Southampton International Boat Show is Coming…..

Britain’s biggest and best Festival of boating, will be back, 13-22 September 2019

Britain’s biggest and best festival of boating, showcased a plethora of beautifully designed boats and products from over 600 global marine brands. Basking in the late summer sun, the finest yachts with the ultimate onboard technology, floated comfortably alongside kayaks, paddleboard and sailing dinghies.

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Houston Boat Show – USA

The Boat Show – Houston Boat, Sport & Travel Show – is a regional boat show and the largest indoor show on the Gulf Coast. It takes place in Houston and offers something for every family member. Exhibitors show the latest products and technologies that are on the boat market. In addition visitors will find everything that has to do with boats, such as entertainment systems, ideas for interior design and technical accessories. This fair provides the unique opportunity to see the boats not only from outside but also to visit inside and to have a test drive with sailing and motor boats. But even campers, caravans and their accessories, golf cars and ATVs are exhibited here. Other subjects of the boat exhibition extend to the areas of fishing and fishing gear, leisure wear, jewelry, toys and more. For children there is a separate area for fishing, playing and running.

The Houston Boat Show will take place on 5 days from Wednesday, 12. June to Sunday, 16. June 2019 in Houston.

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The fifth Poole Harbour Boat Show will take place in June from its award-winning home, Poole Quay Boat Haven. With over 30,000 people in attendance in both 2017 and 2018, the show continues to be the biggest-ever free to attend boat show on the South Coast.

The show has gone from strength to strength and we have built a strong following with many exhibitors having renewed each year since the first show in 2015.

Running from the 7th – 9th June 2019, the three-day extravaganza will bring together a spectacular showcase of yachts and motor cruisers, tall ships, marine equipment, water sports gear and clothing, with taster sessions, live music and fireworks to keep the whole family entertained!

The ever popular waterborne demos will be back for 2019 with the RNLI, Border Force and Poole Harbour Commissioners putting on fascinating displays to show what their work involves on a day to day basis. Further details will be confirmed nearer the time.

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MGM BOAT SHOW 2019 – Ireland

The MGM Boat Show will take place in DunLaoghaire from Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June 10 am to 5 pm. We will have a host of new and used boats on display in the water and on the hard.

We invite you to come along and view a selection of new boats from our inventory. Here is a sample of the line-out:

Sun Odyssey 349
Prestige 420 Fly
Jeanneau NC 9
Jeanneau Merry Fisher 695
Bayliner Element 5
Jeanneau Leader 33
Jeanneau Merry Fisher 795
Flipper 640 DC
Prestige 36
Jeanneau Leader 46
Plus Many More
Our team of professional sales personell and yacht brokers will be available to discuss selling or buying a boat.

Please contact or call us on 01 2802020 if you require more information or directions.

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Six Boat Shows You Must Attend!

Here’s six boats shows we think you should just not miss…..

1. 20 JUL 2018 – 22 JUL 2018 – WESTERN BOAT SHOW


3. 31 AUG 2018 – 02 SEP 2018 – JOHANNESBURG BOAT SHOW



6. 26 SEP 2018 – 29 SEP 2018 – MONACO YACHT SHOW

We’ll keep you posted with future shows…..

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Boat Shows 2017 – Schedule

Båtmässan – Göteborg Boat Show
04/02/2017 – 12/02/2017 Göteborg, Sweden

Boot Holland
10/02/2017 – 15/02/2017 Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Helsinki International Boat Show
10/02/2017 – 19/02/2017 Helsinki, Finland

Belgian Boat Show
11/02/2017 – 13/02/2017 Ghent, Belgium

Avrasya / Eurasia boat show
11/02/2017 – 19/02/2017 Istanbul, Turkey

Suisse Nautic
15/02/2017 – 19/02/2017 Berne, Switzerland

Beach & Boat
16/02/2017 – 19/02/2017 Leipzig, Germany

Belgian Boat Show
17/02/2017 – 19/02/2017 Ghent, Belgium

Zagreb Sport & Boat Show
22/02/2017 – 26/02/2017 Zagreb, Croatia

Freizeitmesse fr.e.e. München
22/02/2017 – 26/02/2017 Munich, Germany

Budapest Boat Show
23/02/2017 – 26/02/2017 Budapest, Hungary

Fredericia Boat Show
24/02/2017 – 26/02/2017 Frederica, Denmark

Dubai International Boat Show
28/02/2017 – 04/03/2017 Dubai, United Arab. Emirates

