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 28 May 2013
 
 

25th Sanctuary Cove: launches, opinions, sales, salute to a top event

Aerial - 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show  Mark Burgin


As the rain tumbles on Queensland's Gold Coast, it really doesn't matter much to most of the exhibitors and organisers of the 25th annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. The planets aligned this year and tropical cyclones and torrential rain were held at bay (Jesus was a fisherman, remember) for the four-day event, much to the relief of all involved.

Visitors came in strong numbers, 1% up on last year, and they brought their wallets and an appetite for the boating lifestyle - from ornaments and decor items to top shelf binoculars, PFDs, books, nav equipment and apparel, to some of the most stylish and impressive boats on the market, all experienced astounding results that indicate a 'bounce back' to boating.

2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Day 4  Mark Burgin


'People are sick of sitting on their hands,' said a weary, but elated Brett Thurley of Pacific Motor Yachts of the feedback from show crowds. 'It began to turn for us about 5 weeks ago, when people starting showing serious interest again in negotiating to buy a boat.'

This was just one of many similar opinions over the course of SCIBS, as well as at Marine Auctions event on Sunday, where Adrian Seiffert reported an ebullient crowd of more than 200 registered bidders, and over at Grant Torrens International Marine on Sovereign Islands, the team said they enjoyed 'unprecedented sales' at their lifestyle show.

Overview of the marina - 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show  Mark Burgin


So, read on. We have the fullest of the full coverage of the 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, with first-hand accounts from the sales, marketing and management teams who attended - a great cross section of exhibitors and more to come later this week (as fast as our little fingers can type!) including post-event rundown on the outcomes of ASMEX, which by all accounts was a dynamic and highly valuable forum for networking and sharing ideas.

Those delegates who I spoke with were in awe of the program and calibre of presenters. A full wrap up including their comments shortly.

Stefan - 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Day 3  Mark Burgin


It was great to catch up with everybody again and especially enjoy four days of pleasant Queensland weather, as well as absorb all the exciting products and strategies of some of the marine industry's most innovative companies. It's a pleasure working alongside such dedicated and hardy people. Congratulations on your efforts one and all!

Marina at night - 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show  Mark Burgin


And now, Sydney International Boat Show looms, just two months from now. Again, we will have the biggest contingent of journos there, with an exciting new broadcast initiative that will take coverage to a new level.

SCIBS - MBW Pavillion - Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2013  Sail-World.com ©


To get in early and book your spot, just email editor(at)marinebusiness-world.com

Keep sending your post-boat show news and any story leads you'd like us to follow up.


