Our 52nd edition of the show will offer plenty of expert advice and exciting opportunities to get afloat!



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 52nd show is a step up from everything you’ve seen before: the new 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 brand-new zones on your way to Mayflower Park and our massive marina. Exciting new features include:

  • NEW: Addition of brand-new zones tailored to your interests, including Watersports, Dinghy, Classic & Day Boat and On The Water
  • NEW: Programmes tailored for each zone
  • NEW: Festival Green, the perfect place to relax and soak in the atmosphere

Mayflower Park & the Marina  

The new 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 Guinness Bar, Ocean Hall and 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.

Exclusive experiences

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. Tickets are on sale now.

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.

We’re keeping you safe

The Government roadmap allows for outdoor events to run by September this year. However, the health, safety and security of all show participants remains our number one priority. Rest assured that all necessary COVID-19 safety measures that may be required at the time will be implemented.

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Don't forget to take your Lateral Flow Test!

All show attendees over the age of 5 are required to present evidence of a negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hours before arrival at the show gate

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