The 2017 Adani Bowen Offshore Superboats

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 2017 Adani 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.

Bowen Superboats Map


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!

Sunday 23rd

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 in the CBD on Saturday evening for the 4TOFM Superboat Street Festival

3.Join us from mid-morning on Sunday for the main day of racing at 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/or jams are classified as market stalls. Stalls selling hot food, sandwiches, ice creams, hot drinks and slushies are classified as food stalls. ALL FOOD VENDORS ARE REQUIRED TO SUPPLY A FOOD LICENCE NUMBER UPON APPLICATION. All stalls (including non for profit) and food vendors are required to supply a current Public Liability Insurance Certificate upon application.

Please contact Gill 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.

The Bowen Offshore Superboats would like to welcome and thank Adani for coming on board as our official 2017 Naming Rights Sponsor. We would also like to recognise and thank Tourism Whitsundays and the Whitsunday Regional Council along with S&W Crane Hire for your ongoing support, it is very much appreciated and thank you for your commitment to supporting our regions development.

 2017 Partners

2017 Gold Level Sponsors

With thanks to:  North Queensland Bulk Ports    Cruise Whitsundays

Sponsorship Opportunities

Being a Superboat Sponsor comes with many benefits, for more information please contact events coorindator, Gillian Jurgens for a copy of the prospectus: