Safety & Security

As you join us at the show, rest assured that your safety is our priority.

At the Southampton International Boat Show, we know the importance of safety and security. Our dedicated measures ensure a worry-free environment, allowing you to fully enjoy the event.

Your Safety is our Priority

Rest assured, the Organisers take the safety and security of our staff, contractors, visitors and exhibitors very seriously. We work closely with the Emergency Services and the Local Authorities to monitor the show 24/7. There will be some security measures you can see, and some you can’t.

 24/7 Security Patrols

We like to do our bit for the local community. Our Security Team patrol the show site 24/7

 Staff / Security

Don’t be surprised if you are approached by one of friendly members of staff, as they are here to help. Whether they are in uniform or in plain clothes, they will always carry their Show ID. If you are concerned about something at the show, please report it to any Exhibitor or uniformed Security Guard throughout the show.


Our Safety Team and Security Team work closely with the Police to manage crowds and keep you safe. Please note, police and security dogs will be in attendance. Please don’t pet our sniffer dogs because although they are friendly, they have an important job to do



Will be present throughout the Southampton International Boat Show.

Bag Searches

Will be in operation at all entrances to the Southampton International Boat Show

Security and Police Dogs

The Show Entrance has the usual bag searches and sniffer dogs in place.


Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Barriers

Visitors should note that during the show there is no parking onsite. Our vehicle security checkpoints have hostile vehicle mitigation barriers in place, so please park in the normal local carparks.


Tickets: All visitors will be required to present a valid show entry ticket for the Southampton International Boat Show

All tickets are valid for a single entry and there is a strict no re-entry policy.


Emergency Number

Our Security Control is manned 24/7, so in the event of an emergency please call: 02380 222999. See it. Report it. Stop it.