Sponsored by TBS Boats, the Thames Valley Boat Show will take place at MDL’s Penton Hook Marina from 9 – 11 July, following its postponement early this year. Situated on one of the most picturesque reaches of the River Thames, the marina is close to the vibrant town of Staines-on-Thames.
This three-day show at Britain’s largest inland marina is an ideal opportunity for high-quality powerboats to be showcased to those ready to purchase and wanting to get afloat straight away or within the next six to 18 months.
Free to attend, but by appointment only, the event has already attracted a variety of boating brands, both ashore and afloat, including Williams Jet Tenders, Kawasaki watercraft, Viking, Maxima, Sealine, Quicksilver, Cranchi and Ranieri, with many brands offering immediate delivery or part exchange deals to get people out on the water sooner.
An extensive range of land-based exhibitors have also signed up including chandlery, marine engineering, clothing brands, insurance and finance companies.
“The show is perfect for those new to boating, possibly thinking of buying for the first time, as well as more experienced boaters looking to upgrade,” said Chris Manners from show sponsor, TBS Boats. “We feel that the smaller boutique shows are the future and we are delighted at the way the show is growing, attracting an increasing number of motorboat companies, as well as ancillary and accessories brands and we are looking forward to a bigger and better show in 2021.”
Following the success of the first show, dealers are looking forward to this year’s show at a time when boating and watersports are more popular than ever.
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 local authorities to ensure that the event will be Covid-secure and in line with the appropriate government guidelines.