Plenty on offer at Brisbane Boat Show

ONLY a few weeks away, the Brisbane Boat Show looks like being better than ever when it returns from August 25-27.

The show will once again be held in the vast exhibition halls of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre where the organisers have had to increase floor space for the event to cater to this year’s increased demand from exhibitors. When you look at the profile of visitors that attended last year’s show, you can understand why the Brisbane Boat Show has such appeal.

Trailer boating dominates the local waterways and the show is a haven for trailer boating and the very popular pastime of fishing. The Brisbane Boat Show is where industry comes together to display and offer the best in recreational boating. While boats are the show’s heroes, all the boating and fishing gear you might need or want will be available too.

The Boating Industry Association is the owner and operator of the event. BIA chief executive Howard Glenn said boat manufacturing plays a big part in the Queensland economy and this event shows off the quality and ingenuity that Australia has to offer. “With Australia’s recreational boating headquarters and manufacturing hub at Brisbane’s doorstep, visitors can be assured that the industry will put its best foot forward for this show,” he said.

The show is the best place to buy boats and it’s also a place for education and entertainment. Working off the principle that ‘good boating is safe boating’, show organisers have pulled together an excellent line-up of agencies to help boaties better understand how to enjoy their time on the water. An extensive program for the education stage is being developed, and with more than 70 percent of visitors having an interest in fishing, you can guess what will feature here.

To add to the entertainment, visitors can get to know a little more about the industry’s fastest-growing sector. An oversized swimming pool will be on hand to demonstrate kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Those not too shy of the water can give it a go should they wish.

If you love boats, fishing and water sports, you don’t want to miss the Brisbane Boat Show. Running from August 25-27, doors are open 10am to 8pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 6pm on Sunday, with parking available at the venue.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $5 for children (under fives go free), while $5 adult tickets are available after 5pm.
Tickets can be bought online and everyone who buys online goes into the draw to win a fabulous kayak from Hobie.

See for further details.

Surf Coast Marine

SURF Coast Marine prides itself on matching every customer to their ideal boat by providing excellent customer service attained from years of marine experience and helping everyone find their affordable luxury.

Surf Coast Marine is the Quintrex Queensland dealer of the year and operates out of the northern Gold Coast, looking after Brisbane and the Gold Coast areas for locally owned and built Quintrex boats.

Surf Coast Marine is an authorised dealer for Evinrude and Suzuki outboards, and also has a huge range of used boats and trailers as well as a large service centre and factory-trained technicians.

Quintrex’s latest release, the all-new Apex Hull, will be on display at the Surf Coast Marine stand at the Brisbane Boat Show.
With this hull, you need to forget everything you know about boats.

Surf Coast Marine is a division of the award-winning Hinterland Group, one of the largest motor vehicle industry organisations on the Gold Coast supplying cars, caravans, motorhomes, boats and more.
The Hinterland Group is renowned for providing the highest level of customer service and satisfaction in all areas, employing over 200 staff members in the team.

With flexible and competitive finance and insurance rates at this year’s boat show, there’s never been a better time to buy! Customers have the unique ability to trade cars, caravans, motorhomes, boats and more within the Hinterland Group. Come and visit the award-winning team at this year’s show on stand 422 – look out for the ‘I love Quintrex’ banner.

To find out more, visit or call 07 5563 7733.

Sea Jay Boats

FAMILY owned and operated since 1989, Sea Jay Boats are renowned for strength, workmanship and customisation. Popular ranges of boats sold through the Sea Jay dealer network include everything from the popular roof-topper models such as the Nomad and Angler to open and console boats including the Avenger and

Navigator ranges built on the Adrenalin Hull, right up to the latest generation of 3D-designed and four-stroke future-proofed Samurai Hulls used on the Vision, Velocity, Crusader (runabout) and all-new Trojan cabin boats.

These ranges will be available at the Stones Corner Marine stand at the show, which will be displaying a huge range of Sea Jay Boats.
Stones Corner Marine plans to display the new 630 Trojan HT, new 590 Vision, 550 Velocity Sports, 520 Vision, 490 Velocity Sports, 488 Avenger Sports and ever-popular 3.7 Nomad HS.

