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Festival of boating returns to Southampton in September

Southampton Boat Show

Southampton Boat Show 2015

Date: Friday 11 September – Sunday 20 September
Location: Southampton, SO15 1AG
Time: 10am – 6.30pm from 11 – 19 September and 10am – 6pm on Sunday 20 September
Tickets: Advance tickets start from £15, with two children under the age of 15 going free with each adult. Concessions are also available. For further information on ticketing please visit: www.southamptonboatshow.com

Details:
The Southampton Boat Show returns in September and includes one of Europe’s biggest purpose-built marinas. Now in its 47th year, the event will showcase the very best that the international marine industry has to offer with thousands of boats, brands and equipment on display and will feature the very latest world launches from powerboats all the way through to sail boats.

There will be plenty of opportunities to get out on the water for FREE and experience the latest RIBs, powerboats and yachts whatever your age, and whether you are an advanced sailor or a complete novice. These free attractions include:

  • On the Water’s “Get Afloat”, supported by the team at Rockley: a tailor made attraction offering visitors aged 8-16 year the chance to discover dinghy sailing and Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP);
  • “Try-a-Boat” sessions from On the Water to allow visitors to experience being out on the water on a varied selection of vessels;
  • “Wet Wheels” is a 9m Cheetah Catamaran that has been specially adapted for wheelchair access. Powered by two of Suzuki’s flagship V6 300hp outboard engines it is capable of driving at 40 knots;
  • RYA Active Marina Experience will once again be offering visitors the opportunity to refresh their boating skills and get advice from expert instructors through the on-water and shore-based workshops.

Other attractions will include:

  • A big wheel offering panoramic views across the Show;
  • The spectacular Earl of Pembroke tall ship will take a break from featuring in blockbuster movies to allow visitors to climb aboard;
  • The Red Arrows will be performing their famous show-stopping display.

For more information and to buy your advance tickets visit: www.southamptonboatshow.com

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Editor of The Paddler ezine and Publisher of Stand Up Paddle Mag UK and WindsurfingUK magazines

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