The new Club Marine Perth International Boat Show (PIBS), which is being held in about two months, is on course to become a successful event, having received much marine industry and local support. PIBS is lined up to become the leading boat show in Western Australia and aims to provide a geographical balance to the shows in Sydney and on the Gold Coast.
The Club Marine Perth International Boat Show will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and Elizabeth Quay. The show will have both indoor and on-water boat displays, two indoor stage areas, on-water entertainment and attractions, and activities for visitor participation. PIBS runs from September 22-25, 2017 and the event is being organised in association with the Boating Industry Association of Western Australia and Club Marine.
Show director Peter Woods says he has been overwhelmed by the response from the marine industry with regards to this new event, and he looks forward to bringing an international standard boat show to the people of Western Australia.
“The Club Marine Perth International Boat Show will be a similar model to the Sydney International Boat Show, utilising the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and the new Elizabeth Quay,” he says. “The two sites are ideal for an event such as this. The inner-city location means easy access for transport and infrastructure, and there is no better choice than being right on the stunning Swan River.”
Undercover exhibits will be within the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Western Australia’s premier dedicated convention and exhibition facility, and a short walk down the escalators will lead to the on-water displays within Elizabeth Quay.
Woods explains: “The show was almost completely sold out three months before the event. Hardstand displays within the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre are sold out, and show visitors will be able to see some exciting displays of new release trailer boats, accessories, fishing tackle, engines and electronics inside PCEC.”
“Within Elizabeth Quay,” he adds, “we are building a specially designed jetty system to accommodate big boat displays. We are excited to welcome major brands such as Sunseeker, Riviera, Princess, Fairline, Horizon and Maritimo to the 2017 Club Marine Perth International Boat Show.”