The Hot Seat...

The Hot Seat is designed to include some slightly contentious boating and fishing related topics. The format encourages audience participation and should create a relaxed conversational environment, visit the Hot Seat at the entertainment area, rear of Hall 4.

A schedule of topics follows:

The Sydney International Boat Show is where boaties go to get the latest information about recreational boating.  Show partners can assist you with the information you will need to make your boating dreams a reality.


Our Partner in Safety is Transport for NSW through the offices of Roads & Maritime Services and the Maritime Management Centre who work with the show to bring you the Boating Safety Zone.


We believe that Safe Boating is Good Boating and as such, information about how to make your boating experiences better can be found at this educational and interactive area.


The agency’s this year will include: Bureau of Meteorology, Marine Area Command, Department of Primary Industries – Fisheries NSW, Surf Life Saving NSW, Australian Maritime College, Roads and Maritime Services, Association of Maritime Trainers, Paddle NSW, Marine Rescue NSW, Service NSW, Marine Teachers and TAFE NSW.


in Safety...

All the leading brands and manufacturers are at the Sydney International Boat Show. But the show is not 'just a show'; it is a chance for you to speak to the experts from the various companies so you are up to date on the latest technology.  And don’t forget that the show is the best place to see boats and the best place to buy boats.

We have lots of work to do to sort more than 200 businesses into their boat show berths, but when that’s done; we will list

all the companies, brands and boats on the marina here.


Please be patient, this can’t be done until early July.  If you have any specific questions, please call the BIA team who will be happy to assist in answering your enquiry.

Fishing, sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, family cruising, open ocean cruising, paddling, canoeing or simply mucking around in boats – what is your inspiration?


Whatever it is, boating and the gear for it will help you satisfy your passion for the outdoors and the boating lifestyle.


But don’t let this process be daunting.  It’s not, and there are a whole lot of resources you can call on to help you.  For new or first time boaties, here are some good links.

1) Get the Boating Handbook – pick one up at the show or download it here


2) Visit the MyBoatingLife.com.au web site.

Create your own “Dashboard” and join this free community.  Whilst on the page, have a look at


  • a. Welcome to the water
  • b. Boating Activities
  • c. Family Boating
  • d. Boating in Retirement
  • e. Boat Buyers Guide
  • f. Boating Glossary
  • g. Places to go boating
  • h. Boat ramp and marina locator

Plus a whole lot more!  Use this page to get some of the basics you need to launch your boating adventure.

Official Website of the Sydney International Boat Show