BIA Victoria - The Voice Of The Marine Industry

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria is the peak body for the marine sector. It represents an industry worth $4 Billion dollars to the Victorian economy and provides over 17,700 FTE jobs.

2014 Melbourne Boat Show Wrap Up:

What a great 5 days at the 2014 BIA Melbourne Boat Show.

The BIAV would like to congratulate all of the exhibitors for their professionalism and hard work. The show looked fantastic, covering 30,000m² and just over 28,000 visitors.The new interactive areas and family bar proved very positive and will be expanded on for next year.  The Industry career stand was extremely popular and even secured some apprentices for the industry.

The Trade-A-Boat Superstage kept the crowd entertained and featured presentations involving the Yamaha Supertank, and industry personalities such as Paul Carter, Ken Thomson, Sean Clancy, Paul Worsteling and Lee Rayner.The 2014 Exhibitor survey will be distributed to all exhibitors in the next few days. Please take the time to complete the survey and help us make the show better for you in 2015.

We would once again like to thank our Major Sponsors; Club Marine,, IC Frith and Bayside Jeep for their support and encouragement. We ask that you consider our partners when making your next purchase.

Photos from the 2014 Melbourne Boat Show

Industry Facts


There are currently 268,336 current Marine Licences, 172,805 registered boats and 996,000* boating participants in Victoria (*Morgan Poll 2012 – Victorian and Tasmanian).


Trailer boating is the most affordable sector of the recreational boating industry. Boats range in price from $4,000 for a 4m boat up to $140,000 for a 7.5m boat. Nearly half of Victorian boat owners are in the $37,000 to $80,000 income bracket.


Over 95% of Victorian recreational vessel registrations are trailered boats which are less than 8m in length.


68% of Victorian registered boats are operated on Port Phillip and Westernport Bays each year.

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