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Back by popular demand – Quintrex Factory Tours

Posted by on 2:15 pm in 2014, Event Program, Visitor | 0 comments

Back by popular demand – Quintrex Factory Tours

Guided tours of the Quintrex aluminium boat-building factory are back by popular demand for the 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo. The tours – for which numbers are limited – offer a first-hand glimpse of the latest innovative techniques used in crafting what are undoubtedly Australia’s favourite tinnies. The free, fully guided tours offer a rare opportunity to view the complete manufacturing process, including the process of plasma cutting; pressing and welding of marine grade aluminium, custom-designed paint booths and the complete...

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Fastest jet ski ever built on show

Posted by on 4:07 pm in 2014, Boat Show, Product Release | 0 comments

Fastest jet ski ever built on show

The most powerful Jet Ski on the planet will be officially unveiled to the Australian public at the 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo from October 17-19. The adrenalin-pumping, limited edition 2015 Kawasaki Ultra 310R draws from decades of championship-winning racing experience and will be marketed as the “ultimate sport personal watercraft” John Moyle from Gold Coast-based Jet Ski World said: “The fastest production Jet Ski ever built just got even faster! “There’s been a lot of anticipation with this model,” he said. “Kawasaki has...

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Eye on the Big Picture

Posted by on 1:26 pm in Exhibitor, Gold Coast Marine Precinct, Latest News | 0 comments

Eye on the Big Picture

Charismatic Queensland businessman Stefan Ackerie has promising plans to build a towering ‘icon of vision’ to mark his faith in the future of the Gold Coast’s dynamic marine industry. A sister to the iconic South Brisbane Stefan Skyneedle, rescued by Stefan after World Expo in 1988 to prevent it being moved overseas, the 80-foot Tower of Vision will be constructed at his boat dealership, Stefan Boating World in the Gold Coast Marine Precinct at Coomera. A household name through his chain of 50 high-end hairdressing salons throughout...

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Make every moment one to remember at Expo

Posted by on 4:37 pm in 2014, Boat Show, Event Program | 0 comments

Make every moment one to remember at Expo

It’s often said, “the family that goes boating together, stays together” … and this important fact is one of the underlying pillars of success for the Gold Coast International Marine Expo. Now in its fourth year, the Expo is going from strength to strength … and Event and Marketing Manager Emma Milne said the focus for 2014 is still firmly fixed on helping families create fun memories that they can treasure for a lifetime. “Family plays an important role in the boating industry and this fact is certainly not lost on our exhibitors who have...

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Huge range of marine products set for official release at Expo

Posted by on 2:39 pm in 2014, Boat Show, Product Release | 0 comments

Huge range of marine products set for official release at Expo

A HUGE range of exciting new products have been confirmed for release at this years Gold Coast International Marine Expo from October 17-19, spanning everything from super yachts to fishing equipment to jet ski accessories … and everything in between. Among the products to make their world debut will be the first luxury power boat built under the glamourous Gold Coast-owned Whitehaven marque – the 6000 Flybridge. Designed on the Gold Coast and built by New Ocean Yachts, the Whitehaven range is built to handle the testing Australian conditions...

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High-Diver Steve Black is back doing what he loves at Expo

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High-Diver Steve Black is back doing what he loves at Expo

Do NOT try this at home! That’s right – this guy has set himself on fire and jumped from a 25m tower. His plan is to land in a pool of just 3 metres of water … and survive. A bit extreme? Perhaps … but it should be noted that Steve Black IS a professional, and he IS very well prepared. He’s also very well credentialed – the 47-year-old Gold Coaster is a two-time world champion high-diver whose career in aerial acrobatics … and antics … still takes him right around the globe. He has even competed – in fact for 15 years – in the highly...

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Excitement mounts as organisers add extra sites

Posted by on 3:20 pm in 2014, Exhibitor, Hardstand, Latest News, Marina | 0 comments

Excitement mounts as organisers add extra sites

High demand for exhibitor space at this years Expo has prompted organisers to expand the event site – an indication this year’s showcase of “all things aquatic” will be the biggest and best yet. Event and Marketing Manager Emma Milne said more than 70% of available sites had already been allocated to a wide range of exhibitors for “Australia’s only working boat show” from 17-19 October. “The high demand for exhibitor space certainly confirms that the Expo has cemented itself as an important event for the marine industry not just locally, but...

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Learn about life beneath the water at Expo

Posted by on 4:31 pm in 2014, Event Program, Latest News | 0 comments

Learn about life beneath the water at Expo

Every angler has been there: your tackle box is full, anticipation is high. The tide change approaches and you sense your prey … hungry and hunting. You cast your lure with precision and you begin your retrieval with those spasmodic twitches you’ve perfected in your sleep. You cast again … retrieve … cast … retrieve. What happens next? Well, it depends heavily on your location, skill, expertise and, of course, your choice of lure. Fortunately, anglers of all abilities will have the chance to hone their knowledge of all things fishing during...

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