Southampton International Boat Show partners with Red Funnel to offer exclusive ticket offers and an exciting ‘Island Escape Giveaway’!

Competition opens Monday 15 July

This September, the Southampton International Boat Show is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever and this year, in partnership with Red Funnel, the original Isle of Wight Ferry Operator, we bring you two fantastic promotions.

For residents and visitors heading to the show from the Island, benefit from exclusive discounted Red Jet travel to get you to the show. And for those visiting from the mainland, enter an exciting competition to win a day out at the show, before hopping aboard the Hi-Speed Red Jet from Southampton for a relaxing overnight stay in Cowes – a charming sailing town offering a vibrant high street for shopping, dining, and drinks as well as spectacular waterfront views of the Solent.

Those travelling to the show (13-22 September) from the Isle of Wight can take advantage of an exclusive Red Jet fare to get you there: adult tickets just £12.50 day return and children only £6.20 day return – making the total cost for travel and entry to the show, if coming from the Island, just £32.49 per adult. Two children under 18 can enter the show for free with a paying adult, making it less than £20 per person for family of four (two adult, two children) to enter the show and sail over with Red Funnel. Bigger families, fret not; bring a party of six (two adults and four children) for just £15 per person with travel!

Ensuring no one needs to rush off early the last Red Jet will depart from Southampton at 22:30, giving you plenty of time to enjoy all the action in the Shipyard – which is keeping its doors open until 9pm on both Saturday 14 and Saturday 22 for the opening and closing parties. Legendary DJ Chris Moyles will be taking to the decks for the show opening, with the incredible Symphonic Ibiza, bringing it to a close.

To take advantage of this exclusive Red Jet travel and show ticket offer visit: https://ww2.theticketsellers.co.uk/buy-tickets/southampton-international-boat-show-2024/10057289?promocode=RF2024 (This special promotional offer will be listed at the bottom of the page in a green box).

Also at this year’s show we will be joined by Red Funnel’s mascot and kids favourite ‘Captain Ted Funnel’ on our special school’s day, Tuesday 17 September.  See if you can spot him for a photo op!  Share your pics on social media using the hashtag #SIBS24

As well as our fantastic ferry ticket offer, you can take part in our exclusive competition to win an ‘Island Escape’ for two. Enter for a chance to win an incredible overnight package that includes:

  • Two adult general admission tickets to the Southampton International Boat Show
  • Round-trip travel on the high-speed Red Jet from Southampton to the Isle of Wight.
  • A relaxing overnight stay with breakfast on Friday 20 September at The Caledon Guest House located in the heart of Cowes, a charming sailing town offering a vibrant high street for shopping, dining and spectacular views across the Solent.

To be in with a chance of winning this great prize visit https://www.redfunnel.co.uk/sibscompetition and fill out the competition entry form.

See competition website page for full Terms and conditions.

The competition is open to all, running from 15 July to 15 August.  The winner will be announced on 16 August.

About Southampton International Boat Show

The Southampton International Boat Show is the UK’s largest boating and water sports festival, celebrating everything boating. Alongside hundreds of exhibitors and incredible boats and watercraft of all shapes and sizes, the show offers a unique blend of family entertainment, retail opportunities, and live music, making it an unmissable event in the marine calendar.

Get your ticket

Tickets for the Boat Show can be purchased online at www.southamptonboatshow.com/visitor-information/tickets/

Don’t forget, with every adult general admission ticket, two children under 17 go for free. Plus new for 2024, Young adults aged 18-21 also enjoy free admission, making this an accessible event for families and young enthusiasts alike.

You can also make a donation to this year’s show charity when purchasing your tickets.  This year we are delighted to be working with the Southampton Hospitals Charity and their Light the South art trail to raise funds for Southampton Children’s Hospital, one of the top children’s hospitals in the UK. Your donation will help transform the facilities and hospital experience for young patients, deliver vital support for families and continue life-changing research to keep your children’s hospital truly world class.

Want to make your visit extra special?  Treat yourself with our Quayside Club package – https://www.southamptonboatshow.com/vip/

The show is open from 10am – 6pm daily except on the final Sunday when the show will close at 5pm.  The Shipyard will remain open until 9pm on both Saturday 14 and Saturday 21 September.

Visit the website www.southamptonboatshow.com or follow our social channels for all the latest show updates.