2023 Boating Events Guide Australia

Another year has just begun and with it brings so many opportunities to get out there and explore what’s on in the wonderful world of boating. From racing to Edwardian Steam Yachts this year is jam packed with exciting events from start to finish.

If you’re looking to branch out in 2023, check out this list which is just a taste of the  key events around Sydney and beyond!


Sydney SailGP – 18th February & 19th February 2023

Shark Island, Sydney

Who said cars get to have all the fun?

It was only a matter of time that the world caught on to the fact that boats are much more entertaining than supercars. Back for their second year, Sail GP promises good vibes, entertainment and some good old fashion rivalry as teams from France, Great Britain, Japan, Denmark and the US will go toe to toe with us Aussies in a series of short races. The event will showcase the best Sydney Harbour has to offer, with close, heart-stopping racing and an extensive range of free and ticketed spectator experiences both on and off-water – all in front of a spectacular backdrop.

Enjoy the day on the iconic Shark Island or from one of spectator boats with the drinks flowing and the Harbour glistening all around. If you have ever been to the Formula One, you can expect the same adrenaline filled party atmosphere with delicious food and cocktails on offer.

If you’re anything like us and we had you at Sail GP, check out the Australian Sail GP page as tickets are selling fast!


Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th May 2023

Sanctuary Cove, QLD

The Sanctuary Cove Boat Show is one of our favourite events in the yearly calendar. Located on the sunny Gold Coast at the Marine Village Sanctuary Cove, it promises thrills, innovations and just a damn good time.

Attracting over 45,000 people who come to see 300+ exhibitors, it’s a long weekend that every boat enthusiast should experience. While 4 days seems like a lot, it’s always a struggle to see and do everything on offer.

From Tow Boggans and Flite Boards to cutting edge fishing technology and superyachts, Sanctuary Cove is the boating equivalent of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Everything that is slightly marine related can be found here and is a must see for all!

For more information on the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show head to https://sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au/


Melbourne Boat Show – TBD 2023


Who doesn’t love a weekend away?

The RACV Melbourne Boat Show is celebrating it’s 60th boat show in 2023 and is sure to deliver the best of what Australia has to offer in not only boating but anything that can be enjoyed on the water.

Their message is simple – life is better with a boat (don’t we know it) and hosts an extensive variety of exhibitors from Victoria and beyond. Last year’s line up included Whittley Marina, DockPro, BL Marine and many more.

If you’re looking to explore the national boating scene and keep up to date with a broader reach, Melbourne is a great place to start. Be sure to back your windbreaker as it can get chilly this time of year.

For more information on the RACV Marine Melbourne Boat Show head to https://www.melbourneinternationalboatshow.com.au/


Sydney International Boat Show –3rd August – 7rd August 2023



Call us biased but you can’t beat being on home turf.

We are so lucky to have been a part of this one of a kind event for the last 16 years, displaying multiple vessels alongside the best of what Australia has to offer.

The Sydney International Boat Show held at the iconic Cockle Bay Wharf is one of the most respected events in the boating calendar and is an opportunity to discover new trends, technologies and products that are leading the way in industry.

No matter what level you are at in boating there are exhibitors for you whether it’s a boat share opportunity or a luxury yacht for sale, this all-inclusive event is about the celebration of boating and everyone who resides within it.

will look forward to seeing you, our team will be there all weekend!


For more information on the SIBS head to https://www.sydneyboatshow.com.au/


We hope you’re as excited as we are for 2023 and all the fabulous events still to come!















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