Sanctuary Cove

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Sanctuary Cove $8m Marina Upgrade Completed

Sanctuary Cove announced the completion of stage one of its multi-million dollar marina upgrade, featuring three new piers, with one dedicated to Superyachts alone.Following an investment of over $8 million dollars, recreational vessel berth holders will experience 6-star marina facilities sand Sanctuary Cove’s premier lifestyle destination creating an unparalleled marine experience, with G and H piers now open for private berthing and I pier to follow next month.The expansion will increase marina capacity to allow an additional 66 vessels to call Sanctuary Cove’s marina home…

Alaska 47 Sedan (Photo: SCIBS)

Intrepid Trawlers Re-Imagined at SCIBS 2018

A gamut of new generation trawler-style vessels will be in full force at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), with premier brands already on board for the fast-approaching 30th anniversary event. Trawler boats are charting a significant course at SCIBS 2018, held from May 24 to 27, with organizers confirming the largest display in recent years. Leading exhibitors to secure on-water space include Clipper Motor Yachts, Grand Banks, Flagstaff Marine displaying the Beneteau Swift Trawler…

Whitehaven 6000 Sunbridge (Photo: Whitehaven Motor Yachts)

SCIBS Showcases Luxury Boating Brands

With just days to go, the upcoming 28th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) has announced its second wave of major brands set to wow crowds from May 19 to 22. Kicking off on Thursday, the premier annual marine industry event is set to showcase more than $150 million in luxury boats and accessories and will see major global, Australian and Queensland debuts by some of the world’s most renowned names in the boating industry. A mix of major brands have been confirmed in an additional wave of exhibitor announcements…

Sunseeker 82 (Photo: Ray White Marine)

Opportunities In Euro Market Lure Aussie Boaties

Local boaties are turning to the European market for pre-owned multi-million dollar luxury vessels because of a shortfall in quality high-end stock in Australia, according to a leading marine broker. Ray White Marine CEO Rick Rodwell said Australia’s shortage of late model luxury motor yachts with low hours had come about because of the GFC. “People weren’t buying new boats during and post the GFC, so several years down the track we are feeling the effect of that protracted lull in sales,” he said.

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Strong Demand at SCIBS

Sancutary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) has reported strong exhibition space take-up from Sydney and Melbourne based exhibitors for the 2016 Show, showing a vote of industry confidence in the event strategically positioned at the launch of the Australasian boat show season. An array of interstate exhibitors will grace the marina and pavilion space at SCIBS in May, including Victorian based Sundance, who will be bringing the coveted Monte Carlo to SCIBS, along with Yanmar, Energy Power Systems (Cat Marine) and the City of Melbourne Marina among others.

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Elandra Yachts Launches New Model

Press release - Elandra Yachts has released the latest edition of its stunning 53 model to universal industry acclaim, signalling the evolution of one of Australia’s most exciting brand of luxury marine craft. Now available for viewing at Leigh-Smith Yachts at Sanctuary Cove on Queensland’s Gold Coast, the highly anticipated new offering from the premier motor yacht manufacturer has created a stir among boating enthusiasts since its launch this week. Boasting a range of features geared at delivering an enhanced inshore and offshore experience…

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Maverick Yachts: From South Africa to SCIBS

South African yacht builder, Maverick Yachts from Cape Town, has chosen SCIBS to launch down-under. A new exhibitor at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in 2015, and also new to Australia, Maverick Yachts from Cape Town, South Africa will be looking to make an impact with prospective clients and dealers. On show will be the Maverick 440, on its way with its new owners following a circumnavigation of Australia. Co-founder and co-owner with husband Rudi, Deslynn Pretorius explained…

Spectrum 52

Yacht Designers Set for SCIBS

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) will welcome several talented yacht designers among its 300 exhibitors this year, each displaying cutting-edge technology and concepts they describe as “game changers”. Based in the Australian Marine Pavilion, which will house innovative Australian-made products, superyacht companies and destination marketers, Albert Sedlmayer will have on show the plans and presentation to support his concept of the SPECTRUM 52, a sleek and unique 52-metre catamaran ideal for world cruising that, once constructed, would be the biggest cat ever made.

