Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Boat shows are an excellent opportunity to see new releases and make comparisons of models on your short list. Don’t forget to have your mobile device handy while you visit the show so you can quickly access the Jade Boat Repayment Calculator to calculate a quick ballpark estimate of repayments when something catches your interest.

Then when you’re ready to purchase, speak to a Jade Boat Loan Finance Consultant to organise your loan. Why not speak to us before you head to Sanctuary Cove and organise a pre-approved loan

WHEN: 19 -22 May, 2016

WHERE: Gold Coast

If you’re in the market for a new boat or just want to check out’s happening in the industry, boat shows are a great way to go and the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is one of the best on the boating calendar.

More than a boat show, this is a major 4 day event which celebrates the marine lifestyle in true Gold Coast style. The 2015 event attracted over 40,000 visitors, many travelling from interstate and overseas to enjoy a full program of events and entertainments as well as a huge display of marine craft and accessories, both on and off the water.


Located on the northern end of the Gold Coast, Sanctuary Cove is a master-planned community built around a waterway with luxury homes, accommodation and boating facilities. The residential estate was opened in 1988 with the man-made harbours making the perfect location for a boat show.

After several name changes, the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show has been running for 28 years and has weathered economic times to hold its current enviable position on the boating calendar.
The boat show is set around the Marine Village which is the vibrant heart of the complex.


Organisers have continued to attract the big names to the show and have developed a comprehensive program over the 4 days which includes on-water and open-air displays as well as exhibitions in the pavilion. Over 500 boats are on display, with something for all budgets – kayaks, jet skis, luxury cruisersfishing boats and the top end superyachts.

On land, the showcases include the full range of marine accessories and products including electronics, innovative new marine products, safety equipment, demos, hardware, gear and more.

In the 2015 event wrap-up, organisers noted the show highlights included the big names – Maritimo, Grand Banks, Palm Beach Motor Yachts, Stefan Boating World, Elandra Yachts, Leigh-Smith Yachts, Integrity Motor Yachts and Multihull Solutions, just some of the hundreds of top brands on display.

Entertainment and Events.

The organisers have effectively built an entire event around the boat show, with the program including cooking demonstrations, VIP events, live entertainment, a Kids Zone and a program of luncheons, high teas and fashion events especially for ladies.

Getting And Staying There

Many interstate and international boating enthusiasts use the Sanctuary Cove show as a great reason for a Gold Coast holiday. For locals and visitors alike, the transport is well organised with some on-site parking, a free shuttle service from Movie World which features more parking, ferry from Hope Harbour Marina and in true Gold Coast style, you can even arrive by helicopter from various locations
Sanctuary Cove is located mid-way between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, with airlines offering regular service into both these airports.

For those who want to absorb the show atmosphere and stay on-site, luxury 5 star accommodation is available at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort and homes in the estate are available for short-term rental through the local letting agents.

In addition to the marine lifestyle, Sanctuary Cove also boasts an excellent golf course, tennis courts, fitness centre, swimming pools and a great selection of retail outlets, restaurants and bars.
All the details and links are available on the show website.


All ticketing options are set out on the website when details are finalised.
To purchase tickets and directions how to get to the Show visit