Please select your home edition
Edition
Vaikobi 2021 - LEADERBOARD

Innovation and design is a hallmark at Sydney International Boat Show

by AAP Medianet 9 Jul 2018 20:46 PDT 2-6 August 2018
Beneteau Antares © AAP Medianet

As many as 1000 boats displayed by more than 250 exhibitors from across the world will fill both exhibition levels of the International Convention Centre, Sydney and purpose-built marina at Cockle Bay as the Sydney International Boat show opens for 5 days from 2nd August 2018. With space now fully booked by exhibitors from both the government and the private sectors, whether it's a love of fishing, water skiing, wakeboarding or just paddling around Australia's splendid waterways, the 2018 Sydney International Boat Show has something for every water-loving Aussie.

Never shy of developing innovation for recreational marine activities, Stressfree Marine presents what could be the biggest disruption to the wakeboarding industry, developed right here in Australia. Their 'Wakechaser' is a remote-controlled winch for on-the-water rope adjustments that takes just seconds. It optimises the finding and riding of the sweet-spot of the wake. This revolutionary new product featured at the show has wakeboarders and water-skiers excited about the prospect of adding the Wakechaser to their boat. "Applying our innovative marine anchor winch technology into the design of a water sports centred winch has been something we have been working on for over three years," Stressfree company founder Dean Forster said. "The inability to make on-the-water adjustments had been a plague of the sport for years – this just felt like logical solution using our proven tech."

For boating of a different but just as exciting kind, Sydney-based Chapman Marine continues to promote the lifestyle benefits that boating can bring to families and individuals by having on show Beneteau Outboard Powerboats from the Antares and Barracuda range. "We will be launching the new Beneteau Antares 9 twin outboard motor cruiser, which is a brand-new model, along with the Antares 7 and 8 and the Barracuda 8 fishing machine," Managing Director Mark Chapman said. "We are also presenting two new brands from Europe, the Falcon and Flipper Sports console boats." Chapman Marine also promises to display 11 models from Sea Ray, with new Australian releases being the 250 SDX Outboard and Sterndrive models, the new 230 SPX, new SLX 310 and the much anticipated 290 SDX Sundeck with Twin Merc Verado 250hps engines.

Exhibiting adjacent to Whitehaven Motor Yachts on the marina, Ribco premieres their range of performance Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RIBs), featuring the Venom 44, Seafarer 36 and the 28ST with a two-stepped hull. "These rigid hull, inflatable vessels have graduated from being humble yet head-turning tenders, into sought-after stand-alone performance and luxury boats in their own right," said Ribco's Oliver Workman. The Venom 44 has Category B CE certification and is built in 2C Survey, capable of voyages 200-nautical-miles offshore with a 12-person capacity. The Seafarer 36 is a more compact alternative to the Venom 44, offering the same level of performance in a 10.5 metre vessel, while the 28ST offers superior speed, efficiency and performance due to the stepped hull, providing lift and reducing drag, allowing greater efficiency and improved handling in all conditions.

With almost 5 million people enjoying our waterways each year in Australia, the show also includes plenty of other education and entertainment as well. Fishing master-classes, kids bumper boats and on water equipment demonstrations are just a few of the many activities included with the entry ticket.

The show is open each day from 10AM until 7PM. Up to date details and tickets available at www.sydneyboatshow.com.au.

Related Articles

Get ready for Spring Adventures with Henri-Lloyd
Wherever you sail, we have the products for your next adventure Wherever you sail, we have the products for your next adventure. Shop now at Henri-Lloyd's new direct price. Posted today at 11:00 am
New Tracing Sticker Program launching Summer 2021
Goal is to maintain beach safety and access for kitesurfers around the world At its core, the Global Kitesports Association's main objective is to continually ensure that kitesurfing has safe practices through the development and implementation of equipment standards. Posted today at 10:42 am
Charleston Race Week day 1
Off to rousing start with multiple races completed Charleston Race Week 2021 got off to a rousing start on Thursday with organizers completing multiple races for all classes in moderate to medium conditions. Posted today at 6:47 am
Sailing featured at Junior Pan American Games
US Sailing requests eligible sailors to submit participation form The first-ever Junior Pan American Games is set to take place in Cali, Colombia. This international multi-sport event is for athletes in the Americas aged 18 to 21. Posted on 9 Apr
Registration opens for 2021 Rolex Big Boat Series
Scheduled for September 15-19 at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California The Notice of Race has been posted and registration is open for the 2021 Rolex Big Boat Series at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California. Posted on 9 Apr
Charleston Race Week back following 1-year hiatus
Activity at many of the marinas around Charleston Harbor on Thursday a welcome sight There was activity at many of the marinas around Charleston Harbor on Thursday, and it was a welcome sight. Posted on 9 Apr
Nova Scotia to host 49er,49erFX, & Nacra 17 Worlds
The world's best sailors from over 35 countries will visit Canada in 2022 Nova Scotia will host a 400-strong field of the world's best sailors from over 35 countries when the World Championships for three Olympic classes, the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17, kick off in September 2022. Posted on 9 Apr
Finn Open Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal preview
Beginning of the end of the road to Tokyo The 2021 Open and U23 Finn European Championship opens in sunny Vilamoura, Portugal, this weekend with a fleet of around 50 sailors from 28 nations entered. Posted on 9 Apr
United States SailGP Team reveals Season 2 lineup
Spithill designs roster for current and future performance advantage The United States SailGP Team revealed its complete SailGP Season 2 lineup today with the announcement of athletes Daniela Moroz, CJ Perez, and Paul Campbell-James to its roster in addition to its acquisition of Philippe Presti as head coach. Posted on 9 Apr
RYA pays tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Sailing community shares nation's sadness The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is deeply saddened by the loss of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh - former RYA President and RYA Honorary Member. Posted on 9 Apr
Rooster 2020 - Impact BA - FOOTERCoast Guard Foundation FOOTER 1Gul 2020 FOOTER