WHERE: Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club, Mandurah Marina
Boat shows are a great opportunity to catch up on what’s new on the boating scene, compare models you are considering buying, first-hand, in the one place, source great information and see a whole lot of boats, gear and accessories on display.
In Western Australia, the Mandurah Boat Show, held annually over 3 days in October at Mandurah Ocean Marina, is the largest show of its type in the state and recognised as a family friendly event with something for everyone.
Great Range of Exhibitors
The show includes on-water displays at the actual, hard-stand and outdoor displays plus over 100 exhibition stands in the huge marquee erected on site.
The 2015 show, featured an impressive line-up of big boat brands including Riviera, Sunseeker, Prestige Luxury Motoryachts, Multihull Solutions and dealers.
Trailerboats were extremely well represented with Aquasports Marine, Bluewater Marine, Hitech Marine, Seabreeze Boating and PSA Ski Boats amongst the exhibitors.
VicSail WA and Multihull Solutions headlined the sailing boat exhibitors with Fairline and Fury Custom Boats representing the Motor Yacht category.
Tenders, jetskis and canoes and kayaks were well represented and with the focus for the 2015 show on fishing, there was a sensational display of fishing equipment, electronics, boats and clothing.
Several brands released new boats and new products at the 2015 show. Sirocco Marine had the Australian launch of Stabicraft Sealegs 2100, Millard Marine launched the new Barcrusher 490C and Stella Systems released the new Generation II of its watermarker.
Activities and Attractions
As a family oriented show, the range of activities is designed to suit all ages with great on-water activities including kayak rides, stand-up paddle boarding, jet ski and boat rides.
The jet-pack demos were a huge highlight as was Tackers, a games-based sailing program.
On-shore, a lifestyle stage was set up with demonstrations and presentations, kid’s entertainment and fashion parades and the very popular Fishing Forum. The forum focussed on delivering information and know-how from expert presenters.
Children were well catered for in the Kid’s Zone.
In the air – yes there were even helicopter joy rides available.
Mandurah is 72 klms south of Perth and can be accessed by road, by train, by water or by air.
Those driving were encouraged to park at nearby John Tonkin College and take the shuttle bus to the show. Shuttle buses also operate from Mandurah Train Station.
The pedestrian bridge makes it a quick walk from Mandurah town centre to the marina.
For those who really like to arrive in style, a helicopter service was available from Hillary’s Boat Harbour and Jandikot Airport.
Then when you’re ready to purchase, speak to a Jade Boat Finance Consultant to organise your boat loans perth. Why not speak to us before you head to the Mandurah Boat Show and organise a pre-approved boat loan
Ticketing information is available from the boat show website