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That’s a wrap! Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Power Equipment officially launched two new products and its brands had a bigger presence than ever at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Great crowds and unparalleled displays of marine power at this world-renowned Gold Coast boating extravaganza has once again provided a valuable platform for Power Equipment.

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The 2024 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show saw bumper crowds in attendance and exciting new product exposure opportunity for Power Equipment.

With the new Smartgyro product on display at Power Equipment’s main site along with its other flagship products and the new Cox 300hp diesel outboard in the on-water marina area, show goers had a veritable “feast” of products to get amongst.

The usual team of Power Equipment expertise was on hand to answer questions about marine power options available, whilst other exhibits helped stamp the trusted names of Yanmar, John Deere Marine and Torqeedo.

Amongst the bonus product exposure at this year’s SCIBS was D’Prix Marine Services with Yanmar marine diesels on display, Tasman Boats featuring the brilliant Yanmar 8LV common-rail diesel in their trailerable mini-game boat and a stand-alone display in the main tent area for Torqeedo, (complete with enthusiastic representatives from Torqeedo Germany on-hand to answer enquiries).

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Power Equipment fielded a constant stream of enquiries at its main site and good weather made for an upbeat event for all.

Western Australia’s Nick Marsden was on hand during the Gold Coast event and takes the opportunity each year at SCIBS to reacquaint himself with the market in the “eastern” part of the country.

“Our sales are good in Western Australia, but the Sanctuary Cove show is always an eye-opener,” says Nick. “We field a lot of enquiries – both from existing customers and potential new clients,” Nick said, “and the orders for new engines were coming in.”

Undoubtedly a barometer of the Australian boating industry as a whole, SCIBS this year had more than 40 extra vessels on display in the marina section alone. This indicates a healthy trajectory for the marine sector in Australia – particularly in recreational boating of which the Gold Coast event is primarily focused.

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Johan Hasser, General Manager of Mulpha Events (SCIBS organisers), said his team was overwhelmed with the public response to the 35th show and delighted with the results reported by exhibitors in terms of leads and sales.

Exhibitor numbers were up on last year, along with new products. “SCIBS is about building relationships with marine enthusiasts, it’s the show where the marine business does business, and we are confident that this year’s show has done exactly that for our 335 exhibitors,” he said.

“At the same time, crowds of 43,741 have had the pleasure of viewing 102 new product launches, 767 boats and over 2500 marine products at our biggest show yet.”

Smartgyro takes centre stage at Power Equipment site

With Power Equipment’s official launch of the Smartgyro distributorship this year, this innovative new stabiliser brand took front and centre in the Power Equipment site at SCIBS.

With a fully accessible Smartgyro stabiliser on display, (showcasing its inner workings), visitors to the Power Equipment site were able to get up close and personal with this brilliant new product on the Australian market and talk to an expert about its operation and installation.

With Smartgyro currently offering six vessel stabiliser models, (suitable for vessels from 13 to 29 metres), the brand’s advanced technology virtually eliminates boat roll in any sea conditions.

The Smartgyro boasts the ability to be fully serviced onboard, (lowering maintenance time and costs), and increases overall efficiency via a flywheel that operates within a vaccuum enclosure. This system reduces drag, lowers heat and uses less power to operate.

Smartgyro in fact enjoys a strategic partnership with Yanmar and are big on research and development. The company promises a range of new products in the future, no doubt positioning Power Equipment to continue at the forefront of supplying state-of-the-art innovation to the Australian marine market. Preparations are already underway for Power Equipment’s inclusion in next year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show where even more new products are expected to be launched. Stay tuned!

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