New releases lining up for Expo
New boats and technology to feature at Gold Coast Expo in March.
In the countdown to the upcoming Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo from 17-19 March, organisers have released details of some of the new releases expected at the show.
New boat releases include the Australian premiere of the Marlow 53 from Pacific Motor Yachts and the first showing of the V625 SportFish from Voyager Catamarans.
The Marlow 53 is billed as an economical, pilothouse trawler-style cruiser that features three luxury cabins, including a full-beam king-sized master suite, crew quarters, utility room, hydraulic swim platform and a luxurious fit-out and finish. Onboard technology includes a joystick docking system supplied by Cummins for ease of manoeuvring in marinas and berthing, and a Seakeeper Gyro Stabilisation system.
The V625 SportFish from Queensland builder Voyager Catamarans is designed to combine luxury and practicality in a trailer boat, offering a stand-up bathroom plus twin single bunks that convert to a full king-sized berth. The 2017 design features a new-generation planing hull with much greater forward buoyancy and wave riding capabilities to deliver better sea handling and stability. It is suitable for a range of uses from a blue-water fishing platform to an ideal couples or family sports getaway vessel.
Among the new technology that visitors to the show will be able to inspect are the new WASPcam action video cameras being introduced by All Marine Spares. The complete line of these waterproof high-definition cameras and accessories will be on display at the show, specifically targeted for professional and amateur users in the outdoor market.
Local marine distributor AMI Marine will also be introducing a number of new models at the show including the new PPC520 and PPC820 proportional thruster controllers from Sidepower, the LTM-500 modular watermaker from Parker that provides 79 litres per hour, and the Macris MIU-L10 compact underwater lighting option for small boats up to eight metres.
“Our growing list of major first-releases spans the full boating spectrum – everything from luxury yachts to tenders, kayaks to jet skis, engines and accessories to fishing equipment – in fact you’ll find everything you need for you and your family to have fun on the water,” said Emma Brown, event and marketing manager.
“We are receiving the strongest support from our valued marine industry exhibitors in seven years and there are more exhibitors coming onboard every day to showcase their products for the first time at our award-winning boat show.”
Organisers says more than 80% of exhibitor space has been sold or reserved to date with the prospect of over 600 boats and more than 230 exhibitors on display.