The South Coast Boat Show guided by Raymarine is set for the weekend of 7 – 9 May.
As the first post-covid boat show to take place in the UK this year, the show, in the heart of Southampton, will be an event not to be missed for both buyers and exhibitors alike.
Visitors can expect more than 60 boats from global boating brands at MDL Marinas’ flagship Ocean Village Marina. Brands who have confirmed their attendance include: Bavaria, Beneteau Power and Sail, Broadblue, British Boat Club, Chaparral, Chris-Craft, Dehler, Dufour, Finnmaster, FlexiSail, Grand RIBS, Hanse, Hylas, Jeanneau power and sail, Lagoon Catamarans, Moody, Princess, Raymarine, Seaward and X-Yachts.
Andrew Millar, MDL’s Ocean Village marina manager, said: “The South Coast Boat Show is proving to be a very popular platform for marine businesses to showcase their brands to a discerning audience. This year’s event will also feature a land-based exhibition area for smaller boats and ancillary services such as associated gear, finance and insurance.”
Will Blair, head of marketing at Ancasta International Boat Sales, said: “We are so excited to have the opportunity to actually get people on to boats once again. Demand has remained extraordinarily high over the lockdown period, so it will be great to be able to welcome potential buyers onboard our remaining stock, allowing them to get a real feel for the boat. With the show being earlier in the year, we can speak to someone at the show and get them out on the water, on their new boat, this season.”
Visitor attendance at the show is by appointment only, helping keep people covid-secure.