High-profile marques such as Riviera, Palm Beach, Clipper, Maritimo, Horizon, Whitehaven, Ocean Alexander, Galeon, Fleming and Leigh-Smith Yachts will impress both afficionados and newcomers to the boating lifestyle via an array of local and imported motor yachts, sports boats and more.
Renowned Australian brand Palm Beach Motor Yachts will display the elegant PB50, PB65 Flybridge and GT50 models. Featuring sleek lines, hand-crafted teak joinery, impeccable finishes, powerful performance and all the luxuries of home.
Leading the Clipper Motor Yachts’ lineup is the world premiere of its Hudson Bay 470 sedan, a semi-displacement motoryacht ideal for the Australian lifestyle. This comes complete with a two-cabin, two-bathroom layout, hopper windows and spacious shaded cockpit for easy indoor-outdoor entertaining.
Last year we were wowed by the release of the sensational Maritimo X60, this year, it’s smaller sibling X50 will be centre stage on a packed Pier F.
The latest addition to the revolutionary X-Series' line will add to what has been one of the most successful product launches in Maritimo’s history, following the astounding international response to the release of the X60 at Sanctuary Cove last May.
Lead designer Tom Barry-Cotter said the X-Series' revolutionary design made a strong statement that Maritimo is a united team committed to further establishing itself as industry leaders in design and performance.
Like the X60, the X50 features a unique aft cabin accessible from both saloon and swim platform deck, regularly outfitted as a standard beach club cabin with ensuite. The area has been perfected for use as an entertainment and watersports hub, with the added ability to convert to an extra guest stateroom, via a standard folding double bed integrated into the rear bar or even a garage with space for a 3.2 metre tender. Prices start at A$1,440,000 including this beach club aft.
Also based at Sanctuary Cove, Horizon Motor Yachts Australia will display the latest Horizon RP115, the E75 and the world premiere of the “pocket superyacht” – the FD77 Skyline. The Horizon RP115 will be the largest Horizon to hit Australian shores for a third-time owner and, at 122ft, will be the largest vessel on show at SCIBS 2019. The brand-new 77ft (24.54m) FD77 with its distinctive 23ft beam, available as an open flybridge or enclosed bridge, was designed by esteemed Dutch design studio Cor D. Rover and is designed to appeal to the owner-operator.
Marine industry powerhouse Riviera has also announced it will host its hugely popular Festival of Boating amid the splendour of Sanctuary Cove this year. The celebration of the Riviera ‘family’ across multiple venues at Sanctuary Cove will coincide with the premium luxury motoryacht builder presenting an incredible four world premieres at SCIBS. While details of the new models are a tightly guarded secret, Riviera has confirmed they will form part of a stunning 11-yacht showcase surrounding its prestigious Riviera Motor Yacht Club at the end of the Sanctuary Cove Marina’s Pier F.
Princess Yachts also returns with a range of world-renowned motoryachts to this years’ show. On display are the Princess Y75 Motoryacht, V65 Sportsyacht and V58 Sportsyacht, as well as a range of pre-loved Princess vessels.
The ingenious design of the Y75 Motor Yacht offers efficient and agile cruising. Her deck layout provides a variety of options to entertain or relax including a walkthrough foredeck with U-shaped seating and sunbathing area. The V75’s elegant exterior conceals a voluminous interior. Light flows into the main deck through extended window lines and a unique full-height window on the port side to make the free-standing dining area a spectacular place to entertain. Forward on the lower deck, all three guest cabins are ensuite, whilst a dedicated staircase leads to the owner’s stateroom amidships via a private lobby area.
The exciting V65 sets a new standard. Her deep-V hull is optimised for greater lift and less drag, equalling lower planing speeds and greater efficiency. When entertaining, her spacious cockpit inspires relaxation with a sunpad and well-equipped dining area leading to the fully equipped aft galley. Her flexible saloon can be climate controlled or opened to the elements via triple sliding aft doors and a retractable sunroof. Below deck, eight guests enjoy four beautifully appointed cabins all bathed in natural light from elegant hull glazing.
