Over 60,000 boaties are expected to descend on Darling Harbour between 28 July – 1 August 2022 for the return of the Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS). The 53rd SIBS event will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) and is presented in a new partnership between the Boating Industry Association (BIA) and Mulpha Events, owner-operator of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. The show will encompass both an indoor display space and a 5,000sqm open-air event deck.
“We look forward to delivering a worldclass boat show with widespread appeal at the iconic Darling Harbour site and showcasing our exhibitors, partners and the wider marine industry to an enthusiastic audience,” says BIA Vice-President Andrew Fielding. THE Latest Mulpha Events General Manager, Johan Hasser, says SIBS 2022 will be particularly focussed on recreational boating. “SIBS 2022 will showcase the fun of being out and about on the water with a particular focus on recreational boating,” says Hasser. “From stand-up paddleboarding and personal watercraft through to powerboats, inflatables and sailing yachts, SIBS will inspire adventure and promote a fun and active marine lifestyle.”
Brands already confirmed for SIBS 2022 include Sunseeker, Princess, Fleming, Multihull Solutions, Short Marine, Palm Beach Motor Yachts, Flagstaff Marine, Iliad, Whitehaven, d’Albora and Chapman Marine. Our June-July magazine cover star, Shellharbour Marina, will also be showcasing at SIBS. Trailer boats, watersports and inflatable craft will be represented by the likes of Insinc Marine, Hunts Marine, GME Marine, Waves Overseas, Sirocco Marine, UPDATES AND EVENTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT. 1. GRE Marine, Hobie and Whitewater Sports Marine. The latest marine technology, engines, gear, and gadgets will also be showcased by brands such as Navico, Volvo Penta, Mercury Marine, FLIR Maritime, Garmin, Raymarine, Stella Systems, Dometic, Boating & RV and GME.
SIBS sponsor, Transport for NSW, will be promoting safe and responsible boating, through the Boating Safety Zone. “SIBS allows our Boating Education Officers to share safety advice and engage with new, returning and experienced skippers at the Boating Safety Zone,” says Bernard Carlon, Executive Director of Centres for Road Safety and Maritime Safety at Transport for NSW.
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