A handy notification from NSW Maritime let me know that my local boat ramp at Rose Bay is open again – ahead of schedule too. I’ve been…
Sydney International Boat ShowJanuary 26, 2015
… I drank water from Darling Harbour and lived
They say no battle plan survives contact with the enemy – my visit to the boat show was no exception. This is the first time I’ve been to the Sydney Boat show and my plan was to go there and talk with as many people as possible. I particularly wanted to talk with people about Australian Boat Guide and it’s mission to help people who want to get started and get maximum enjoyment out of boating. Unfortunately, there is just too much nice equipment there and I ended up mainly wandering around looking at expensive toys.
I found plenty of interesting stuff and I’ll add this to the site over the coming days. Unfortunately, this will mean another visit to the show is required
What did I find ?
A great line of water play equipment – for personal and commercial use. A selection of cleaning equipment for trailer boats (it sounds dull I know but it isn’t, trust me). I had a good chat with a company that specialises in trailer repairs and customisations and I’m promised that there could be some articles about trailer maintenance so the day wasn’t a total loss as far as Australian Boat Guide is concerned.
Wandering around the marina, I drank water straight out of the harbour. Thankfully, it was in a bottle of water courtesy of R Electronics from a demo desalinator unit .
Checked out some
cheap good value inflatable boats, some expensive yachts and plenty of bowriders and fishing boats. There are some great deals and discounts to be had at the show – an inflatable with a 15hp Motor ideal as a first boat can be grabbed for $2600 if you know where to look.
I’ll just load up a few pictures and let them do the talking for now. I need to go back and spend some time looking at the entry-level boats.