Whitehaven Motor Yachts will present the much-anticipated Harbour Classic 40 and the all-new Whitehaven 6100 Coupe with its incredible superyacht-inspired Euro Edition styling package. “These vessels represent close to two years of R&D and production, and we are very proud to bring them to SCIBS,” Whitehaven Motor Yachts managing director Bruce Scott said.
The Harbour Classic 40 concept was drawn by highly respected New Zealand yacht designer/builder Bill Upfold, with Australian naval architect Misha Merzliakov reimagining the design for discerning Australian day boaters.
The Harbour Classic 40 is a sophisticated and supremely comfortable 40ft dayboat, which combines the aesthetic and timeless appeal of a gentleman’s cruiser with the benefits of high-tech design and engineering, constructed with an expertly-designed hull for a quieter ride.
SCIBS will further host Queensland's’ first look at the new SX Range from Integrity Motor Yachts. Complementing the Classic Integrity Sedan range, the new SX range features a host of styling modifications designed by Misha Merzliakov to appeal to a new generation of boating families eager to step into a relaxed pace of cruising that embodies the Integrity motto: “Discover more”. While maintaining the key Integrity DNA of spacious entertainer’s layouts, undercover cockpit and side walkways for easy access, as well as reliable and economical displacement cruising, the new SX range blends the timeless appeal of traditional trawler-style attributes with strong automotive cues, sophisticated geometry and a variety of materials.
In another SCIBS coup, Fleming Yachts Australia will have Rapture, its exceptional Fleming 58, on show. Created to fill the gap between the 55 and 65 models, the 58 was designed by Norman R. Wright & Sons in Brisbane, whose expertise in designing semi-displacement motor cruiser hulls is unrivalled in Australia.
With a full-width master cabin below the pilot house and an engine room boasting full headroom, Rapture comes complete with digital switching, a full array of the latest Raymarine navigational equipment and Twin Disc joystick control with the popular Position Hold feature, in addition to traditional electronic throttle and gear levers.
Meanwhile, Alexander Marine – representing Ocean Alexander with the 70ft and brand new 88 Skylounge models on show – will also launch the award-winning, European-built Galeon brand of boats into Australia with the Galeon 460 Fly and 510 Skydeck models.
Established in Poland in 1982, Galeon’s staff of more than 800 employees deliver about 100 vessels each year with handcrafted excellence and unparalleled attention to detail. While the yacht builder may be new to Australia, it has received acclaim in Europe including the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival where the Galeon 640 Fly was named ‘Most Innovative Yacht’ in the 60-80 feet category.
Sanctuary Cove-based Leigh-Smith Yachts will display the British-built Fairline Targa 48 GT. With three cabins, this dynamic sports cruiser features an Australian-friendly ‘galley up’ layout and retains its full deck-level saloon, aft sliding doors and opening hardtop that opens the interior to sunshine and sea breezes. The cockpit features a J-shaped seating area with a table and offers the option of a sunbed conversion.Alongside the 48GT will be the debut of the 49 Alaska Sedan 2019 model, along the latest 720 Hampton Endurance.
Making her debut in Queensland, the Longreef 60 SX Flybridge is sure to attract attention. The extra-large flybridge with its bimini cover is reached by a staircase from the aft deck. The Longreef 60 SX Flybridge is powered by a pair of Cummins 550 hp diesel engines.
SCIBS marks the Queensland debut for this new release which was created from the feedback of 400 boat owners. Super-refined with functional glamour and grandeur, step aboard this beauty and admire her roomy expanses – she easily accommodates two families across three luxurious bedrooms including a full-beam owner’s suite amidships. Double pullman bunks in the downstairs lounge and in a crew cabin aft of the engine room make this one of very few 60s that will comfortably sleep 10 guests.
TMG will present the all-new Lagoon 40. Designed by VPLP Design and Patrick Le Quement, with interiors by Nauta Design, the yacht boasts a mast step further aft than her predecessors, a self-tacking jib and shorter boom for simplified manoeuvres, and a spacious layout dedicated to a social lifestyle and enhanced performance.
