The 45th Sydney International Boat Show will run from 2-6 August 2012. It takes place at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre & Cockle Bay Marina, Darling Harbour.
The Halls inside the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre will be open from 10am to 8pm and the Marina will be open from 10am to 6pm.
According to the Sydney Boat Show website ‘tweet’, 7,285 visitors attended on the show’s first day, Thursday.
The Sydney International Boat Show: Inside Halls at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The boat show gives those looking to buy a new boat or any type of watercraft down to a kayak the chance to shop around in one place.
These days there are many ways in which those of modest means can enjoy the sort of boating lifestyle that is usually associated with the rich and famous. A market has developed for various types of shared ownership schemes. Some are structured a bit like a time-share agreement.
Some sailing clubs will be there offering courses and club membership. A good way to get experience is to turn up on a racing day and put your name on the board as a volunteer crew member.
It also offers a chance for dreamers to go along and experience what it is like to sit inside multi-million dollar yachts. Some companies are a bit choosy about who they let on their boats; you might have to convince them you are a prospective buyer, even though you have already paid the $20 adult entry fee to get into the show. But they do not all operate like this.
For those that cannot make it to the boat show, you will have to make do with the live webcast. There are three cameras to choose from showing the Marina, Hall 5 and the MyBoatinglife.com.au Entertainment Stage.
More images of the boat show can be seen here.