Useful stats and interesting facts


Here are few useful stats and interesting facts about this year’s boat show…

  • 2024 marks the 55th edition of the Southampton International Boat Show.
  • The Southampton International Boat Show is the UK’s biggest UK marine festival and one of Europe’s largest on-water events.
  • It is home to Europe’s largest purpose-built show marina.
  • The show covers some 70,000+ square meters.
  • It takes 30 days in total to set up and take down the show with a team of over 200 people.
  • The first show took place in 1969 and ran for six days with roughly 50 exhibitors, compared to over 600 at the 2023 show.
  • The show wrap is 1,350 meters long in 15m sections.
  • The Watersports Lake takes three days to fill with water.