Many manufacturers use the major boating events to launch their latest models. Making these events ‘must-attends’ for enthusiasts and buyers wanting to be one of the first to order the latest models. The 2024 boat shows calendar is available so buyers can now start the planning process and especially considering their financing options.
While many buyers typically inspect the vessels they are considering, talk to the dealer about extras and accessories and get a firm pricing before looking at financing, astute buyers keen to be ready to commit will look at financing first. Jade Finance assists buyers to be in a position to order new vessels at 2024 boat shows with pre-approved marine financing at the best rates.
Pre-arranging funding can provide buyers with a number of key advantages including being able to set a buying budget in line with their approved credit and repayments and having greater confidence to negotiate price with dealers. So when should buyers start thinking marine credit? Review the timing of this year’s major expos and events, diarise dates and prepare a plan.
2024 Boat Shows – Major Events
The biggest drawcards for buyers on the annual boating industry calendar are by far the events held in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Sanctuary Cove. Sanctuary Cove is growing each year with organisers adding new attractions and even more vessels with each event. Set in an idyllic location, this event presents not just a buying opportunity but an opportunity for enthusiasts outside Queensland to make a visit to the sunshine state.
The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is also first on the calendar for the year over four massive from 23 through to 26 May. This show attracts over 300 exhibitors with both on-water and on-land displays of all types of watercraft – small and the ultimate luxury cruisers. Why not book accommodation now and even have a preliminary financing conversation with one of our brokers around when is best to get pre-approval ahead of this event.
For those that can’t make Sanctuary Cove and even for those that can, the Sydney International Boat Show to held 1-4 August is a definite for the diary. Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour and the ICC will be awash with all things boating and that includes buyers keen to capture the latest models and check out new tech and accessories. While diarising the event dates, make a note to speak with us in early June about financing options.
Just a month after Sydney, with the dates in September yet to be released, attention turns to the west coast and the Perth Boat Show. This is a very popular event on the WA boating calendar with trailer boats, PWCs, jet skis, other watercraft, motors, techs and lots more on display.
To round out the annual major boating events is the Melbourne Boat Show in October each year. Organisers have not revealed the dates so far, but stay tuned as we will keeping an eye out. be as
2024 Boating Expos and Outdoor Events
While the major shows are held in major cities and centres, there are still great buying opportunities with massive calendar of lifestyle expos held each year around the country. While some of these focus primarily on caravans and RVs, many do include boating exhibitors and it can be worth checking the exhibitor listings when one is coming your way.
A number of these events coming up include the Moreton Bay Expo on 17 and 18 February; the Cairns Expos from 10 through 12 May; and Townsville Expo from 17 through 19 May.
To inspire to buy, also check out what’s happening in boating in your area. For sailing enthusiasts the Festival of Sails is held in Geelong over the Australia Day long weekend. Over the weekend of 24-25 February, Sydney Harbour becomes a waterway racetrack when the Sail GP event is held. There are opportunities to join hospitality craft on the water or take up a vantage point on land to catch the high speed action.
In February the Offshore Superboat Racing gets underway and in March the Sydney Superyacht Festival and Fremantle Boat and Seafood Festival are scheduled. Plenty to see and do across the boating industry for enthusiasts and buyers to enjoy.
Arranging Finance for 2024 Boat Shows Orders
Buyers looking to order at a boating event can speak with us at any time before the date regarding their marine credit options. We offer loan options for all types of watercraft financing from tinnies to top of the range, sail and power. Loans can be approved ahead of purchase based on an estimate of the funding required.
There is no commitment or obligation to proceed associated with pre-approved funding but there is a timeframe for taking up any offer. This timeframe may vary with the lender and your Jade broker will advise you of this when making your initial enquiry. Prospective buyers are welcome to have those initial discussions with us at any time in the lead-up to an event by phone or via our online resources.
The end of the boating season may be coming up but the start of the boating buying season is just about to start. Be ready with your finance to make the most of the opportunities.
To discuss financing to order at 2024 boat shows, contact Jade Finance on 1300 000 008
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