New dates announced for MDL’s South Coast Boat Show

MDL Marinas has announced new dates for the South Coast Boat Show in 2023.

Hosted at MDL’s flagship Ocean Village Marina, the popular boat show will now be held on 21 – 23 April 2023. The change is due to the news that King Charles’ coronation is to be held on the 6 May, which falls during the original show dates.

“Following consultation with our exhibitors, we’ve decided it’s in everyone’s best interests to move the dates of the show,” says Tim Mayer, Sales and Marketing Director at MDL Marinas. “The coronation of the King is a major event, which quite rightly will see many people watching in London or on the television from the comfort of their homes.

“The South Coast Boat Show is focused on showcasing power and sail brands to serious buyers, and to generate strong leads and direct sales for the boat dealers, we need to ensure that as many people can attend as possible.

“We feel that running the show alongside an event of national and historical significance could impact on visitor numbers and the overall success of the show.”

Now in its fifth year, the South Coast Boat Show features the marine industry’s most exciting and innovative boating brands, as well as an extensive range of ancillary services such as associated gear, finance and insurance.

Exhibitors confirmed so far include: Arcona, Aquilla, Axopar London, Beneteau, Cheetah Marine Catamarans, Dehler, Delta Powerboats, Dragonfly Trimarans, Dream Yacht Charter, Dufour, Elite Teak, ePropulsion, Excess Catamarans, Fountaine Pajot,  Freedom Boat Club, Galeon Yachts, General Yachting and Leisure Finance, GT Yachts, Hanse, Jeanneau, JK Marine, Key Yachting, Lagoon, Moody, Ocean Youth Trust, Optima Electric Boats, Pantaenius Insurance, Parker Adams Boat Sales, Parker Boats, Raymarine, RS Electric, Sealine, Ship Shape Bedding, Sunseeker Poole, Vanclaes Boat Trailers, Vita Yachts and Vulkan United Kingdom.

Set in its premium location in the heart of Southampton, Ocean Village Marina, with its state-of-the-art facilities, excellent transport links and numerous restaurants and bars, is the ideal venue for a boat show.

With space currently available on the water or shoreside, companies interested in exhibiting at the South Coast Boat Show should contact Tim Mayer via

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