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2021 dates announced for Southampton International Boat Show

Published on: 04 December 2020

Southampton International Boat Show 2019

Southampton International Boat Show 2019


2021 dates announced for Southampton International Boat Show


British Marine, the organiser of the Southampton International Boat Show, confirms that the 52nd edition of the UK’s largest watersports festival will take place from 10th  - 19th September 2021. The ten-day celebration, which attracts over 100,000 visitors annually, will showcase sail and power boats, products and services from over 450 marine brands, making it the number one event for serious boat buyers and enthusiasts in the United Kingdom. 


By bringing the marine community together, the Southampton International Boat Show offers an action-packed fun day out for the whole family. From paddle boarding close to shore to cruising out in the Solent, there will be a wide range of exhilarating on-the-water experiences for everyone. Those who prefer to stay on dry land can watch live demonstrations and join talks, where guest speakers will be sharing everything from the latest innovations to adventures at sea. 


Providing the idyllic place to soak up the atmosphere, listen to live music and socialise with friends and family, on-site restaurants and bars will provide an appetising choice of culinary delights to satisfy every taste.


With the latest encouraging Government announcements on the COVID-19 vaccine, British Marine is planning for absolutely every eventuality. The safety of visitors, exhibitors and staff remain a number one priority. British Marine will continue to lobby the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and also work closely with event industry associations in the lead up to Southampton International Boat Show. This includes taking the learnings from 2020 and guidance from larger events like Royal Ascot and the British Grand Prix at Silverstone that are due to take place before next September.


Lesley Robinson, CEO of British Marine, commented; “The Southampton International Boat Show is the key event in the UK marine industry calendar, and I am delighted to announce the 2021 show dates. A new Show Working Group has recently formed with stakeholders and exhibitors to further shape the 2021 Southampton International Boat Show and we are excited to listen and learn from the Group to ensure the very best experience next year.


British Marine exists to deliver outstanding services and industry representation to promote the sustainable success of our membersand the wider leisure marine industry. Surplus made from the Southampton International Boat Show is reinvested to help fund this work, and thus exhibiting at the show helps to protect and grow the market and industry we all rely on.”


Bryan Jones, Marketing Manager at Sunseeker, adds; “As a member of the Show Working Group, it’s great to see all the hard work that has already gone into planning for the 2021 Southampton

International Boat Show. It’s clear that the team at British Marine have been busy preparing for all eventualities, working with key events industry groups, to deliver the very best show format. Here at Sunseeker we’re super excited to be returning to the show we all know, miss and love.” 


To be part of the Southampton International Boat Show 2021, book your exhibiting space now. Email to secure a spot.