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Southampton Boat Show set to make waves

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The PSP Southampton Boat Show is set to be the biggest ever, according to National Boat Shows (NBS), the event organiser.

This year will be the show’s 45th anniversary, taking place at Mayflower Park in Southampton from 13 to 22 September.

The show will have 22,934sqm of exhibiting space, an increase of 138sqm from last year. It will also have 567 exhibitors across the 10 days.

Last year’s event had 109,722 visitors with 571 exhibitors showcasing their products.  

New features for this year’s show include:

  • Bessie Ellen, built in 1904, is one of the last surviving West Country trading ketches from a fleet that once stood at nearly 700
  • The hi-tec Callista, the University of Southampton’s School of Ocean and Earth Science research vessel
  • The Wooden Boat Builders Association will have a demonstration area where they will have two small dinghies under construction showing traditional and modern methods of construction and a section devoted to rigging both traditional and modern, as well as a rope making machine to show how the basic material is made.

Adventurer Bear Grylls and BBC TV F1 presenter Eddie Jordan have confirmed their attendance for the show.

The National Boat Show has unveiled a virtual tool to extend engagement for exhibitors and visitors after the January edition of the event.

Find out more at www.southamptonboatshow.com.

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