Anticipation for the inaugural Horizon Shores Boat & Marine Show is building, with just over a month to go until a boat show unlike any other. Presented by Unified Events, Horizon Shores Boat & Marine Show will bring the latest and greatest products across boating, entertainment, and food and wine to the stunning Horizon Shores Marina for a three-day lifestyle festival.
In an Australian first, the show will feature a live boat auction on site, to take place at 2pm on Sunday 13th October. With options for every budget, there will be no shortage of choice for every kind of marine-life-lover from fishing boats to catamarans to luxury yachts. For those who cannot participate in the excitement of the live auction on site, bids can also be placed via the Marine Auctions website.
For fishing fans, the show’s Fisherman’s Lane will be the perfect place to spend a weekend, dedicated to all things fishing and showcasing fishing rods, lures, crab pots and more. The highlight of the Lane is a live fishing display from the Berkley Supertank, boasting 14,500 litres of freshwater and schools of locally sourced barramundi and offering attendees the chance to discover different lures and techniques.
To accompany the thrill of the boating and fishing exhibits, or to provide some downtime, the onsite Seafood and Wine Festival is another boat show first that’s guaranteed to be a hit. Talented yachting and TV Chef Lisa Mead has been announced as part of the celebrity chef line up, and will be demonstrating her skills live at the event. Having spent the last 26 years living and cooking on luxury yachts around the magnificent British Virgin Islands, Lisa has cooked for royalty and celebrities onboard luxury yachts, in 5 star villas, and on private islands. The Seafood and Wine Festival will also boast a Fisherman’s Beer and BBQ Bar, VIP Seafood and Sparkling Wine Bar, live cooking demonstrations and over 20 food and wine exhibitors.
A family friendly event, the Horizon Shores Boat & Marine Show will also have a range of kids’ activities on offer, including a petting zoo. Children can also explore the boats on site, witness sea trials and safety demonstrations from VMR Jacobs Well, and devour cuisine from the seven food trucks scattered around the event.
Those involved with the event are eagerly anticipating it, with exhibitor David Edwards of the Gold Coast Boating Centre, saying, “At last a great boat show that will provide entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, and the opportunity to showcase the latest in affordable trailer boat models to suit the working class man. All of this alongside good food and wine – definitely a great family day out!”
What: Horizon Shores Boat & Marine Show
When: 11-13 October 2019
Where: Horizon Shores Marina & Shipyard, Steiglitz, QLD
Info & tickets: Tickets from $5 at www.horizonboatshow.com.au