by Jeni Bone
Some highlights of this year's event, both on the water and at Glebe Island.
The ferry between the two venues was all part of the fun!
There were 20 fewer boats on water this year, to allow space for the fleet of ferries taking visitors between venues, but the vibe on the marina was as buoyant as ever and exhibitors report excellent quality visitors, with plenty willing to do deals.
SIBS aerial of Cockle Bay
At the pavilion on Glebe Island, there was a full program of events, from cooking demonstrations through to angling, adventures, sailing and fashion parades with an energetic twist!
The Entertainment programs was a big drawcard.
MUSTO fashion parade Day 3 SIBS
Musto fashion show Day 3 SIBS
Electronics too were popular with the punters, and many brands had launches and new products to showcase.
Raymarine Day 3 SIBS
Engines were out in force, with displays as lavish as previous years.
Mercury Marine Day 3 SIBS
The education precinct featured enthusiastic and friendly volunteers with years of on the job experience to impart.
Marine Rescue Day 3 SIBS
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