Sports, Leisure and Fishing
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.