TMG will also display the sensational Dragonfly Sport 25, the pocket rocket trailer-sailer trimaran from Denmark that is available in two versions – a touring version and the more powerful and dynamic sports model.
Another first will be the Australian debut of eyachts’ exceptional Greenline NEO Hardtop, which the dealer promises will be “...the standout at the show and on local waterways.”
At 10.99m, the vessel is available with either twin outboards for up to 40 knot speeds or 100 per cent electric propulsion, which will achieve a top speed of 18 knots and incredible efficiency. It can also entertain up to 12 guests in an open cockpit with chef’s galley. The company will also host demonstrations of an impressive line-up of power boats throughout the show, including the versatile and edgy Axopar 37 Suntop, Axopar 28 Cabin and Axopar 28 T-Top. Completing the line-up will be the Greenline 39 and Sealine C330.
Multihull Solutions will present several new models at SCIBS, including the Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42, the most successful 42ft bluewater cruising catamaran released during the past 10 years.
Alongside the Astrea 42 in the Multihull Solutions line-up will be the Fountaine Pajot Saona 47, the highly awarded 'ultimate world cruising catamaran', and the Fountaine Pajot MY44, considered the game changer for the longer-range power category.
Newcomer to Australian shores, the feature-laden 10m Focus Power 33 sports cruiser should impress with its sleek, stylish looks and spacious design.
The Focus Power 33 was designed by esteemed UK naval architect, Tony Castro and is the next incarnation of the model that won 2015 Boat of the Year Europe. Powered by twin Steyr 260hp engines, performance should impress too, as will its show-only special price of just $499,000.
Yamaha Motor Australia will be displaying the all-new V8 XTO 425 horsepower outboard at the 2019 show. Attendees will be able to get up close and personal to view the inner workings of this massive and technology-driven powerhouse.
This next generation engine sees a giant leap in outboard engine design and development, with the introduction of the industry’s first fully integrated electric steering system and first direct-injection four-stroke outboard, delivering the highest compression ratio of any outboard.
Complementing this engine, Yamaha will also be displaying their Helm Master joystick docking and positioning system, which creates a truly effortless boating experience.
Visit the Yamaha display at the Sports, Leisure and Fishing precinct, located right next to the Supertank fish tank display.
World leaders in sail and small shaft-drive engines Nanni Diesel will focus on its small engine range desined for sail and small displacement repowers at this years' show.
Alongside the small engine range will be generators and the new John Deere based marine engines. Based on industrial and commercial engines, the John Deere based range is designed for the repower market and new small-to-mid-sized power vessels with simplictiy a key design factor. The famous blue engines will be supported by the knowledgeable team from the Collins Marine group near the shows' entrance – stop in for a chat with the gang.
Volvo Penta might just have the answer to taking your project boat up to a high-performing machine that will be the envy of all. At SCIBS 2019, Volvo Penta – through its Queensland-based distributor Seamech – is offering a free extended warranty for up to five years on the entire Aquamatic Petrol engine range with sterndrive. These engines will get you up on the plane quick smart, yet offer low emissions, great fuel economy and exceptional responsive handling.
But don’t just take their word for it. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in the US has awarded the Customer Satisfaction Index award to Volvo Penta for this range of engines for 15 years in a row. Packages start from $18,293. Throughout SCIBS, members of Seamech’s team will be on stand PR10 to discuss the best engine package for your boat and as they are the 2018 Volvo Penta Oceania Business Partner of the Year, we think they might just know what they are talking about.
If it’s an outboard you’re chasing, then visit one of the many Suzuki Marine dealer stands. Suzuki’s range of four-stroke outboards are known for their fuel efficiency, value and performance thanks to such innovations as Lean Burn, maintenance-free timing chains and offset driveshaft. Visit one of our three dealer stands to find out why Suzuki is the ultimate outboard motor – Surf Coast Marine, Australian Marine Centre or Laguna Boating Centre.
