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Something for the Weekend

20th, 21st & 22nd May

There is a busy weekend of boat shows ahead. The British Motor Yacht Show opens today (Friday) and will be hosted at Premier Marinas Swanwick Marina (SO31 1ZL). Now in its fourth year, this specialist 3-day show promises to deliver a line up of the best of British motor yachts, from Fairline Southampton, Princess Motor Yacht Sales and Sunseeker Southampton, alongside industry engine manufacturers, marine electronic specialists and luxury car brands such as Porsche and Maserati. Princess Motor Yacht Sales will be unveiling the new Princess 49 at the show. Landau UK will be there with its hospitality trailer showcasing a variety of marine gadgets. There will also be an opportunity to take a tour of Premier’s newly renovated marina, boatyard and facilities. There is also a host of brokers, a chandlery and marine service agents on site to browse. The event will be open from 10am-5pm daily. For more details visit the website.

The 3-day Poole Harbour Boat Show kicks off today (Friday). Named ‘the south coast’s free boating festival', the pontoons at Poole Quay Boat Haven will be transformed into a boat show and filled with the latest motorboats, from manufacturers such as Boston Whaler, Cobra Ribs, Beneteau, Monterey Boats, Princess, Regal, Ribeye, Bavaria, Sealine, Sunseeker, English Harbour and Sheerline. Gibbs Sports will be demonstrating its amphibious vehicle, the Quadski, a sports car that reaches speeds of 45mph on both water and land. The adjoining quayside will be lined with stalls offering sportsboats, RIBs, chandlery equipment, clothing, watersports accessories and marine services. Shoreside entertainment includes on-the-water demonstrations by the RNLI and the Pool Harbour Commisioners, and live music on a central music stage, named ‘Sunseeker Sessions’.  On Friday while the quayside stands will be open to the public, access to the exhibiting boats in the marina will be restricted to press and trade. On Friday evening there will be a fireworks display at dusk. Between 10am and 6pm on Saturday 21 and Sunday May 22,  there is open access to all parts of the show. Car parking should be available at the nearby multi storey car parks, the Dolphin Shopping Centre (BH15 1TA) and the Quay Visitors Multi-Storey (BH15 1SB). For more information, a show guide/map and a full list of exhibitors, visit the website.

The boat jumble calender continues with the South Essex Boat Jumble this Sunday. The event opens at 10am and is held at the Eastwood Nursery (SS6 7LR). Admission for adults is £4, with accompanied children entering for free.

A quick reminder to all that the new May issue of Motorboat Owner will be available to download on Monday.

Have a great weekend

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