The Sydney International Boat Show is the largest recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere. This year, 2015, it took place between July 30 and August 3 (today). The location was Cockle Bay Marina in Darling Harbour & Sydney Exhibition Centre on Glebe Island.
Here is a list of participating brands. Looking at how big it is, I am amazed of the efforts the NSW Government put to organizing such an ample event.
50 Point Safety Check, AB Inflatables, Abell Point Marina, Able Hawkesbury River Houseboats, Absolute Motor Yachts, Abu Garcia, Accantara – Fabric, Achilles Inflatables, Acoustica – Sound Proofing, ACR Personal Safety Devices, AFC DVD, AIRIS Inflatable Kayaks & SUP Boards, Alaska Motor Yachts, Allyacht Spars Mast, Amara Boats, Amel Yachts, Anglapro, AquaJet Kayak, Aruba, Arvor Boats, Aurora Inflatables, Austral Propellers, Australian Sailing + Yachting, Australian Superyacht Charters, AutoStream Feathering Propellers, Awlgrip, Axis, Axis Boats, Axopar Power Boats, Azimut, Azuree, B&G, Back Cove Motor Yachts, Bali Catamarans, Bar Crusher, Bass Strait Motor Yacht, Bavaria Yachts, Bayliner Boats, Baysport Boats, Belize Motor Yachts, Bella Terra Skin Care, Beneteau, Beneteau Lagoon, Berkley, Beta Marine Engines, Bluewater 420′ Raised Saloon, Boat Equity Syndication, Boating Safety Information, boatpoint.com.au, boatsales.com.au, Boston Whaler, Brig, BRV, Bubba Blades, Bukh Diesel Engines, Caframo Fans, Camero, Canon Image Stabilised Binoculars, Caribbean Boats, Carver, Catalina Yachts, Catana Catamarans, Chaparral Boats, Chiller Fish Bags, Chris Craft Boats, Clearvu Sonar, Club Marine, C-MAP Electronic Charts, CMP Chain, Cobalt Boats, Comfort Seats, Cooper Automatic Self Drying Bag, Corsair Trimarans, Costa Sunglasses, Cranchi Boats, Cresta Motor Yachts, Crestliner Boats, Crewed Charter, Crewsaver, Crownline, CruiseCraft, Cruising Helmsman, CTW Trailers, Daiwa, Deep Blue, Deep Sea Fishing Reel, Dehler Yachts, Discover Boating Week, Discover Sailing Program, Doyle Sails, Dream Yacht Charter, Dry Case, Dubarry, Dunbier Boat Trailers, Easytow Trailers, Eclat Services, ECO Marine Bedding, Elan Yachts, Elandra Yachts, Elite 321 Brushable Polyurethane, Empire Marinas – Bobbin Head, Endurance Yachts, EuroLED, Evinrude, Evolution Boats, Express Joystick System, Express Positioning System, Fairline Boats, Firdell Radar Reflectors, Fischer Panda, Fishing World Magazine, Flagship undercover boat storage, Fleming Yachts, Flexima Mattresses, Flexiteek, FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras, FloatBricks, Force 10/Eno Galley Stoves, Foresti & Suardi, Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts, Fountaine Pajot Sail Catamarans, Four Winns, FreeFlow Catamarans, Furlerboom, Furlex, Furuno, FUSION Electronics, Galizas Chandlery, Garmin Electronics, Genoa Furlers, Gianneschi – Pumps, Gill Technical Marine Clothing, Gla Gla Shoes, Gladesville Bridge Marina, Glastron, GME, GoFree, Great Southern Route Directory, Gulets, Gulf Craft, Gunboat, Haines Hunter, Haines Signature, Hallett, Hampton Yachts, Hanse Yachts, Harken, Hatteland, Hatteras Yachts, Hella, HiDow Pain Pod, High and Dry Boatlifts, Highfield, HMB Endeavour, Hobie, Honda Outboards, Hood, Hook + Moor, Hooker Boats, Horizon Aluminium Boats, Horizon Series Inflatables, Horizon Yachts, Humminbird, Hunter Yachts, Hutton & Hutton-Arco, HyDrive Steering, HypaLUME, ICOM Radios, Idromar – WaterMakers, Impression Yachts, Indmar Engines, Integrity Motor Yachts, International Certificate of Competence (ICC), International Paint, J/Boats, Jabsco, Jeanneau Power, Jeanneau Sail, Jet Pilot, Johnson Pump, K2 Racefurlers, Kawasaki Jet Ski, Koden Fishfinders & Radars, Komodo, KVH Satellite TV & Comms, Larson, Le dd Planet Footwear, Leigh-Smith Yachts, Leisurefurl Booms, Lenco, Leopard Catamarans, Lewmar, Lightwave