All the information about the 2018 Show will be online soon. For now familiarize yourself with the layout of the Show, using 2017 maps: Cockle Bay Marina (Darling Harbour), Lower Level 1 (downstairs in ICC) and Upper Level 4 (upstairs in ICC & open air event deck).

Boating Safety Zone

The Sydney International Boat Show is where boaties go to get the latest information about recreational boating. Our Boat Show Partners are there to help make your boating dreams a reality.

Our Partner-in-Safety is Transport for NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. Together with Roads & Maritime Services, Transport for NSW presents the Boating Safety Zone.

Good boating is safe boating. Information about how to make your boating experiences better can be found at this educational and interactive area.

Event Deck

Our oversized demonstration pools return to the show this year, giving you a first hand and close-up view of some of the latest (and craziest) boating innovations available today. The event deck is an open-air display area on level 2 where the kids can even have a bit of fun on pint-sized bumper boats.

Also returning to the event deck this year for the grown-ups, our very popular outdoor champagne and oyster bar where you can enjoy food and drinks, catch-up with friends and enjoy the best of Sydney sunshine while visiting the show. Demonstrations take place throughout the day, while the bar is open from 11am until close (check details).

Exhibitor Lists / Boats on Marina / Brands Lists

A list of Exhibitors (Lower, Upper Halls & Dive Expo), Brands and Vessels on display in Cockle Bay Marina will be available closer to the show date.

Sign up for our visitor communications on the Contact page to make sure you are the first to hear about the details.

Dive Expo

The Sydney International Boat Show welcomes Australia International Dive Expo

Situated in the middle of the lower level hall, this is the second year a dedicated diving expo will take place at The Sydney International Boat Show, for no additional charge to visitors.

There will be plenty to see and do for the avid diver or interested novice, with equipment trials taking place in the dive pool, an underwater photography exhibition and the opportunity to win some exciting prizes. Leave it to the Dive experts to share with you some pro tips or even set you up for your first ever dive. There’s plenty of exotic South Pacific dive destinations to learn about too.

A list of Dive Expo Exhibitors will be available soon.

Show Maps

  • Floorplan Lower Level & Upper Level of the undercover Exhibits (COMING SOON)
  • Marina Map (COMING SOON)

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Quite possibly the fastest racing boat in its class, Spirit of Australia II is the new 2nd generation Outright Unlimited World Water Speed Record Challenger by Warby Motorsport. Part boat, part rocket, the boat has taken 5 years to complete. Designed by Aussie father and son team Ken and David Warby, Spirit 2 is the new & improved version of Ken’s World Record holding boat the original Spirit of Australia that reached speeds of 551 kms per hour on water. Ken analysed the information collected from his 2 world records in Spirit of Australia, then set about making small improvements in the hull design to ensure the new Spirit of Australia II would be a record breaker.

Come and see the Spirit of Australia 2 and meet the record breaking Ken Warby and his son David at this year’s Sydney International Boat Show.


Still trying to land that big one? The Sydney International Boat Show fishing clinics are a must-visit for the serious fisherman or weekend angler. The show always brings together some of the most recognised specialists in the sport to the one stage, giving to tips and tricks that might otherwise take years to learn. From freshwater to deep sea, the fishing clinics are entertaining, educational and fun. Other presentations also include how to choose the right life jacket, how to get your recreational boating licence, and making use of the BIA’s 50 Point boating safety check.