The countdown has begun for the 50th Sydney International Boat Show that returns fully this year to Darling Harbour following the completion of a new, purpose built International Conference Centre.

The event, which opens on August 3, is already the largest Boat Show in the Southern Hemisphere, and the return to its traditional home will proclaim a show almost double the size of what visitors experienced last year. It will also be the first consumer show that will occupy 100% of the available exhibition space.

The modern footprint of the exhibition centre will mean that visitors will enjoy two vast undercover levels of exhibitions consisting of the very best the recreational boating lifestyle has to offer.  Further to this there will be an external open-air deck perched five levels up in the sky encompassing a fabulous array of activities including pools with kayak and SUP demonstrations, and a display of sports boats.

Only a few minutes’ walk away will be the on-water marina display of vessels too large to accommodate in the undercover displays.

Boating Safety is at the core of the organiser’s charter, so again the show welcomes Transport for NSW as the show’s Partner in Safety.  The Boating Safety Zone will be a hub of information for anyone who considers boating a part of their life.

Halls will open from 10am to 8pm, while the Marina will open from 10am up until 7pm. Tickets can be purchased online now.  Visitors wanting more information or to buy tickets should visit the website