As the first major boat show for 2021 and with several other events now cancelled, boating enthusiasts will be looking to Sanctuary Cove as a must-attend event. This amazing boat show is set for 20-23 May at Sanctuary Cove near Queensland’s Gold Coast. May – that’s not that very far away – note to self, get organised this week with all the arrangements and bookings I need for a great event!
The Sanctuary Cove Boat Show is four days of immersing yourself in luxury motor yachts, comparing versatile trailer boats, stepping onto European-designed yachts, checking out the latest marine tech and gadgets, seeing new releases in marine equipment and accessories and generally catching up on all the scuttlebutt in the boating industry.
Attending boat shows is a great opportunity for genuine boat buyers to see multiple makes and models in the one place to compare features and discuss price with dealers. For those unsure of exactly what boat they should buy, shows offer the ideal time to get a feel for what’s out there and what’s available in their price range.
What will be on display at the show? What do you need to do to get organised? How can Jade Boat Loans streamline your boat show experience?
To move quickly move along your boat show visit, here’s our tips and hints to assist your planning and arrangements.
This is a must do and tickets are not available. There are a number of options including daily visits, VIP Experience passes, Corporate Packages and others. But due to COVID-19, numbers may be limited and tickets must be pre-secured. Priority step!
Schedule Exhibitor Catch-ups
The list of exhibitors reads like a who’s who of the Australian boating industry. Reviewing the exhibitors prior to arrival can be a very helpful in planning a schedule for each day’s visit and ensuring you don’t miss visiting a certain display. For those specifically interested in a particular brand or product and/or for seriously genuine buyers, contacting the exhibitor prior to the show is a good plan. Many exhibitors will make appointments to see buyers at the show. Having a set time can mean you don’t turn up to that exhibit to find a horde of others ahead of you to speak with the company representative.
Exhibits are on water and in the pavilions on shore and include include Horizon, Maritimo (ask about the upcoming launch of the M600), Quintrex, Jeanneau, Grand Banks, Stella, Navionics, Garmin and many more. The full list is available at the show website.
Book Logistics – getting there, where to stay
Event organisers have been hosting this boat show for over 30 years and have arrangements in place to cover many of the basic transport and other guest services. If flying or driving in from interstate or intrastate, staying on or around the Gold Coast puts you in an ideal position to access the show as well as the entertainment and other attractions of the famous GC.
Helicopter transfers are available from Marina Mirage on the Gold Coast or you can drive (parking on-site), catch the local bus service or of course, cruise to the show location by water. There will be no access for visitor boats into Sanctuary Cove itself, but organisers have posted information about anchoring in Coomera River. Arrangements for transfers from anchored boats to the show have been set-up.
There is plenty of accommodation on the nearby Gold Coast or opt to stay on site at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort.
Prioritise a Pre-Approved Boat Loan
There is one thing that you MUST include in your bag when you head to the Sanctuary Cove Show and that’s a pre-approved Jade Boat Loan. You just know there is going to be an amazing array of boats on display and what better way to buy than being in a position to order on the spot. You may even capture a show special deal.
Having your finance secured and confirmed can provide the confidence to proceed with ordering and might even expedite delivery of you vessel, especially for custom-built and built-to-order boats. The shortage of stock for some boat suppliers due to the COVID-inspired increase in boat sales might also add to the importance of having your boat loan pre-approved. When stock is limited, being in a position to place a confirmed order might be THE way to ensure you get your boat.
Luxury motor yachts often require tailored loan solutions. Have your Jade consultant work on your finance deal through to the approved stage prior to ordering, can provide a significant advantage. Being in a position to place a confirmed order can also be a handy bargaining tool when negotiating price.
Jade’s pre-approved secured boat loans include all the same features, benefits, tailored terms, negotiated conditions and cheap interest rates as our post-order boat loans. Pre-approved loans are obligation-free so if you change your mind, no problem.
Calculating Loans on the Go at the Show
The other pre-show action you need to do is bookmark our site on your phone so you can quickly access our loan calculator. Our calculator is your essential show visit companion as it allows you to generate loan repayment estimates on the prices of boats you inspect.
So there you have our pre-show plan and here you have the link to book tickets and check out the exhibitors https://sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au/
To arrange a pre-approved boat loan prior to a boat show, speak with Jade Boat Loans on 1300 000 003.
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