Plate Xtreme by Sea Jay Boats

The Plate Xtreme range by Sea Jay needs to be seen to be believed. The side console 4.8m Enforcer is the entry point to the Plate Xtreme range, with the new 6m version unveiled at the 2016 Brisbane Boat Show. The 6.4 Pursuit GS (glass screen) will be the feature of the Sea Jay Plate Xtreme display at the 2017 Brisbane Boat Show. The Pursuit is a true offshore plate boat with long-range capabilities.

Masterfully engineered in house using the latest in 3D modelling, the Pursuit boasts unrivalled strength and handling that is absolutely paramount when heading out into the open seas. The full plate construction leaves nothing to chance, with safety coming in the form of foam-filled cavities.
It also has a full buoyancy chamber due to the fully sealed, self-draining floor.

With sleek lines, gracious curves and eye-catching graphics, the Pursuit will turn heads wherever it goes. The strength of this hull is superior, with 5mm bottoms and 4mm sides. The Pursuit hull also features Sea Jay’s reverse chine technology which, combined with perfect weight distribution throughout, assists in making this a very soft, quiet and extremely comfortable riding craft.

Sea Jay’s Plate Xtreme 5.7 Preda-King will make its debut at the Brisbane Boat Show. The Preda-King range is based on an extremely fishable, ever-popular centre console layout. Being of solid plate design, this hull is far stronger than any pressed boat on the market. Smooth lines and aspiring aesthetics make this serious workhorse look more like a pleasure craft that any boatie would be proud to own.

Call in to see Col and Troy Glass to ask about a Plate Xtreme model to suit your needs.

Karee Marine

KAREE Marine will be on Stand 118 in Hall 1 and will be displaying McLay plate alloy boats built by one of New Zealand’s top manufacturers. McLay boats have won numerous boat show awards including the 2017 7m Family Fishing Boat with the 701 Cruiser Gen2. This award-winning boat will be on display, as will the 611 CrossXover Hardtop and Sportsman 591 Hardtop.

McLay boats are held in high regard for their sea-keeping ability and have a reputation for safety, reliability and durability.
All McLay boats have been rigorously tested in all conditions, so you can rest assured your boat will out-perform most others.

A huge range of Stessco aluminium boats will also be featured on the Karee Marine stand, including the very popular Renegade 440, 460 and 480 side consoles, Breezaway runabouts and Sunseeker cuddy cabins.

All Karee Marine boats are fitted with Dunbier trailers and Mercury outboards. Come along to Stand 118 and grab a fantastic show deal.

Northside Marine

THIS year’s Brisbane Boat Show is going to be massive for Northside Marine. The team at Northside has decided to bring all the dealership’s boating brands and accessories together to provide customers with the best possible experience.

Located centrally in Hall 4 of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on an 1100sq m site, Northside Marine will have on display all your favourite brands including three of the biggest alloy brands on the market today – Stabicraft, Stacer and Surtees.

These boats are suited to serious anglers and families alike, with safety and performance key features across each of the brands.  A couple of exciting new releases as well as an international award-winning boat will be on Northside’s stand, with the 2017 Australia’s

Greatest Boat’s winner, the Surtees 700 Game Fisher, on display as well as the new-release Stacer 659 Ocean Ranger Hard Top. In addition, the all-new Stabicraft 1550 Fisher will be on display for the first time in Queensland.

These will definitely be show stoppers, so be sure to check out these fishing weapons. These packages are all powered by the ever-reliable and class-leading Yamaha outboards to provide some of the best packages money can buy.  If you’re looking at getting a new outboard, be sure to have a chat to one of the Northside Marine Yamaha outboard specialists at the show, because they have extensive knowledge on configuring a setup to suit your needs.

Northside Marine will also have boats from world-renowned, industry and sector-leading fibreglass brands Axis, Malibu, Jeanneau and Whittley. These brands are all famous for high-quality, revolutionary designs that put you at the helm of a boat you and your family will surely love. A few exciting new releases in fibreglass boats will be unveiled at the Northside Marine stand including the all-new Whittley CW 1950 and Whittley SL25, the Jeanneau NC 9, and the all-new Malibu Wakesetter 21VLX and Malibu Wakesetter 22MXZ for the first time at the Brisbane Boat Show.

Northside Marine has also just taken on Sportsman Boats as the Queensland dealer of these well-made, intelligently designed centre consoles ideally suited to the Queensland lifestyle, and will have a pop-up stand to showcase this great range. So be sure to see all the latest models, have a chat to one of the boating professionals, and immerse yourself in the boating lifestyle with Northside Marine.

