Sunshine Coast Marine Festival
  |  First Published: November 2011

Marine Queensland is proud to announce a new event on Queensland’s boating calendar - the Sunshine Coast Marine Festival incorporating the Sunshine Coast Sailing Expo, November 19-20, 2011.

“This is an exciting addition to the association’s event portfolio,” said Marine Queensland Events Manager Jason Plant. “It is a great opportunity to highlight just how popular boating in the region is and to support our members in the area”.

The Sunshine Coast region boasts an impressive boat ownership ratio with one boat registered for every 17 residents.

“By putting on a festival that is solely dedicated to the on water lifestyle we aim to bring to the region the new product releases and the talks and demonstrations that have been enjoyed by visitors to the metropolitan based shows for years,” said Plant.

Mooloolaba Marina has been confirmed as the venue for the first Sunshine Coast Marine Festival.

“Mooloolaba Marina & The Yacht Club have been extremely supportive in helping us put together this event,” said Plant. “The facilities available allow us to incorporate trailer boats displays with on water displays and demonstrations.

“This venue also gives us the opportunity to focus on our industry’s sailing sector.

“We are very happy to be teaming up with Yachting Queensland to present the first Sunshine Coast Sailing Expo incorporating displays, presentations and interactive demonstrations.

There will be opportunities for people to get out on the water too,” said Plant

The Fishing Expo Stage will also travel to the Sunshine Coast and there will be activities to keep the kids entertained.

The Sunshine Coast Marine Festival is supported by Mooloolaba Marina & The Yacht Club.

For information on the festival log onto www.mackaymarinefestival.com.au.

So let’s take a brief look at who’s attending and what you can expect to see when visiting the festival.


Sun2sea UV Protection are bringing their mobile sun protection Supa Store to the Sunshine Marine Festival with their 100% Australian made, certified 50+UPF Wetndry Fishing Boating and Leisure shirts.

From their faithful mens and ladies long sleeve polo shirts to the fashionable, but functional sun hoodie, Sun2Sea will have their full range on show ready for the summer onslaught.

They will also be releasing the new Polo shirt range for children, all with long sleeves and a big Collar to keep the sun off. Like all Sun2Sea UV products the range can be worn in or out the water. A little known fact is that all Sun2Sea products are the only 100%Australian made and manufactured (even the fabric is made in Australia) certified 50+UPF by ARPANSA, every roll of fabric is tested before.

The factory manufactures the products, if it doesn’t reach a minimum of 50+UPF it is not accepted. This ensures the purchaser of the highest quality of protection and claimed protection.

North Coast Boating

North Coast Boating has everything you need to enjoy the beautiful Sunshine Coast waterways. Established more than 38 years ago the business has been operated by Ross Williamson and David Bolton for more than four years. The duo relocated North Coast Boating three years ago to its current site at the corner of Nicklin Way and Production Ave, Warana.

North Coast Boating provide the largest range of marine products from Mercury, Stacer, Sea Jay, Tournament Boats, Clark, Bayliner, Seadoo, Redco and Hans as well as full service facilities with factory trained mechanics in a purpose built workshop.

North Coast Boating also stocks the Sunshine Coast’s largest range of water sports equipment including ski gear, wake boards, ski tubes, performance slalom skis, accessories and more.

At this year’s Sunshine Coast Boat Show North Coast Boating will be displaying the latest products from all of their suppliers and will offer on water demonstrations by appointment after the Show.

Runaway Bay Pontoon Boats

Runaway Bay Pontoon Boats always look forward to any show where they can exhibit their locally produced, Australian product.

They take pride in what Australians can produce and match price wise against the imported brands and out shine them in workmanship and quality. Customers see the differences in the finished product in small things like the choice of wall colours, mix and match layouts and customised extras, built to survey for business.

Runaway Bay Pontoon Boats are built for our waterways and will long out last the other brands. So if a pontoon boat is for you, come say hello to the Runaway Bay Pontoon Boats crew, check out the show specials, compare!

And know that you are supporting an Australian and locally made product that is designed and made for your requirements and not just what others can sell you.