Sure to draw a crowd will be the latest launches from Suzuki in the DF350A, a high-performance V6 and the DF175A and DF150A in-line four-cylinder sisters. With Suzuki’s famous Lean Burn technology these outboards are fuel efficient but pack plenty of grunt thanks to high gearbox ratios driving big propellers.
Sport, Leisure and Fishing
Trailerable boat exhibitors will occupy an incredible 20,000sqm at this year's show. The team from Malibu Boats will make the trip from its Albury, Victoria facility to show off the feature-filled 2019 models of its wakeboard and wakesurfing boats, while Nautique Central will exhibit five of its US-built range of specialist wakeboard, wakesurf and ski boats.
From Orlando, Florida, the award-winning Nautique range suits Australian conditions and has consistently won ‘Wakeboat of the Year’ since 2013. “All our boats are a standout but the Super Air Nautique G23 is the flagship of the brand,” Nautique Central’s Sam Greenland said. “It’s the industry-leading vessel and will be a head-turner at SCIBS 2019.”
Sirocco Marine North has booked extended space for the event as it plans to showcase a large range of 30 RIBS spanning the BRIG, Williams and Sirocco brands, including the Williams Minijet 280, Williams Turbojet 325 and all-new BRIG Eagle 8, Eagle 6 and Eagle 5.
The Eagle 8 – BRIG’s new 8m go-anywhere cruiser – will captivate devotees of the brand and a new generation of boaties looking for myriad features as standard. With room for up to 11 people, it is powered by the acclaimed Yamaha 300hp four-stroke engine.
Seafarer Boats has a legendary reputation amongst boaties and fishermen for its hardcore performance and practicality. If you’re interested in climbing aboard a Seafarer, visit the Laguna Boating Centre stand to check out the range.
At Karee Marine, you’ll find a range of Tournament Pleasure Boats on hand. Perfect for crossing the bay or heading out wide, the Tournament range is designed and built to withstand the harshest of Australian conditions.
Gold Coast-based JSW Powersports, the world’s number one dealer for Sea-Doo, has already booked its traditional position on both sides of Masthead Way and plans to present the complete 2019 lineup of Sea-Doo models. This will include the new 2019 Fish Pro, which was designed for PWC fishing, as well as GTX 300 Ltd from the luxury range, RXT-X 300 from the high-performance range, Wake Pro 230 and the Spark Trixx.
In all, JSW Powersports plans to display 20-plus models in the Sea-Doo, Sea Fox and Malibu boat ranges, along with a selection of Can-Am ATV offroad vehicles and the new-in-2019 Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles, the ideal companion to the on-water adventure lifestyle.
For the explorers, the Caraboat will be of prime interest – a caravan-boat combo that is a stylish, sleek, aerodynamic and easy-to-tow caravan and then, when in boat mode, becomes a safe, seaworthy boat.
Nitro Marine will return to its prime spot on Masthead Way with the first-ever look at the results of an exciting tri-country collaboration. Working with a New Zealand family building boats in China, the long-running Gold Coast marine business will launch a family-orientated range of Nitro Marine fibreglass fishing boats ranging from 5.8m-6.5m with cabin, walk-around and Kiwi-Australian hull. A 6.2m dual-console option will also be on offer. The oldest and largest Mercury franchise on the Gold Coast, Nitro Marine will also showcase its wide range of Mako, Tracker, SunTracker, Polycraft and SeaJay boats.
From Australian Marine Centre (AMC), all eyes will be on a selection of Haines Signature boats. The range offers everything from affordable entry-level options for families looking for their first boat, to fishing machines with all the bells and whistles for serious anglers. AMC will also display a range of Bar Crusher and Formosa offshore fishing boats as well as Aquamaster alloy boats, all proudly made in Queensland
Club Marine has also committed to a significant presence at SCIBS 2019, with a highly visible stand opposite the Main Pavilion in Marine Village.
