South Coast Boat Show 2022 set to be biggest to date

With more than 70 boats on the water from some of the world’s most popular power and sail brands and 20 landside exhibitors, the 2022 South Coast Boat Show is set to be the biggest edition to date.

The show takes place at MDL’s flagship Ocean Village Marina from 6-8 May. Guests still wishing to attend can book free tickets via the South Coast Boat Show website.

Guided by Raymarine, the South Coast Boat Show is an ideal opportunity for anyone wishing to get afloat in a new yacht, motorboat or RIB within the next 6-18 months.

A curated selection of global boating brands, displayed in the lively Ocean Village, creates the perfect environment for potential buyers to spend quality time onboard the different models to compare and contrast, with experts on hand to answer any questions.

Supporting the boat buying process and ensuring everyone has what they need to enjoy their boating experience, the land-based exhibition area will be teeming with companies offering ancillary gear, finance and insurance. The quayside will also be hosting live music and a variety of refreshment vendors, including Southampton’s own Mettricks coffee. 

For those looking for something a little stronger or to celebrate the purchase of a boat, HMS Spirits Company will be displaying its extensive range of nautically themed spirits. 

Salona 46 XLVI
Salona 46 XLVI

“This year’s show is set to be a stunner and the biggest South Coast Boat Show we’ve seen to date,” says Tim Mayer, sales and marketing director at MDL. “With the world premiere of the Salona 46 XLVI and a UK debut from the Arcona 385 among the 70 plus boats on display, it’s certainly the place to be if you’re looking at purchasing now to get out on the water this season in a new power or sailing boat.

“The landside will be bustling too with exhibitors offering all those much-needed boating support services, and with live music and some tasty treats available there’s going to be a great atmosphere, making the boat buying process all the more enjoyable.” 

Prolific, the Ocean Youth Trust South’s sail training vessel, will be berthed alongside for the duration of the show. Visitors can take a free tour around this spectacular vessel and the crew will be serving tea, coffee and sandwiches. All proceeds will go to the trust, one of MDL Marinas’ chosen charities, which provides life-changing voyages to disadvantaged young people.

Award-winning Raymarine navigational equipment and a luxury charter holiday from Dream Yacht Charters are also up for grabs in two spectacular prize draws at this year’s South Coast Boat Show. All registered visitors for the show will automatically be entered into each of the free prize draws. 

Visitor attendance at the show is free, and tickets can be booked on the South Coast Boat Show page. Appointments to view specific boats on display can be made directly with the yacht broker. 

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