2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (May 24-27)

Posted by Alex Antony on 22 May, 2018

It's all about boats! That's four days of water sports fun in one awesome location! Celebrating their thirty years, the southern hemisphere’s most highly-anticipated marine event wants to inspire new adventures.

There's plenty of room to burn off some energy, or simply chill and savour the sights and sounds of the Show while celebrating the next wave.


what's on

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has evolved over three decades to grow from an assortment of boats on the Marina and a legendary launch, to become a well-oiled machine showcasing every aspect of the boating lifestyle, plus a program of entertainment and education that is inclusive and inspiring.

The daily schedule of entertainment, presentations and activities add to the family-friendly, festive atmosphere of the Boat Show. Entertainment highlights include live cooking demonstrations by Paul Burt on the Main Stage, meet and greet Bathurst winners Tony Longhurst and Aaron Seton and see the winning Boat Works car and hear from expert anglers at the Berkley Supertank.

For anglers of all skill levels, the popular fishing tournament is back again, this year branded the 2018 SCIBS ‘Fly Scoot’ Bream Shootout presented by Shimano. The winner-takes-all event takes place Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May and promises to be great fun for participants and visitors to the Show alike.

must see

Over the course of its history, it welcomed 1.4 million-plus visitors through its gates, resulting in a total economic impact of more than $3 billion. The Show has hosted more than 10,000 exhibitors from boats, engines, and all your marine needs (including binoculars and sunglasses!).

With a global reputation as a world-class B2B and consumer event, the Show attracts exhibitors displaying the latest products and innovations in one spectacular location. Ausloans is the proud finance partner for many of these exhibitors, including those SLF in the docks and Super Car Street. You will have the opportunity to view sports, liesure, and fishing boats along with vehicles from Bentley, Yamaha, and Suzuki among others.

1800Approved, the Ausloans finance arm, can get you preapproved today so you can shop with the power of cash! Don’t let finance stop your dreams!

We have also partnered with Qantas to get ABN holders free flights*. Whether you're after a cabin boat or a luxury cruiser, we will get a custom finance solution just for you. We compare 40+ lenders with just one click to make sure you get the best deals. Faster and easier than the banks, let us do the hard yards for you. Call us on 1800 277 768 or apply online now!

1800Approved can also help with Business Loans or Cashflow Funding. It's just another way we help support local businesses with their growth.


more info

Open 9am – 5pm Thursday to Sunday


Adults: $25
Under 15yo: FREE
Discounts available here.


*Other terms and conditions apply.

Topics: Boat Loans, Car Loans, finance, 4x4, boat, events