“As one of the first boat shows of the year, SCIBS is the ideal place to catch up with our customers and industry colleagues, share their experiences and help them with their interests,” Club Marine CEO Simon McLean said.
In the dedicated Suzuki Street, the Haines Group will collaborate with dealers AMC, Surf Coast Marine and Laguna Boating Centre to showcase a range of exciting new models and motors including Haines Signature boats, Seafarer and Suzuki marine outboards.
“We are taking expanded space this year to present a selection of boats from the renowned Seafarer range,” said Haines Group’s Chris Thompson. “SCIBS is always a brilliant show for us and an important marketing platform.”
Northside Marine will showcase about 16 vessels, among them a range of the latest models from Stabicraft, Whittley Cruisers, Surtees boats and Sportsman centre-console boats from the US, all powered by Yamaha engines. The business will also offer special SCIBS packages including boat, trailer and engines.
Wynnum Marine is preparing to present a wide selection from the Cruise Craft range, proudly made in Brisbane since 1946 by the Nichols family. The highlight of the Cruise Craft display will be the launch of the 2019 new centre console boat, the F360M (reviewed in issue 513) – a 6.35m fully-composite construction trailerable boat. Set up for all kinds of fishing, the F360M boasts 200hp engine, built-in tackle box, self-draining floor, more than 700L of storage, hydraulic steering and many more features for comfort, safety and efficiency.
Queensland Marine Centre (QMC) will have up to 30 boats on show in the dedicated trailer boat precinct under the iconic US-made Boston Whaler, SeaRay, Mastercraft and Dorado brands.
Mastercraft, a specialist wakeboard boat brand, is also among its fleet, with QMC to offer boat-motor-trailer packages, using Ilmor engines also from the US.
In an Australian debut, Cobalt Boats will unveil its dynamic 23SC outboard boat, along with a line-up that includes the Cobalt R7, 2019 edition R5, CS 23 and 200S models. “We have something for everyone,” said Cobalt Boats managing director Brett Thurley.
Brisbane Quintrex, one of the country’s biggest boat dealerships, will present a selection of Quintrex, Baysport and Yellowfin boats – “A hardcore plate fishing boat range,” according to dealer principal Aaron Goodchild. “SCIBS 2019 is on track to be the biggest ever in terms of trailer boats,” he said. “We will have 40 boats in total, ranging from 3.5m to 7m and all with factory-backed specials and unbeatable deals on offer over the four days.”
Gold Coast Boating Centre has invested in an 800sqm space to showcase about 30 boats across the Horizon, Stessco, Formosa by Sea-Rod and Stessel brands, along with Dunbier trailers and Yamaha outboard motors. There will be boats in the bowrider, centre console and side console styles, from entry-level starting about $10,000 up to $100,000-plus and with 2019 models to suit all budgets and boating lifestyles.
With its trademark rainbow banner, Stefan Boating World will display the latest model 702 Karnic motor yacht, a dynamic 24-footer that is an ideal fishing or dayboat and boasts a double cabin, bathroom and sunbed, along with being towable – all at a great price.
Made in Brazil, the fabulous Fibrafort range was designed in collaboration with Porsche Consulting and spans 21-40ft, while Reflex boats is described by Stefan Boating World director Steve Ackerie as “...the best value family boat in Australia, exceptionally roomy for its size and packed full of features.”
Pontoon and deck boat specialists Hurricane Boats Australia will have two highly-specced boats direct from the US making their SCIBS debut: the Hurricane 2400 Sundeck and the Hurricane 226 Fundeck sports edition with double bimini, upgraded 150hp engine, black rails and white upholstery.
In the Pavilions
As regular visitors well know, SCIBS is about much more than just boats and guests can expect to once again be treated to a huge range of associated marine products. This will include the return of electronics behemoths Navico, Raymarine, Garmin and Furuno to the Main Pavilion along with stalwarts Seabreeze Industries/Dometic and Stella Systems, while top quality marine clothing manufacturer Musto and marine lifestyle product specialist Ultra Marine will showcase the latest marine accessories and accoutrements from Europe.
