The Yacht Market Southampton Boat show returns to the city this month, celebrating 50 years since it’s launch. Whilst some of the exhibits might be well out of range of our bank accounts, the event still offers something for everyone. From food, drink, to meeting celebrities, this year is proving bigger and better.
With paddle boarding being the must have activity of 2018, this is your chance to get on top and enjoy a paddle around the marina arena.
Bubble and Chic
Enjoy the bubbles and taste of fresh sea food along at the champagne and food terrace dedicated to your taste buds. Dress to impress and don yourself some boaters for the added experience.
The Hairy Boaters?
A new, live theatre attaches itself to the champagne bar with guest chefs the Hairy Bikers (Si King and Dave Myers) riding in. They will be on hand to knock up something special in the Mariner’s Grill for the a la carte menu. Their expert knowledge of seafood is second to none and it will be well worth booking in advance for one of their demos.
The latest in on trend drinking now has it’s own festival. Unwind and relax with a cocktail from mixologists, the finest in live entertainment or why not even take a masterclass yourself with your own unique combo.
Subject to conditions, tickets required HERE.
The boat show is a family event, and this year’s stage events make sure all have some fun. From the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles to meeting a mermaid there is plenty to entertain. Check out the timetable HERE.
Too much plastic, melting ice caps and over fishing. We’ve been ploughed with how our planet is slowly being overrun by with we put in to it. The Science of the Sea experience is your chance to see how this is being combated. Visit the research teams and vessels involved and take part in the daily chat.
Let’s Rock Pool
Here is your chance to see first hand some of the sea creatures of our blue planet. From gobby fish to sea anenome, there is plenty of aquatic life to explore in the rock pool.
The Festival Green
In Mayflower park, the green is back with live entertainment, experts for your questions and the ever popular Guinness tent. This year sees a special residence The Timbers Barn, with a fine selection of food and drink, all supped from the comfort of some very funky seating.
Whatever Floats Your Boat
As always, there is the chance to climb aboard the various vessels and boats gracing the waters of show show. From research vessel RV Callista to the latest sailing boats, there is always fun aboard. This year see a seafaring beauty Kaskelot, a Danish clipper built in 1948 that his since found fame in many movies.
Over The Bridge
The exhibits continue over the foot bridge from Mayflower Park into the Quays car park. 100’s of displays and stalls will be ready to peruse from kayaks to clothes. Over spilling into the new West Quay III shopping complex, this year is going to be massive.
The YachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show is from the 14th-23rd of September 2019.