MDL Marinas has confirmed that their new in-water boat show, The Ocean Village Boat Show, will take place in their flagship marina in Southampton from 11 -20 September 2020. This is the third show in their line-up which includes events in Plymouth and the Thames Valley.
Visitors to the show will be able to view over 80 models across 30 different brands of power and sail boats. Companies which have already expressed an interest to exhibit include Sunseeker, Discovery Yachts, Prestige Power Boats, Jeanneau, Beneteau, Bavaria, Dufour, Excess Catamarans, Lagoon Catamarans, Fountain Pajot Catamarans, Dragonfly Trimarans, Grand Ribs, Azimut Motor Yachts, Bayliner, Dazcat Catamarans, Axopar, Galeon Yachts and Arcona Yachts.
“We’re extremely pleased with the positive response from the boat dealers and brokers,” said Tim Mayer, MDL’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Already having a firm interest from 30 brands bringing in excess of 80 boats at this stage is really great, showing there is certainly a desire to showcase new boats in an on-water format.”
Tickets for the show will be available online from 3 August via the MDL Marinas website. Entry will be free, but visitors will need to register for tickets in advance in order to gain entry to the show.
“To manage the health and safety of both visitors and exhibitors we’re allocating three-hour time slots to visitors when they register online and the number of individuals in each time slot will be restricted,” adds Mayer. “A one way system will be in place and the pontoons will be double width to ensure safe passing. Branded face masks will also be made available to all attendees.
Ocean Village Marina is an ideal venue for a boat show with its state-of-the-art marina facilities, not to mention the hospitality provided by the numerous restaurants and bars. Exhibitor spaces are filling fast, so I urge businesses who would like to attend to book their space on the pontoon without delay.”