In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year, Bowen Tourism & Business will host a round of the Australian Offshore Superboat Championships. After the success of the previous events, the local community is very excited that the boats are back!
Each year the Bowen Superboats shines a spotlight on Edgecumbe Bay, the Bowen Marina and Foreshore area. It is the largest on-water event in Bowen, and is free for the community to attend. Upwards of 15 boats compete and reach speeds of in excess of 200 km/hr. The teams bring with them a cast of hundreds – from pit crews to family and friends and loyal supporters – all with a need for speed and all keen to soak up the best the region has to offer.
The Bowen Offshore Superboats is hosted by Bowen Tourism & Business and Offshore Superboat Championships Australia, and is proudly supported by the Whitsunday Regional Council & Tourism Whitsundays.
Saturday 22nd July
The boats will battle it out for pole position along Bowen’s beautiful foreshore. Join in all the fun at the Bowen Soundshell at Santa Barbara Parade. Get up close and personal with all the race action from the Bowen Jetty.
At 6pm, come join us on Herbert & Powell Streets for the 4TOFM SUPERBOAT STREET FESTIVAL! The Streets are closed from the iconic Grandview Hotel, up to the Larrikin Hotel, through to the Bowen Hotel. Make sure you’re there to watch the awe-inspiring superboats and their jaw-dropping big-rigs roll in! The streets will be filled with street vendors, superboats, amusements and more! The pubs will have mouth-watering dinner specials and live music, and many of the shops will be open for late trading, so come on down and grab a superboats super bargain!
Race Day! Race One & Two- times to be confirmed
At 3.30 P.M head down to watch the trophy presentations at the North Queensland Cruising Yacht Club!
Over the weekend vendors will have multiple trading opportunities:
1.Join us at the Front Beach on Saturday afternoon during the pole position shootouts
2.Join us on Herbert Street on Saturday evening for the Superboat Street Fest
3.Join us from mid-morning on Sunday for the main day of racing on the Front Beach
Vendors not familiar with Bowen are warned to be prepared for windy trading conditions! Our superboats love the wind, but we know your tents don’t! So be ready!
PLEASE NOTE: STALLS SELLING BASIC BAKED GOODS SUCH AS CAKES AND SLICES AND/OR JAMS ARE CLASSIFIED AS MARKET STALLS. STALLS SELLING HOT FOOD/SLUSHIES/SANDWICHES/DRINKS ARE CLASSIFIED AS FOOD STALLS.
NOTE: LATE FEES HAVE BEEN REMOVED
Please contact Jo for more information and to register your interest:
The Bowen Offshore Superboats is a free community event. Without our sponsors, this event would simply not be possible. Bowen Tourism & Business enjoys working with our event sponsors to bring the region the best ever Bowen Offshore Superboats!!
With thanks to: North Queensland Bulk Ports