Springwood Marine

Springwood Marine is proud to be a part of the first Sunshine Coast Marine Festival.

Springwood Marine aims to bring more than just boat packages to the show, offering that personalised service that has been lost by so many other industries. Springwood Marine understands that whether a customer is buying a 2.5m Quintrex Tinnie or a luxury Four Winns 50ft cruiser, the purchase is a big commitment and both require specialised advice.

Springwood Marine believes that purchasing a boat should be an enjoyable experience and that boating is not just a recreational hobby, but a lifestyle.

Brand specialist staff will be on hand to provide the right advice to help chose the package that is going to suit your family’s lifestyle needs. Dedicated Finance and Insurance staff will also be available on the stand.

Covering 400m2 and displaying one of the largest ranges of industry leading glass and aluminium brands, Springwood Marine will be displaying packages from the following manufactures: Four Winns, Revival Boats, Kevla Cat, Yellowfin, Mercury, Mercruiser and Suzuki.

Springwood Marine is dedicated to providing the best valued packages at the first Sunshine Coast Marine Festival.

Caloundra Marine – The One Stop Boating Shop

Caloundra Marine is located in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, 80km north of Brisbane, 150km north of the Gold Coast.

We are open Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and on Saturdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Caloundra Marine has been established since 1967 giving the Sunshine Coast premium boat and motor packages, repowers, engine service and general marine repairs for 44 years.

We have a certified service centre, servicing all makes and models of boat and outboard motors.

Caloundra Marine sells a great variety of new and used boats and is an official dealer for Quintrex and Suzuki motors. Caloundra Marine specialises in creating the perfect boating package for your needs and we can service all areas of the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Caloundra Marine offers customised marine trimming services. We are the only dealership on the Coast with a dedicated Trim Shop. Caloundra Marine also offers boat licence courses on site.

Our sales department offers personalised service with factual product knowledge to make your boating easy. Building you the right package to suit your individual requirements is important to us. Upon delivery of your boat, we offer on-water tuition to familiarise you from bow to stern. Service and preventative maintenance information will also be provided to keep you on the water. You can be assured that when you leave the dealership you will have everything required for safe boating.

In addition, Caloundra Marine is certified to consign and buy used boats. We can also assist you with finance and Club Marine insurance, to get you on the water faster and easier. We may be a regional dealer, but you’ll find us competitive with the larger city dealerships.

Come and visit us at the Sunshine Coast Boat Show where you will find top deals on all Quintrex Boats and Packages, Suzuki Outboards, Savage Bowriders, Flip n Easy Trailers, Outboard and Boat loaders and Ruhle Trailers.

Laguna Boating Centre

Laguna Boating Centre on the Sunshine Coast sell Suzuki and Evinrude Outboards, Anglapro, Stessco and Polycraft Boats. With Suzuki two and four stroke outboards or Evinrude E-Tecs we can package a boat to suit your needs so come visit us or give us a call on 07 5442 4872. We also have a great range of second hand boats available and if you need a hand selling your boat we offer consignment sales at great rates.

Repowering your boat is also a great way to refresh your reliability and piece of mind with up to five years warranty on a Suzuki and Evinrude Outboard.

Stessco aluminium boats and Laguna Boating Centre have teamed up on the Sunshine Coast so come and see us for a great boat show deal.

Bribie Boats

Bribie Boats will be attending the show this year and will be displaying their wares at fantastic prices that you’ll not be able to refuse.

Bribie Boats are retailers of Stessco aluminium boats, Mercury outboards and Oceanic Trailers and the team at Bribie Boats will be more than happy to take you through the right boat for your boating situation. Drop ion at the show and say g’day.

Get there and have some fun

This looks set to be a great event and with the QFM and Marine Queensland Free Entry bonus offer, the cost of attending has halved. Check out the Free Entry offer on page 111 and present an original copy for your free entry with a fully paid entry.

And when you’re there, check out the great range of boating products on display and get into boating at the best time of year.

Fact Box

Event Details


Kids Under 14:FREE

Special QFM/Marine Queensland 2 for 1 Entry Promotion


Mooloolaba Marina & The Yacht Club


Sat 19 – Sun 20 Nov 2011


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