Southampton Boat Show

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Welcome to Sunsail's guide to Southampton Boat Show 2018.

The Southampton Boat Show is Britain's biggest boat show, and this year celebrates its 50th birthday with an exciting array of activities. With over 500 exhibitors, live entertainment, a harbourside gin festival and free passenger boat rides, it promises to be a bumper year.

This year’s show takes place between the 14th and 23rd of September 2018 in Mayflower Park and the surrounding waterfront, and will once again see a sprawling village celebrating all things boaty and floaty, causing a great buzz across the whole of the City of Southampton.

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What we're up to

Meet the Sunsail team in the Ocean Hall - stand JO57

Sunsail's team of expert holiday planners will be on hand at stand JO57 in the Ocean Hall to help you plan your next adventure and take advantage of our exclusive boat show discounts. Our stand at this year's show will be busier than ever, packed with exciting announcements, visits from the Grenada, British Virgin Islands and Croatia Tourist boards, and star names from Ian Walker to Dee Caffari.

Friday 14, September - Launch of Funding the Future competition 

Ian, the RYA's Director of Racing, will once again be on our stand on Friday, 14 September to help launch Funding the Future. Now in its third year, Funding the Future is Sunsail's way of giving back to sailing's grassroots, giving sailing clubs across the UK the chance to win a £5,000 prize. 

Friday 21, September - Turn the Tide on Plastic with Dee Caffari

Dee, thanks to her recent endeavours leading Turn the Tide on Plastic in the Volvo Ocean Race, has now sailed around the world an astonishing 6 times. She is committed to creating a more sustainable future for our oceans, and we are excited to work with her on some brilliant initiatives. Terrifically strong in mind and body, Dee is inspirational to everyone. Come by and say hi on Friday 21st September.

VR experience, Sunsail 360 - Immerse yourself in a Mediterranean sailing escape

What's more, you can even try before you buy if you have a go on our VR experience, Sunsail 360. Put on the headset, sit back and immerse yourself in a Mediterranean sailing escape. Instantly transporting you to a yacht, Sunsail 360 lets you experience our yachts and destinations first-hand. The VR headsets will be available on the stand throughout the show.

How to get there

Getting to the show is easy, with a free shuttle bus for ticket holders arriving by train into Southampton Central down to Town Quay.

There are several multi-story car parks in and around Southampton for those planning to drive subject to availability.

Sunsail discounted tickets: 48% off

We are treating you to specially discounted Southampton Boat Show tickets. Unique only to Sunsail customers, these tickets are available for £13, rather than the gate price of £25. Click on the link below and type in the special code ‘EPTO18DCW2’ to claim your discounted tickets.

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