2011 Sydney International Boat Show

Yesterday I had the rare opportunity of going to Sydney, without my six children in tow.  I went to the Sydney Boat Show to look at big kid toys. The exhibition is massive, it fills all 6 halls of the Darling Harbour Convention centre, and there is more outside with the larger boats on display in the Cockle Bay harbour. So I was glad I had my walking shoes on, and that there were adequate coffee stops around the exhibition, to keep the caffeine levels up.  

While I was not in the market for a 1/6th share in a $1million power cruiser, it is still nice to look and dream.  I took my father, who is not the snappiest dresser, brown shoes with black pants, grey and balding sporting a Peugeot jacket.  The uniform of a retiree, that has just got his hands on his superannuation.  He certainly had the attention of the sales representatives. The crappy world market and the strong Australian dollar, means that the imports are super cheap and the reps are super eager to make sales. So if your in the market for a new boat there are some bargains to be had.

The sales rep said that the above boat was the “muscle car” of the boat world, I could pick it up for a cool $180000. The rep was quite annoyed, when I said that my wallet was in my other pants.

Dad ended up buying the above Hobie sailing canoe, I already have dibs on the first ride.

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