The ownership change at the Port of Airlie complex has been evaluated by the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach to ensure that it has zero impact on success of the Whitsunday Boat and Lifestyle Show which will still to occur on the 10th and 11th of September.
“When it came down to it, Rotary Club of Airlie Beach Inc. is funding 100% of the show, with Port of Airlie being the venue we have chosen. The $100,000 plus budget for the event is the responsibility of RCAB in support of the local economy for everyone's benefit.” said local Rotary President Allan Robinson.
Regardless, Port of Airlie is still a great marina complex and an asset to Airlie Beach, a town that sorely needs investment, major events and tourist visitation. These key reasons to stage the Whitsunday Boat and Lifestyle Show remain regardless of who is in control of the venue.
Behind the scenes the organising committee is busy with more than 45 exhibitors remain committed to the event with more registering every day. The show consists of boats in the marina, static displays and 30 booth holders under the big top, with 6000+ people expected to attend the event. Helicopter rides, climbing wall for the kids, seafood festival on Sunday, entertainment and educational events. These all combine to make the 10/11 September a major event weekend in Airlie Beach in conjunction with the Great Whitsunday Fun Race organised by the Whitsunday Sailing Club.
For further information:
John Nayler 0407 15 13 11