Please select your home edition
Zhik 2018 Hyeres 728x90

Accolades as the new Adelaide Boat Show declared a success

by AAP Medianet 1 Jul 01:36 PDT 28-30 June 2019
Adelaide Boat Show © AAP Medianet

The Adelaide Boat Show closed having been delivered to a keen and enthusiastic audience over the last three days of June.

This year's edition was transformed by the Boating Industry Association as part of its work to revive the show to a grander level, returning to the Adelaide Convention Centre in the heart of the city and targeting a younger audience.

The show delivered elements of the "education & entertainment" formula the event organisers have been so successful with at other venues, to complement the important path of connecting exhibitors with quality, qualified visitors with a desire to buy products and services offered by them.

New features such as the Supertank, the giant Experiential Kayaking and SUP pool, Tinnies on the Torrens and special guest, record holder and Atlantic Rower Michelle Lee, added to the spectacle that increased visitor dwell time considerably.

With 7,698 visitors over the three days, the show exhibitors responded to the event enthusiastically declaring a return to the venue and continuity of our new formula a must for next year. The event saw 245 less visitors that the previous year, being 3%, which was not concerning to show organisers.

Event Manager, Domenic Genua said, "Our creative, marketing and media teams were tasked with delivering a more engaged audience. We needed to happily sacrifice overall visitor numbers in exchange for more families with a desire to participate in the lifestyle now, together with future boat buyers who will help our prosperity in the years to come".

Planning has already commenced for 2020 with dates identified. A long-term plan has also been envisaged to move the event slightly, in order that from 2021 onwards there is no clash with end of year business requirements.

South Australian Council Chairman, Stuart Myles said, "Whilst there was some initial apprehension to change, our decision to do so proved absolutely correct and a positive stepping stone for the future of our recreational boating market. South Australians are boat lovers; however, we know that the opportunity for growth is considerable. If we wish to share our passion for the lifestyle, we need put boating on a pedestal and the quality of the venue and our ability to use its fabulous atmosphere goes a long way to getting it done".

The Boating Industry Association will conduct post event visitor and exhibitor research to help identify further improvements for future events.

Up to date details regarding the show are available at

Related Articles

Bénéteau reiterates support for Yacht Racing Forum
Gianguido Girotti and Bernard Schopfer refresh partnership Gianguido Girotti, Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Product Strategy and Brands, will be the events' keynote speaker on day two, addressing the commercial case for the sport of sailing. Posted today at 7:55 am
Union Marine receives CSI Dealer Award
Union Marine receives CSI Dealer Award The National Marine Manufacturers Association and AVALA, Inc announced this week that Union Marine was awarded the 2018 Marine Industry CSI Dealer Award for their excellence in customer service for sales/and or service for Sea Ray Boats and Bayliner. Posted on 20 Jul
Cobalt Boats representatives join President Trump
For Third Annual Made in America Product Showcase Pack St. Clair, Founder and Shane Stanfill, President of Cobalt Boats located in Neodesha, KS had the privilege of representing the state of Kansas at President Trump's third annual Made in America Product Showcase Posted on 20 Jul
Chris Edmonston elected chairman of SFBPC
The council advises the U.S. Secretary of the Interior on fishing and boating Edmonston and the council will work on items such as improving access to recreational activities on America's waters, conserving fisheries and waterways, combating invasive species, and a wide array of other topics that impact boating and fishing. Posted on 19 Jul
New powerboat registrations up 3.3% through May
New Powerboat Registration Report has been updated Preliminary data from the report shows new powerboat registrations were up 3.3 percent through May on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis and up one percent on a rolling 3-month year-over-year (R3M YOY) basis. Posted on 18 Jul
Worry less about your boat with BoatConnect
Simrad announces real-time vessel monitoring Announcing the latest in remote, real-time vessel monitoring - Simrad BoatConnect™ provides boat owners with the ultimate peace of mind at an unparalleled value, keeping users informed of their boat's location, battery level, trip history and more. Posted on 17 Jul
IBEX announces Exhibit Hall Pavilions
Centralized exhibits to maximize time spent at the show This year's pavilions include the Marina & Yard on the first floor of the Tampa Convention Center; and on the third floor the Compliance, Standards, and Education; Composites; and the National Marine Electronics Association Connected Boat Experience. Posted on 17 Jul
MJM adds MarineMax to Dealer Network
For the Florida Gulf Coast north to the Panhandle to Indian River County Bob Johnstone, Founder and CEO of MJM Yachts announced today that MarineMax has been appointed the MJM Yachts dealer for the Florida Gulf Coast, north to the Panhandle, and Florida Mid-Atlantic Coast, from Palm Beach to Indian River County. Posted on 16 Jul
With boat theft on rise, now's time for CamBoat
CamBoat™ from Glomex provide valuable information to recover stolen property Every day, boat owners become victims of theft—either valuable electronics and engines or the entire vessel. With CamBoat™ from Glomex, adding a high-definition security camera is a cost-effective measure to help prevent break-ins Posted on 16 Jul
New England Ropes names Tideline Marketing as rep
Tideline Marketing to represent New England Ropes on East Coast New England Ropes is proud to announce that Tideline Marketing will now represent New England Ropes Pleasure Marine products throughout the east coast region. Posted on 16 Jul
Melges IC37 2019 FooterZhik 2018 Dongfeng 728x90 BOTTOMMarine Resources 2019 - Footer