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Old 09-05-2011, 06:18   #1
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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Have any of you been to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show?

Looks like It'll be between the 19th and 22nd of this month, and I was half assed think-in about going.
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Post some pix!!!!
Have fun!!

Boat shows here on the USA West Coast have defaulted to parking lot sales.
Wish I could go.
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Re: Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Thanks but It looks like I'll be staying home...some changes expected in the "situation" here in the next few days, so better stick close to the family.
Bummer!
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Re: Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

From all reports attendance was way down and looking over the exhibitor list a lot of manufacturers didn't show. Apparantly the marina side of things was rather disappointing. Good for those that could make it, hope it was worthwhile.

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Re: Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

I went for a while. It was not easy to get to - you had to park and catch a bus if coming from south, or if like me and coming from Brisbane then you parked near the Riviera yard and caught a free ferry from there to Sanctuary Cove. All sounded good, but the ferry capacity was woefully inadequate, so 30-60 minute wait to get onto a ferry for a 30 minute ride. I did email them after I got home to tell them to get their act together.......No reply, but hopefully next year will be better organised in that respect.

The show itself? Seemed busy enough to me, and I went on Friday to avoid weekend crowds. Queues to go aboard most of the boats in the marina was a pain so I didn't get on board much at all. If you plan to go then best to pre-arrange appointments for the boats you want to see.

I hadn't been for a few years, but thought that the equipment suppliers were less well represented than a few years back, but most of the big name brands of equipment and engines were there. They were easy to get to talk to, and kinda nice to see a lot of stuff and talk to suppliers all in just a few hours.

The quirky thing I saw on the hard was this: About trailerable houseboats
It's a catamaran that folds up for trailering, can have different 'pod' tops and has very efficient hull shapes. I think their price point is a bit off though....
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Re: Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

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The quirky thing I saw on the hard was this: About trailerable houseboats
It's a catamaran that folds up for trailering, can have different 'pod' tops and has very efficient hull shapes. I think their price point is a bit off though....
Cool looking boat...thanks for the link.
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I didn't bother this year!! But I can tell you it is a lot easier sailing down & spending the time in the River. That idea of waisting 1/2 a day with transport will kill this show off!!
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The quirky thing I saw on the hard was this: About trailerable houseboats
It's a catamaran that folds up for trailering, can have different 'pod' tops and has very efficient hull shapes. I think their price point is a bit off though....
New is old 20 years ago I made a popup camper that was a cat hull in Kilsyth, Melbourne it was over priced and we only sold 30 or so before they went broke, They where about 50k good price now days but that would have bought a house back then.
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