Following this year’s inaugural show, SBS BoatLife Live is to return in 2023 to occupy all three halls at the NEC, with more than 70% of the show’s floor space already sold.
The new marine show, organised by Boatlife Events, will build on the success of this year’s event, which hosted 10,000 visitors and 140 exhibitors, with a continued focus on the sub-50 ft boating market.
BoatLife Events managing director Richard Dove said he expects a good increase in footfall following the show’s popularity this year. His team are focused on selling all of the show’s space over the next two months, before the event takes place from 16-17 February.
Dove said: “We are encouraging exhibitors to sign up earlier than they usually would for events so we can fully promote them all year round and not just at BoatLife. Booking last-minute minimizes the opportunity.”
Alongside the line-up of boats, also exhibiting will be businesses such as Suzuki, ASAP Supplies, Midlands Chandlers, Raymarine and Freedom Boat Club. New exhibitors for this year so far include Rooster Sailing, Jeanneau, SmartWave and Segue Yachts.