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The 2018 Melbourne Boat Show will be staged at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf from Thursday 28th June to Sunday 1st July. Doors open at 10 AM daily and close at 8 PM on Thursday, Friday & Saturday and 6 PM on Sunday.
The 2018 Melbourne Boat Show is coming to the Convention & Exhibition Centre, Clarendon St, South Wharf from Thursday 28th June to Sunday 1st July. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Now in its 58th year, Victoria's premier boat show will host 90 exhibitors displaying hundreds of boats of all shapes & sizes, safety equipment, fishing gear, all manner of accessories and boating education advice and training.
There'll be competitions with prizes including a Volkswagen Amarok V6 Dark Label Special Edition 4X 4 valued at $62,990, a membership at Pleasure Cruising Club Inc. valued at $10,000 to name just a couple.
There'll be boats of all shapes & sizes on show from tinnies .....
..... to luxury off-shore cruisers. Photos: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Tickets are available online at www.melbourneinternationalboatshow.com.au or at the door and cost Adults $22, Concession $18, Children (11 to 17 years) $12 Children 10 and under Free, Family Pass (2A 2C) $45, Two Day Pass $34, Twilight Pass (4 PM to 8 PM Thursday or Friday only) $15.
Australia's largest boating retailer JV MARINE WORLD are offering some great specials, including a 25% discount on your ticket when you book online and use the redemption code "JVMARINE".
They'll be showcasing their range of Quintrex aluminium boats, Evinrude Etec & Suzuki outboards and offering some great value for money Quintrex packages.
The Volunteer Coast Guard will be there with displays and advice aimed at ensuring safety first on the water. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Marine Licence Testing will be conducted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday commencing at 11.30 AM with boat sessions running for 3 ½ hours and 45 minutes for the PWC component. Cost is $90 for the boat licence and $30 for the PWC.
Photo ID is required with youngsters aged between 16 and 18 years requiring three forms of ID – Passport, Birth Certificate, Medicare Card or Learners Permit.
Bookings are essential and may be made with the Volunteer Coast Guard on (03) 9598 9092.
Make sure you get on down to Victoria's biggest and best boat show featuring boats of all shapes & sizes, from tinnies to ocean-going pleasure craft, plus all the equipment and advice you need to cast off and enjoy the boating lifestyle.
Don't you miss the start of the 2018 Melbourne Boat Show, on at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from Thursday 28th June to Sunday 1st July. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Why? Make sure you get on down to Victoria's biggest and best boat show featuring boats of all shapes & sizes, from tinnies to ocean going pleasure craft, plus all the equipment and advice you need to cast off and enjoy the boating lifestyle.