From Fusion, expect a huge range of marine entertainment systems, including the launch of the much-anticipated Apollo 670, the world’s first touchscreen marine stereo, plus the Apollo RA770 and the compact Apollo SRX400.
Fusion marketing manager Marcus Hamilton said: “SCIBS has always been an important show for Fusion due to seasonality, location and visitors. We have chosen to launch many products at this show over the years and 2019 is no different.”
Premium marine accessory specialist, Gineico will have a host of innovative, Italian-made yachting accessories, deck-hardware and furniture on display at this years’ show.
Exhibiting in its usual position adjacent to the marina, Gineico will present an impressive array of boating and lifestyle accessories, including stainless steel swim ladders, Besenzoni helm chairs with integrated boat controls, the latest Idromar fully automatic 316 stainless water makers, LED backlit boat names and superyacht-quality folding deck chairs and folding cockpit tables. Taking pride of place among the Gineico line-up is the Quick MC2 X-Series anti-roll gyro stabiliser, a revolution in the gyro concept, which since its launch at SCIBS last year has attracted a firm following among recreational boaties and commercial operators.
Masthead Way, Sanctuary Cove, QLD
Thursday May 23 to Sunday May 26, 2019
1. BY LAND
Free Park ‘N’ Ride – From Movie World
SCIBS offers free parking and shuttle bus ride service, thanks to its Park ‘n’ Ride partnership with Warner Bros’ Movie World. Accessed via Exit 60 on the Pacific Motorway, it’s first in, best dressed, with regular shuttles operating to the event.
Pre-Paid Onsite Parking
For parking close to the action, SCIBS has limited onsite parking available, which can be purchased in advance online when buying your tickets. Onsite car park passes are likely to sell out quickly, so book early. Car parking tickets are now available from Ticketmaster. PRICES: Car Park 1 $15; Car Park 2 and 3 $40
Surfside Public Bus Service
Get to the Sanctuary Cove boat show with Surfside. Travel to Southport, then change to route 711 to Sanctuary Cove. Bus transport costs are additional. For bus times phone 13 1230 or visit translink.com.au
Chauffeured To The Gate
Taxis, Ride Share vehicles and limousines may drop off and pick up passengers at the show entrance. For taxi bookings phone 131 008.
There are limited reserved car park spaces available for mobility impaired visitors. These spaces are allocated on a ‘first in, best dressed’ basis upon arrival. The relevant vehicles should enter Sanctuary Cove and follow the directions of car park attendants to P4 Car Park. Wheelchairs are also available and can be requested at any of the entrances. For ease of access, disabled bathrooms are located in and around The Marine Village. For all enquiries regarding disabled access and facilities during the event, phone the Boat Show Office on (07) 5577 6011.
2. BY AIR
Helicopter transfers will be available from the Marina Mirage Heliport for $100 one way and $180 return. Car parking available at Marina Mirage. To purchase transfers, phone Gold Coast Helitours on (07) 5591 8457 or visit www.goldcoasthelitours.com.au
3. BY SEA
Margarita Cruises MV Kilkie will be operating a regular service from the Colman Family Park boat ramp/jetty, Tallawood Road, Coomera. A short eight-minute trip, this service will operate from 8am to 5.30pm daily. Local street parking available and no bookings required. Cost is $15 per person return for adults and $5 return for children. For more information phone 0438 605 528 or visit margaritacruises.com.au
The Sanctuary Cove Marina is closed during the Boat Show; no moorings or berths are available and no private boat passenger drop-offs are permitted. Private boats may anchor nearby in the Coomera River and adjoining waterways. The Volunteer Marine Rescue Service operates a ferry pick-up service from private boats to the marina entrance for a gold coin donation per passenger.
Adult gate $25 (online price $20)
Concession gate $20 (online price $16)
Children under 15 free
To purchase online, visit ticketmaster.com.au and search Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.
A partnership with RACQ, Queensland’s largest automotive club, means members can also purchase 2-for-1 tickets online through the RACQ website prior to the gates opening.