We’re now under a week away from the start of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and organisers have released more news of what visitors can expect to see at this iconic event. This annual event is highly regarded by both Australian and international boating enthusiasts and with borders open this year, the 2022 event should be especially popular. It’s not too late to get organised and head to the Sunshine State and it’s not too late to arrange a pre-approved boat loan so you are prepared to place an order at the show.
In their latest update, organisers advise that over 600 boats will be displayed at the show which runs from 19 to 22 May at Sanctuary Cove on Queensland’s Gold Coast. A wide range of craft to suit many buyers and budgets will be on show – luxury cruisers and motor yachts, trailerable boats and powerboats as well as a great selection of gear, accessories and ancillary equipment.
Tickets can be purchased online and the website has extensive information on getting to the show from various locations in SE Queensland by road, boat and air. Yes, a helicopter service is available to deliver visitors to the site.
To ensure you get around to seeing all the exhibitors you want, review the information on the website as to where each is situated and make a plan!
Premium Brands on Display
As expected at this premium event the line-up of exhibitors is packed with premium marine brands. The latest details include Princess Yachts, Riviera, Maritimo, Northside Marine, Windcraft, Horizon Yachts, Whitehaven and many others.
In the latest news update, the dealer principal of Princess Yachts, Greg Haines, says the brand has recorded impressive sales and that additional stock will be arriving in the coming 2 years. This will include the F Class 55 Flybridge model which has been upgraded.
Mr Haines confirmed that 6 of Princess Yachts’ models will be on display including premiering the F55 along with the F62, F50, V55, V40 and the V60.
Maritimo will also have 6 luxury motor yachts on display and will also debut 3 models. Maritimos’ Tom Barry-Cotter said that the show will see the brand’s global launch of the M60, M600 and S600 models.
Multihulls will also be well-represented with brands including Leopard Catamarans. This is a Florida-based business that will be premiering its L53 Power Catamaran in addition to several other models.
Gear and Gadgets
Boat owners love their gear and technology and should be well catered for at the Sanctuary Cove Show. Organisers advise that over 1,000 products will be on display in the Pavilions area of the event. Products will include navigational equipment, entertainment systems, electronics and plenty more.
Stella Marine will be among the big brands on show and will be unveiling several new products. The company‘s Marketing Manager, Siobhan Cox, said that its engineering team and naval architect had been focussed over the past year on perfecting a number of their existing products in addition to innovating new products.
Don’t Forget Your Pre-Approved Boat Loan
Before heading to Sanctuary Cove or any other boat show, serious buyers arrange their pre-approved boat loan. Several objectives can be achieved with a pre-approved boat loan. The primary purpose is to ensure marine finance is confirmed so buyers can confidently proceed with their purchase.
Another useful purpose of pre-arranging finance is to gain an indication of the loan amount a buyer could be approved to borrow.
Applying for finance is not a process that all individuals address regularly. Especially boat finance. With potentially a considerable time since the last loan application, many buyers may be completely unknowing and doubtful about exactly how much they can borrow. Add to that the uncertainty of what the loan repayments may be at current interest rates.
An added complication to guesstimating your loan in the current interest rate scenario is the RBA decision to raise the cash rate in May. This is expected to be followed by further increases. Increases will flow through to many lending markets including marine finance.
Doubts may also exist around the guidelines for boat loan approvals. Individuals may not be certain if they meet the lender criteria for different types of loans and for what amounts.
We do assist with calculating quick repayment estimates with our Boat Loan Calculator tool. However this generic loan tool does not have the functionality to differentiate between users. Loan applications are assessed on an individual basis and to find out the amount an individual is approved for requires requesting a quote.
Another key benefit of pre-approved loans is to enable buyers to establish a purchase price benchmark for their buying list. There can be little point in inspecting a whole heap of boats if the price is outside the amount you are approved for finance or beyond the budget you would prefer for loan repayments.
Pre-approved loans provide all the finance information that buyers may require when planning their boat purchase.
No obligation is attached to applying for a pre-approved boat loan. So if you attend a boat show such as Sanctuary Cove with a pre-approved boat loan in your back pocket but don’t find the boat you want or change your mind, the loan offer simply expires.
Pre-approved loans are available on our very popular Secured Boat Loan. This loan is the most commonly used loan type for all types of craft. Our consultants can arrange quick quotes and fast approvals so you have your pre-approved loan swiftly.
Contact Jade Boat Loans on 1300 000 003 for a pre-boat show pre-approved boat loan.
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