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Australia’s boating industry comes alive at the Gold Coast Marine Expo

Coomera, Australia: Queensland’s marine experts breathe life into their craft, and it is this pride, enthusiasm and love of boating that will be on show at the inaugural Gold Coast Marine Expo – Australia’s Working Boat Show.

The brainchild of Queensland’s boating industry identities, the Gold Coast Marine Expo has come alive with strong exhibitor interest and support from some of the finest and most reputable boating brands from Australia and around the world.

The Gold Coast Marine Expo is a real community event. The Wasp Creek Rural Fire Service, the Rotary Club of Coomera River and the Rotary Club of Coomera Valley will volunteer during the three day event and we encourage patrons to offer a donation to these worthy not-for-profit organisations.

The Gold Coast Marine Expo will also raise funds for local charities including Paradise Kids, which helps children learn to deal with grief through loss or illness.

The not-for-profit family event will held on November 4, 5 and 6 at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct in Coomera where boating enthusiasts will not only see the finished product on display, they will also have the chance to take a look behind the scenes and see first-hand the boat building process from design through the various stages to the finished product along with the repair and refit processes.

Gold Coast Marine Expo spokesman Stephen Milne said the Expo was a unique experience for families who wouldn’t normally have the chance to view the construction process through a factory tour, to meet the people who build, repair and refit boats of all shapes and sizes.

“People are really embracing the Expo’s ideal of showcasing a totally different dimension of boating exhibition with practical demonstrations and the chance to see boats being built and serviced from runabouts through to luxury multi-million dollar craft. The added bonus of free admission and public transport access is another great incentive for families to come along,” Stephen said.

“With more than 300 boats on display, there will be plenty of fun for the whole family with international food stalls, fresh prawns available direct from the trawler, cable ski demonstrations, a wooden boat festival and the artists quarter.”

“There will also be practical demonstrations by the experts – John Staller from Pacific Trim, Alexis Bisbas from Sea Spray Marine, Neil McCabe from Riviera, Tony Keegan from International Paints and Phil Wheeler from Oz Peel.

“We have around 100 exhibitors confirmed already and these are most of the industry’s major brands. It's extremely encouraging to see such a strong show of support for the inaugural Gold Coast Marine Expo.”

There will be live demonstrations at the show:

  • Pacific Trim will demonstrate many aspects of their trimming craft.
  • Riviera’s Neil McCabe will show the design and creation of new boats using the state-of-the-art CAD system, while Chris Attard from engineering will be one of the presenters during the Expo where he will explain the engineering advancements of boating and the showcasing the different stages of the boat engineering process.
  • Gold Coast City Marina will be staging a heavy equipment and machinery display which will interest everyone from the grand kids to granddad.
  • Telwater will show the various stages of the aluminum boat building process.
  • Yacht Asia Pacific, International Yacht Paint will have four different boats on show at the Expo showcasing the different products, single pack and two pack professional products, as well as a practical display demonstrating our anti-foul products.
  • Sea Spray Marine will demonstrate how to restore older gel coat surfaces and protect new surfaces.
  • Marine Engineering Consultants (MEC) will have live demonstrations at the show so people can watch and learn.

The Gold Coast Marine Expo will be held from November 4-6 across 36 hectares at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct.

For more information about the Expo, to register as an exhibitor or to purchase tickets to the Gold Coast Marine Expo Carnivale contact the organisers on www.gcmarineexpo.com.au or email info@gcmarineexpo.com.au or phone Jodie Hall, Event Administrator on 0447 758 884.

 

 

 

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Click to enlarge image: Jason Stallan of PacificTrim

Jason Stallan of PacificTrim


Riviera's Neil McCabe will demonstrate boat design using state-of-the-art CAD software

Riviera's Neil McCabe will demonstrate boat design using state-of-the-art CAD software


Riviera's Chris Attard inspects the engine bay of a Riviera Sport Yacht

Riviera's Chris Attard inspects the engine bay of a Riviera Sport Yacht


Gold Coast City Marina Travelift

Gold Coast City Marina Travelift


Pete Crompton with the Travelift

Pete Crompton with the Travelift


Nick Phelan from QuintrexTelwater

Nick Phelan from QuintrexTelwater


Quintrex Plasma Welding

Quintrex Plasma Welding


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