Latest Trailer Boats in Full Force at Next Weekend’s Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival

5 November 2020


Visitors to the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival on the Gold Coast will be spoilt for choice with a bumper selection of trailerable boats on display at the country’s first boat show of the year from November 13 to 15.

The Marine Village will play host to the latest arrivals from hundreds of top brands and dealers spanning entry-level vessels to luxury yachts, serving as an exciting precursor to the 2021 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May.

Prominent trailer boat brands on land include Australian Marine Centre with Barcrusher and Haines models; Deep Blue Boats showcasing EdgeWater Boats; Wild About Boats with fishing boats from Stejcraft and Queensland Marine Centre with US exports Boston Whaler, Mastercraft and Sea Ray.

Additional brands include Surf Coast Marine bringing Quintrex; Northside Marine with Surtees, Jeanneau, Stabicraft and Malibu; Nitro Marine presenting the best of the Mako, Sea Jay Aluminium Boats and Sun Tracker ranges; Stessl Marine with Makocraft Boats; as well as Cobalt Boats, Nautique Boats, Blue Water Cruising Yachts and Whittley Boats, to name a few.

The world-class Sanctuary Cove Marina will also showcase trailer boats on water, with Spirit Marine displaying Beneteau Antares and Flipper; Game and Leisure Boats bringing Regal and Grady White models; Sailfish Catamarans showing its signature range; and Nautilus Australia representing the Parker brand.

For those looking to repower or update their engines, Yamaha, Mercury and Suzuki will be well represented throughout the vibrant Marine Village by a number of dealers.

Sales & Partnerships Manager Dominic O’Brien said an extensive and diverse range of trailer boats will be featured at the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival, with everything from performance RIBs and tenders, to trailer boats fitted out for angling or diving.

“We expect families and recreational boating enthusiasts will show ample interest in the trailer boat segment at this year’s event, particularly in the lead up to summer given the local region’s incredible waterways,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Whether you’re looking for a trailer boat to take fishing in Moreton Bay or a family day out on the Broadwater, South-East Queensland and Northern New South Wales are the perfect environments for a trailer boat.”

Queensland Marine Centre takes the top spot when it comes to trailer boats, showcasing the largest display of vessels across land and water at the event.

“We’ve been exhibiting at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show since 1996 and are keen to continue our long tradition of bringing our trailerable boats category to Gold Coast locals,” QMC’s managing director Andrew Bennett said.

“We’ll be showcasing four new models that were scheduled to debut earlier in the year, including the newly released Boston Whaler 380 on water and the MasterCraft NXT 24 on trailer, which is a fun and affordable wake surf boat.”

Northside Marine Sales Manager, Bill Hull anticipates their range of Jeanneau boats to pique the interest of boating veterans and novices alike.

“We can feel a real excitement in the air coming into the boating season, with a number of our customers already telling us that they will be attending the Festival to peruse the eight Jeanneau boats we will be having on show,” he said.

Surf Coast Marine Sales Manager Eric Steele said there will be some exciting products on offer, particularly across the Quintrex range.

“Our most popular models in the range will be on show, as well as a number of well optioned, custom-built packages for boat lovers everywhere,” Mr Steele said.

“We’re excited to present to a broader market in person at the event and can’t wait for visitors to get up close with some of the newest models.”

Visitors can also discover a selection of cafes, restaurants and specialty retailers throughout The Marine Village, or spend a night at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, which has recently undergone a $9 million upgrade.

Access to the Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival is made easy with free on-site parking. To ensure the safety of all patrons, visitors must pre-register their attendance at

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