Southampton International Boat Show is back with Britain's biggest festival of boating returning to the shores of the Solent from Friday 10 September to Sunday 19 September 2021. Experience life on the water at Europe's largest purpose-built marina and enjoy a fun family day out against a stunning backdrop of some of the world's most exciting and innovative boats. The 52nd edition of the show sees the addition of brand new zones tailored to Watersports, Dinghy, Classic & Day Boat and On The Water activities and the Festival Green is perfect for relaxing and soaking up the atmosphere. Whether you have your sea legs already or are new to the water, there's something for everyone.
Try a whole host of water sports in the On The Water Zone under expert guidance, from paddleboards and kayaks to dinghy sailing - it's absolutely free. So much more than boats, Southampton International Boat Show offers entertainment, celebrity guests, interactive attractions and delicious food and drink. Visit the floating bars and food stalls for a taste of the ocean and check out the latest dinghies, watersports or classic boats. Take in beautifully crafted yachts, the latest designs and innovative products from over 600 global marine brands in what promises to be the biggest and best show yet. Best of all, up to two children go free with every adult ticket making it the perfect event for all the family. Key features at this year's Show include: Watersports Zone Enjoy on-the-water action, learn about the latest equipment, new trends and grab yourself a bargain in the brand new dedicated Watersports Zone. Perfect for giving lifestyle watersports a go for the first time, the Zone packs everything into one exciting and vibrant location and even offers people the chance to have a go with a windsurfing simulator and dive tank – for free! Experience the thrill of getting out on the water using the signature Try-a-Boat and Get Afloat features. Prefer to be a spectator? No problem, grab a drink in our waterfront Quarterdeck Bar & Restaurant, and enjoy the action from the decking. On The Water Zone The On The Water Zone allows you to get afloat within the price of your ticket. From dinghy sailing to paddleboarding, try something new or sharpen your existing watersports skills for free with experts from Rockley Watersports on hand to help. Book your slot on the day to have a go!
Try-a-Boat – Come aboard with the opportunity to glide through the waters in a high-speed RIB or float across the Solent under sail for free · Try-a-Boat+ – Stay out on the water longer and experience adventure for a small fee · Island Scene Cruise – The show's very own mini cruise ship · On The Water Stage – Delivering adrenaline-packed shows to keep the whole family entertained The Show Marina The spectacular purpose-built marina berths hundreds of the world's most prestigious sailing and power boats, as well as high-end tender and chase boats. ·
View iconic exhibitors showcasing their exceptional luxury yachts as well as global, European and UK launches of new yachts, RIBs, motor and day boats · Serious buyers can pre-book appointments with manufacturers for dedicated time to discuss their purchase – be sure to register your interest here Festival Green The Festival Green offers a chance to relax and soak in the atmosphere.
Tuck into fresh-out-of-the-water oysters, an array of international street food, delicious cocktails and chilled Champagne · Coming alive in the evening, wine, dine and enjoy the music under a sea of lights – the perfect place to finish an exciting day Dinghy Zone The Dinghy Zone is the only place to see sports and sailing dinghies, trailer boats, cruisers, boat builders, high performance equipment, sailing clubs, holiday providers and training options in one place this year.
Explore the different types of dinghies and equipment with expert advice for kick starting your new hobby · Hear legendary tales from adventure cruisers or get racing tips from some of dinghy sailing's biggest names as they take to the stage · Get up close to the new international MOTH: a super exciting Dinghy designed to hydroplane on foils, skimming across the water at high speed · Experts from the Royal Yachting Association provide training on all levels so pop by the RYA stand and have a chat with the experts if you are keen to give it a go Classic & Day Boat Zone Celebrate the boats and craftsmanship that stand the test of time in the Classic & Day Boat 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. · Check out hands-on product demonstrations, an education special, talks on traditional and modern boat building techniques · The perfect space for boaters to discuss the world's most beautiful boats and share their appreciation for exquisite craftsmanship Sustainability In its third year of a five-year sustainability pledge, organiser of the Southampton International Boat Show, British Marine, has pledged to make the 2021 edition the most sustainable and environmentally friendly in its 52-year history.
Visitors to the show will be able to buy some of the newest and most advanced products made from recycled and recyclable materials, and discover the latest technological advances designed to protect the environment. Specific advice and guidance will be available from The Green Blue stand, a joint initiative between British Marine and the RYA, highlighting sustainable and environmentally friendly products and services through its Green Blue Business Directory.
Adult any day access tickets are on sale now for £26.50 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 the website.
Enjoy the show in style with tiered hospitality packages starting from £89 through to £199 for guests looking for VIP treatment. Visit the website for more information.
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