A great success, 20,000-plus visitors and the way of the future
Enjoy our pictorial from the weekend's brilliant Gold Coast International Marine Expo. 

What a great event! Defying boat-show trends, the crowd was way up and some very strong new-boat sales were made.

"The industry is buzzing and we haven't felt that buzz for a long time," Stephen Milne, co-organiser and head of Brand and Marketing at Riviera, told Boatpoint and Boatsales, the official media partners and a major sponsor of the Gold Coast International Marine Expo.

Such was the size of the event run across the Gold Coast City Marine and adjoining Riviera grounds, and the number boats exhibited, that this is now officially the biggest -- and we reckon best -- boat show in Australia. And this by just its second year! 

The inaugural Gold Coast International Marine Expo attracted 15,796 visitors in 2011.

Rotary Coomera and Woods and Hatch Solicitors confirm a record audited crowd of 20,752 through the gates over the three days this year. 

So this is a boat show on the way up. The family focus is the key. See you up there in 2013. Watch this site for the official press release.

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Published : Monday, 5 November 2012

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