THE Brisbane Boat Show returns to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from August 24-26, 2018.
The Show is one of the largest recreational boat shows in Queensland and fills more than 20,000sq m of floor space across four halls at the South Bank venue.
With a history spanning over 50 years, this three-day celebration of recreational boating is sure to please both committed boaties as well as those new to the lifestyle.
Popular with locals and those from the city’s surrounds, the Brisbane Boat Show is where industry comes together to display and offer the best in recreational boating. The boats are the Show’s heroes, but all the boating gear you might need or want plays a big part too. Andrew Fielding, chairman with the Queensland Council of the Boating Industry Association who organises the event, said given Australia’s recreational boat manufacturing powerhouse lies at Brisbane’s doorstep, visitors can be assured of seeing the best and latest designs at this show.
“Boat manufacturing plays a big part in the Queensland economy and this event showcases the quality and innovation Australia has to offer,” he said. Over 60 organisations have booked exhibition space, and they will bring more than 500 vessels that will present an excellent array of boats catering to various interests including fishing, waterskiing, wake boarding, personal watercraft, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and more.
Once again, family cruisers will prove as popular as ever at the Show. While the Show is the best place to see and buy boats, the BIA also aims to entertain and educate. With a commitment to safe boating, show organisers have pulled together an excellent line-up of government agencies to ensure visitors have the opportunity to better understand how to stay safe and maximise their time on the water.
On stage will be a mix of educators and entertainers, and the fishing masterclasses make a welcome return.
All the details about the Show, ticket prices, where to park and Show hours can be found at brisbaneboatshow.com.au