Dive into the lifestyle of being in and on the water: Southampton International Boat Show is the place to be for serious boat buyers, water sports enthusiasts and the entire family 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 many might think. There’s a craft or boat for everyone!
New Entrance, Show Layout & Features
Our 54th show is a step up from everything you’ve seen before: the main entrance location links the show with Southampton’s City Centre and WestQuay shopping centre, with even easier access to Britain’s biggest and best festival of boating from the heart of the city. From there, you will be able to amble along the dramatic backdrop of Southampton’s historic city walls, while you explore our zones on your way to Mayflower Park and our massive marina. The exciting features include:
Mayflower Park & the Marina
Our zones lead the way to Mayflower Park and Europe’s largest purpose-built marina. With hundreds of equipment, services, power and sail boats on show, our Foredeck Stage, Guinness Bar, Ocean Hall and Borrow a Boat Quarterdeck Bar & Restaurant – Mayflower Park and our stunning marina remain the heart of the Southampton International Boat Show. Set against the marina backdrop and with waterside seating, it is the perfect place to soak up the show’s atmosphere.
We encourage serious boat buyers to request an appointment with your preferred manufacturer(s) when you book your ticket for some dedicated time to discuss your boat plans in detail.
Your family-friendly day out
Children are more than welcome! The show offers fun-packed days for the whole family with plenty of opportunities for kids (and grown-up kids) to get active on the water. Up to 2 kids go free with every adult ticket!
We’re keeping you safe
The health, safety and security of all show participants remain our number one priority.