More than 65 exhibitors have already booked space at this year’s event

The 2019 Brisbane Boat Show is returning to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre this year from August 23-25. The three-day event is one of the largest recreational boat shows in Queensland, Australia, covering more than 20,000sq m of floor space across four halls at the South Bank venue.

Last year’s event attracted around around 18,226 people.

“Boat manufacturing plays a big part of the Queensland economy and this event showcases the quality and innovation that Australia has to offer,” says Andrew Fielding, chairman with the Queensland Council of the Boating Industry Association (BIA) Ltd which organises the event.

According to the BIA, over 65 organisations have already booked exhibition space, bringing with them more than 500 vessels catering to various interests. They include fishing, water skiing, wake boarding, personal watercraft, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boards as well as others. Once again, family cruisers are proving as popular as ever at the show.

The BIA also aims to entertain and educate at the show. With a commitment to safe boating, the show organisers have pulled together a line-up of government agencies to ensure visitors have the opportunity to better understand how to stay safe and maximise their time on the water. On stage will be a mix of educators and entertainers, where the fishing masterclasses make a welcome return.

For more information, visit brisbaneboatshow.com.au