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The Melbourne Boat Show is back

The long awaited, much anticipated, 60th Melbourne Boat Show is set to launch this October at Docklands.

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) is proud to announce the 20-23 October event, at its new location, extending the full length of Newquay Promenade at Docklands, and onto the Melbourne City Marina and its surrounds.

It is with thanks to the City of Melbourne, the Victorian State Government, Development Victoria, Better Boating Victoria, the Victorian Fishing Authority, Melbourne City Marina, and over 60 fantastic Exhibitors, for backing this event, and getting it up after a three-year hiatus.

“The revised Docklands location will bring a fantastic boating lifestyle element, an on-water aspect, and a great vibe in relation to boating in Melbourne and Victoria,” said BIAV CEO Steve Walker. Adding, “We are really grateful to everyone that has got on-board and supported this event. There’s a boat show starved community out there, and a huge appetite for leisure, lifestyle and boating. We are anticipating a great return to boat shows and are really looking forward to delivering this show”.

The event will run over four spectacular days, from Thursday 20 Oct, 3pm-7pm, Friday 21 Oct and Saturday 22 Oct, 10am-7pm through to Sunday 23 Oct, 10am-4pm.

Just some of the features, include on-water boat displays and trials, waterfront boat displays, a boaters marketplace, top class musical entertainment, fantastic boating and fishing stage presentations, seafood cooking demonstrations, a Welcome to Boating Hub for new people to boating, boating tourism information, a super fun kids zone, Tall Ship Enterprize, a Marine Jobs centre, great prizes, and more.

One of these great prizes includes a lucky visitor having the chance to draw for a Boat Show voucher valued up to $200,000*. Redeemable with any of the 2022 Melbourne Boat Show Exhibitors. This is a major prize, being brought to the event by the Boat Owners Club.

From fishing boats to cruising yachts, paddle boats to jetskis, this is the opportunity to discover your boating lifestyle with the best in boating, watercraft and marine tech. Visit the show and test drive your next boat on Victoria Harbour. See the full list of great exhibitors and brands coming to the 60th Melbourne Boat Show from Melbourne and beyond.

Boat shows around the country are back and have been really successful in terms of attracting good crowds, profiling boating, and generating great leads and business. The 60th Melbourne Boat Show is Melbourne Boat Show Press Release expected to keep this trend going as the traditional boat show crow, and the growing number of new people looking to Discover Boating engage.

To book your free tickets, and to be in the running to draw for a boat show voucher worth up to $200,000*, please click here.

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