The organizers of Gold Coast International Boat Show and Marine Expo announced that its scheduled boat show will no longer push through. The boating event, which was supposed to run on March 2018, will now be replaced by the 2018 Riviera and Belize Festival of Boating.
Formerly known as Gold Coast Marine Expo, the Gold Coast International Boat Show and Marine Expo started seven years ago and has since greeted more than 140,000 Queensland boating enthusiasts.
Just last year, the Marine Expo welcomed over 23,000 visitors and shown 230 exhibitors plus 600 boats. Sadly for its great supporters, the Gold Coast International Boat Show and Marine Expo will no longer continue starting next year.
Following the announcement, Event and Marketing Manager Emma Brown released a statement and said: “After lengthy consideration, the committee has reluctantly reached this decision, especially following the success of our 2017 show for both our valued boating enthusiast visitors and exhibitors.”
“The boat building factories at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct in Coomera are now bustling as a result of new boat sales and the handstands and refit sheds are a hive of activity. Available space within the current site together with the impact of the show on businesses in the precinct has become a significant consideration.” she added.
As a conclusion, Ms. Brown stated: “We would like to take this opportunity to publicly and sincerely thank all of our great supporters over the past seven years – our enthusiastic visitors, loyal exhibitors, steadfast event partners, stable suppliers and the generous landholders who have all given and contributed so much to the success of our show.”
Fortunately, one of Gold Coast International Boat Show and Marine Expo’s long time backer has announced its own boat show for next year. Riviera Luxury Motor Yachts announced the 2018 Riviera and Belize Festival of Boating. The event will run from May 24 to 28 at Coomera on the Gold Coast of Australia, the same period as the famous Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.
This “2018’s Ultimate Boating Event” as the company calls it, was created to support Riviera and Belize owners. It aims to raise awareness of owners’ full boating potential and help them reach the best boating experience. The 2018 Riviera and Belize Festival of Boating is a fun event for luxury motor yachts lovers to socialize with the world-wide Riviera and Belize owners.
This festival of boating is the perfect opportunity for aspiring Riviera owners to experience the luxury boats for the first time. You can now pre-register for the event at http://festivalofboating.com.au/.
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