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Winner Mark is RIB-Ready

Posted by on 2:32 pm in 2014, Competition, Prize Winner | 0 comments

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 2014, Boat Show | 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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The future is NOW at Expo

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The future is NOW at Expo

As far as cool contraptions go, the Hoverboard is possibly the most anticipated futuristic thrill-seeking accessory of all time. It was in the 1989 blockbuster Back to the Future II that Marty McFly (aka Michael J Fox) introduced the world to the Hoverboard – a jet-propelled skateboard without wheels. Rumours have persisted since the movie’s release that hoverboards were in fact real and, even after a series of false starts, that they were scheduled to hit the market on October 21, 2015 … again courtesy of the fictional Back to the Future II....

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Futuristic and fun toys set for official release

Posted by on 1:59 pm in Exhibitor, Latest News | 0 comments

Futuristic and fun toys set for official release

A vast array of fun and exciting new products are set for first-release at the Expo from 17-19 October – some for the first time in Queensland, some for the first time in Australia … and some for the first time in the world. The growing list of product premieres – already more than double last year’s number – includes some of the world’s most esteemed marine brands and certainly delivers on the Expo promise of being ‘much more than a boat show’. Expo chairman Patrick Gay AM said the event will feature ‘all things aquatic – from super yachts...

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Buy your tickets now to go into the draw to WIN a BOAT

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Buy your tickets now to go into the draw to WIN a BOAT

Tickets are now available online for the 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo from October 17-19 … and with almost all exhibitor space now sold, this year’s massive showcase of ‘all things aquatic’ is certainly shaping up as the biggest and best yet. Now in its fourth year, Australia’s only ‘Working Boat Show’ has cemented itself as one of the key events on the marine industry calendar, with strong demand for exhibitor space prompting organisers to expand the Expo site and confirming the extensive range of products and services that will...

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