Get onboard with this FREE opportunity to glide through the waters in a high-speed RIB or float across the Solent under sail. Perfect for everyone from bold beginners to sailing veterans, potential buyers or families just looking for an adventure.

Try-a-Boat is always one of the Show’s top attractions and it’s first-come-first-served so make sure you book your ride as soon as you arrive. The booking point is located in the Arena at stand A100.

We are delighted to have the following boats at this year’s Show:

  • Jeanneau 37ft sailing yacht
  • Jeanneau 40ft sailing yachts
  • QT Black J Rib
  • QT Blue J Rib
  • Rodman 10 metre motor boat
  • Ribcraft 7.8metre Rib
  • Sonar sailing dingy
  • Kittiwake 14 ft gaff rigged sailing dingy
  • XS600 Rib
  • 2 x SWAC Ribs
  • Etchells 22 sailing dingy
  • Devoti D-Zero sailing dingy

The boarding point for Try-A-Boat is the hut on the marina next to stand M199, please arrive 10 minutes before your departure time to be fitted with a buoyancy aid by a member of the team.

These are all subject to availability and weather conditions on the day. Try-A-Boat is always very popular so please visit the booking point early on the day of your visit to avoid disappointment! Please note, children must be over the age of 8 to take part, dogs are not permitted on the boats.

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