Northside Marine – Boating Parts & Accessories

The Northside Marine Boating Parts & Accessories team will be showcasing a great range of boating bits at superb prices. On display will be the latest marine electronics from all your favourite brands including Garmin, Fusion, Lowrance, Simrad, Furuno, Raymarine, GME and lots more.

Northside Marine is one of the most experienced and awarded teams in the marine industry (recently taking out the Bargain Boat Bits Dealer of the Year as well as 2016 Garmin Dealer of the Year), so for quality advice and great prices, be sure to have a chat with the Northside Marine Boating Parts & Accessories team members, as they are always happy to help.

Formosa Marine

A FORMOSA boat is designed to maximise your boating experience, so you discover more activities and more waterways… all in one boat!  Compare the sizes and features and you’ll be surprised at how much more you get with a Formosa. Formosa Marine is an Australian-owned and operated manufacturer of trailerable, aluminium plate boats based in Tingalpa, Brisbane.

With a team of experienced welders and fitters, the business has gradually grown to have one of the largest ranges to choose from.
Formosa Marine’s focus is to develop, innovate and provide custom designs to ultimately produce a high-quality, affordable boat with safety and performance in mind.

The new Hard Top option

The latest development by Formosa Marine is the Fully Enclosed Cabin Hard Top option for the Offshore 740 Half Cabin. The new release is the fourth hard top option available in the Half Cabin models.

Standard features include a toughened glass windscreen, sliding side windows, two rear windows, rear doors with heavy-duty stainless steel fittings and premium seats with armrests mounted on aluminium storage boxes with hatch doors. For added storage, two exterior aluminium storage boxes with hatches are welded either side of the doorway. Other hard top options include the Enclosed Cabin, Open Cabin and Hard Top Visor available on the Half Cabin and Centre Cabin models in sizes 580 and over.

The new 740

Discover the latest size in the Half Cabin, Centre Cabin and X Bowrider models. The 740 has a sharper deadrise of 20 degrees without compromising the optimum stability a Formosa Marine boat is known for. The 740 features a large deck space, higher sides, 300-litre fuel tank and more room for underfloor auxiliary fuel/water tanks.

The build

Formosa’s V2 Hull features the strength of a plate boat construction with the ultimate deadrise for greater trim range, a softer ride and quicker response out of the hole, providing great stability for ultimate safety. The V2 Hull retains a true self-draining deck in the Offshore range, which many other boats can’t replicate, and one of the largest freeboards per size in the industry.

The range

Formosa builds the Tomahawk range with the Fastback Transom and the Sea-Rod range with the innovative four-chamber, counterbalance hull and Active Transom design options. Each range includes eight models from open to cabin boats in various sizes from 455 to the new 740, depending on the model. Each model is available in Classic or Offshore styles.

The Offshore boats have an aluminium self-draining deck with scuppers for ultimate safety, a 5083 high-tensile hull, premium SeaStar hydraulic steering and a transom door. The Classic boats ride on the same hull as the Offshore range and are constructed from high-quality materials to ensure performance and longevity.
Formosa’s Barra Pro range is also available (includes 4m and 5m) and these boats are built extra strong with a 4mm hull to handle any Aussie backwater location, including trailering there in one piece.

The boats feature the strength of a plate boat construction, fully welded and wide side decks, large freeboard, heavy-duty aluminium bow roller and dive ladder, Tow-Catch welded to the keel for solo deploying, a distinctive curved chine line design and more.

Brisbane Boat Show 2017

Formosa boats will be on show at the coming 2017 Brisbane Boat Show. Sea-Rod dealer Marine Tune will feature the Sea-Rod range including the popular Centre Cabin, Centre Console, Bowrider and Territory models. Phone one of the professional sales staff today on 07 5576 7388 or visit
Tomahawk dealer Australian Marine Centre will be showcasing the Tomahawk range including the X Bowrider, Enclosed Half Cabin Hard Top, Centre Cabin, Centre Console and Territory.

Call the friendly team at Australian Marine Centre on 07 3808 7333 or jump on the web at
Go online to discover more about Formosa Marine and download the latest brochure and spec sheets.
Discover more with a Formosa.