Jeni Bone, editor



Sanctuary Cove final day wrap up - sales success!
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
Organisers of this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show have hailed the 25th anniversary event a resounding success with millions of dollars worth of boats and marine equipment sold over the weekend.... [more]
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Riviera reveal new model, insurance product and blueprint for growth
Jeni Bone,
A posse of media headed to the Coomera complex of Riviera for the great reveal of Riviera's new 50 Enclosed Flybridge, which represents the first new model under the 14 month regime of owner Rodney Longhurst and CEO, Wes Moxey.... [more]
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Maritimo positive after 2013 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
Promedia,
Luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo which celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show at the weekend said the positivity evident at the show was the best it had been since the GFC.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Int'l Boat Show - Day 4 marina views (part 2)
MarineBusiness-World.com, Anna Parker,
More images of the marina action on day four of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show by photographer Mark Burgin.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Int'l Boat Show - Day 4 marina views (part 1)
MarineBusiness-World.com, Anna Parker,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show - Images of the action in the marina on day four captured on site by photographer Mark Burgin.... [more]
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Horizon PC60 is far and away the Belle of this Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
At just over 60 feet, to accommodate either a standard shaft drive or the ZF 4000 series POD drives at the owner's option, the Horizon PC60 may not be the largest on display at the 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, nor the most expensive (leave that honour to its stable mate, the P110 tri-deck at $9.9m). But it certainly has sparked the most interest.... [more]
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New President at the helm of BIA NSW
BIA NSW,
Alan Blake of Blakes Marine was last week nominated into the position of President of the Boating Industry Association of NSW (BIA). Alan takes over from Darren Vaux who has stepped down to concentrate on national issues.... [more]
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US Yachts appointed Australian dealer for Elan
Matt Hayes,
Sydney-based company US Yachts, headed up by Matt Hayes, has been appointed as the new Australian dealer for Elan, the Slovenian company that has been producing stunning performance cruising yachts for 65 years.... [more]
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All aboard for BIA Melbourne Boat Show
BIA Vic,
The 2013 BIA Melbourne Boat Show will pack more boats, fishing gear, boating accessories and destinations than ever into the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from 14 to 17 June.... [more]
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Reality bites as readers move online
MarineBusiness-World team,
Another blow to traditional print media, with the news that indicates readers are migrating from print to the Internet and as the 'rivers of gold' dry up, the only way is digital: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp will write down the value of its Australian and US print publishing assets by up to $US1.4 billion.... [more]
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25 And Counting: the 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
William Burton,
Celebrating its 25th year, it's clear that there's no slowing down for the show anytime soon. It's here to stay, with dates already penned in for 2014 and 2015. William Burton reports on the show's evolution and hears from those in the know what propels it towards the future.... [more]
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Raymarine launches new gear: gS Series displays & Dragonfly Sonar/GPS
Jeni Bone,
From its position in the MarineBusiness-World pavilion this year, Raymarine enjoyed constant visitor interest, specifically for its new range of gS Glass Bridge Multifunction Displays and the innovative Dragonfly Sonar/GPS.... [more]
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: May 28, 2013 - US and EUR on holiday
Collinson FX,
Collinson FX Market Commentary: May 28, 2013 - US Markets were closed overnight for Memorial Day long weekend making it a slow day on the markets. UK Markets also had a long Bank Holiday weekend so European activity was positive but low. The AUD traded 0.9635 and the KIWI 0.8050 with little local data releases or imported action from global markets.... [more]
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Marine Auctions - great results, positive feedback
Jeni Bone,
Adrian Seiffert of Marine Auctions reports 'a massive weekend' and excellent results at Sunday's auction at Runaway Bay. The event attracted more than 200 registered bidders and many more interested parties, swelling the ranks to nearly 400 people, all enjoying the flurry of auction action and marvellous Gold Coast weather.... [more]
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Zodiac celebrates 174 years as the name in inflatables
Jeni Bone,
The name in inflatable craft since 1934, Zodiac has spent the past 74 years innovating. Now, as the market becomes more crowded with competitors, the pioneer has evolved to meet a new era of consumer demands, while retaining the hallmarks of quality and innovation the brand was built on.... [more]
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A decade of excellence - Maritimo on show at SCIBS
Jeni Bone,
Commemorating 10 years of national and international success, Maritimo has two brand new models on display at this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, and the company is feeling positive about market conditions and reception to their range.... [more]
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Jeanneau Merry Fisher - the versatile all-rounder
Jeni Bone,
Making its Australian debut at the 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, the Jeanneau Merry Fisher is, as the name implies, a jolly little fishing and cruising line that boasts seaworthiness, versatility and appealing pricing for fishers and families.... [more]
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Integrity strikes a chord with Baby Boomers
Jeni Bone,
With an awesome show special of last year's prices and some $50,000 in extras thrown in, Integrity Motor Yachts enjoyed great interest and solid leads for its new 380 Sedan during the 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.... [more]
