Excitement ripples through Southampton for the return of the Southampton International Boat Show

The Southampton Hoteliers Association is one of many Southampton organisations and businesses excited for the return of the Southampton International Boat Show, which returns to the city from the 10-19 September 2021 after a year missed due to Covid-19.

The 52nd edition of the UK’s largest watersports festival celebrates everything that is great about being out on the water. The event is packed full of boats and equipment and will feature an unparalleled range of new sailing and power boats alongside over 450 marine brands on show.

More than 600 boats from around the world will be exhibiting, making it the event for serious boat buyers to attend. Action-packed fun for the whole family, from close to shore paddle boarding to cruising out in the Solent, there will be a wide range of exhilarating on-the-water experiences for everyone.

For those who prefer to stay on dry land, there will be live demonstrations and talks, where special guest speakers will be sharing everything from the latest product innovations to their adventures at sea. Providing the idyllic place to soak up the atmosphere, listen to live music and socialise with friends and family again, on-site restaurants and bars will provide an appetising choice of culinary delights to satisfy every taste.

Working in partnership with Southampton City Council, British Marine is pleased to confirm additional land has been agreed for use at this year’s show, making the show bigger than ever before. This larger space creates the opportunity for a new entrance to the show and festival area outside Southampton’s Westquay shopping centre.

Lesley Robinson, CEO of British Marine, says; “It is a great pleasure to announce that Southampton International Boat Show is back in 2021, the show is such a key event in the boating calendar and a real celebration to the end of season. British Marine is using our years of boat show experience to deliver the 52nd edition at full size and to welcome visitors back in style. We cannot wait to see you all in person again!”

With the city looking to come alive for the event, booking your accommodation as early as possible is essential. Our Southampton Hotels have a wide range of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. 

Don’t miss out on what promises to be an exciting maritime event, visit www.southamptonboatshow.com.