Exhibitor applications open for 53rd Sydney International Boat Show

The Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) returns from 28 July to 1 August 2022 with the latest and greatest in all things aquatic at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney and Cockle Bay within the surrounds of Darling Harbour.

Aerial shot of boats at marina and people walking on sidewalk.
SIBS returns to Darling Harbour.

The highly anticipated event promises a stellar showcase of the boating lifestyle from the largest fleet of luxury superyachts and sailboats on water to a host of premium exhibitors displaying the latest trailer boats and marine technology.

SIBS 2022 highlights include an on-water display with more than 200 boats, 32,600sqm of indoor exhibitor space and a 5,000sqm open-air Event Deck, which is set to attract more than 60,000 boating enthusiasts when tickets go on sale in May 2022.

The Show will also present a host of entertainment and activities, including fishing masterclasses, watersports demonstrations, marine education, food and beverage bars and a fun-filled kids zone.

One of the largest and most prestigious boat show events on the global calendar, SIBS 2022 will be delivered in a new partnership between the Boating Industry Association (BIA) and Mulpha Events, owner-operator of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

BIA Vice-President Andrew Fielding said after a two-year hiatus, SIBS 2022 was primed for a big return with a fresh new look and a revitalised event experience.

“We’re excited to deliver an innovative and engaging world-class event with a significant focus on the recreational boating lifestyle for the benefit of exhibitors, partners, visitors and the broader marine industry,” Mr Fielding said.

“With retail activity across the boating industry at an all-time high, including more than 18,000 new boats registered last year, SIBS 2022 will celebrate the boating lifestyle, connecting visitors with the very best in marine brands.”

Aerial shot of dock and people walking down it, checking boat.
The event is set to attract more than 60,000 boating enthusiasts.

Riding the current wave of interest in boat ownership and all things aquatic, Mulpha Events General Manager Johan Hasser said he was buoyed by the keen response from the marine industry to showcase their vessels and products at the 2022 Show.

“Over the past 18 months, we have witnessed the surge in popularity of recreational boating with boat ownership across Australia up significantly year-on-year,” Mr Hasser said.

“We have received significant enquiry about exhibition space since the announcement of the return of SIBS. Sentiment is extremely high within the industry with marine companies eager to showcase their brands at the iconic Darling Harbour location.

“We are excited to present new initiatives at SIBS 2022 that will shore up the event’s reputation as a must-attend on the international boat show calendar,” he said.

Indoor exhibition space.
More than 245 exhibitors are expected to attend the event.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of SIBS 2022. Exhibitor applications open Tuesday 8 March 2022 with returning exhibitors receiving preferential stand and space allocations for two weeks until Tuesday 22 March 2022. To register as an exhibitor and sign up for the latest news, exclusive announcements, and ticket sales, visit sydneyboatshow.com.au

The 53rd Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) returns from 28 July – 1 August 2022, attracting more than 60,000 attendees and 245-plus exhibitors and showcasing over 900 boats plus thousands of marine products across five days.

By Claudia Ferne/SIBS

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