With 70% of all show visitors owning a boat, visitors to the show are always looking to add something to their pride and joy. Be it a new piece of electronics or simply information on how to maintain your trailer the Boating Development Centre will feature nonstop discussions on a whole lot of subjects.

THE BOATING DEVELOPMENT CENTRE – HALL 5
SCHEDULE WILL BE REPEATED EACH DAY OF THE BOAT SHOW
10:30 AM Dometic Australia – Dometic presents Mobile Living Made Easy
Join Aaron “Captain Redbeard” Habgood a professional fishing guide to share his tips on fishing, boating and the great outdoors.
11:00 AM Marine Riley – Tender safety
11.30 AM Andrew Ettingshausen & the GARMIN team talk technology
12:30 PM Lisa Blair is an experienced sailor who aimed to circumnavigate Antarctica, solo and unassisted. Lisa is currently on the home stretch and will be at the Sydney International Boat Show to present her thrilling story. Just by finishing the trip she will be presented the world record for being the first women to sail solo around Antarctica.
1:15 PM Michelle Lee aims to compete in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 5,000 km row across the Atlantic. If successful Michelle will be the first Australian female to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
1:45 PM BLA Distribution – Shaun Clancy, Product Manager. An education focused presentation, explaining how sonar works and understanding the various technologies available to boaters today.
2:30 PM Marine Riley – SUP, Kayak and outrigger paddling techniques (Ex. Australian National paddling coach)
3:00 PM Roads & Maritime Services – Safety on the water; equipment, navigation & quizzes
3:30 PM Marine Riley – Choosing the right SUP and Kayak and paddle for you and the conditions
4:00 PM Andrew Abrahams – the current male world record holder of the Million Metre row and winner of the solo Atlantic Challenge in 2013.
4:30 PM The World of Waterskiing – Representative from Ski Racing NSW
5:00 PM Empire Marinas – Boat storage options
5:30PM Dunbier Marine – Trailer Maintenance
*Schedule subject to change