sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 25 And Counting: the 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
25 And Counting: the 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show


'Aerial - 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show'    Mark Burgin    Click Here to view large photo

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.

There are always those events on the calendar that the marine industry counts down the days till it starts, planning and preparing.

Let’s get one thing straight: the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is one of those events. And so it should be.

Its a major show for consumers. whether you were looking to buy yourself a new boat over the weekend or just there for some sun and entertainment, the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show had what you were looking for in spades.

But it’s important to know that the show wasn’t always as big an event on the boating calendar as it has become over the years. From a clearly business stand point; people who are looking to sell their products want to know if the show will do for them what butter does for toast. And so, understandably, building something of this magnitude takes a fine mix of time, money and enthusiasm.

The key to some of that time and enthusiasm is Exhibition Manager, Harry Davis who says that the last 25 years have gone in the blink of an eye.

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Harry Davis 2013 wb lr - Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2013 -  William Burton   Click Here to view large photo


'When I look at old yearbooks and programs it all seems like it’s another world really,' he said.

In its inception the show had fewer than 100 exhibitors as opposed to this year’s numbers of a total of 327 exhibitors and 127 boats on water. There’s no doubt that the show has grown and those numbers reinforce that.

Just like any show, the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has played host to companies that could be termed ‘regulars’. They’re the ones who have been there since the beginning. Two of those companies are Superior Jetties and TMQ Electronics.

Sales Manager, Leon Sines for Superior Jetties says that they’re back for more each year simply because the show works.

'It’s one of the biggest and best boat shows for sure,' he said.

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2013 Leon Sines wb lr - Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2013 -  William Burton   Click Here to view large photo


Superior Jetties are a company that have exponentially grown over the 25 years that the show has been around. Originally starting as a domestic Australian based group, they have expanded and spread their web of success internationally now with manufacturing companies in China, Korea, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.

Sines says there’s no slowing down for the company either.

'We’re progressing through our Work, Play, Life motto. Work as in the industrial and mining sectors, play as in pontoons and marinas and finally life will be our life pod sector,' he said.

When asked about the life pod sector however, Sines remains tight lipped, for now at least.

'That’s in development,' he said.

TMQ Electronics has also been an enthusiastic part of the Show for its 25 years. Director for the company, Bevan Webber said that the Boat Show was a calendar event because it heralded the start of the year for boaters.

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2013 Bevan Webber wb lr - Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2013 -  William Burton  


'It’s the start of the boat show season for Australia so basically everyone who’s in the marine industry comes to the show to display their products,' he said.

TMQ Electronics has similarly changed and developed over the 25 years that Sanctuary Cove has played host to the show. The group has introduced new ranges and new models while keeping the integrity of the original technology.

'We’ve actually added a few more ranges to our list of products,' he said.

When quizzed about the product that people are most interested in Webber doesn’t hesitate: 'Automatic target systems, simply because they try to provide more information about where everybody is on the water so there’s less chance of marine accidents,' he said.

TMQ Electronics’ goals are clearly effectively working if their sales are anything to go by.

'We’re basically just trying to keep up with the latest technology and keep contact with the customers,' he said.

Both Superior Jetties and TMQ Electronics are examples of how the show has grown and how, in conjunction, companies that have been with the show since the beginning have grown.

It’s clear that with the energy and atmosphere of the show this high after 25 years, Superior Jetties, TMQ Electronics and countless other boat companies are gearing up for many more shows at 'The Cove'.

sanctuary cove international boat crowd shot 3 2013 lr - Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2013 -  William Burton   Click Here to view large photo


Harry Davis says the reason the show prospers and survives is because there’s always going to be interest in the product - the boating lifestyle.

'Boating is a great way of spending time,' he said.

And he couldn’t be more right. Roll on the next 25 years and beyond.


by William Burton

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109929

1:44 AM Tue 28 May 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World















Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind gears up in Alicante by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


























Soling North American Championship concludes on Lake Erie by Canadian International Soling Association,


























ISAF Sailing Worlds - Four champions crowned as racing wraps up
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - USA finishes Top-10 in 4 classes
Outteridge and Jensen – What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott wins Gold
Santander Worlds - 49ers Burling and Tuke clear ahead
ISAF Sailing Worlds – Live broadcast - Medal races
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5
WMRT Chicago Match Cup 2014 – GAC Pindar through to the semi-finals
Bart’s Bash 2014 at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in Victoria Harbour
Bart's Bash: First event in at Wakatere in New Zealand
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander 2014 - AUS Laser and 470 Medals + video
2014 Patriot Regatta - U.S. Coast Guard team wins
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 9 highlights
2014 Etchells North American Championship – Day 2
Chicago Match Cup - Top four tour teams tackle tomorrow in semi-finals
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 49er and Nacra 17 world titles claimed
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Caleb Paine through to Finn medal race + video
ISAF Worlds - 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 Rio 2016 spots taken
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Women's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Scott all set to lift Finn world title   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Men's medal race images by Thom Touw   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Aussies and Austrians claim 470 gold   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 470 awards images by Sail-World.com   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 medal race images by Jesus Renedo   
Annapolis-to-Newport Race - 'What to Expect' Seminar to take place   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day   
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights   
2014 Great Lakes Team Racing Championship about to set off   
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1   
2014 U.S. Multihull Championship - Day 1   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight   
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight   
Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT