We have interviewed Brendan Hunt, CEO of Vicsail, to know more about his view of the Sydney Boat Show and the expectations he has for the business with the upcoming event.
Q: What the Sydney Boat Show represents for the industry?
BH: This is the biggest show in Australasia. It is the primary show for anywhere between Singapore and Chile. It draws a lot of people from New Zealand, all over Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia.
Q: What does this show represent for Vicsail?
BH: Vicsail have been exhibiting at the Sydney Boat Show since 1994. This is going to be our 24th continuous exhibition at the show. We have exhibited proudly with Beneteau, Lagoon and at this year we highlight our representation of CNB Yachts. Builders of semi-custom Sailing yachts from 60 – 120 feet. For us, this is the primary place to put forward such an important brand.
Q: What boat will Vicsail be exhibiting this year?
BH: For the Sydney Boat Show, we will have the CNB 76 hull number 5 – It will be the largest Sailboat on Display and a truly beautiful yacht. The CNB 76 is a great success with over 22 boats sold. CNB and Vicsail will also introduce the CNB 66, so logically, at this show we shall actively promote the CNB 66, the CNB 76 and the brand new CNB 94.
Our buyers for these boats are experienced sailors and know what the market offers.
Q: What can we expect at Vicsail?
BH: Of course they can expect a very friendly Vicsail welcome, we will have a reception area, a meeting space to discuss our other brands – Bakri Cono Power catamarans, Sunreef Luxury Yachts and Nautor’ s Swan – All will be welcome aboard CNB 76 which is truly representative of the quality and the bespoke business of Vicsail.
Q: What are Vicsail’s expectations for the 2017 SIBS?
BH: Our primary aim at boat shows is to create an opportunity to meet all our many customers. We expect again a great reception for the brands we proudly represent.
Q: Do you have a final message for show visitors?
BH: There are always large crowds at Sydney. I would recommend that our clients secure an appointment time. We would hate to have anyone missing a personal viewing of the CNB 76.