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Fishermen, Boaties & Divers unite for the Sydney International Boast Show

July 29, 2019
Fishermen, Boaties & Divers unite for the Sydney International Boast Show

Event Details

When: 1 – 5 August 2019

Where: ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour

Time: 10 am – 7 pm daily

Dometic Australia Stand no: 628, Level 4, Hall 5

Ticket price: $22 adults, $13 children, Kids under 6 FREE. Family $49 (2 adults, 3 children). 2 day pass $30 or 3 day pass $40.

How to get there: easily accessible by public transport, including light rail, ferry and train and is only a 10-minute walk from Central and Town Hall train stations.

Click here for more information on the Sydney International Boat Show.

Dometic Australia will be showcasing their great range of marine products over five days at the Sydney International Boast Show (SIBS) this August on stand 628 (Level 4, Hall 5).


Some of the products you'll expect to see include:

Read more about these products here.

The 2019 Sydney International Boat Show is being held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney, and the spectacular marina displays just minutes away on Cockle Bay. This year’s event will cover up to 32,000 sqm of exhibition space over 2 levels, as well as feature exciting interactive activities on the event deck located outside on level 2, and access to the Cockle Bay marina directly in front of the ICC. ICC Sydney is easily accessible by public transport and is surrounded by restaurants and hotels.

You will see below using 2018 maps, the locations that are occupied by the Show within the ICC and Cockle Bay: Cockle Bay Marina (Darling Harbour), Lower Level 1 (downstairs in ICC) and Upper Level 4 (upstairs in ICC & open-air event deck).


The Boating Industry Association Ltd (BIA) is the voice of the recreational and light commercial marine industry. On behalf of its members, it promotes safe, recreational boating as a positive and rewarding lifestyle for Australians.

The show also features Transport for NSW as the show’s Partner in Safety, hosting the Boating Safety Zone where government regulators and other associations are keen to discuss how they keep our waterways safe, and protect the ecological sustainability of the marine environment.

Keen to see a real speed boat in action? The Spirit of Australia II returns once again due to popular demand. Ken Wardby’s son David is going to try to beat the Outright Unlimited World Water Speed Record. Come and witness the next recorder breaker in action. With 50% more power, powered by a Rolls Royce Orpheus 803 ex-Italian Air Force jet engine, removed from a Fiat Gina G-91 jet fighter, there’s no doubt this rocket will hit some extremely high speeds.

Meet the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica with only one stop - Lisa Blair. She suffered incredible storm conditions and a dramatic de-masting but within a month of completing and surviving that voyage, she was already preparing her next adventure. Lisa’s next goal is to be the first woman to sail solo without any stops and unassisted around the whole of Australia. She will tell you about her positive and awe-inspiring story, telling of the highs and lows of sailing solo around Australia in 58 Days, including her almost sinking on the final run to the finish line.


Check out the purpose-built 35-metre pool on the outdoor Event Deck on the top exhibition level. It will be the host of various on-water demonstrations of marine products. Try out the latest kayaks, stand up paddleboards, pedalboards and other fun and new vessels on the water. Other highlights at the Even Deck include speed craft from Ski Racing NSW, iconic Perry surf boats, and an array of tinnies.

This event will be family-friendly so bring the kids along for a fun day out. Who wouldn’t love free bumper boat rides? You can kick back and enjoy delicious food and beverage, while you take in the beautiful views across the city and listen to the Bondi Beach Radio. You can also sit back and take in the action on the big screen, screening highlights of off-shore powerboat racing, water ski championships, explorer video and fishing competitions.

If diving is your thing, this year the show features the Australian International Dive Expo where you’ll find exhibitors with all the gear and information needed to enjoy diving as a sport, for business, research, conservation or recreation. The on-site trial pool presents the opportunity to experience scuba diving under the guidance of professional instructors, while the dive gear workshops are a great place for novices to learn about the equipment needed to start diving, or for experienced divers wanting to learn how to keep their gear well maintained.

Get a taste of the rich history of all things marine in Australia by checking out the Australian Maritime Museum exhibition. They will be presenting treasures and artefacts at the show, sourced from their collection at the museum also located close by at Darling Harbour. Visit the display to see and hear how the museum is protecting relics from our early history.

Meet the multi-world-record holder for game, Tim Simpson who will be leading the fishing masterclasses and sharing his wisdom to successful game fishing. Steve ‘Starlo’ Starling returns to talk about making the most of fishing in estuaries.

Other fishermen you will get to hear from and chat to include:

  • Justin Duggan - landing big fish with light tackle

  • Paul Burt - sneaky techniques for ‘fishing the pressure points’

  • Jo Starling – fun family fishing trips and finding fish in new water

  • Peter Johnson - landing snapper on inshore reefs, along with the tricks for hooking bream and flathead

  • Rhys Creed shares - secrets on catching the huge but sometimes elusive Murray cod

  • Brett Thomson and Michael ‘Cookie’ Cook present live fish, chasing a variety of lures right in front of your eyes


Marine will be a huge focus for Dometic Australia over the coming years so there are exciting innovations and developments bound to hit the market. With a dedicated and experienced Marine Sales Manager, Chris Radford, the marine industry will start to know more about what Dometic offers.