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The Sydney International Boat Show was launched as a standalone event in 1968. Prior to this, it was common for boats to be a part of a motor show or at the Royal Easter Show.

The first boat show site was at the Horden Pavilion at Moore Park, where it remained until 1985.

The show ventured to a temporary facility in Pyrmont from 1986 to 1988, where an on-water component was introduced. The halls leaked and the marina was rickety, but nevertheless, these three years represents the foundation for what would be a long stint at the nearby Darling Harbour.

1989 was a milestone year with the opening of the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. This big, first-class facility had the amazing benefit of Cockle Bay being a short walking distance. The show grew tremendously in Darling Harbour for 25 years until 2013.

The major upgrade of Darling Harbour was soon after the 2013 show.  From 2014 to 2016, another temporary facility, this time at Glebe Island. It also meant a split show, with the now very large and popular marina component in Cockle Bay, and a ferry service transporting show guests between the two locations.

For the 50th Sydney International Boat Show in 2017, the event returns fully to Darling Harbour. The undercover displays will be within the vast International Convention Centre – Sydney, and the spectacular marina displays only minutes away on Cockle Bay.

Find out more about this event at www.sydneyboatshow.com.au

Vicsail at Sydney International Boat Show

Vicsail will be, for the 24th time, exhibiting at the Sydney International Boat Show. We will have the biggest yacht in the marina and are looking forward to hosting our clients.

The CNB 76 “Charlotte” is getting ready for the show and will amaze you.

Book your inspection by sending an email to marketing@vicsail.com