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Tickets on sale for Southampton International Boat Show

by Joe Gallop

Tickets are now on sale for British Marine’s Southampton International Boat Show, taking place from 10-19 September. 

One of Europe’s largest on-water events at Mayflower Marina will feature hundreds of exhibitor stands and over 500 craft on display, with a new show layout this year.

The show’s Water stage will feature flyboarders and jet-ski freestylers performances, while the new Festival Green area on land will family entertainment, with music and street food offerings.

Visitors can get onto the water and choose from Rockley Watersports Get-A-Float experiences offering SUP, kayaking and dinghy sailing, as well as Try-A-Boat sessions on RIBS, powerboats, sailing yachts, and motor cruisers. The 1919 square-rigged Tall Ship Morgenster will sail daily from the show with visitors on board, and the passenger cruiser Island Scene will make regular passenger sailings throughout.

“This year is our 52nd edition and we’re excited by the changes which will make it unlike any previous Southampton show,” says Lesley Robinson, CEO of British Marine. 

“Our outdoor setting, with Europe’s largest temporary marina capable of hosting over 300 craft, and a new show layout which connects the water’s edge with the historic Southampton City walls and Westquay Shopping Centre has enabled us to really push the boundaries this year with a myriad of incredibly exciting features for all ages.”

British Marine’s head of events Mark Ring said: “We’ve created additional dedicated areas to create a destination for all watersports enthusiasts.

“Above all, through working closely with Southampton City Council the event will be run strictly in accordance with the Government’s latest Step 4 event guidelines to ensure everyone can enjoy themselves in a safe and happy environment.”

Advance tickets for the event can now be purchased online. Tickets are priced from £14 per day for key workers, NHS and emergency staff, armed forces, students and those with other concessions, with Monday-Thursday adult tickets at £21 and tickets for both Fridays and the weekends costing £25.50 per day. 

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