by Dom Wiseman

Exhibitor space bookings have surged recently and according to show organisers, the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) is likely to sell-out of space in the next few weeks.

This is excellent news for the 2019 SCIBS, with a host of new sign ups including, The Multihull Group (TMG), eyachts and Clipper Motor Yachts, who are each set to introduce their latest vessels at the show. With all the big names including, Maritimo, Horizon Motor Yachts Australia, Whitehaven and Integrity Motor Yachts, Alexander Marine, Multihull Solutions, EMarine and Jeanneau power and sail, already signed and confirmed, this year’s show is set to make waves.

SCIBS sales and exhibition manager Dominic O’Brien is thrilled with the recent interest and confirmed the exciting response has exceeded expectations.

“Exhibitors tell us they have put a lot of effort into their mix of products and promotions and are looking forward to showcasing new models, including many world and Australian premieres, the latest gadgets and excellent sales packages for an astute and enthusiastic public,” Dominic shared.

“We continue to invest in the village and marina for SCIBS each year and develop new ideas for the layout and format to keep the visitor experience fresh. Exhibitors have responded positively, and the 2019 event is shaping up to be an exciting one.”

Sales manager Brad Roberts from Coomera-based Queensland Marine Centre (QMC), is excited to be once again putting a huge range of vessels on display, including US brands Boston Whaler, Sea Ray, Mastercraft and Dorado.

“We are looking forward to displaying a huge range from all our brands,” said QMC sales manager Brad Roberts. “All our boats are high-quality, US-made vessels with excellent reputations.

“We are one of the largest exhibitors each year and we think visitors will be really impressed with the diversity of our boats in 2019.”

Joining QMC are Stefan Boating World, Haines Group/Suzuki, Australian Marine Centre and Whitewater Marine. The Haines Group will collaborate with dealers AMC, Surf Coast Marine and Laguna Boating Centre in the Suzuki Street to showcase new models and motors including Haines Signature boats, Seafarer and Suzuki marine outboards.

“We are taking expanded space this year to present a selection of boats from the renowned Seafarer range,” said Haines Group’s Chris Thompson. “SCIBS is always a brilliant show for us and an important marketing platform.”

Mr O’Brien confirmed that there are still sites available for those still looking to grab a last-minute spot.