For the second consecutive year, De Boer constructed four colossal Jumbo Halls for Seawork International 2017 which returned to Mayflower Park in Southampton.
Over seventy vessels and 10,000 products and services were displayed across the three days in June – an increase from the 2016 show, requiring De Boer to enlarge the main exhibition spaces.
Fay Reeve, Seawork exhibition manager, commented: “This year has been our most successful since the show’s inception in 1998. Overall we had 610 different exhibitors and 7,500 visitors and De Boer played a central role in creating a world-class venue fit for the international marine industry.”
De Boer’s four Jumbo Halls, which were used to create the two main show areas, the Atlantic and Pacific Halls, used a reinforced flooring system allowing them to withstand the weight of the largest marine exhibits – some weighing up to three tonnes.
John Cochrane, De Boer sales director – events, added: “The whole site took our 20-strong team just eight days to build from start to finish. Led by our foreman, Sam Morley, who worked on last year’s show, we have fine-tuned the building process to maximise space onsite.”
“Mayflower Park remained open to the public whilst the site was being prepared for the exhibition, requiring extra flexibility when erecting the show’s structures, which included a restaurant and reception area as well as the two main halls.”
De Boer built ancillary structures using Acropolis hexagonal pavilions to house the restaurant and an Alu Vista Hall for the main reception area. The team will be returning to Mayflower Park later this year to build the exhibition space for the Southampton Boat Show 2017.