ILIAD at Auckland

The Auckland Boat Show 23-26 March 2023 is the must-do yachting event in New Zealand. 

The ILIAD Catamarans stand will be located at Stand #120 in Pavilion 1. Marcus Overman and Michael ‘Nod’ Crook will be there to discuss the Iliad range of luxury offshore power catamarans. Multiple scale models will be on display as well as video presentations.

The ILIAD 53S will be launched officially at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, and the flybridge 53F version launched at Sydney Boat Show later this year.

Exhibitor demand strong for SCIBS 2021

The 32nd edition of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), to be held from May 20-23 at the vibrant Marine Village on the Gold Coast, is shaping up to be a beauty following the launch of exhibitor bookings in mid-December.

Among the prominent brands having already applied for prime on water positions are , Maritimo, Horizon, Princess Yachts, Integrity, Whitehaven, Eyachts, Azimut, Sunseeker, Hampton, Fairline, Palm Beach, Grand Banks, Fleming, Beneteau, Lagoon, Illiad, Mastercraft and Iliad.

Trailerable boats, watersports and inflatable craft will also have a strong presence in The Marine Village, with Quintrex, Yamaha, Jeanneau, JSW Powersports, Sea Doo, Stacer, AB, Northside Marine, Sailfish Catamarans, Voyager Catamarans, Aurora, Mercury, Zodiac, Honda and Mastercraft already on board.

The latest gear and gadgets will also be on display in the Pavilions, with notable brands such as Garmin, Fusion, Navionics, Raymarine, Seabreeze, Dometic, JL Audio, C-Map, Lowrance, Simrad, B&G, VETUS-Maxwell, International Paint, Awlgrip and HELLA quick to secure space.

Spaces are limited. To register as an exhibitor, visit

Sales success at Sanctuary Cove

The recent Sanctuary Cove Boating Festival was a major success for Multihull Solutions, resulting in record sales for the company.

The show, one of the only Asia-Pacific boat shows held this year due to Covid-19 cancellations across the industry, saw a constant stream of genuine buyers at the Multihull Solutions stand.

Interest was particularly strong in the Fountaine Pajot and ILIAD Catamarans brands – the ILIAD 50 power catamaran hosted hundreds of inspections during the event.

At the close of the three-day show, Multihull Solutions had taken almost AUD$12.5 million in orders and conditional contracts pending sea trials across its range of sail and power multihulls.

During the boat show, two ILIAD 50s went under contract and an order was taken on the new ILIAD 60, which is due for release in early 2021.

Multihull Solutions managing director Mark Elkington said the adapted-format boat show had surpassed all expectations and resulted in being one of the most successful in history for the company.

“We certainly didn’t anticipate the astonishing number of visitors or their readiness to place orders across our range of sail and power boats,” Mark said.

“It’s an extremely positive sign for the industry that boat sales are at their strongest levels despite the impact of the pandemic,” he said.