitude of esteemed boat-builders have reserved the 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo to unveil their latest new models to the public. The vast range of new and innovative vessels covers the entire spectrum of on-water enjoyment, from luxurious sports yachts and specialist fishing vessels to family recreation boats and inflatable dinghies. Expo chairman Patrick Gay AM said the event will feature ‘all things aquatic – from super yachts to kayaks, jet skis to fishing equipment … and everything in...

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