Words: Meg Houghton
South Africa's largest indoor leisure boating show, the Johannesburg Boat Show, heralds the arrival of spring with its staging from 14 - 16 August 2015 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.
Boaters and dreamers alike can board and browse hundreds of sleek new boats, from luxury motor to high-performance boats to fishing and ski boats, while enjoying all that the South African outdoor lifestyle has to offer.
Highlights of the 2015 Johannesburg Boat Show include:
- Hundreds of boats for fishing, skiing, wakeboarding and cruising
- Paddle boats, kayaks and paddleboards
- New product launches by engine and boat manufacturers
- Aftermarket accessories, tow toys, ski and wakeboarding equipment
- Outdoor lifestyle exhibits
- Fishing and diving exhibits
- Outdoor Food and braai exhibits
- Free seminars
Be the first in South Africa to see the newly released 2015 Searay 21 SPX from Europe and the 2015 Cypress Cay 230 Seabreeze from America on Boating International's stand.
Show visitors can take advantage of a show special on the 2015 CWB Absolute Wakeboard with Edge Bindings on the Boating International Accessories stand. The CWB Absolute Wakeboard is the perfect board for the beginner rider looking to progress rapidly into popping off the wake. The Absolute comes with a removable centre fin, which allows the board to track straight through the water for easy learning. Once comfortable in the wake, removing the centre fin gives the Absolute more manoeuvrability for open water and quick direction changes, while still remaining user-friendly and forgiving thanks to the moulded-in rails. When the time comes, the subtle three-stage rocker provides ample pop off the wake, and CWB's middle spine softens impacts by displacing water on landing.
Visitors stand a chance of winning a 10'6 Ride inflatable SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard). The 10'6 Ride is the best-selling SUP in the world and visitors can win this versatile SUP by entering the competition on the Red Paddle Co's stand.
About the Johannesburg Boat Show
Friday 14 - Sunday 16 August 2015
09h00 - 18h00 Friday 14 & Saturday 15 August
09h00 - 17h00 Sunday 16 August
(Ticket sales and gates close one hour prior to closing time)
Johannesburg Expo Centre, Corner Rand Show and Nasrec Roads, Nasrec
Available at the gate
R90 per person - Adults
R50 per person - Children from 12 - 16 years
No Charge - Children under 12 years