50 Years Of Sydney Boat Shows 6:00am, Thu 22 Jun 2017
First launched as a standalone event in 1968. The first boat show site was at the Horden Pavilion at Moore Park, where it remained until 1985. Cumberland Charter Yachts first exhibited in 1986, this proved to be a long and fruitful relationship.
The show ventured to a temporary facility in Pyrmont from 1986 to 1988, where an on-water component was introduced. The halls leaked and the marina was rickety, but nevertheless, these three years laid the foundation for what would be a long stint at the nearby Darling Harbour.
1989 was a milestone year with the opening of the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. This big, first-class facility had the added benefit of Cockle Bay being a short walking distance. The show grew tremendously in Darling Harbour for 25 years until 2013.
The major upgrade of Darling Harbour started soon after our 2013 show. The next three years of 2014 to 2016 meant another temporary facility, this time located at Glebe Island. It also meant a split show, with the now very large and popular marina component in Cockle Bay, and a ferry service transporting show guests between the two locations.
For the 50th Sydney International Boat Show in 2017, we return fully to Darling Harbour. The undercover displays will be located within the vast International Convention Centre - Sydney, and the spectacular marina displays only minutes away on Cockle Bay.
Cumberland Charter Yachts are excited to be able to offer 2 locations this year. We can be found at stand 503 (exhibition hall 5 on level 4 ) and also on water at the Aquila & Seawind on water display. Meet Charlie, Sharon and Megan at the show to discover all things bareboating and Whitsundays.
As we are celebrating 50 fantastic years of boat show magic CCY are giving away a beautiful birthday gift, pop down to the stand to find out how you can win!