After cruising around the CTICC exhibition halls at the Cape Town International Boat Show, travel by water taxi (on your ticket price) through the canals to the V&A Waterfront north wharf. This is right outside Cape Grace Hotel and Bascule Bar, where you’ll see the biggest floating boat display Cape Town has ever seen!
Cape Town International Boat Show also has some other amazing surprises…..like the Sealegs amphibious craft that drives on land and transforms into a high speed powerboat at the push of a button – very James Bond! Then there’s the biggest Indoor Wakeboarding Competition ever staged in South Africa. Can’t quite picture that? Well look at this YouTube video clip, also on the Boat show website.
If you feel like taking to the high seas for a yachting lifestyle you’re going to be wanting one of these babies; a Nexus 600 cruising catamaran.
Or sail the world in an award winning locally built Leopard Catamaran; four of them will be moored in the marina outside Cape Grace. These cats gets delivered all over the world including Caribbean, Mediterranean, Thailand, Croatia, BVI (British Virgin Islands), Greece and Tahiti, and travel under their own sail! Why not get a few friends to club in and buy one as a charter boat and enjoy the benefits of up to 12 weeks on a similar boat anywhere in the world and get a guaranteed monthly charter income. For a taste of life on the ocean, throw off your shoes and climb aboard!
If you’d rather keep your feet on terra firma, what about a spot of fishing? Visit the CTICC Fishing Village for all your shore angling needs like rods, tackle and lures, and you can take part in a line-casting competition and win prizes.
The full Programme of Events can be viewed on the Boat Show website and show times are Friday 12 & Saturday 13 October : 10am-6pm, Sunday 14 October : 10am-5pm.
Cost: R80.00 includes water taxi and shuttle bus to and from V&A Waterfront. Scholars are free and Yacht and Boat Club members get 50% discount with a valid membership card.