Published on: 05 May 2022
With more than 70 boats on the water from some of the world’s most popular power and sail brands and 20 landside exhibitors, the 2022 South Coast Boat Show is set to be the biggest one yet.
There’s just one week to go before the show takes place at MDL’s flagship Ocean Village Marina, 6-8 May, but there’s still time for those wishing to attend to book their free tickets via the South Coast Boat Show page at https://www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/scbs.
Guided by Raymarine, the South Coast Boat Show is an ideal opportunity for anyone wishing to get afloat in a stunning new yacht, motorboat or RIB within the next 6-18 months.
This carefully curated selection of global boating brands, displayed in the exclusive surroundings of Ocean Village, creates the perfect environment for potential buyers to spend quality time onboard the different models to compare and contrast, with experts on hand to answer any questions.
Supporting the boat buying process and ensuring everyone has what they need to enjoy their boating experience, the land-based exhibition area will be teeming with companies offering ancillary gear, finance and insurance. The quayside will also be hosting live music and a variety of refreshment vendors, including Southampton’s own Mettricks coffee.
For those looking for something a little stronger or to celebrate the purchase of a boat, HMS Spirits Company will be displaying its extensive range of nautically themed spirits.
“This year’s show is set to be a stunner and the biggest South Coast Boat Show we’ve seen to date,” says Tim Mayer, sales and marketing director at MDL. “With the world premiere of the Salona 46 XLVI and a UK debut from the Arcona 385 among the 70 plus boats on display, it’s certainly the place to be if you’re looking at purchasing now, to get out on the water this season in a new power or sailing boat.
“The land side will be bustling too with exhibitors offering all those much-needed boating support services, and with live music and some tasty treats available, there’s going to be a great atmosphere, making the boat buying process all the more enjoyable.”
Prolific, the Ocean Youth Trust South’s sail training vessel, will be berthed alongside for the duration of the show. Visitors can take a free tour round this spectacular vessel and the crew will be serving tea, coffee and sandwiches. All proceeds will go to the trust, one of MDL Marinas’ chosen charities, which provides life-changing voyages to disadvantaged young people.
Award-winning Raymarine navigational equipment and a luxury charter holiday from Dream Yacht Charters are also up for grabs in two spectacular prize draws at this year’s show. All registered visitors for the show will automatically be entered into each of the free prize draws.
Visitor attendance at the show is free, and tickets can be booked on the South Coast Boat Show page at https://www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/scbs. Appointments to view specific boats on display can be made directly with the yacht broker.
To find out more about the South Coast Boat Show visit https://www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/scbs