Strong sales were recorded on the first day and crowds were up on previous years.

Iconic Australian fibreglass boat brand Seafarer Boats and The Haines Group today unveiled an all-new Victory 6.0 model.

Planning and design work to upgrade the boat launching facility at Lady Bay, voted the worst in the State, will begin after Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford announced the funding on Wednesday.

“There are 120 superyachts in our region. We can do better.”

Among the yachts taking home a Neptune trophy were the sensational 90m motor yacht DAR and 106.7m eco-focused sailing superyacht Black Pearl.

Of particular interest is Johnson Pump’s interactive display of a fly-bridge cruiser that can reproduce noises and problems found within live bait tank installations, domestic pressure pumps and wash down pumps on private and commercial boats.

The 130-metre ferry will join the other Incat ships already serving various ports on the River Plate between Argentina and Uruguay.

Included in the line up will be the popular 580 Islander, 610 Monaco and 640 Monaco models, all featuring Honda power and Easytow trailers.

From 2021, vessels below 500gt but above 24 metres must comply with a 2g/kWh standard, which can only be met by use of exhaust gas aftertreatment systems, which currently require a minimum of 30% additional space in the engine compartment.

Paul Blanc is attending the show to welcome the new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 319 yacht to Australia for its major boat show premiere.

Visitors will be spoilt for choice courtesy of engines from brands including CAT, Mercury Marine, Mercruiser, Yamaha, Evinrude, Penske, Volvo Penta, John Deere, Cummins and Suzuki.

Trinity’s purpose-designed wave attenuator ensures a safe, tranquil harbour in all weather.

Making their world debut are the Clipper Hudson Bay 350 and the Hudson Bay 470, both Australian designs.

Southeast Queensland marine dealership Australian Marine Centre is set to showcase a large cross-section of the Bar Crusher range, from the compact and capable 535C up to the bulletproof 730HT.

A plethora of crowd-pleasing superyachts will be among the more than 300 exhibitors on water, in pavilions and throughout the vibrant Marine Village from May 23-26.