Southampton Boat Show 16th - 25th Sept 2011.
Europe's largest purpose built on-water boat show, the PSP Southampton Boat Show will return to Mayflower Park . The Southampton Boat Show which boasts one of Europe's largest purpose-built marinas, treated visitors to a bumper year with over 600 exhibitors and more than 1,000 boats on display, ranging from 1.5m dinghies to 37m tri-deck motor yachts. The Show will have a host of attractions.
Visitors to the Southampton Boat Show, which has Europe 's largest on-water purpose built marina, can also take the chance to enjoy the thrill of being out on the water with Try-a-Boat. Daring visitors will get to choose from a selection of the latest RIBs, powerboats and yachts with options to suit all levels, whether you're an intrepid beginner or a seasoned professional.
This is your chance also to step aboard a fascinating tall ship the Lord Nelson, and get a taste of life aboard a working tall ship. You will be able to see how this grand traditional ship has been built and how it is operated with not only the latest electronic and navigational aids, but also with a suite of special features that enable people of all abilities to sail together as equals.
With over 600 exhibitors and 700 boats on display, visitors to the most exciting Show on the South Coast won't be short of things to see. Whether its power boats, sailing yachts or smaller dinghies; guests attracted to the PSP Southampton Boat Show have plenty to explore. Those visitors looking for marine accessories at the Show will also be spoilt for choice, with many exhibitors offering chandlery, deck equipment, clothing, holidays, charters and much more
And don't miss Try-a-Dive, the chance to experience scuba diving for the first time. Just bring a swimsuit - the show will supply the wet suit and friends and family can watch your underwater abilities on TV. Or chat to and learn about the impressive search and rescue operations that both HM Coastguard and RNLI's real life heroes carry out. Both the HM Coastguard and the RNLI will be drawing in the crowds showing how it's done throughout the show.
Visitors to the Southampton Boat Show also get the chance to go on the spectacular marina sponsored by Hydropool. This year, the Hydropool marina has over 370 boats afloat - believed to be the largest number of boats afloat ever at the Southampton Boat show.
Another favourite returning to the Southampton Boat Show is the ever-popular Miss Southampton Boat Show competition. Lovely local ladies or keen boaters will be encouraged to enter the competition that culminates on the final Saturday at the Show, with the lucky winner taking the crown.
Visitors were spoiled for choice with the action-packed schedule of daily events, displays and interactive features. Crowds gathered at the Main Stage - Powered by Fairline to watch retro fashion shows and see Felicity MacNamara be crowned Miss PSP Southampton Boat Show; visitors climbed aboard the Show's tall ship Jeanie Johnston as well as a multitude of visiting feature boats; while others took the chance to get on the water trying RIBs, powerboats, dinghies, canoes and kayaks.
For further details visit www.southamptonboatshow.com
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