The Boating Industry Association Ltd has postponed the Brisbane Boat Show until 2022.
This is due to the significant increase in demand for new trailer boat and watercraft resulting from the staycation phenomenon outcome of COVID-19. Boat manufacturers and importers are working hard to ramp up production and smooth out supply chains so that production can catch up to demand.
Boat retailers in Queensland have just enough stock on the shop floor or on order to address demand for the immediate future, however not enough available stock to create a meaningful showcase at this year’s planned Brisbane Boat Show.
The BIA and its venue partner, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), will now look to 19-21 August 2022 to collaborate on delivery of the best Brisbane Boat Show for the boating industry, public, venue and Queensland. A show where the public can view a great line up of different boats and boating products at what is the State’s leading trailer-boat show.
Meanwhile, boating continues to be a standout leisure activity which supports being COVID Safe with increased participation rates being recorded nationwide.
As a result, the BIA continues to work with regulators such as Maritime Safety Queensland to promote education campaigns and new or improved infrastructure programs to support the increased interest in boating