Huge display of trailer boats at 2015 Gold Coast International Marine Expo

By: Media Release

The largest display of trailer boats at any single location in Queensland – that’s just part of the unique X Factor set to inspire visitors at the 2015 Gold Coast International Marine Expo at Coomera from 21-24 May 2015.

The massive hardstand display of trailer boats is perhaps only equalled in scope and variety by the huge range of new and brokerage yachts, sailing vessels, equipment and accessories available exclusively at Expo this year.

And while event and marketing manager Emma Milne said there is always plenty of interest in the larger luxury yachts at the expo, but just as much interest in the range of fishing, family fun, specialty water sports boats, houseboats, party pontoons and sailing vessels.

"Most people get their first taste of the joys and rewards of boating life aboard a trailer boat … and many actually prefer the versatility of a boat that you can take with you anywhere," she said.

"Many larger yacht owners also require tenders or own specialty fishing boats so it’s very valuable to have this diversity of boats on display all in the one location."

Organisers have also announced a "come by boat" service for visitors, with water transfers from a designated anchorage just north of the Gold Coast Marine Precinct at Coomera for a nominal $2 per trip donation. This money will go directly to supporting the much-valued efforts of VMR Jacobs Well.

Also this week, organisers have revealed the Australian Premiere of the new range of innovative Dragonfly fish-finders – including the high-resolution, smartphone and tablet-integrated Wi-Fish – from worldwide marine electronics giant Raymarine.

And, confirming the expo’s stature among marine industry leaders, organisers have also this week announced an exclusive partnership with global engine powerhouse Cat Marine to provide free transport between the event’s 2000 free car-parks and the five key event sites.

The free transport is provided via licensed ferry with live entertainment between the three Expo marinas, and via courtesy buses running the entire length of Waterway Drive and seamlessly linking the five key event sites spanning almost 50 hectares and including the biggest recreational ship yards, yacht and aluminium boat-building facilities in the southern hemisphere.

Some of the major marques included among the growing list of exhibitors are Bayliner, Baysport, BRIG, Crest Liner, Cabriolet, Formosa, Four Winns, Karnic, Haines Hunter, Havana, Horizon, Nautique, Oceania, Quintrex, Savage, Sealegs, Sirocco, Sports Cruiser, Stacer, Yellowfin, Scout, Tournament and Wellcraft.

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