Published: Thursday, 28 July 2016

The 49th edition of Sydney International Boat Show kicked off at the Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island and Cockle Nay Marina in Darling Harbour at 10:00am, with a free ferry service between the two venues. On display will be almost 1,000 boats, which value from $1,000 to $7 million. The five-day show expects to receive around 55,000 visitors from around the world.

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(Photos: Sydney International Boat Show)

Characterised by its extensive coastline, which is dotted with exotic cruising destinations and neighbors some of the world’s most sought-after waterfront escapes, Australia is home to avid boaters who have an inherent desire for seagoing adventure.

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Horizon Yachts from Taiwan is presenting its E75 motoryacht at the show, while Volvo Penta, Riviera, Multihull Solutions, Sunseeker, Beneteau, Jeanneau, X-Yachts, Yamaha Motor, Oyster Yachts, Sunreef Yacht, Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot, Gulf Craft, Azimut, Monte Carlo Yachts and Ferretti Group are also attending the show among the 178+ exhibitors. Riviera is displaying its new yacht 4800 Sport Yacht among the around 800 boats shown at the event, while United Arab Emirates (UAE) shipyard Gulf Craft debuts its Nomad 65.

“The Australian market is comprised of knowledgeable boaters who use their craft frequently and are more interested in yachting and boating as a sport or as a hobby, as opposed to merely an ostentatious display of wealth or status,” says Gulf Craft CEO Erwin Bamps. “They appreciate the significance of very seaworthy craft that offer strong underlying value, aligning perfectly with our own principles as a builder.”

“Explorers at heart, many Australian boat Owners are also drivers of their own craft, making user-friendliness and reliability also a priority among prospective buyers,” adds Bamps. “If you’re planning to sail along Australia’s vast coastline and into the rough waters of the South Pacific, you will need a sturdy craft with oceangoing capability, and this is precisely what the Nomad Yachts range offers.”

Sydney International Boat Show Kicks Off With Gulf Craft Nomad 65 Debut

(Photos: Gulf Craft - Nomad 65)

The Nomad Yachts series promises a memorable cruising experience by combining deep sea performance with onboard luxury, enabling seafarers to confidently explore the furthest corners of the globe from the comfort of their own yacht.

The Nomad 65 is Gulf Craft’s first semi-displacement yacht, built to be a luxurious yet powerful mode of transport. Engineered using the most sophisticated technology, the yacht promotes fuel efficiency and has an airy loft style apartment feel, with white oak parquet flooring, marble counter tops, cozy soft furnishings, and sofas crafted from the finest leather in the main saloon area. 

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“The Nomad 65 is optimised for Australian cruising conditions and is uniquely spacious for a yacht this size,” says Australian Superyachts Captain Richard Morris. “Australian boat Owners are beginning to realise the possibilities of explorer yacht cruising, and are therefore increasingly looking for bespoke, customised lifestyle experiences. Long-range capability, quality craftsmanship, value retention, preservation – these are all ideals that resonate with the Australian boating community, and why I am confident that the Nomad Yachts series will be a welcome addition to our line of Gulf Craft yachts and boats.”

Sydney International Boat show is held July 28-Aug 1.