With the Queensland border open and travel restrictions now eased with even Western Australia set to ease from March, interstate and international boating enthusiasts can now look to travelling to Queensland in May for the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show. This is always an extremely well-supported event by both visitors and exhibitors and 2022 is shaping up as another great show.
It may seem like a few months to go, but with the popularity of this event, it’s never too early to start making your travel and accommodation bookings and sorting out how you are going to finance the boat you intend to order at the show. The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is scheduled for 19-22 May 2022 on the Gold Coast and visitors can be ready to buy by pre-arranging their boat loan prior to arrival at the event.
Supply of some boat makes and models has been limited over the past few years and issues that caused these delays may still be impacting some brands. So being in a position to actual order then and there can be extremely advantageous.
To assist you to start getting your plans underway, we update on what has been revealed so far re the show itself and those all-important details around securing a pre-approved boat loan.
Exhibitors to Entice
Exhibitor bookings for this show are always strong and while the actual list has not yet been released, show organisers have revealed which brands have already nabbed the prime on-water positions. These include many of the most prestigious luxury motor yachts on the market – Riviera, Maritimo, Princess Yachts, Horizon, Palm Beach and Whitehaven.
For those that prefer wind over engine power, you will be enticed to buy by one of the most popular yacht brands Beneteau, as well as Yachts and the multi-hull specialists Lagoon, amongst others.
For the trailer boat buyers there is always plenty to inspect, trial and decide on. Quintrex, Stejcraft and Zodiac are just a few. And of course the PWCs will be on display.
While brands usually individually release news of specific vessels they will be displaying as the show date nears, it has already been revealed that the amazing new Riviera 78 will debut in the lead-up to Sanctuary Cove 2022.
So keep an eye on the show website for the latest news of who will be there so you can prepare your list of must-sees. Most exhibitors will be happy to make appointments with serious buyers to inspect specific craft. This can be a great move as this show attracts around 50,000 visitors and you don’t want to miss the chance for an up-close with your preferred boat.
Sea trials are also on the agenda so potential buyers can trial some brands and see others in action on the water.
In addition to the boats on display there is plenty of other entertainment and information sessions. Fishing expert Paul Burt hosts cooking demos and the Shimano Fishing Tank Show is great to learn tips from Dave Moss.
Be Ready to Buy
Let’s set the scene – a lot of boating enthusiasts coming off a time of limited supply of some boat brands and models, many unable to visit boat shows for the past few years, many buyers keen to finally have the chance to purchase their dream boat. Those that are in the ideal position to say YES to the dealer are best-placed to be first in line for delivery.
To be in prime position, keen buyers need to have everything in place and that includes their boat loan. Pre-arranging boat finance is a great way to make sure YOU are the buyer that can say YES on the day.
Pre-arranging a boat loan is known as pre-approved finance. Jade Boat Loans provides pre-approve boat loans across our portfolio with the Secured Boat Loan the most suited for most recreational boat buyers.
The format, interest rate and loan conditions are the same for a Secured Boat Financing which is arranged before or after the purchase. So our customers lose nothing but potentially gain plenty with pre-approved finance.
When applying for a pre-approved loan, the exact loan amount required is not always known. Delivery charges, discounts, trade-ins and other factors will determine the final purchase price and these would not be exactly known until the deal is done.
For this reason, a pre-approved loan can be arranged with an estimated loan amount. That figure, most buyers will be able to guesstimate. Our consultants then proceed with sourcing the cheapest loan quote and on your say-so, processing your application through to the lender approval stage. The offer is then valid for a set time period.
With a pre-approved boat loan, prospective buyers are ready to place their order when they come across the vessel they want. It can also provide a handy bargaining chip. Sellers are usually keen to get the sale and knowing their buyer is in a position to buy then and there can often make them more negotiable on price.
And don’t forget show specials. These are deals offered by exhibitors at shows and expos and are only available to buyers that commit to a purchase or buy on the day.
Our Show Tips and Hints Guide
While pre-approved boat finance is our number one tip for keen show goers, we have a few other hints to share:-
- Ensure you have our Boat Loan Calculator at the ready on your phone. It’s an online buying tool so you can use it from any device with internet connection. If you’re made a finance offer by a dealer on the day, simply use our calculator to see how much cheaper we may be able to secure a loan for you.
- With plenty to see, it can be challenging to make decisions on the spot. If it comes down to deciding between two boats with different prices, use our calculator. The estimated repayments can be far more relatable than a total purchase price. With our cheap boat loans, that price differential may be inconsequential in relevance to boat loan repayments.
- Load our phone number 1300 000 003 into your phone contacts so you can quickly call through to request a quote.
The Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2022 is sure to be another amazing event, so get aboard and start planning your visit and discussing boat finance.
Contact Jade Boat Loans on 1300 000 003 to discuss pre-show boat finance
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