Southampton Boat Show 2018 – Celebrating 50 Years on the Water
This year the Southampton Boat Show 2018 will celebrate 50 years of boating festivities. The show runs from Friday 14th September until Sunday 23rd September and, as usual, will be located at the Mayflower Park venue as it has been for the last 50 years.
So what’s to see this year? Well one of Europe’s largest show marinas with 2km of pontoons, with space for more than 330 sailing and motor craft. Step aboard beautiful sailing yachts and tall ships, or book a free “Try a Boat” experience.
The Hairy Bikers
Si King and Dave Myers, the Hairy Bikers, will be opening the show and then attending the show on 22nd September demonstrating their culinary skills.
With around 700 exhibitors from the marine industry showing their wares over the 10 days, there is plenty to see in 3 purpose-built undercover halls, and outside stalls around the show site.
This year YachtingMonthly magazine are advertising a ticket offer of 2 standard any day tickets for £26, available until 13th September 2018. The advanced purchase price of a standard any day ticket is normally £21 each. Just use code YM26 when using the official Southampton Boat Show online ticketing facility.
How to Find the Show
The Southampton Boat Show 2018 is situated at Mayflower Park, Town Quay, Southampton, SO14 1AQ. There is ample parking near the show if you are driving, but it can get very busy so arrive early. Try and use the West Quay Multi Story Car Park, normally £5 for the whole day (check out Parkopedia). Avoid the West Quay Podium Car Park (very expensive) and also any NCP car park as they tend to hike the price for the duration of the show. Southampton Central Station is within 10 minutes walk of the show, as is the National Express Coach Station.