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 $4.5 Billion dollars to the Victorian economy and provides over 17,700 FTE jobs.

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Get On Board with BIAV’s Summer Campaign – Life’s Better With A Boat

The BIAV is excited to bring it’s industry-wide, Summer 2014/2015 promotional campaign – Life’s Better with a Boat.  Through the campaign, we want to generate interest and make the wider public aware of what we already know – Life’s Better With A Boat!

Using the power of social and digital media, partnering with member businesses/organisations and support from the wider industry, we want people to know the lifestyle benefits that boating can bring, and how simple and accessible boating can be.

Member and industry  support and involvement is a key factor to the success of this campaign and we want you to be a part of it.  Together we can show the general public how enriched their lives can be through boating and the BIAV wants to do this by showcasing your knowledge, products and services to do this.  See the video beside to see just an example of the benefits of your involvement.

To find out more information on how your business or organisation can get involved call the BIAV at (03) 8696-5600.

What’s On

Get Ready for the 2015 Melbourne Boat Show

The 2015 Melbourne Boat Show is now open and we would like to invite you to exhibit. With a new floor plan and extra activities, the MBS will again be Victoria’s premier event for boating enthusiasts, that you cannot afford to miss.

Apply now to avoid disappointment.

Industry Facts

1

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).

2

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.

3

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

4

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

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