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Next week's Gold Coast Expo continues to draw new boats and yachts.

With just a week to go before it opens its doors, the Gold Coast International Boat Show and Marine Expo has added to the list of new boats and debutantes appearing at the show.

Among the vessels on display, the Coomera-based show will include:

Clipper Cordova 51

The new two or three cabin Cordova 51 from the Queensland-based Clipper Motor Yachts stable has already been sold to a Melbourne-based businessman.

Clipper managing director Brett Thurley said the Cordova 51 is an entertainer’s delight, featuring an extended flybridge, oversized swim platform, aft galley, central lower helm and massive rear flybridge deck.

The yacht has twin Cummins 550hp QSB diesels and is a sister to the new generation Cordova 60 model which will also be on display at the Gold Coast boat show along with a selection of Marlow yachts and Cobalt boats.

“We will also have our new Cobalt showroom ready in time for March so if you want a trans-continental bluewater passage maker, a semi-displacement luxury cruiser for exploring the Whitsundays, a superbly appointed sedan cruiser for a week away up in the bay or a stylish day boat to take friends out for cruise or a ski, we will have it all to see first at the Gold Coast boat show,” said Thurley.

Sailfish 2800 Platinum

Built in Ballina and showcased by Webbe Marine, the 2017 Sailfish 2800 Platinum is a completely redesigned model that combines blue water fishing performance on a trailer boat. Gaven Daley from Webbe Marine said it is a pleasure to show the boat at the Expo.

“We are returning to the Gold Coast boat show to exhibit this year and we are really looking forward to it – March is a great time of year to go boating and to get ready for next season,” he said.

Bavaria-Nautitech 46 Open

The Bavaria-Nautitech 46 Open catamaran is the only one of its type in Australia and the only Bavaria-Nautitech in charter in Australia. It will be put on display by Whitsunday Escape prior to sailing to its home at Australia’s iconic cruising grounds. Trevor Rees from Whitsunday Escape said he is excited about showcasing the catamaran.

“It’s always a great pleasure to come to the Gold Coast and share the many rewards of bareboat chartering in the wonderful Whitsundays.

“This catamaran will be sailing up to the Whitsundays after the show and we will be accepting charters in April.”

Aquila 44

The latest Aquila 44 powercat on display through Multihull Central boasts a panoramic 360-degree view from the saloon and galley as well as an oversized flybridge with added enclosure, electric grill and sunpad seating on either side of the central helm station. Galley features include Corian countertops, electric fridge and freezer, stove and stainless steel microwave oven as well as a double stainless steel sink. Other onboard design elements include a fresh water flush, separate shower stall and teak flooring.

Runaway Bay Pontoon Boats

The new Lux/Fish models from manufacturer Highgate Engineers feature a range of new styling options designed to enhance their appearance and appeal. Craig Winch from Highgate Engineers said his team look forward to the Gold Coast boat show every year.

“The fact this is the first major boat show for the year means there will be plenty of new designs for visitors to come and see,” he said. “We’ve got some exciting new concepts and we look forward to catching up with everyone and sharing them with our suppliers, our past customers and our future customers as well.”


Stefan Boating World will present the Australian premieres of the new Karnic SmartONE 48 and the Karnic SL702 built in Cyprus. Stefan Ackerie from Stefan Boating World is a keen supporter of moving the Gold Coast show to its March timeslot.

“There will be more exhibitors, more people and more choices in 2017 than ever before,” he said.

Stabicraft 2750 Centrecab

Northside Marine will premiere Stabicraft's first 2750 Centrecab model. The vessel features a wide walk-around past the main cabin up to the forward deck giving it a fully utilised fishing deck.

Northside Marine will display 15 individual boats at the Expo including Surtees and Whittley models.


The 2017 Sea-Doo SPARK TRIXX on display by JSW Powersports will be equipped with numerous PWC innovations including a handlebar with adjustable riser, step wedges and extended range variable trim system to help riders effortlessly perform tricks like a professional.

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