With the Sanctuary Cove Show wrapped for another year, it’s time for boating enthusiasts to turn their attention to Sydney. Tickets to the Sydney International Boat Show went on sale last week and are sure to be in big demand. It’s been a few years since Sydneysiders have been able to fully enjoy this annual spectacle and it’s never too soon to start preparing for the 28 July kick-off.
The Boating Industry Association (BIA) is the owner of the show but has handed the running of the event to the company that runs the Sanctuary Cove Show – Mulpha Events. A move that looks set to bring a lot more pizzazz to the Sydney event.
A few details of what visitors can expect have been revealed including of course ticketing information. Early bird ticket sales attract a discount and benefits may also be in store for those who arrange their boat loan ahead of the show.
Sydney Boat Show – Early News
The Sydney International Boat Show will be held at Sydney’s Darling Harbour from Thursday 28 July through to Monday 1 August. Opening hours are 10 am to 7 pm daily. Tickets are now available online and cost from $25 for adult, single-day admission. Children under the age of 16 get free entry.
For those coming from interstate and intrastate, the event website provides loads of transport info to plan your visit.
While specific exhibitor information is yet to be announced, visitors can expect more than 240 exhibitors and around 900 boats to be on display. Plus a great schedule of entertainment and boating-related activities. Displays will be on the water at Cockle Bay and inside in the International Convention Centre.
With the new organisers comes a refreshed look with new attractions. These include a massive open-air deck to showcase key activities such as fishing demos, cooking demos and educational sessions.
A great addition to the 2022 event is that it is scheduled in concert with the Australian International Dive Expo. A ticket to the boat show also covers entry to the Dive Expo.
Australian Dive Expo
The Dive Expo has been on the calendar since 2014 and provides a popular platform for those seeking to discover the world of scuba diving and see the latest products and information to upgrade their gear and skills.
Organisers say the key focus is to engage with divers, boaters and new people in the activity. To inspire and update with cutting-edge technologies and very importantly, marine conservation.
For divers, this may present a great opportunity to check out possible new dive boats at the Boat Show and new dive gear at the Dive Expo.
Pre-Show Boat Loans
As we do before all boat shows, we encourage those who are very keen on buying a new boat at the show to go ahead and arrange their boat loan before the date. Several key benefits can be realised with pre-approved boat loans and no downsides.
Pre-approved finance is available on all our boat loan types with the Secured Boat Loan being the most popular and widely-used loan for the purchase of new, recreational boats. This loan covers all types of vessels including large luxury motor cruisers, yachts and sailing craft, fishing boats, family runabouts, trailer boats, diving boats, jet ski financing and PWCs and all sized cruisers.
We source fixed boat finance rates on our Secured Boat Loans which allows our customers to have the confidence that their loan interest rate and repayments won’t change over the finance term. A fixed rate with boat loans means fixed for the entire loan period.
The same interest rate would apply to a loan applicant applying for a boat loan before ‘purchasing’ their boat and if applying before deciding which boat – pre-approved. The interest rate offered on a loan is primarily arrived at by the lender’s assessment of the loan application including the credit profile.
Pre-approved boat loans will have an expiry timeframe. If not acted upon in that time, the loan offer simply expires with no obligation. This type of loan has all the same features and benefits as post-purchase boat loans. The only real difference may be in the loan amount requested in the application.
When applying for pre-approved boat finance, buyers don’t usually know exactly how much the boat will cost. Remember that we do offer no deposit boat loans so, depending on approval, the entire purchase price may be included in the loan. In addition, extras such as the trailer and other gear purchased at the same time may also be included in many cases.
With the exact amount not known, our consultants source pre-approved boat loans based on an estimated loan amount. When the buyer confirms the purchase price with the boat dealer, our consultants finalise the exact loan figure with our lender.
Pre-approved loans allow buyers the ideal opportunity to know exactly how much they are approved to borrow, at what interest rate and with what repayments. From this point, they can then proceed to consider those boats that are totally within their price range. No more wondering and dreaming. Buyers can head straight to the target makes and models and do the deal.
When attending a boat show with huge attendances and so much to tempt, having the loan already sorted can provide a clear head and better focus on specific boats. In times of limited supply, a pre-approved boat loan may be the difference between acquiring the preferred boat and missing out.
With the countdown to the Sydney Show and Expo now on, make sure you include contacting us for pre-approved finance in your planning.
Contact Jade Boat Loans on 1300 000 003 for pre-show marine finance
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