After a statement from the Mandurah Boat Show that they were to take a break from hosting the show in 2017 it has now been announced that there will be a brand-new boat show in Western Australia.
Presented by the Boating Industry Association of Western Australia (BIAWA) and managed by Premiere Events the Perth International Boat Show (PIBS) has been hailed as a major new exhibition that will be the one major boat show in Western Australia.
The show, which has been two years in the making, has been designed to appeal to the wider global boating industry and will showcase the full range of Western Australia’s diverse marine businesses. It is planned to be a combination of a trade show with featured activities and entertainment that will be held at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre (PCEC) and Elizabeth Quay from 22 September, 2017.
Speaking to Marine Business earlier in the month BIAWA chairman Mike Beanland commented: “Until now we have had several boat shows in regional and metropolitan WA. The vision for the Club Marine Perth International Boat Show was to create one major boat show for Western Australia that was of international standard and reflected the prosperous and diverse marine industry we have in WA.”
Indoor space within the PCEC will be home to companies and brands associated with marine specific sectors including safety equipment, marine electronics, travel & tourism, insurance & finance, fishing & outdoor products, aquatic recreation, trailerboats and more.
While outside in Elizabeth Quay it is planned to house boats and yachts on pontoons along with on-water demos, seminars, family entertainment and stage shows.
Perth International Boat Show
Date: Friday 22 – Monday 25 September, 2017
Venue: Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, Perth, Western Australia
Times: Friday 22 & Saturday 23 September 2017 10am to 6pm
Sunday 24 September 2017 10am to 5pm
Monday 25 September 2017 10am to 4pm