Austrian Boat Show – Boot Tulln
02/03/2017 – 05/03/2017 Tulln, Austria

Fredericia Boat Show
02/03/2017 – 05/03/2017 Frederica, Denmark

Stockholm International Boat Show Allt for Sjon
04/03/2017 – 12/03/2017 Stockholm, Sweden

Moscow Boat Show
08/03/2017 – 12/03/2017 Moscow, Russia

Magdeboot Magdeburg
10/03/2017 – 12/03/2017 Magdeburg, Germany

Wiatr i woda (Wind and water)
16/03/2017 – 19/03/2017 Warsaw, Poland

Norwegian International Boat Show / Sjøen for alle
22/03/2017 – 26/03/2017 Lillestrom, Norway

Seatec – Sea Technology & Design
29/03/2017 – 31/03/2017 Carrara, Italy

Croatia Boat Show
05/04/2017 – 09/04/2017 Split, Croatia

Lodě na vodě (Boats on the water)
21/04/2017 – 23/04/2017 Praque, Czech Republic

Days of the small croatian shipbuilding
27/04/2017 – 30/04/2017 Podstrana, Croatia

Internautica Portorož
04/05/2017 – 07/05/2017 Portorose, Slovenia

Hanseboot Ancora Boat Show
26/05/2017 – 28/05/2017 Neustadt in Holstein, Germany

Müritz Inwater
26/05/2017 – 28/05/2017 Rechlin, Germany

22/07/2017 – 23/07/2017 Bremen, Germany

Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes (International Boat Show)
12/09/2017 – 17/09/2017 Cannes, France

Grand Pavois de la Rochelle
13/09/2017 – 18/09/2017 La Rochelle, France

Southampton Boat Show
15/09/2017 – 24/09/2017 Southampton, Great Britain
19/09/2017 – 21/09/2017 Nuremberg, Germany

Interboot Friedrichshafen
23/09/2017 – 01/10/2017 Friedrichshafen, Germany

Monaco Yacht Show (MYS)
27/09/2017 – 30/09/2017 Monaco, Monaco

Barcelona International Boat Show
11/10/2017 – 15/10/2017 Barcelona, Spain

19/10/2017 – 22/10/2017 , Croatia

Hanseboot Hamburg
28/10/2017 – 05/11/2017 Hamburg, Germany

Europort Maritime (Ahoy Rotterdam+ RAI Amsterdam)
07/11/2017 – 10/11/2017 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Boatshow Poland
17/11/2017 – 19/11/2017 Łódź, Poland

23/11/2017 – 26/11/2017 Berlin, Germany

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Some Great Boats from the Dubai Boat Show 2016

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Houston Rocks the Boat at Summer Boat Show at NRG

What’s the only thing hotter than a Texas summer?

The Sizzling Hot Deals at the Houston Summer Boat Show!

This 29th annual Houston Summer Boat Show is coming to NRG Center June 22-26, 2016. Escape the blistering Houston summer heat while pricing and comparing hundreds of boats from Houston’s leading boat dealers. Whether your interests lie in reeling in that big fish, landing sick jumps on skis or wakeboards, adventurously exploring unfamiliar waterways, or if you just want to look at boats for all occasions, this boat show is for you. See various types and styles all in one place: Fishing Boats, Cruisers, Runabouts, Center Consoles, Pontoons, Kayaks, Wakeboard Boats and more. Shop fun booths full of electronics, accessories, jewelry, art and clothing all in a festive atmosphere with food, drinks, and fun for the kids. Plenty of convenient, onsite parking for only $12.

Summertime in the South can be pretty long. Don’t miss out on all the fun you could be having out on the water right now. With all the great summer deals to be had, there is no better time than right now for that new boat.

So get to the 2016 Houston Summer Boat Show where there is plenty of sizzling summer deals on hot summer fun in an oasis of air-conditioning!

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London Boat Show Visitor Numbers Down – But Strong Sales Reported


London Boat Show 2016. Credit: onEdition

London Boat Show 2016. Credit: onEdition

The 62nd London Boat Show, which drew to a close yesterday, attracted 90,328 people through the doors of ExCeL London over 10 days.