376 Canyon

Many U.S. Boat Brands on Display at SCIBS

Australia’s exclusive Grady-White, Hatteras and Queensland Regal Dealer, Game & Leisure Boats, will present an exciting array of the latest releases from leading American brands Cabo, Grady-White and Regal at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS). Leading their on-water display will be the new Grady-White 376 Canyon which will make its Australian debut at SCIBS. After an exceptional run of sales across the entire Grady-White range, Game & Leisure Boats are pleased to welcome the flagship of the fleet…

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Marinas, Moorings and More at SCIBS

At the 2014 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), docking systems of all kinds will be on show – from massive marina systems to personal pens for PWCs, all displaying high-tech and ingenious solutions. The big names and the emerging players will have displays, demonstrations and launches at SCIBS. One of the  largest pontoon manufacturers in Australia, Jetty Specialists, will be at SCIBS in Pavilion A, not showing their products so much as their credentials. For 28 years…

Integrity 440 Sedan

New Generation Trawler Boats

The timeless appeal of the classic trawler-style motor yacht evokes dreams of passage-making, long-range, bluewater cruising and an era of elegance with underlying endurance. Open-water cruising requires yachts that are built tough, equipped with the technology to operate safely in all conditions and the comforts of home for satisfying the family and friends onboard. There are some exciting launches in the trawler-style segment at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS)…

The Rise of Sailing

The 2014 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), from May 22-25, 2014, will be the place to see the newest sailing vessels, both performance and cruising yachts, mono and multihulls, for those who dream of feeling the wind in their hair and exploring boundless blue horizons. Sailing is enjoying a boost in popularity, thanks in part to ‘the Jessica Watson effect’, the success of Australia’s sailors at the London Olympic Games in 2012 and the protracted, thrilling America’s Cup series which brought the multihulled wonders to the world’s attention.

Bavaria Vision 42

Sails Grace the 25th Anniversary SCIBS

The majesty and grace of sailing will feature at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) Thursday, May 23-Sunday, May 26, with national launches of prestige vessels and a vast spectrum of sailing product on display. Joining 114 vessels on water, will be the Bavaria Vision 42 in an Australia-wide release. The 12.5-meter luxury yacht sleeps four and features an abundance of space normally expected from larger yachts. This cruising yacht has been designed with the solo sailor in mind.

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Sunseeker Launches Manhattan 53 in Australia

Sunseeker said it plans a powerful impact as it prepares to launch the Manhattan 53 for the first time in Australia at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, May 23-26. Recently winning the Award “Best Brand Presence In Asia” at the 2013 Asia Boating Awards, spokesperson for Sunseeker East Coast Operations, Mike Garrett, said he is thrilled to be bringing the latest in the range – the Manhattan 53 to the Show. Reaching speeds of 32 knots, the vessel is driven by twin diesels up to 1,600hp and has a fuel capacity of 2,200 liters, reaching a range of up to 250 nautical miles.

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U.S. Yachts Display Hunter Range at SCIBS

Australian company U.S. Yachts, will display the new Hunter 40 and the Queen of the fleet the Hunter 50 at the 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. The Hunter 40 will be making her Australian debut. The H40 is designed specifically for extended cruising and live-aboard comfort, as are all the models in Marlow-Hunter’s “World Destination Series” of yachts – including the H45, H50 and H50cc. The H40 offers a choice of two- or three-cabin interior configurations, both with a generous headroom…

Five Star Motor Cruisers Debuts Sealine S450

Five Star Motor Cruisers, the exclusive dealer for Sealine International in Australia, will debut the new Sealine S450 sports cruiser. The new Sealine S450 won the award for the Best Imported Motor Yacht in the 40 to 50ft category at the recent Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Functional design is the hallmark of Sealine, setting new standards of excellence, unconventional and endlessly versatile in design. Of the many advanced features of the S450 and most practical is the ability to change and extend the cockpit to suit your daily needs.

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European Lounge Boat Heads to SCIBS 2013

The Original Dutch Sloop will be at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) in May. Complete with a luxury day bed and seating for 12, fatures of the Dutch Sloop include a hand-laid CE certified fibreglass hull, bow thruster, 50-liter aluminum fuel tank and 27HP freshwater-cooled Craftsman Mitsubishi diesel engine. The boats also include a ZF transmission and water-cooled shaft which drives the encased bronze propeller. All boats are delivered on a galvanized trailer and are fully fitted-out with day bed…

Cruise the Whitsundays with WRAY

Whitsunday Rent A Yacht (WRAY) will showcase its skipper-yourself holidays, investment opportunities for boat owners and running an online Live Deals auction – where holiday makers can bid for a bargain holiday – at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show on the Gold Coast from May 23-26. WRAY offers more than 20 vessels for charter including elite and standard yachts, catamarans and motor cruisers. The fleet mixes brands such as classic Beneteau Lagoons, Bavarias and Jeanneaus with Australian favourites, Seawinds and Perrys.

The luxurious Pilot House

Grand Banks Announces On-Water Display at Sanctuary Cove Show

Grand Banks will display the new Aleutian at the 2013 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May. The company’s on-water display includes a recently-arrived three-cabin 53 Aleutian RP model and a new 47 Heritage EU. The 53 includes the features and style of her big sisters, the 59, 65 and 72 and 76 Aleutian models. These include a full-beam master stateroom, the modified deep-V hull that performs at hull or planing speeds and ample power through twin turbo diesel engines - up to 715hp each in the 53. The 47 Heritage EU used the trawler-style design, common to many Grand Banks vessels.