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Adastra wins 'Most Innovative Design' award
Shuttleworth Design,
Shuttleworth Design is pleased to announce that Superyacht Adastra, the 42.5m power trimaran has been awarded a 'Judges' Commendation for Most Innovative Design' at the 2013 World Superyacht Awards.... [more]
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Boat Show presence is crucial, but . . .
Jeni Bone,
As the sponsor of the main hall, the MarineBusiness-World Pavilion at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2013, with easily the largest marine media presence there and similarly we will have the largest marine media presence at the upcoming Sydney International Boat Show, we are obviously heavily committed to boat shows and promoting your businesses.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Int'l Boat Show - Interview with Boat Books Australia
Emily Lai,
At Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Christian Brook, Managing Director at Boat Books Australia, talks about 2013 so far and hints at what's to come.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show - Interview with Navionics
Emily Lai,
Gary Linacre, General Manager of Navionics Australia, talks to us about the company and gives us a demonstration of a range of products featured at the 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.... [more]
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New Maritimo S50 destined to be popular - SCIBS release
Promedia,
The new S50 cruising motor yacht released by Maritimo is sure to have broad appeal for a whole range of purchasers who prefer single level boating and possibly have to negotiate under bridges to reach their home berths.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show - Interview with Domenic Genua
William Burton,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show - Marketing and Events Manager for the Sydney International Boat Show Dominic Genua talks about what to expect for the upcoming boat show in Sydney from the first till the fourth of August.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show - Interview with Jeni Bone
William Burton,
Jeni Bone, the Editor of MarineBusiness-World.com is a media veteran, as the editor of industry publications for almost a decade she knows the marine industry well.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Int'l Boat Show - Interview with Moor in Melbourne
William Burton,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show - Adam Buchholtz Operations Coordinator for City of Melbourne Water Ways Unit talks about promoting Melbourne on the waterways and gives a rundown of boats that can be used in Melbourne.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Int'l Boat Show - Gadget and display images from day 2
MarineBusiness-World.com, Anna Parker,
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show - Images of the stands and gadgets seen on day two of the Show by photographer Mark Burgin.... [more]
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Riviera invests in Australia's manufacturing future
Stephen Milne,
Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst announced today that his family will purchase Riviera's 14-hectare state-of-the-art Coomera facility on Queensland's Gold Coast. It is the largest luxury boat building facility of its type in the Southern Hemisphere and the purchase of the property and all of its capital improvements will be completed before June 30.... [more]
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Yamaha celebrates production of its 10 millionth outboard!
Mike Rose,
The Yamaha Motor Company has celebrated the production of the company's 10 millionth Yamaha outboard. Celebrations to mark achievement were held at Fukuroi South Factory, Yamaha's state-of-the-art outboard manufacturing facility, in May.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show - Interview with Sue Thomson
William Burton,
Video interview with Sue Thomson, General Manager for Marketing and Events and tasked with running the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show - Interview with Greg Haines
William Burton,
Greg Haines is the Sales and Marketing Manager of Maritimo and is here at the 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.... [more]
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All Marine Spares - Best trade turn out ever!
Jeni Bone,
Leigh Francis and his team of 8 are basking in the noon day sun, figuratively. They are on the job in their prominent spot adjacent the marina at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, day 2, and enjoying brisk trade with interest from consumers and trade contacts from all over the country.... [more]
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Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2013 - Video interview with Brent Vaughan
MarineBusiness-World.com Media,
Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2013 - Video interview with Brent Vaughan, the 15 year multihull industry veteran who is the principal of Multihull Central, the exclusive Australian distributor for Seawind and Outremer Yachting´s catamarans.... [more]
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FLIR cross Princess Leia with an Imperial Stormtrooper + Video
John Curnow,
Yes. You do need to see this to believe it. FLIR Systems has recently launched their new maritime products and heading up the show, is the truly spectacular MU Series, which with its buns on the side of its head and shiny, white plastic cover, certainly does look like something from Star Wars.... [more]
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Chaparral on show at SCIBS
Jeni Bone,
Following last year's successful show, at which Chaparral had the largest contingent of boats, Scott O'Hare is optimistic his range of Chaparrals, including the latest models in the SSx series and the all-rounder Robalo brand will strike a chord with visitors to the four-day event.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Audi Race Week Accommodation Options 2013
Kristie Kaighin,
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week Accommodation Options. All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option.... [more]
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Navionc´s SonarCharts a fishing dream
Garry Linacre,
SonarCharts exposes incredible seabed detail not available on existing cartography. Using its proprietary process developed over many years.... [more]
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Australian Marine Export and Superyacht Industry Awards revealed
MaryAnne Edwards,
The 2013 Club Marine Australian Marine Export and Superyacht Industry Awards, organized by the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) and Superyacht Australia were just revealed at the Industry Gala Dinner in Sanctuary Cove, Queensland.... [more]
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