What to Expect from the Southampton International Boat Show 2022
Southampton International Boat Show 2022 is a great day out for everyone, with over 550 exhibiting brands, and 650 crafts of all shapes and sizes set against a stunning waterside location at Europe’s largest purpose-built show marina. This year sees new sponsorship from leading boat rental and yacht charter company Borrow A Boat for the famous Quarterdeck Bars & Restaurant, located right on the waterfront overlooking Southampton Water.
CEO and Founder of Borrow A Boat Matt Ovenden says: “We are excited to be present once again at this year’s Southampton International Boat Show. It has been an incredible year for Borrow A Boat with over 4,500 people taking to the water with us this summer. Our focus is geared to bringing choice to everyone, making the world of yacht charter inviting, flexible and accessible.”
Visitors will enjoy the impressive entertainment and meeting space formed by Borrow A Boat Quarterdeck Bars and Restaurant, creating an oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of the 70,000+ square meters show. With ample seating and a wide range of food and drink choices to suit everyone’s tastes from a refreshing hot or cold drink through to sparkling wine and oysters at the Borrow A Boat Helm Bar, there’s plenty of choice with locally sourced fresh seafood including Cornish scallops, Moules mariniere, and Cornish Lobster frites, delicious charcuterie boards, speciality burgers, 45 day aged sirloin steak and Salt Marsh shoulder of Lamb followed by cheeseboard or desserts.
With over 50 metres of open decked balcony and seating, the Borrow A Boat Quarterdeck Bars and Restaurant are the perfect base for the day, and an ideal meeting point for family and friends.
For those who want the ultimate day out, the Borrow A Boat Quarterdeck also features an exclusive VIP area, which is in addition to a separate VIP Lounge. Visitors can choose from three exclusive VIP packages – White Sea, Coral Sea and the ultimate top of the range Black Sea experience. The all-new Quayside Club White Sea VIP package includes a meet and greet on arrival at the show, entry into the show itself, a tour of the deluxe Waterfront Lounge, plus complimentary drinks and snacks for the duration of the day. An upgrade to the Coral Sea package, which now has limited availability, includes all the White Sea elements, plus a delicious premium served gourmet buffet lunch overlooking the marina. Whilst for those looking for the ultimate opulent boat show experience, the Black Sea VIP package includes all White and Coral Sea options, plus VIP parking right at the heart of the show, access to the On the Water stage private enclosure.
From the Borrow A Boat Quarterdeck area, everyone at the show will be able to enjoy a grandstand view of the On the Water Stage’s daily rolling programme of events. This includes a Jet Ski show and new Eco-tech display which will have the audience questioning whether it’s a boat, a plane or a submarine – or all three! From a James Bond-style performance on the flying foiling Fliteboard, to cycling on the water with the Manta5 foiling bike and diving with a SeaBob, these water-based entertainers will keep guests on the edge of their seats. Flyboarder James Prestwood – “the man who can fly without wings” – has a show which is action-packed with tricks and thrills, as he soars high in the air and dives deep into the sea below.
All details of the daily show programmes and bookings for the Borrow A Boat Quarterdeck restaurant will be available shortly.
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