Trailerable boat exhibitors will occupy an incredible 20,000 square-metres at the 2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS).
Those looking for any boat that can be stored on a trailer will be sure to find it at SCIBS, with dozens of global and national brands set to showcase their vessels in the hugely popular Sports, Leisure and Fishing precinct at the annual marine event from May 23-26.
Respected names such as Mako, Quintrex, Tracker, BRIG, Malibu Boats, Boston Whaler, Haines Signature, Nautique, Sportsman, Cruise Craft, Horizon, Fibrafort, Cobalt and Seafox are just a few of the Australian and international brands that will be on show.
The trailerable boat segment, which covers anything from tenders, performance RIBS, fishing sport boats and high-powered wake and ski boats, is going from strength to strength.
"The trailerable boat market is the fastest growing of all boat segments and one of the most exciting," SCIBS sales and exhibition manager Dominic O'Brien said.
"SCIBS is renowned as the launch pad for boats of all sizes and the trailerable boat market is particularly vibrant."
JSW Powersports will present an array of vessels from the Seafox, Malibu and Axis brands along with its 2019 line-up of Sea-Doo products.
"We plan to display around 10 Malibu and Axis boats, with two boats in water for sea trials in the demo area, and up to seven Seafox boats ranging from 18ft to 28ft," JSW Powersports marketing manager Oliver Bennett said.
Queensland Marine Centre (QMC) will have as many as 30 boats on show in the dedicated trailer boat precinct under the iconic US-made Boston Whaler, SeaRay, Mastercraft and Dorado brands.
Mastercraft, a specialist wakeboard boat brand, is also among its fleet, with QMC to offer boat-motor-trailer packages, using Ilmor engines also from the US.
From Australian Marine Centre, all eyes will be on a selection of Bar Crusher boats, which are made in Victoria, and Haines Signature boats, Formosa offshore fishing boats and Aquamaster alloy boats, all proudly made in Queensland.
The highlight of the Cruise Craft display will be the launch of the 2019 new centre console boat - the F360M, a 6.35m fully-composite construction trailerable boat.
Set up for all kinds of fishing, the F360M boasts 200hp engine, built-in tackle box, self-draining floor, more than 700L of storage, hydraulic steering and many more features for comfort, safety and efficiency.
Brisbane Quintrex, one of the country's biggest boat dealerships, will present a selection of Quintrex, Baysport and Yellowfin boats - "a hardcore plate fishing boat range" according to dealer principal Aaron Goodchild.
"SCIBS 2019 is on track to be the biggest ever in terms of trailer boats," Goodchild said.
Gold Coast Boating Centre has invested in an 800 square metre space to showcase about 30 boats across the Horizon, Stessco, Formosa by Sea-Rod and Stessel brands, along with Dunbier trailers and Yamaha outboard motors.
Jack O'Rourke is a contributor to Ocean Media
RACE IS ON
Entries are open for the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, encouraging sailors from around the world to join the historic 75th running of the race. The CYCA Sailing Committee anticipates a larger fleet than the average 95 entries of recent years with early indications of a bumper start on December 26 for between 120 and 140 boats.
"The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is one of the greatest ocean races in the world and is the jewel in the CYCA's crown," CYCA Commodore Paul Billingham says.
The anniversary 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is expected to lure a number of former overall winners back to the start line.
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The 6100 Coupe features single-level living zones and a seamless transition from inside to out. Its extended roofline delivers both a sleek appearance and the ability to entirely enclose the cockpit with covers for all-weather alfresco dining.