Sydney International Boat Show

WHEN : 28 July – 1 August, 2016:

WHERE: Darling Harbour & Glebe Island

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 Marine Loan Calculator to get an idea of your repayments, and compare boat loan interest rates to see why we're the best.

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

Since 1968, the Sydney Boat Show has been an institution on the Sydney boating scene and its popularity has seen it to grow to become the largest and most prestigious recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere and a major event for Sydney.

The show attracts visitors from interstate and overseas, generating significant income for the local tourism and boating industries.

The Sydney Boat Show has called Darling Harbour and Cockle Bay home for many years, but with the re-development of the Sydney Exhibition Centre, 2015 and 2016 see the shows spread across two locations – Cockle Bay for the on-water displays and demos and the Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island for the land-based displays, seminars and major exhibits.

Plenty to See and Do

The Sydney Boat Show presents a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of boating including education, safety, information and knowledge as well as showing latest models, equipment and gear on the market and balancing that with a program of entertainment to suit everyone.

The Show partners with the NSW Government Transport for NSW which focuses on safe boating, education, regulation and careers in the marine industry. All major industry organisations are on hand to provide information and assistance and answer questions.

The show offers information exchange with discussions with experts and seminars on key topics.
The entertainment includes live cooking demos with recipes to inspire, fishing classes, seminars eg on how to use your fishfinder, fashion parades with current and historic boating wear, celebrity appearances and plenty more.

And then there are the stars of the show – the exhibitors! And what a list – hundreds of brands represented by the who’s who in boating and many exciting new businesses as well.

On the marina, it is your chance to inspect a mind-boggling selection of craft including catamarans, sailboats of all sizes and luxury including Bavaria, Beneteau and Jeanneau and power boats of all sizes from Riviera, Chris Craft, Hatteras, Searay, Manhattan, Caribbean and Whitehaven, to name just a few.

Travel Information

The 2016 show will feature on-water displays in Cockle Bay at Darling Harbour. This location is easily accessed by train and walk from Town Hall Station, by ferry from Circular Quay, short walk from major bus interchanges in the city or by road. However, due to the major construction works, parking may be limited.

The undercover exhibits will be located at the Glebe Island Exhibition Centre with plenty of parking on site.

A shuttle ferry will operate to transport visitors between the two locations so you can enjoy a complimentary water journey as part of your day.

For those travelling from interstate, a full range of accommodation to suit all budgets, is available within close proximity to Darling Harbour.


Tickets can be purchased online or on arrival at either of the locations,
The show website has all the details!