What to Catch at the Hillarys Boat Show

The Hillarys Boat, Dive and Fishing Show starts today, and once again, we’re excited to be a part of this world-class event.

Located at Hillarys Boat Harbour, this 3-day festival showcases the best boating, diving and fishing attractions on offer in WA.

There’s also plenty of activities for the whole family, including demos, fishing and boating presentations, as well as new product information relating to all things marine.

What should I see?

There’s so much to see and do at the Hillarys Boat Show. We recommend checking out to get a big picture of the event.

But if you’re pressed for time, here are some of the highlights this year.

For Kids:

  • Tackers Sailing with Yachting WA – a free introductory sailing program for little ones between the ages of 7 and 12. No sailing experience is necessary, and all gear is provided for the kids. Sessions go for 45 minutes and happen all weekend.
  • Kid’s Casting Competition – a free event where kids get to cast a line and attempt to hit a target. There are great prizes up for grabs and the event is free of charge. You’ll find this one inside the show, and according to the Events page, it happens regularly.

For Adults:

  • Old4New Life Jacket Program – okay, this one is more about safety than fun, but it’s a good opportunity to update your old lifejacket with a modern one. You might also like to check out lifejacket and flare demos, which the Department of Transport will be holding outside the show.
  • Checkout the stalls – there are so many amazing marine businesses exhibiting at the boat show this year – from boat and tackle stores to diving, luxury boats, jet skis, stand up paddle boards and marine products. (We’ll be at Stand B23!) For the full list of exhibitors, download a Show Map Here.
  • Win a Yamaha 30HMHL outboard motor – while you’re there, you may as well go into the draw to win an outboard motor valued at $3,500 RRP (courtesy of Aquasports Marine and the Jetpower Boat Shop). To enter, head to the Aquasports Marine Stand (stand H18) or the Jetpower Boat Shop Stand (stand H4) and fill out the entry form on the iPads available. (Head here for more on this comp.)

Get Free Marine Insurance Information

Our marine underwriters will be providing free marine insurance information to visitors at the Hillarys Boat, Dive and Fishing Show.

If you’re looking to update your existing marine insurance cover, or need brand new cover, this is a good opportunity to speak with a professional who has your best interests at heart.

Our goal is to work out what cover is right for you, then find a solution that saves you money, and covers you comprehensively.

If you’re in the area, stop by Stand B23 for a chat!

Have a great weekend at the Boat Show! And if you’d like to share your experiences with us, feel free to post your pics or comments on our Marine Facebook page, which is for boat lovers all over Australia