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The Southampton Boat Show

September, 2017

This month the popular Southampton Boat Show will be back, from 15th – 24th September; with new attractions, the latest innovations, world launches and experts galore – This year will be like no other!

The Southampton Boat Show is the UK’s largest purpose-built show on the Southampton marina in the late summer sunshine. There are 100s of boats and craft to see from brand new to old and plenty of offers to be picked up. You can explore the boats from top companies including Sunseeker International and Princess Yachts, discover the country’s latest and greatest products and even meet exhibitors – Ask them your questions, seek advice and find out what’s coming up.

There will be boating celebrities, exclusive events and unique features. You will even have the opportunity to try out products, learn and get out on the water!

Fashion and lifestyle entrepreneur, Millie Mackinstosh, will be headlining the boating festival. Often found on the water herself, Millie will be officially opening the show on Friday 15th September at 11am, helping to kick off 10 days of fun.

This year you’ll be able to climb aboard and explore the Kaskelot’s historic decks; with its knowledgeable crew and state-of-art restoration, will offer a treasure trove of stories and adventure for all visitors to explore as they step on board this three-masted barque.

Cruise the Southampton water on the Ocean Scene, the shows very own mini cruise ship. Departing the marina twice an hour the Ocean Scene will take visitors for a mini cruise around the boat show. You can see the show from an entirely different angle and when there is a cruise ship in see them up close and be amazed at just how big they are from the water. The Ocean Scene is fully equipped with sundecks, bars and loos so your mini cruise will give you a full experience, free of charge.

For the little ones, celebrity pirate Gemma Hunt, from hit CBeebies programme Swashbuckle, will be helping to kick off all the action on the first weekend of the show; appearing live on stage throughout Saturday 16th, Gemma will be entertaining the younger guests with a special song and dance show.

As well as all the above there will be live music, delicious casual dining, a champagne bar, balloon artists, bumper boats, fine dining and more!

You can buy your tickets in advance or at the gate on your chosen day. Want to find out more? Click here.

Thinking of booking an overnight stay? Or maybe you were planning on making it a whole weekend, we have a selection of beautiful and comfortable rooms available.



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