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Southampton Boat Show

Southampton Boat Show

Southampton, UK
Sports, Horses, Hunting, Fishing, Yachting
British Marine Federation
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Southampton Boat Show
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Event Update

The 2023 edition of the Southampton Boat Show will be held as a face-to-face event between 15.09.2023 and 24.09.2023. Mayflower Park, the hosting site of the event, will not include Covid-19 safeguards. This is due to the country lifting its restrictions. These incorporate both the domestic and the ones related to travelling to and from the UK.


SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW is where the most shining stars of the British high life. The upper echelons of high society come to look at the exciting new models of yachts and superyachts in an elegant atmosphere at the Mayflower Park. SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW combines business with a good amount of pleasure for its visitors. It presents a great opportunity to sell to the richest people in the world, as well as get good visibility considering how many people frequent the boat show. 


  • Establish valuable partnerships
  • Meet your customers face-to-face
  • Find new contractors for future projects
  • Observe the latest technologies and trends 


The international boat show takes place annually over ten days in September and is put together by the British Marine Federation. The event is open to the public on all days from 10:00 h until 19:00 h, but if you’re an exhibitor, you might want to double-check.

Audience and Statistics

One of the key facts to remember about SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW is that it is a massive in size. On average, the boats on display at the marina number 1000 and that’s just the baseline. In fact, visitors can see the entire spectrum of ships and yachts on display like motor boats, pleasure boats, yachts, sailboats and superyachts. In addition to this main focus group, there’s an incredible array of related products, so the potential of cross sales is high. Categories include clothing and chandlery, navigation equipment, radar equipment, water sports equipment, radio equipment, sails, sonar equipment and even services for marine finances.

Affordable Hotel Offers Near Southampton, United Kingdom

Once you’ve decided to make the trip to Southampton, Trade Fair Trips ltd comes in to make your business trip a smooth sailing. Come to us for hotels near Mayflower Park and receive the top hotel prices for SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW in your price category. Not only that, but Trade Fair Trips ltd provides bonus services like booking you meeting facilities and assisting in exhibition booth installation.

Past Editions 

2021 Edition

The Southampton Boat Show 2021 was held from September 10, 2021 to September 19, 2021. It took place at Mayflower Park as a face-to-face event with strict COVID-19 safety measures. Precautionary measures included safety protocols, such as attendants providing negative lateral flow test results. All participants considered the rendition to be one of the most successful to date. The 2021 edition presented over 500 boats, including over 30 new debuts and over 350 brands. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more than 88,000 visitors attended. Such high numbers showed how important the event is to the public and the industry. The Southampton Boat Show 2021 feature many new format changes. Among them was a new design, a larger footprint and five dedicated zones. One of the most attended areas was the Dinghy Zone, which welcomed the British Olympic sailing team as a guest. More than 13,760 visitors expressed their desire to take on water-related activities.

2022 Edition

Southampton Boat Show 2022 took place as a live event at Mayflower Park between 16.09.2022 and 25.09.2022. The venue, which received over 83,000 attendees and 685 exhibitors, did not include Covid-19 safety precautions. This was due to the country removing its domestic restrictions. The total event space of the event exceeded 70,000 m2.

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How to get to Southampton Boat Show
On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Southampton Airport

25 minutes when travelling from Southampton Central Station

By car
By car:

15 minutes when travelling from Southampton Airport

10 minutes when travelling from Southampton Central Station

By public transport
By public transport:

55 minutes when travelling from Southampton Airport

15 minutes when travelling from Southampton Central Station

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