MDL Marinas has shown its confidence in the power of regional marine shows by announcing four boat shows.
Tim Mayer, MDL’s sales and marketing director, said: “The enthusiasm and feedback from past regional boat shows, and the positive response to the planned events, indicates an appetite from both exhibitors and visitors for smaller, more buyer focused events.”
The popular South Coast Boat Show
(7 – 9 May) and Ocean Village Boat Show (10 – 19 September) will both be held at MDL’s flagship Ocean Village Marina in Southampton.
Guided by Raymarine, the South Coast Boat Show will feature many of the marine industry’s most exciting global power and sail brands. A must for serious buyers, exhibitors already confirmed include Jeanneau, Fountaine Pajot catamarans, Halberg Rassy and Grand Inflatable Boats.
Undeterred by the disappointment of its last minute cancellation last year, the Ocean Village Boat Show will showcase an extensive line-up of motorboats, RIBs and sailing yachts, featuring something for anyone looking to purchase a new craft ready for the 2022 season.
Following the success of the first Thames Valley Boat Show in 2019, the show will be returning to MDL’s Penton Hook Marina in Surrey over 9 – 11 April. The event will present more than 20 new boat brands including Sealine, Jeanneau power, Fairline, Cranchi, Glastron and Orkney Day Boats.
Furthermore, new to the MDL boat show line-up in 2021 is the Green Tech Boat Show, to be held at Queen Anne’s Battery, Plymouth from 19 – 20 June.
Tim said: “Through our new Green Tech Boat Show we want to bring together the marine community’s innovators and change-makers, who are working towards a greener future for boating, and present their products on a public stage.”
“This show is specifically for boat owners wishing to make the switch to greener options, and prospective owners who would like to start their boating journey in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
“With 70 landside stands and 30 on water berths available, this strong platform will allow the marine industry to demonstrate how it can contribute to combating climate change, while still enabling people to enjoy time out on the water and the benefits that brings.”
At all four shows, boat viewings will be by pre-booked appointments only. For land-based exhibits, tickets will be available in advance. MDL Marinas is working closely with the relevant local authorities to ensure that the events will be Covid-secure and in line with the government guidelines.