Sports, Leisure and Fish­ing

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Trail­er­a­ble boat ex­hibitors will oc­cupy an in­cred­i­ble 20,000sqm at this year's show.

The team from Mal­ibu Boats will make the trip from its Al­bury, Vic­to­ria fa­cil­ity to show off the fea­ture-filled 2019 mod­els of its wake­board and wakesurf­ing boats, while Nau­tique Cen­tral will ex­hibit five of its Us-built range of spe­cial­ist wake­board, wakesurf and ski boats.

From Or­lando, Florida, the award-win­ning Nau­tique range suits Aus­tralian con­di­tions and has con­sis­tently won ‘Wake­boat of the Year' since 2013. “All our boats are a stand­out but the Su­per Air Nau­tique G23 is the flagship of the brand,” Nau­tique Cen­tral's Sam Green­land said. “It's the in­dus­try-lead­ing ves­sel and will be a head-turner at SCIBS 2019.”

Sirocco Marine North has booked ex­tended space for the event as it plans to show­case a large range of 30 RIBS span­ning the BRIG, Wil­liams and Sirocco brands, in­clud­ing the Wil­liams Mini­jet 280, Wil­liams Tur­bo­jet 325 and all-new BRIG Eagle 8, Eagle 6 and Eagle 5.

The Eagle 8 – BRIG’S new 8m go-any­where cruiser – will cap­ti­vate devo­tees of the brand and a new gen­er­a­tion of boat­ies look­ing for myr­iad fea­tures as stan­dard. With room for up to 11 peo­ple, it is pow­ered by the ac­claimed Yamaha 300hp four-stroke en­gine.

Sea­farer Boats has a leg­endary rep­u­ta­tion amongst boat­ies and fish­er­men for its hard­core per­for­mance and prac­ti­cal­ity. If you’re in­ter­ested in climb­ing aboard a Sea­farer, visit the La­guna Boat­ing Cen­tre stand to check out the range.

At Ka­ree Marine, you’ll find a range of Tour­na­ment Plea­sure Boats on hand. Per­fect for cross­ing the bay or head­ing out wide, the Tour­na­ment range is de­signed and built to with­stand the harsh­est of Aus­tralian con­di­tions.

Gold Coast-based JSW Pow­er­sports, the world’s num­ber one dealer for Sea-doo, has al­ready booked its tra­di­tional po­si­tion on both sides of Mast­head Way and plans to present the com­plete 2019 lineup of Sea-doo mod­els. This will in­clude the new 2019 Fish Pro, which was de­signed for PWC fish­ing, as well as GTX 300 Ltd from the lux­ury range, RXT-X 300 from the high-per­for­mance range, Wake Pro 230 and the Spark Trixx.

In all, JSW Pow­er­sports plans to dis­play 20plus mod­els in the Sea-doo, Sea Fox and Mal­ibu boat ranges, along with a selec­tion of Can-am ATV of­froad ve­hi­cles and the new-in-2019 Canam Spy­der three-wheeled mo­tor­cy­cles, the ideal com­pan­ion to the on-wa­ter ad­ven­ture life­style.

For the ex­plor­ers, the Caraboat will be of prime in­ter­est – a car­a­van-boat combo that is a stylish, sleek, aero­dy­namic and easy-to-tow car­a­van and then, when in boat mode, be­comes a safe, sea­wor­thy boat.

Nitro Marine will re­turn to its prime spot on Mast­head Way with the first-ever look at the re­sults of an ex­cit­ing tri-coun­try col­lab­o­ra­tion. Work­ing with a New Zealand fam­ily build­ing boats in China, the long-run­ning Gold Coast marine busi­ness will launch a fam­ily-ori­en­tated range of Nitro Marine fi­bre­glass fish­ing boats rang­ing from 5.8m-6.5m with cabin, walka­round and Kiwi-aus­tralian hull. A 6.2m du­al­con­sole op­tion will also be on of­fer. The old­est and largest Mercury fran­chise on the Gold Coast, Nitro Marine will also show­case its wide range of Mako, Tracker, Sun­tracker, Poly­craft and Sea­jay boats.

From Aus­tralian Marine Cen­tre (AMC), all eyes will be on a selec­tion of Haines Sig­na­ture boats. The range of­fers ev­ery­thing from af­ford­able en­try-level op­tions for fam­i­lies look­ing for their first boat, to fish­ing ma­chines with all the bells and whis­tles for se­ri­ous an­glers. AMC will also dis­play a range of Bar Crusher and For­mosa off­shore fish­ing boats as well as Aqua­mas­ter al­loy boats, all proudly made in Queens­land

Club Marine has also com­mit­ted to a sig­nif­i­cant pres­ence at SCIBS 2019, with a highly vis­i­ble stand opposite the Main Pavil­ion in Marine Vil­lage.

“As one of the first boat shows of the year, SCIBS is the ideal place to catch up with our cus­tomers and in­dus­try col­leagues, share their experience­s and help them with their in­ter­ests,” Club Marine CEO Si­mon Mclean said.

In the ded­i­cated Suzuki Street, the Haines Group will col­lab­o­rate with deal­ers AMC,

Surf Coast Marine and La­guna Boat­ing Cen­tre to show­case a range of ex­cit­ing new mod­els and mo­tors in­clud­ing Haines Sig­na­ture boats, Sea­farer and Suzuki marine out­boards.

“We are tak­ing ex­panded space this year to present a selec­tion of boats from the renowned Sea­farer range,” said Haines Group’s Chris Thomp­son. “SCIBS is al­ways a bril­liant show for us and an im­por­tant mar­ket­ing plat­form.”

"Trail­er­a­ble boat ex­hibitors will oc­cupy an in­cred­i­ble 20,000m2 at this year's show."

North­side Marine will show­case about 16 ves­sels, among them a range of the lat­est mod­els from Stab­i­craft, Whit­t­ley Cruis­ers, Sur­tees boats and Sportsman cen­tre-con­sole boats from the US, all pow­ered by Yamaha engines. The busi­ness will also of­fer spe­cial SCIBS pack­ages in­clud­ing boat, trailer and engines.

Wyn­num Marine is pre­par­ing to present a wide selec­tion from the Cruise Craft range, proudly made in Bris­bane since 1946 by the Nichols fam­ily. The high­light of the Cruise Craft dis­play will be the launch of the 2019 new cen­tre con­sole boat, the F360M (re­viewed in is­sue

513) – a 6.35m fully-com­pos­ite con­struc­tion trail­er­a­ble boat. Set up for all kinds of fish­ing, the F360M boasts 200hp en­gine, built-in tackle box, self-drain­ing floor, more than 700L of stor­age, hy­draulic steer­ing and many more fea­tures for com­fort, safety and ef­fi­ciency.

Queens­land Marine Cen­tre (QMC) will have up to 30 boats on show in the ded­i­cated trailer boat precinct un­der the iconic Us-made Bos­ton Whaler, Searay, Master­craft and Do­rado brands.

Master­craft, a spe­cial­ist wake­board boat brand, is also among its fleet, with QMC to of­fer boat­mo­tor-trailer pack­ages, us­ing Il­mor engines also from the US.

In an Aus­tralian de­but, Cobalt Boats will un­veil its dy­namic 23SC out­board boat, along with a line-up that in­cludes the Cobalt R7,

2019 edi­tion R5, CS 23 and 200S mod­els. “We have some­thing for ev­ery­one,” said Cobalt Boats manag­ing di­rec­tor Brett Thur­ley.

Bris­bane Quin­trex, one of the coun­try’s big­gest boat deal­er­ships, will present a selec­tion of Quin­trex, Baysport and Yel­lowfin boats – “A hard­core plate fish­ing boat range,” ac­cord­ing to dealer prin­ci­pal Aaron Good­child. “SCIBS 2019 is on track to be the big­gest ever in terms of trailer boats,” he said. “We will have 40 boats in to­tal, rang­ing from 3.5m to 7m and all with fac­tory-backed spe­cials and un­beat­able deals on of­fer over the four days.”

Gold Coast Boat­ing Cen­tre has in­vested in an 800sqm space to show­case about 30 boats across the Hori­zon, Stessco, For­mosa by Sea-rod and Stes­sel brands, along with Dun­bier trail­ers and Yamaha out­board mo­tors. There will be boats in the bowrider, cen­tre con­sole and side con­sole styles, from en­try-level start­ing about $10,000 up to $100,000-plus and with 2019 mod­els to suit all bud­gets and boat­ing life­styles.

With its trade­mark rain­bow ban­ner, Ste­fan Boat­ing World will dis­play the lat­est model 702 Kar­nic mo­tor yacht, a dy­namic 24-footer that is an ideal fish­ing or day­boat and boasts a dou­ble cabin, bath­room and sunbed, along with be­ing tow­able – all at a great price.

Made in Brazil, the fab­u­lous Fi­brafort range was de­signed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Porsche Con­sult­ing and spans 21-40ft, while Re­flex boats is de­scribed by Ste­fan Boat­ing World di­rec­tor Steve Ack­erie as “...the best value fam­ily boat in Aus­tralia, ex­cep­tion­ally roomy for its size and packed full of fea­tures.”

Pon­toon and deck boat spe­cial­ists Hur­ri­cane Boats Aus­tralia will have two highly-specced boats di­rect from the US mak­ing their SCIBS de­but: the Hur­ri­cane 2400 Sun­deck and the Hur­ri­cane 226 Fun­deck sports edi­tion with dou­ble bi­mini, up­graded 150hp en­gine, black rails and white up­hol­stery.

ABOVE In­spect the lat­est Mal­ibu range di­rect from its Al­bury fac­tory BELOW Or check out this 2019 Su­per Nau­tique Coastal from Nau­tique Cen­tral.

LEFT JSW Pow­er­sports will present its lineup of Us-styled Sea Fox cen­tre con­soles. BELOW The Tour­na­ment 2250 Walka­round will find le­gions of lo­cal fans, too.

LEFT Wyn­num Marine brings the pop­u­lar Cruise Craft lineup to SCIBS again this year. BELOW RIGHT Tough Kiwi-builder Sur­tees will be rep­re­sented by North­side Marine.

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