The 2018 Adelaide Boat Show showcases the latest boats, equipment and services, and features plenty of opportunities to learn and share knowledge across all aspects of recreational boating. Here’s a run-down of what’s on at this year’s show.


Each year people visit the Boat Show to buy their first boat. The show is a great forum to help people of all ages understand how they can get into boating, and have their questions answered along the way.

If you are in the market for your first boat, visit the My First Boat precinct to receive some obligation free boat buying tips from independent advisors, and to learn how to make the most of your time at the Boat Show.

Fishing Masterclasses

Bringing to the show an element of interaction and entertainment, the much-loved fishing stage returns with a fresh new lineup and of course lots of tips and tricks that otherwise might take years to learn.


Indoor Proving Pond

Our giant 130,000 cubic metre ‘try before you buy’ proving pond returns to the Adelaide Boat Show, demonstrating the latest watercraft.

The indoor pond will also host kids bumper boats, these are included in the cost of the show. Adult tickets are only $10 and kids 16 and under entry free when accompanied by an adult.

Services and Safety

This year, the Adelaide Boat Show features a one-stop shop for all the government services and regulators in South Australia. Learn about the latest lifejacket regulations, fishing limits and licencing laws. Ask about how an EPIRB works or choose from up-to-date maps of your favourite fishing or waterskiing spots. Show your support to the local lifesavers by buying a raffle ticket, or get the lowdown on marine radio frequencies, flares and other safety gear.

Check back closer to the show for a complete listing of exhibitors at the show.

Boat Licensing

Organised by North Haven Coast Guard and SA Sea Rescue, who will both have displays inside the Boating Safety Zone, sit your recreational boat licensing exam at the show.