It’s great to see the boat show scene back in full swing with the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show hosting a sold-out event over 4 days. For Queenslanders, the Brisbane Boat Show has been sadly cancelled for 2022 but is set to return in 2023. But for the remainder of 2022, boating enthusiasts have several dedicated boat shows coming up. Also, keep an eye out for regional outdoor and lifestyle shows which can often also include trailer boat exhibitors.
We provide a wrap on Sanctuary Cove for those who couldn’t make it, reminders of what events are coming up and our recommendations for boat loan options for show attendees and other keen buyers.
Wrap and Recap: Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
The iconic Sanctuary Cove Boat Show lived up to expectations with more than 300 exhibitors and over 40,000 visitors taking in the vessels, products and entertainment on offer.
Organisers provided a wrap with key highlights:-
- Multiple Australian and international premieres with new models launched by Riviera and Maritimo.
- Great sales in multihulls according to catamaran specialists, Multihull Solutions and the launch of the Trimaran Neel 43.
- Whittley Boats reported good sales of the CR cruiser and SL fishing boat series.
- First showings in Australia for the Sea Fox 328 Commander and Sea-Doo Fish Pro
- Volvo Penta displayed its innovative range of engine and propulsion systems.
- An ‘event first’ with the display of the new Garmin systems.
- 12 Riviera models on display including Aussie premieres – 4600 Sport Yacht Platinum, 465 SUV and 78 Motor Yacht.
- Debut on the world stage of Princess F Class 55 Flybridge
If you missed the 2022 event, it’s scheduled to return in May 2023.
Reminder: Jeanneau Boat Show
Yachting enthusiasts can head to d’Albora Marinas at The Spit in Sydney’s northern suburb of Mosman for the Jeanneau Boat Show. To be held from Wednesday 27 July to Tuesday 2 August.
According to MW Marine and Jeanneau, the decision to hold this water display at their location was made as a result of limited availability of stock and is in place of attendance at the major Sydney Show.
Buyers can enjoy guided tours of vessels by the Jeanneau reps and one-on-ones to address questions. Book tickets to avoid disappointment.
Rev Up: Sydney International Boat Show
Tickets are now on sale for this must-attend – the Sydney International Boat Show. A full five days from 28 July to 1 August at Sydney’s Darling Harbour. On-water and indoor displays will cover a wide range of boats to suit all budgets and boating styles.
Don’t miss this one – tickets are on sale from May 30.
Melbourne Boat Show Reminder
Victorians have to wait a little longer as the Melbourne Boat Show is scheduled for 20-23 October at Docklands. Those interested in attending can register to receive more information as it becomes available.
Boat Loan Recommendations
If planning to attend a boat show and hoping to place an order, it is highly recommended to secure your marine finance before arrival. This can place you in an ideal position to confidently place that order and expedite delivery. Many boat markets have experienced supply issues over the past few years and with the computer chip shortage ongoing, the limited availability may also continue with some makes and models.
Having your boat loan sorted before attending a boat show or before visiting a dealership, may be the difference in significant delivery wait times. Possibly get you to the point end of the queue faster!
Jade Boat Loans offers pre-approved marine finance across our boat loan products with the Secured Boat Loan the most popular and widely-suited for recreational boat buyers. This loan has a universally recognised secured loan format but with the special Jade cheaper interest rates pricing.
Pre-approved loans attract the same interest rate as loans that are applied for after a purchase decision has been made.
Talking of interest rates, the RBA Board is set to meet next week and that could mean another increase in the cash rate and the ensuing rises in rates across lending markets. The RBA has indicated that it sees further increases ahead as necessary to return inflation to target levels.
For those planning to purchase a boat with finance, the message could not be clearer – buy ASAP and use our broker-style lender service to secure the cheapest interest rate marine finance. Compare the interest rates currently available on boat finance from several lenders. You’ll immediately see the difference in repayments that even a slightly higher rate can make.
Whether attending a boat show or just doing the rounds of showrooms and dealerships, having your boat loan secured prior can be highly beneficial and carries no obligations.
Contact Jade Boat Loans on 1300 000 003 to discuss a boat loan quote or a pre-approved boat loan
DISCLAIMER: THE INFORMATION AND SPECIFIC DETAILS CONTAINED IN THE CONTENT OF THIS ARTICLE HAVE BEEN PREPARED AND ARE PRESENTED PURELY AS GENERAL INFORMATION AND NOT INTENDED AS THE ONLY SOURCE OF FINANCIAL ADVICE FOR BOAT BUYERS AND LOAN BORROWERS. FOR THOSE THAT CONSIDER THEY REQUIRE SPECIFIC ADVICE, THEY SHOULD CONSULT WITH A FINANCIAL ADVISOR. LIABILITY IS NOT ACCEPTED IN REGARD TO ERRORS AND MIS-PRESENTED DATA AND DETAILS HEREIN.