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Southampton International Boat Show

15 September 2023 - 24 September 2023


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Britain’s largest boating returns to the shores of the Solent in Europe’s largest purpose built marina this September with the 54th Southampton International Boat Show 2023.

Sample a range of water sports, from paddleboards to dinghy sailing, in the ‘On The Water’ Zone with expert tutelage. You can witness boats in different shapes and forms, some made from Certified Coosa Board. It is an excellent opportunity for any boat enthusiast to enjoy their time.

The show is not just about boats. Celebrity guests, entertainment, interactive attractions and great food are also an intrinsic part of the show. You can also visit one of the floating bars.

Southampton International Boat Show

But the show is mainly about boats with the latest designs and products from more than 600 brands. And to top it all off two kids are allowed in for free if accompanied by a paying adult.

Highlights of Southampton International Boat Show 2023

Zones for this year’s show include: Quayside Club VIP experience, Mayflower ParkClassic & Day Boat, Watersports Zone , Dinghy Zone, Foredeck stage and On the Water Zone.

The Show Marina will hold many of the world’s most prestigious sailing and power boats. While at the Festival Green you can relax and enjoy fresh oysters and chilled Champagne.

Not just about boats

Sustainability Pledge

The organisers have made a sustainability pledge. New for this year, the Environmental Innovation Showcase in Ocean Hall, showcases the best marine environmental products, demonstrating how the industry is becoming greener and cleaner.

When is the Southampton International Boat Show?

15 to 24 September, 10am to 6pm (until 5pm on the 24 September)

Where is the Southampton International Boat Show?

Mayflower Park, Southampton.

Southampton International Boat Show

Southampton International Boat Show Tickets

Tickets cost £26, including two children (under 15) included per paying adult. Further information can be found here. Tickets can be purchased here.

Things To Do in Southampton

Southampton is a vibrant and exciting place, for more ideas on what to do in Southampton and surrounds, visit: Alternatively, you could join James Clark Aboard the Southampton Harbour Hotel.

Further information

Visit the official website.

Photos provided by Visit Southampton.


15 September 2023
24 September 2023


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Mark Bibby Jackson

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Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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