Catamarans, Lonako, Lowrance, MacDiarmid Sails, Mackay Boat Trailers, Majesty Yachts, Majoni Fenders, Mako Cat Boats, Malibu Boats, Marco / Tessilmare, Maretron, MARINCO, Marine Business, Marine Lite, Marine Radio Operators Handbooks, Marine Skin Care, Marine Tech, Marine Transmissions, Marine Card, Maritimo, MasterCraft, Mastervolt, MaxProp Feathering Propellers, MaxSea, Maxwell Anchor Winches, McLay Boats, MerCruiser, Mercury, Mercury Finance & Insurance, Mercury Inflatables, Meridian, MetEye, Mini Jumpstarter, Minn Kota, Miya Epoch, Monte Carlo Motor Yachts, Monte Carlo Powerboats, Moody Yachts, Moorings, MotorGuide, Muir Anchor Winches, Mustang, Musto, NAiAD Design, Nanni Diesel Engines, Nautique Boats, Navigator Helm Seats, NaviLED, NEEL Trimarans, Nohrd, Nordhavn Passagemaker, Nordik Inflatables, Nova Kool Refrigeration, NSW Fishing Monthly Magazine, Number 5 Antifoul, Nuova Rade, Ocean Alexander, Ocean Kayak, OCEAN Magazine, Oceanair, OceanLED, OceanSignal – rescueME, OFFSHORE YACHTING Magazine, Okuma, Old Town Canoes, Outer Reef Yachts, Outremer, P.R.T. Ground Anchor, Pacific Boating Club Membership Program, Panoptix Sonar, Pavati, Penguin, Penn, Perry Catamarans, Planetwrap, Plastimo Compasses, PolyFlex Marine Products, Pot Hauler, Power Tech, Powerdive, Prestige Motor Yachts, Princess, Privilege Catamarans, Profender, PropSpeed, Quintrex, Radio Licenses, Rae Line, Rapala, Raymarine, Razeto & Casareto – Locks, Redco Trailers, Regal Boats, Regulator Marine, Relaxn, Rescue Tape, Revival, Riviera, Roaring Forties, Rocna Anchors, Roswell Wake Air, Rule Pumps, Rutgerson, RYA Courses, Sacs – inflatable RIBS, Sailfish Aluminium Boats, SAILS Magazine, SailTime, SARCA Boat Anchors, Savage Boats, Savwinch, Scarab Jet Boats, Scout Boats, Sea Devil Boats, Sea Doo PWC, Sea Hawk LED floodlights, Sea Hawk Paints, Sea Pen – Advanced Dry-Docking Technology, Samurai, Satking, Seabung, Seacraft Aluminium Boats, SeaKeeper Stabilisers, Seaking Outboards, Sealegs, Sealine Power Boats, SeaRay, Seascape Trailer Sailor, SeaStar Solutions, Seatrail Trailers, Seaview Antenna Mounts, Seawind Catamarans, Shakespeare Antennas, SHURflo, Side-Power, Silvercraft, Simrad, Simrad Professional, Sirocco, SlipStream Folding Propellers, Solaris Yachts, Solas, Soldiers Point Marina, Sovereign BBQs, Spinlock, Stabicraft Boats, Stacer Boats, Steber, Stejcraft Boats, Stessco, Steyr Motors Diesel Engine, StormRider, Stratis Sails, Stressfree Anchor Winch, Sunbeam Yachts, Sunsail, Sunseeker Motor Yachts, Super Yacht Brokerage, Superior Marine Group, SuperStim – Pro TENS Device, SuperStim – Reflectro Relax, Supra, Surtees, Suzuki Outboards, TAG Yachts, Tecma, Timbercote Varnish, TMQ Electronics, Tohatsu Outboards, Tracker Boats, TrackSAT, Transcool Portable Air Coolers, Transtyle, ULI SUP Boards, Ultra Anchor, Ultra Chain Grab, Ultra Fabrics, Ultra Swivel, Ultraflex, VDO Instruments, Veem Propellers, Vetus Boating Accessories, Vivid Hard Antifoul, Volvo Penta Engines, Walker Bay Inflatables, Walker Bay Original, WASSP, WaterRower, Waterscape, Wellcraft Boats, Whitehaven Motor Yachts, Whittley, Wichard, Williams Tenders, Wipe New, Wizard Tackle, WM Diesel Engines, www.bom.gov.au, www.myboatinglife.com.au, X-Yachts, Yacht Share Mediterranean, Yachting Australia, Yachtmaster, Yamaha Genuine Parts and Accessories, Yamaha Motor Finance & Insurance, Yamaha Outboards, Yamaha WaveRunners, Yanmar, Zar Formenti RIB’s, Zhik, Zodiac Inflatables.
[Photography by Lando Rossi]
I haven’t written about boat shows in awhile. Doesn’t matter because it’s rare when there’s something really extraordinary. In Sydney it was really something out of common: races everyday, fishing lessons, dance and party, along all what the yacht builders had more treasured in their collections.
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