AUSTRALIA’S latest, and brightest, spot on the water market is now open with Only Boats launching its watercraft marketplace at this month’s Sanctuary Cove.

Only Boats offers private sellers of any boat or marine product a listing for only $9.90 — compared with up to $100 at other sites — which is extremely good value.

Already, Only Boats has more than 300 boats for sale and it’s building so quickly that it expects to have 1000 listings within a few weeks. Listings include private and commercial sales, boats of all types including yachts, powerboats and jet skis, and marine products to suit everything on the water.A row of boats in a marinaOnly Boats is being promoted at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, regarded as the most glamorous, immersive, unmissable boating lifestyle event in the Southern Hemisphere with everything from the luxury lifestyle of the super yacht to the family fun of messing around with everything on, under and around the water.

The boat show features more than 300 exhibitors and showcases more than 740 boats and over 2500 marine products that this year are expected to attract more than 47,000 visitors.

The show, on May 23 to May 26, is not just a display of boats. Organiser Mulpha Events’ general manager Johan Hasser said its “where the marine business does business.”

“We’re extremely proud of our reputation as one of the leading showcases in the region for those in the marine sector,” he said.

Some of the world’s foremost marine manufacturers choose the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) to launch their new products, with the announcement of many brands and models never before seen in Australia.Horizon FD80This year, boats shown for the first time include Horizon Yachts’ FD80 — a boat that balances style and space with super yacht amenities.

Horizon said that it has sold more boats in southeast Queensland than in any other state and that it sells more at SCIBS than at any other show.

“We very much expect that someone local will purchase this amazing yacht, priced at $14.5 million, because the market for us is here,” said Horizon director Mark Western.Horizon FD90 BoatHe said his company was also hoping to debut a brand new FD90 with a full beam flybridge with great entertaining space and a micro-bridge offering the best of both worlds.

In its third year at the show, boat dealership Short Marine is showing Chris Craft luxury day boats at SCIBS, along with the Viking 54 Convertible, a large range of Grady-White boats and a range of new Regal boats.

Boat dealer Wynnum Marine will debut two new boat brands to the Australian market, the Kingfisher Powercat and the Tamarin boat range.

Wynnum Marine principal Jonny Milton said SCIBS was the perfect setting to show to be able to launch these boats.

“You get so many people through the door and such a large range of customers,” he said.

“Last year we showcased the smaller Kingfisher boats and we’re really happy with the follow up in sales enquiries.”

On show is the 6m+ Kingfisher Powercats boasting superior stability, a wide beam and flat casting decks that means owners can fish from all corners.

Also on display will be the Tamarin 63 Daycruiser that combines first-class handling with carefree recreation and a modern appearance, and the durable and stylish Cross 62BR with features and an excellent layout to create a new kind of luxury and ease for family boating.

“This high-quality brand brings unique European design and luxury style combined with the enviable reliability reputation of Yamaha Outboard Motors to Australian customers for the first time,” says Mr Milton.Nimbus Weekender W11 BoatSports Marine is showing the Nimbus Weekender W11. This next-level boat includes a spacious aft lounge area, multiple sun beds, outdoor dining, plenty of storage for gear and toys and a generous deck.

Sports Marine marketing manager Jack Ludemann said: “SCIBS is our favourite show and year on year consistently proves fruitful for Sports Marine and our continued growth of the Nimbus Boats brand in Australia.”Nimbus Weekender W11 at Sunset“The relaxed atmosphere, perfect weather and wide range of boats on display creates an environment like no other.”

SCIBS is on at Hope Island from May 23 to May 26. Read about all the latest boats and marine products for sale in Only Boats.


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