Wynnum Marine

THE Wynnum Marine stand at the 2017 Brisbane Boat Show is a must-see, with the new Cruise Craft HardTops as well as the latest offerings from Stacer and ripper deals on Yamaha outboards. Timed to coincide with the national boat show season, Cruise Craft has released its all-new Outsider 595 HT, a stunning and stylish rig that extends the Cruise Craft HardTop range to four models.

Previously, the Cruise Craft Outsider 595 was available exclusively as a conventional ‘soft top’ targa model. With the release of the new HardTop version, customers now have a choice between the two configurations, enabling them to select the design best suited to their boating needs.

The hard top for the Outsider 595 is styled along the unique and distinctive lines of the existing HardTop models in the Cruise Craft Explorer line-up, the 685, 625 and 595. The HardTop simply makes boating more comfortable and the season longer. Now, serious bluewater fishers can head offshore under stormy skies or blistering summer sunshine and be well protected by their Outsider 595 HT.

The hard top is a purpose-designed and manufactured fibreglass moulding specifically tailored to suit this model. In addition to the new-release Outsider 595 HT, Wynnum Marine will be displaying the full range of Cruise Craft models. This includes the ever-popular Explorer HardTops and the amazing new Resort R55 and Resort R6 bowriders.

All Cruise Craft boats supplied and sold by Wynnum Marine are exclusively powered by Yamaha four-stroke outboard engines. Yamaha has announced an exclusive boat show factory pre-rig promotion. Be sure to ask for all the details while you are on the Wynnum Marine display.
Wynnum Marine continues to be one of Queensland’s leading Stacer dealers, stocking a huge range of these popular Queensland-built aluminium boats.

A highlight of the Wynnum Marine display will be the new-release Stacer 469 Outlaw Side Console. This features a front and rear casting platform complete with live bait tank and tackle box tray. With three possible seating configurations, there is a heap of room for mates and their fishing gear too.
Stacer boats are supplied as complete turn-key packages with Yamaha outboards.
Stacer models range from compact car-topper dinghies through to runabouts, cuddy cabins and bowriders, and all will be available at keen Brisbane Boat Show pricing.

For further information, contact 07 3396 9777 or visit

Furuno Australia

FURUNO Australia will be showcasing its full range of equipment to the Queensland boating community at the 2017 Brisbane Boat Show.
The most significant product release for the show is without doubt the all-new technology of the Furuno DFF-3D multi-beam sonar. If you are into fishing you will be aware of the various down-scanning, 3D-capable fishfinders now on the market.

The DFF-3D is essentially that style of product, however the game changer is it’s based on Furuno’s commercial level multi-beam technology and is therefore designed for true bluewater applications where it can provide highly detailed images of fish locations and the seabed profile down to 200m.

The DFF-3D takes a continuous 120-degree port to starboard view of what is under your boat in real time. With a built-in motion sensor in the compact system transducer, the images are stabilised to reduce the effect of boat movement to provide true bottom detail and clear water column detail on your NavNet TZT or TZT2 display.

The DFF-3D is like having five different fishfinders in one product, with the following operating modes: Cross Section displays in real time sea column echo in 120 degrees port and starboard. This mode aids in instantly understanding the distribution of baitfish and the water column condition.

3D Sounder display provides an intuitive and easy to understand 3D image of the seafloor, along with fish school icons. This mode is useful in selecting good-looking fish-holding structure. Triple and Single Beam Sounder display provides either a single (directly under boat) or triple beam (middle, left and right) fishfinder image displayed simultaneously. The Triple Beam display helps to understand the depth and position of fish targets under the vessel and the seabed condition in each direction, as well as the direction the target fish are moving. Each beam angle and beam width is selectable.

Side Scan display provides details of the shape of structure in a high-definition image in simultaneous port and starboard directions. It is suitable for searching the seabed and understanding the seafloor structure. The Furuno team invites you to come and take a look at the future of fishfinders!

Australian Marine Centre

AUSTRALIAN Marine Centre will be exhibiting its full range of first-class boats at this year’s Brisbane Boat Show, which comprises a combination of awesome rigs that cater to everybody’s tastes. On display will be two excellent alloy boat brands that have both forged a great reputation and cult following.

Formosa Tomahawk boats are known for their quality build, safety and design while Bar Crushers are notorious as fishing weapons.
Both brands deliver incredible performance and are suited to all types of Australian conditions, appealing to the serious angler and their family alike.