This compared to 92,288 visitors to the 2015 show; 88,593 to the 2014 edition; 93,327 in 2013; and 102,841 in 2012.

The 2016 show saw more than 132 boats make their debut, including the largest ever boat to be globally launched – a 40.05m Sunseeker 131 Yacht which was berthed out on the dockside.

Many companies reported an increase on last year’s sales figures including multi-million pound deals. There were close to 400 boats showcased with several new brands such as Adidas Sailing and Bainbridge International exhibiting at the show for the first time.

Sean Robertson, sales director at Sunseeker, said: ‘This has been our most successful London Boat Show for a number of years, with confirmed boat orders worth £40million of retail sales (exc. tax) and several more sales in the pipeline.

‘It’s very good news for the sector because it’s the first show of the year and it is an excellent barometer of sales to come in 2016.’

Peter Thomas, managing director at Cornish Crabbers, said: ‘Sales have been up on last year and the quality of visitors is undoubtable. We’ve sold six boats at the show including two of our new 21 foot Shrimpers.’

Sir Ben Ainslie at the London Boat Show Theatre. Credit: onEdition

Sir Ben Ainslie at the London Boat Show Theatre. Credit: onEdition

The Show Theatre welcomed a line-up of boating experts with topics including the latest technology and innovations. Alec Wilkinson, one of Britain’s top live sailing presenters, hosted daily panel discussions with guests including America’s Cup commentator, Tucker Thompson, world-class Olympic sailor, Sir Ben Ainslie, Land Rover BAR’s fitness coach, Ben Williams, Volvo Ocean Race winner, Ian Walker, and record-breaking female sailor, Dee Caffari MBE.

More than 1,000 beginners and experienced skippers got out on the Mediterranean Bay – a purpose-built pool spanning 500sqm, which hosted a variety of activities, including Seabobbing, water walking and Stand Up Paddleboarding, it provided visitors with the opportunity to get out on the water for free and brush up on their boating knowledge.

The show was officially opened by Made in Chelsea’s Lucy Watson. Other celebrities who made appearances included Adrian Chiles, Hugh Bonneville, The Overtones and television presenter Floella Benjamin.

Made in Chelsea's Lucy Watson at the London Boat Show 2016. Credit: onEdition

Made in Chelsea’s Lucy Watson at the London Boat Show 2016. Credit: onEdition

Murray Ellis, managing director at British Marine Boat Shows, said: ‘The quality of business achieved coupled with the fantastic attractions on offer and celebrity faces seen, has resulted in the 62nd London Boat Show being yet another successful show. At the heart of one of the world’s most pioneering capital cities, we have showcased the rich heritage of both British and international boating, latest marine innovations and designs to a global audience.

‘Exhibitors have reported excellent sales this year with visitors having the opportunity to purchase from a variety of products from inflatable Stand Up Paddleboards and foldaway sailing boats to a multi-million pound superyacht and everything in between. The atmosphere has been exuberant, once again confirming the London Boat Show as one of the top ten Boat Shows in the world.’

Ben Metcalfe, managing director at Landau UK, said: ‘London Boat Show has been very positive for us, with some great cash sales at the show as well as a number of sales enquiries which the Landau team will be following up on after the Show. The Mediterranean Bay proved a great success and most of all provided a fun atmosphere!

‘We look forward to next year but also Southampton Boat Show, where we hope to make our stand even more interactive for customers and a fun experience for all.’

Greg Houlston, general manager at Broom Marine Services, said: ‘This has been our first time attending the Show as a standalone brand, and we have been delighted with both the positive feedback received and the number of sales achieved.

‘We have received strong enquiries and orders for service work and completed product sales for our Volvo Penta, Raymarine and Fusion offerings, along with a bulk order for the recently launched Engineguard security device for outboards, and boat demonstrations booked for Seakeeper boat stabilisation.

‘We now look forward to the remainder of 2016 with optimism and returning to the London Boat Show in 2017.’

Source: Practical Boat Owner – Laura Hodgetts

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Conquering the Skies…

Stunning pictures show Red Arrows performing spectacular aerobatics at opening weekend of the Southampton Boat Show

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