According to the BIA post-show report, the Sydney Boat Show once again delivered as the largest boating lifestyle event in Australia. The Sydney International Boat show was held over 5 days, 28 July through 1 August at Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour with massive crowds attending.
The boating community came out in force and exhibitors reported great results with the opportunity to present new models to eager buyers. Did you get to the event? Did you manage to place your order? Or are you weighing up your buying options post-show? For those that requiring Sydney Boat Show info, Jade Boat Loans provides a wrap and options available for marine finance to make that post show purchase.
In headlining its report the BIA probably reflected the feelings of both attendees and exhibitors in stating that it was great to be back. The show has been hit by COVID restrictions and limitations over the past 2 years so it certainly was great to have it back and better than ever.
According the BIA over 45,000 attending the show and a truly festival of boating atmosphere pervaded Darling Harbour for the five day evet. Andrew Fielding, the President of the BIA said that boating was one of the nation’s leading past times with near one in every five NSW households owning some form of watercraft.
Reflecting the interest in the sector and the commitment of BIA, 300 students attending the Careers Day which was held on the opening day. The show saw 17 launches for the Australia-Asia Pacific region as well as on-water demos, and plenty of entertainment and educational sessions.
Exhibitor reports are extremely positive with for example ILIAD Catamarans reporting sales of all 62 vessels they had on display. Multihull Solutions also reported strong sales and iconic Quintrex said sales and enquiries were particularly good for the larger models.
For those that missed the event, earmark 3-7 August next year and stay across the Sydney Boat Show for updates as released. If you’re keen to buy at a boat show, talk to us before attending about a pre-approved boat loan.
Standout Makes and Models
The 2022 Sydney International Boat Show included hundreds of exhibitors and as noted by the BIA, multiple launches for the region of both vessels and products. So what was the standout? Hard to choose a favourite boat but we canvassed what some experts considered to be some of the best in show.
In the sailing category, a number of yachts were particularly noted. From the French yacht builder Amel the Amel 50 was noted for its quality and detailed workmanship. The helmsman has a shelter with a rook on this centre-cockpit model.
Beneteau is a hugely popular yacht is extremely popular in Australia and their latest models are sure to continue that trend. The Ocean 40.1 for starters. Ideal for club racing and family cruising enjoyment. From German company Hanse, the 418 and 460 were on display, worth a look!
Trailer boats are probably the most popular boat category due to affordability as well as the flexible offered in being able to travel with your boat to many locations. Many of the trailer boats were on display on trailers in the halls of the ICC. A new model from Malibu, the Wakesetter 21LX was displayed and showing off its unique pickle-fork bow.
The Surtees 540 Workmate also attracted attention and will be sure to be popular for those looking for effective use of space. Bar Crusher offered a sportier model in the 575C which features a hardtop which can be dropped to facilitate easier storage.
New models and brands were aplenty including Sportsman. Hailing from Queensland, this company released its Reef 17 with plenty of space. Stacer is a staple in the trailer boat market but continues to impress. At the show it was the Wildrider 539 which covers off on many boating activities from fishing to tow sports to just having a great family day on the water.
Securing a New Boat Post-Show
If you didn’t get to order or purchase a new boat at the Sydney Boat Show, then you’re could be making plans for the post-show pre-boating season purchase. Regardless of whether your preference is for sail, power, small or large, budget or blow the budget price range, our Secured Boat Loan is a marine finance product to suit all buyers and all boats.
Our Secured Marine Finance offers a fixed interest rate which remains fixed for the entire term of the boat loan. The terms available are up to 7 years and are also fixed. This factors out to fixed repayments. So once secured, buyers can relax and enjoy their boat in the knowledge that their loan won’t vary when interest rates change.
Talking of interest rates, we have seen now four rises to the cash rate by the RBA over the past months. This has, as it does, led to rate rises in the marine finance sector. But as you can see on our Compare Interest Rates chart we continue to maintain better interest rates compared with many other lenders.
So that’s a wrap for the 2022 Sydney Show but just the prelude the next boating season. Time to get moving on selecting your new boat and securing finance before the next rate rise.
For cheaper interest rate marine finance contact Jade Boat Loans on 1300 000 003
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