Another Australian icon is aluminium boat brand Aquamaster.
Owner Paul is happy to manufacture and spec out your new boat to your requirements. More importantly, he will be on the AMC stand to answer any questions you might have.

AMC will also have a range of fibreglass boats on display.
The legendary Haines Signature brand is known for building boats that are exceptional in every category, from fishing boats to sports boats and cruisers, giving Signatures a broad appeal.

Haines Signature will also be releasing a new model at the show, so be sure to drop by and check it out because it will certainly steal the spotlight.
Hooker Boats, based in Cairns, produces quality, robust, comfortable fishing and leisure vessels that are a popular choice amongst families, anglers and weekend water skiers.

Luxurious American boat brand Chaparral offers innovative sportfishing/crossover boats as well as the recently launched surf boat, all of which offer plenty of performance for family fun. Smartwave Boats will be on display too and these tough boats are manufactured in New Zealand and made from polyethylene.
They are foam filled, completely unsinkable and UV stabilised to last many years in our harsh environment.

All AMC’s boat packages are powered by Suzuki engines. Suzuki’s Lean Burn technology sets these outboards apart from all other brands. AMC is an Elite Suzuki Dealer and will have the new DF350A on display, which is a must-see! As always, there will be incredible boat show deals on offer across the whole range of AMC boats and Suzuki outboards.

Be sure to drop by and say hi to the AMC team on Stand 317.

For more information about the boats to be on display at the show and for pre-boat show sales, contact AMC on 07 3808 7333, drop by the yard at 3491 Pacific Highway, Slacks Creek or visit

Brisbane Yamaha

BRISBANE Yamaha is excited to launch a number of new models at the Brisbane Boat Show. Brisbane Yamaha owner Aaron Goodchild said in addition to the new range of Quintrex models on display at the show, the dealership would be launching the 2018 range of Quintrex models featuring the Apex Hull.

“It is a great show for us to showcase why Brisbane Yamaha is Australia’s largest Quintrex and Yamaha dealer,” he said.
“It’s for a reason – we have the best prices and unbeatable service, hands down.” Brisbane Yamaha is committed to offering the lowest prices and the best value ever at the show.

Mr Goodchild has spent the past year negotiating with manufacturers and suppliers for unique show discounts that will only be available at Brisbane Yamaha. “That’s what buying power means to our customers!” Mr Goodchild said. “Buy from the biggest and save. “Quintrex has always been ahead of the game with cutting-edge technology in its boat hull design.

“The new Apex range is the future of boating and will be as important as the Millennium Hull was at the turn of the century.” “The new models are more stable and ride like no other aluminium boat. “There’s no doubt in my mind that the Apex Hull is a game changer.”

Also released at the show will be the new 2018 range from Australia’s favourite fibreglass boat brand, Baysport. The best-selling Baysport 545 is NCS Composites’ Boat of the Year for 2017 and will be on display at the show. In fact, Brisbane Yamaha will have the full range of Baysports at the show.
“I’ve sharpened the pencil for the most competitive pricing of the year,” Mr Goodchild said. Finding Brisbane Yamaha at the show is easy – just look for the Baysport hull hanging from the roof!

For more information, call 07 3888 1727 or visit

Broadwater Boating

BROADWATER Boating Centre prides itself on matching every customer to their ideal boat by providing outstanding customer service attained from years of marine experience. Broadwater Boating Centre operates out of the northern Gold Coast, taking care of Brisbane and Gold Coast areas for Quintrex boats while also being a dealer of the renowned Cruise Craft range.

Broadwater Boating Centre is an authorised Yamaha Platinum dealer for the market-leading outboards and also has a huge range of used boats and trailers, with a large service centre and factory-trained technicians on site.

Quintrex’s latest release boats will be on display in the form of Frontiers and Freestylers featuring the all-new Apex Hull.
Broadwater Boating Centre is a division of the award-winning Hinterland Group, one of the largest motor vehicle industry organisations on the Gold Coast supplying cars, caravans, motorhomes, boats and more.

With flexible and competitive finance and insurance rates at this year’s boat show, there’s never been a better time to buy!
Customers have the unique ability to trade cars, caravans, motor homes, boats and more within the Hinterland Group.
Come and visit the award-winning team at this year’s boat show on stand 422 – look out for the ‘I love Quintrex’ banner.

To find out more, visit or call 07 5529 1777.

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