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The Brisbane Boat Show is set to open its doors this week with a full house of exhibitors preparing to put on a show for South-east Queensland boaters. Last year's show saw an impressive line-up of trailer boats at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre venue which drew a crowd of nearly 16,000 visitors, and organisers will be hoping for a repeat of that result.
Among the highlights on display this year are:
Elliott Marine’s Evo 660 trailer boat now available in Australia, presented by Bosun's Locker. The boat features a retractable hard top which can be raised to allow the driver and passengers full standing headroom and then lowered to reduce wind drag on the water and when towing, as well as making the boat easier to store. The hardtop is easily lowered to transform the cabin into a weather proof front sealed cockpit.
Mackay’s Reef Marine will be presenting Seacat catamarans in various configurations at the show, including the 636 Seacat Forward Console with hardtop, the 565 Seacat Forward Console, and the 565 Seacat Centre Console. Seacats are designed to plane effectively with lower horsepower motors, making them more efficient to run. They are also designed to lean-in when turning, similar to a mono-hulled craft, unlike other catamarans which tend to lean out. Currently, Reef Marine is the sole distributor of Seacat in Australia.
Local manufacturer Savwinch will be introducing its new SAV Sliding Ring anchors, available in both 6kg and 7.5kg, in both 316 stainless steel and galvanised options. These anchors are designed to slide back from under a reef, preventing the anchor from getting caught. Savwinch is known for its 316 Stainless Steel Winch, the SSS range, which feature a full 316 stainless steel gearbox.
Show organisers, the Boating Industry Association Ltd, is also teaming up with Maritime Safety Queensland to present a line-up of government agencies at the show. Along with Maritime Safety Queensland, agencies such as SEQ Water, Queensland Boating & Fisheries Patrol, Brisbane Water Police, Australian Volunteer Coast Guard, Queensland Parks & Wildlife, and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will be sharing information about how they keep our waterways safe and sustainable for the future.
Brisbane Boat Show
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Adult tickets to the show are $15
Children $5 (under 5’s are free)
Seniors & Pensioners $12.
All tickets are $5 after 5pm (per person, door sales only. This offer excludes family tickets).
More information on the website.