Located next to the main entrance, it’s one of many spots during the day to relax and soak in the atmosphere – but it really comes into its own in the evening. Simply enjoy the music, continue your conversations with show exhibitors or relax with friends under a sea of lights. The Festival Green is the perfect place to finish an exciting day.
Whether you’ve been seeking the perfect wave for a while, exploring new frontiers along the waterways or just want to dip your toe in the water to learn something new that keeps you fit, you’ll get to know exactly what’s hot right now in the Watersports Zone. Unlimited board sports action, the latest equipment, new trends and, of course, lots of fun.
There’s a much wider world to boating than you might think – and a friendly community to enjoy it with, or to compete against on occasion. The Dinghy Zone is the only place to see sports and sailing dinghies, trailer boats, cruisers, boat builders, high performance equipment, sailing clubs, holiday providers and training options in one place this year.
Classics and Dayboats
With highly varnished wooden decks, shiny sleek hulls, coloured sails on gaff rigs and traditional brass fittings, classic boats are always a much-loved feature at a boat show. New for this year’s Southampton International Boat Show, is a dedicated Classic and Day Boat Zone, where you can imerse yourself in a wide range of craft, from new day boat designs to beautifully restored classics.
Our spectacular, purpose-built marina berths hundreds of the world’s most prestigious sailing and power boats, as well as high-end tender and chase boats. It also hosts global, European and UK launches of yachts, RIBs, motor and day boats. At the top of the list, iconic exhibitors and brands showcase their exceptional luxury yachts. The Marina can be entered via Mayflower Park and is free to access for all show visitors. So come and enjoy!
Mayflower Park and Ocean Hall
Mayflower Park is home to our biggest brands, Ocean Hall, the Guinness Bar, the Quarterdeck Bar & Restaurant, live entertainment and, of course, provides access to our stunning marina. It is where serious boat buyers find the equipment, services and the boats to bring their boating experience to the next level.
Our NEW On The Water Zone at Southampton International Boat Show is your opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy high-octane entertainment.
Find action-packed fun for the whole family in the On The Water Zone; from stand-up paddleboarding to cruising out in the Solent.