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Boat enthusiasts will soon be hoisting their sails, as the Southampton International Boat Show is all set for the dates of September 16th, 2022 to September 15th, 2022. This live event will be taking place at Mayflower Park in Southampton, the UK. Visitors may expect the latest, strict COVID-19 health and safety measures.

A Brief Overview of Southampton Boat Show

If you’re involved in boat building or the broader maritime leisure sector, you simply have to mark Southampton Boat Show and pay a visit– the boat show gives you a glimpse at the diverse boat and yacht designs on the market. Held in Southampton, the UK, for the impressive ten days, this is a trade show dedicated to the marine lifestyle and is a veritable moment in the industry. The number of boats scheduled to make an appearance is extravagant and

GETA ltd finds you the best hotel prices for Southampton Boat Show, whether you’re a big group or small. We can also accommodate a wide spectrum of price points and always deliver a bargain that saves on travel expenses. It’s our mission to get you as near as possible to Mayflower Park and also provide you with ample connections to public transport. This way you’re a quick commute away from all the action and have more time on your hands.

Why Your Visit Is Worth It

What elevates Southampton Boat Show and makes it a viable source of income for the exhibitors who showcase there? There’s the prestige and the legacy involved, of course, but even more so it has to be the foot traffic the trade show generates. We’re talking big numbers and we’re here to bring you the highlights:

  • 600+ international exhibitors showcased at the event;
  • 100,000+ international visitors made the trip;
  • 1000+ boats on display.

Industry Relevance

As we have mentioned, Southampton Boat Show has a strong legacy as the trade show has passed the 50-year mark and only continues to expand. The event has been held at Mayflower Park since 1969 and editions are held on an annual basis. It wasn’t until 1997, when the show grew to a 10-day event and one year organisers even constructed a manmade beach. Southampton Boat Show showcases a variety of boats – motor boats, pleasure boats, yachts, sailboats and superyachts, but there’s so much more on display such as water sport shopping equipment, clothing and chandlery, navigation equipment, radar equipment, radio equipment, sonar equipment, sails and even marine finances. It’s the perfect platform to have your products showcases and meet with enthusiastic buyers.

Who Are You Going to Meet There?

What this question basically means is ‘will I be able to make sales?’ and the answer is a resounding yes, since the Southampton Boat Show is known as the largest boat show in the United Kingdom so that naturally attracts celebrities, socialites and big spenders. You’ll be happy to know that in the past 84% of total visitors are firmly in the AB demographic. What this means is that they command an average annual household income of around £100,000 and that’s just a rough number. It means you’re in the right place to attract high-status buyers from the UK and around the rest of Europe.

Past Editions 

2021 Editions

The 2021 edition of the Southampton Boat Show was held between September 10, 2021 and September 19, 2021. The event was held as an in-person event at Mayflower Park with stringent COVID-19 prevention measures in place.  The strict precautions included participants needing to present negative lateral flow test results. The exhibition was considered by all participants to be one of the most successful to date. The 2021 version showed over 350 brands and over 500 boats. This included over 30 new debuts on the marina or on land. Despite travel restrictions and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more than 88,000 visitors participated in the edition. This demonstrated the importance of the event for the industry and the public. The 2021 edition of Southampton Boat Show included many new changes such as a new event layout, 5 dedicated zones and a larger footprint. Among the new areas, which attracted many participants, was the Dinghy Zone, where the British Olympic sailing team was located. More than 13,760 visitors expressed their desire to take on water-related activities. The next presentation will be from 16th September 2022 to 25th September 2022. 


Past editions

Southampton Boat Show 2021

10.09.2021 - 19.09.2021

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Edition was held digital to prevent the fast spread of COVID 19


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How to get to Southampton Boat Show

On Foot

On Foot

Southampton Airport – not advisable

Southampton Central Station – 20 mins via Harbour Parade


By Car

Southampton Airport – 20 mins via A335 and A33

Southampton Central Station – 6 mins via Harbour Parade


By Public Transport

Southampton Airport – 55 mins via U1C transport

Southampton Central Station – 15 mins via Quayconnect or U1C transport

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