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Southampton Boat Show

Southampton Boat Show

If you have never been to Southampton Boat Show, Britain’s biggest boating festival, then be prepared for a spectacular event! Every year in September, Southampton Marina and the surrounding area is taken over for ten days with everything the marine industry has to offer. Whether you are looking to buy a top class yacht or just want a great day out - then you won’t be disappointed!

As one of Europe’s largest purpose built marinas, Southampton is the perfect place for a world class boat show. Southampton Boat Show has over 2km of pontoons and has over 300 boats on show -including yachts, RIBs, day boats and motor boats. As well as the boats on the marina, Southampton Boat Show plays host to Ocean Hall where the latest yachting gadgetry is on offer.

Plus it’s not just for adults – there’s plenty of entertainment for everyone - including the children. The site has an aquarium, a big wheel, the tall ship Artemis to explore, and various boat rides you can take, as well as a range of practical exhibits you can try your hands at. There’s even a Kid’s Corner to explore.

If you are looking to visit the show, we recommend you visit the official website for all the latest details on tickets prices and visitor information. You can also make a saving by buying your tickets online and in advance from the Southampton Boat Show website.

Where to Stay 

If you’re planning on staying in the surrounding area whilst visiting the Southampton Boat Show, and you’re looking for accommodation, look no further than the Holiday Inn Salisbury - Stonehenge. Conveniently located on the A303 just north of Salisbury, the Holiday Inn Salisbury-Stonehenge is perfectly located for visiting the south and south west of England and all its attractions. This modern contemporary hotel has the benefit of the Solstice Bar & Grill offering an excellent range top quality food.