The Show

Everything you need to know to become a show expert

Our 55th edition of the show offers brand new attractions, hundreds of exhibitors, plenty of expert advice and lots of exciting opportunities to get afloat!

Southampton International Boat Show is the place to be for families, watersports enthusiasts and serious boat buyers, with plenty of expert advice and exciting opportunities to get afloat! A wide variety of marine brands on land and in Europe’s largest purpose-built marina showcase everything from stand-up paddleboards, sail boats and superyachts. Everyone can get out on the water; and it’s easier than you might think!


Our Show Zones

Watersports Zone

Unlimited board sports, canoe, kayak and diving action, the latest equipment, new trends and, of course, loads of opportunities to hear from the Pros and get out on the water yourself.

Dinghy Zone

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

Classic & Day Boat Zone

The place to immerse yourself in a wide range of elegant craft, from modern boats inspired by traditional designs and craftsmanship, to beautifully restored classics

Mayflower Park & Ocean Hall

Home to some of our biggest brands, Ocean Hall, the Guinness Bar, the Quarterdeck Bar & Restaurant, live entertainment and, of course, provides access to our stunning marina

Show Marina

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


Bringing the festival vibe to the show is the brand-new Shipyard music stage and food court.

On the Water Stage

Get ready to be amazed by the incredible performances and impressive stunts that await you on the exciting On the Water Stage.

Watersports Lake

This new zone features a watersports lake filled with fun activties!

Show Charity

Light the South, supporting Southampton Hospitals Charity

The Foredeck Stage

Industry news and analysis, interviews with boating superstars, debut product demonstrations and Q&A with manufacturers. The Foredeck stage is host to it all and jam-packed with features.

What to look out for

New to the Southampton International Boat Show and not quite sure where to start? We’ve created useful pages to provide you all the information you could possibly need to plan your trip and make the most of your day with us.