Love getting out on the water, or making that your goal in 2018? The good news is you still have time to reach those goals and get behind the wheel of a new boat! When you are in the market for your first boat, or even an upgrade, boat shows and expos are a fantastic way to research, find out the latest information and accessories and also to meet like-minded people for a fantastic day of exploring!

Here’s a few boat shows happening soon across Australia to get you started. If you think you need a little pre-show research, check out our Ultimate Boat Buying Guide, after all, preparation is key for knowing what you want and getting the best deal!

Brisbane Boat Show

When: 24 – 26 August 2018
Location: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane, QLD
Entry: Adult $15.00, Senior & Pensioner $12.00, Child $5.00, Family $35.00

Mandurah Boat Show

When: 7–9 October, 2016
Location: Mandurah WA
Entry: Adults $18

SA Boat & Fishing Show

When: 26–28 October 2018
Location: Adelaide Showgrounds, SA
Entry:  Adults $18, Concession $14, Children (aged 12-15yrs) $9, Children under 12yrs FREE.


If you know what you want boat or even a jet ski but you’re not sure about finance? The last thing you want to do now is try and compare different financial lenders to find the best loan. That’s where National Finance Solutions can help. We’ll compare loan offers from a wide range of lenders and present you with only the best options. Chat to our team or get a free quote online today and be one step closer to your dream boat!

Once you have you boat? Well, that’s when the fun starts! Firstly, you need to research the ultimate fishing spots and plan your trip! Make sure you know a little about your boat safety requirements and how to deal with any engine issues, such as how to read your boat smoke and lubricating oil. Once you are ready to hit the road, you’ll need to know how to launch your new boat off the trailer and into the water. Once you are safely on the water, sit back, relax, let the fish come to you and be ready to take some of the best classic fishing photos!