Southampton International Boat Show is back with Britain's biggest festival of boating returning to the shores of the Solent in September 2022. Experience life on the water at Europe's largest purpose-built marina and enjoy a fun family day out against a stunning backdrop eaturing kayaks to catamarans, SUPS to superyachts and the world's most exciting and innovative boats.
The show is back with firm family favourites from previous years, alongside multiple new attractions to spruce up any day out. Whether you're a boating enthusiast or are looking to dip your toes in the water for the first time, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
The On the Water Zone hosts a whole selection of watersports under expert guidance, from paddleboards and kayaks to dinghy sailing designed to whet the appetite of visitors and even better... it's included within the price of your ticket.
Aside from some of the best boats in the industry, Southampton International Boat Show offers entertainment, interactive attractions and delicious food and drink. Visit the show's Quarterdeck Bar & Restaurant, long-standing Guinness bar and tasty food stalls for a taste of the ocean – it's 'knot' to be missed!
Surround yourself with beautifully crafted yachts, the latest boat models and innovative marine gadgets from over 650 global marine brands and as always, up to two children go free with every adult ticket, making it the perfect event for the entire family.
Key features at this year's Show include:
'On the Water' zone – The On the Water Zone allows you to get afloat! Whether its dinghy sailing or paddleboarding, with Try-a-Boat you can try something new or sharpen your existing watersports skills with experts from Rockley Watersports on hand to help, there's something for everyone. For the adventurous type - powerboats, yachts, RIBS and a plethora of other craft are available to try through Get-a-Float' with FlexiSail and Try-a-Boat+.
Exhibitors – All the best British and international marine brands will be on hand to showcase the latest technology in boats and gadgets. Ticket holders can also find holidays, books, courses, all types of clothing from specialist offshore kit to the latest fashions, SUP… The list goes on and on.
Quayside Club VIP experience – Brand new to the show, the Quayside Club VIP experience is available to add a touch of luxury to your day offering hospitality of the highest level. Three exclusive VIP packages are available, White Sea, Coral Sea and Black Sea.
Mayflower Park – Offering a chance to relax and soak in the atmosphere – from fresh-out-of-the-water oysters, an array of international street food, delicious cocktails, and chilled Champagne, you won't be short of food and beverages throughout the show and within the Quarterdeck Bar & Restaurant. Also returning to the Mayflower Park is the Ocean Hall and Guinness Bar, both firm favourites with show visitors.
The Dinghy Zone – The place to be for sports and sailing dinghies, trailer boats, cruisers, boat builders, high-performance equipment, sailing clubs, holiday providers and training options in one place. Ticket holders can find a boat for every budget here, mingle with other boat fanatics and even learn more about training, racing and much more with help from the RYA.
Foredeck stage – From leading experts on a whole host of topics from Swallows and Amazons to buying a boat; rowing the Atlantic to flare disposal. You'll be able to ask the experts your burning questions and enjoy conversations with likeminded enthusiasts.
Classic and Day Boat Zone – Celebrate the boats and craftsmanship that stand the test of time in this zone. Classic boat enthusiasts and seasoned boaters will be able to find all the equipment they need to keep their treasures gliding across the water.
For boating novices, exhibitors are on hand to help you dip your toe in the water.
In its fourth year of a five-year sustainability pledge, Southampton International Boat Show is proud to announce the launch of the new Environmental Innovation Showcase (EIS) and is inviting exhibitors to submit their entries to secure a spot in the inaugural showcase. The new Environmental Innovation Showcase, located in Ocean Hall, will shine a spotlight on the best of the marine industry's new environmental products, highlighting to consumers how the marine industry is becoming greener and cleaner and what they can do to become a more environmentally conscious boater. It will provide a unique opportunity to showcase those businesses working towards a cleaner marine environment and provides a fantastic opportunity for exhibiting businesses to promote their environmentally innovative products or services to boat show visitors.
Tickets are available to purchase from the Show website: southamptonboatshow.com. Adult tickets are on sale now for £26 and up to 2 children aged 15 and under are permitted free entry to the show with every paying adult. For a full breakdown of ticket costs and packages please visit https://www.southamptonboatshow.com/visitor-information/tickets/.
Enjoy the show in style with Quayside Club VIP experience – hospitality packages start from £199 for guests looking for the ultimate VIP treatment.
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|Takes place (16 Sept 2022 - 25 Sept 2022)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 18:00|
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