The 2013 Gold Coast International Marine Expo not only has everything marine on display, it also boasts a comprehensive program of events with something for everyone.
Over the three big days of the Expo there is something happening every 15 minutes.
Below is a description of each of these attractions and demonstrations and as the event draws closer, more attractions and demonstrations will be added so make sure you check back.
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Flyboard X is the most anticipated extreme water sport to hit the shores of Australia. The Flyboard is a water jet powered machine which allows propulsion underwater and in the air. The position of two nozzles under your feet ensure 90% of the propulsion and allow for movement controlled by tilting one’s feet.
The Flyboard X performance showcases the exclusive new attachement designed for any jetski which allows for the freedom of flight, extreme freestyle stunts and the exciting dolphin dive.
Yamaha Supertank Fishing Show
The Yamaha Supertank Fishing Show gives the spectator a fish’s eye view. Brett Thompson and Michael Cooke demonstrate the many different types of fishing lures on today’s market and will show how the fish react to them and the different techniques used by many of today’s top anglers. Demonstrations are done from an aluminium boat with a Yamaha outboard on the transom giving the illusion of fishing in the wild. All spectrums of the outdoors are covered in the talks from safety with eyewear to knife sharpening, and electronics to holiday spots. All shows are entertaining, exciting, informative and not to be missed !
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Club Marine Cooking Demo with Bart Beek
One of the most dynamic personalities in the Australian culinary scene, Club Marine’s resident chef Bart Beek is an accomplished author, restaurateur and highly-sought after performer. As Club Marine’s resident chef, Bart Beek writes a series of articles that appear in the ‘Gourmet’ section of every issue of Club Marine Magazine. Each of Bart’s articles provide a fantastic array of recipes along with Bart’s tips and techniques that helps the magazine’s readers create the dishes themselves.
Bart’s wealth of culinary knowledge, energy, humour and enthusiasm have made his live cooking demonstrations at the Club Marine stand a ‘must-see’ event for visitors to boat shows across Australia and New Zealand. Cooking demonstrations take place at Club Marine’s stand # 77 on the hour between 10:00am and 4:00pm.
2013 will see the Family Zone truly come to life with a massive 2,000 sqm space dedicated to family fun, entertainment and fantastic activities.
The Family Zone will cater for children of all ages with a space for busy mums, dads and caregivers to relax and unwind.
Parents and carers can keep watch over their children while taking a break from the exciting hustle and bustle of the main Gold Coast International Marine Expo area.
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The Expo will host the third annual Coomera Cup this year on Saturday 2nd November.
The Coomera Cup encompasses a 12km course and comprises of 3 4km laps around Foxwell Island. The Cup is open to a wide range of categories, ages and skill levels for kayakers.
Sign in starts at 7.00am on site with the race taking place at 9.00am.
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Sea World Research & Rescue Boat Tour
Come down to W6 on the marina for your chance to tour the Sea World Research & Rescue Boat Sea World 1.
SW 1 is Sea World’s primary research & rescue vessel and has been involved in hundreds of whale, shark and turtle rescues around Australia. Learn about the Sea World Research & Rescue team, what happens during a rescue and even see specialised rescue equipment.
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Two times world high diving champion Steve Black leads the Expo High Divers and with 27 years in show experience, he looks forward to putting on a show in front of a home crowd.
“It is the first time the high divers have performed at the Expo and I am very excited to be part of this event. My home town is the Gold Coast and after travelling the world performing, it is great to be home,” he said.
The high divers will perform three shows daily with acts including a mix of Olympic diving, comedy diving, a 25 metre high dive and a daring fire dive to finish off the day.
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Jetpack Adventures Demonstration
The Jetpack Adventures Demonstration will perform an action packed routine by a skilled professional pilot within the on-water stadium on the Coomera River.
The Jetpack reaches approximately 10 metres high (30 feet or a 3 Storey building) Water is pumped from a JetSki like device up a large hose to the Jetpack unit. Up to 4000 litres of water a minute can pump through the jetpack which would empty a household pool in 10 minutes.
These performances will take place daily and are not to miss.
$10,000 worth of prizes up for grabs with the Quintrex Family Classic.
The Quintrex Family Classic is the ultimate fishing competition for the whole family, enter and you could be in the running to win your very own Quintrex tinnie plus much, much more!
Quintrex has teamed up with Doug Burt Tackleworld and the Marine Expo to …create this unique fishing competition suitable for the whole family.
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Visit the largest aluminium boat manufacturer in the Southern Hemisphere and experience a guided tour through the construction process of a Quintrex tinnie from metal preparation, welding, painting and through to the final fit out factory.
Friday and Saturday only. Closed in shoes are compulsory for all factory tour participants. Please meet the tour guide at the Quintrex Factory front gate to sign in.
Limited numbers available for each tour.
Surf Life Saving QLD Westpac Mock Rescue
Watch the team as they show the skill, technique and general capability of their amazing equipment and crew.
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50 Tonne Travel Lift Demonstration
The 50 tonne capacity Marine Travel Lift at the Gold Coast City Marina will be lifting a vessel out of the water, manoeuvring the vessel around on the hardstand and then returning the vessel safely back into the water. This Travel Lift Demonstration shows the versatility and power of this unique crane lifting equipment.
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See Riviera boats in varying stages of construction and hear from their world-leading engineers and electricians as they explain the latest in marine technology.
Types of Wooden Boat Construction
Seminar on the various types of wooden boat construction including completed wooden boats and canoes to show the final product of these construction methods.
This 15-20 minute seminar will also show photographs of antique wooden boats and touch on the history of the wooden boat.
This seminar will take place daily on the Wooden Boat Association of Queensland’s stand #36.
Hydraulic Submersion Lift Demonstration
The Hydraulic Submersion Lift (Sealift) is based at the Boat Works and is remote controlled, individually adjustable and can lift up to 65 foot and 45 tonne vessels.Featuring cushioning airbags this sealift can lift vessels up to 10 foot off the ground.
This demonstration take’s place daily on the Boat Work’s stand #57.
Seatech Marine Vessel Maintenance Seminar
This seminar talks about how it is quite normal to compare the maintenance costs of running your car with your boat, however the operating requirements are totally different.
This demonstration take’s place daily on Seatech Marine’s stand #55.
Fishing Seminar’s by Doug Burt and his team
Whether you are a part time enthusiast or a complete fanatic, there’s nothing like the feeling you experience when catching a fish. Doug Burt and his team from Tackle World present 3 different fishing seminars daily including Estuary Fishing with Bait, Offshore Fishing and a Soft Plastic and Lure Fishing for Flathead Seminar.
………………………………………………….These fishing seminar’s take place daily on the Main Stage.