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Southampton Boat Show 2022: everything you need to know

Southampton’s maritime pedigree is a proud and longstanding part of the city’s cultural history, so where better to have the UK’s biggest boat show? This September, Mayflower Park will once again host the annual Southampton International Boat Show – a grand festival of marine delights situated on the waterfront that can be enjoyed by everyone from the most seasoned seafarers to nautical novices.

It may be a boat show, but there’s plenty of fun and features for all comers to enjoy. So, why should you head down this year?

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What is the Southampton International Boat Show?

Southampton International Boat Show is Britain’s biggest and best festival showcasing everything relating to being out on the water. We’re talking boats of all shapes and sizes, from kayaks to superyachts and everything in between, plus exhibitions, attractions and experiences covering the entirety of sailing and water sports.

You can get out on the water yourself, whether that’s going on a mini cruise, heading out in a kayak or taking your first few strokes on a paddleboard, or simply enjoy your time on the waterfront wining and dining. It may be a boat show, but there’s undoubtedly something for everyone – no matter how nautically inclined you are.

What’s on this year at the Southampton Boat Show?

Southampton Boat Show 2022 will be the 53rd edition, with the organisers promising this year’s iteration to be the biggest and best yet. The show offers up different areas to explore relating to your interests, including a watersports zone, a show marina and an on the water zone among others.

As for what you can expect to see there, the Southampton Boat Show website features a full list of boats, products and exhibitors that will be at this year’s event. Alongside that, there will be a full complement of entertainment, including live music, food and drinks all around the festival.

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What are the Southampton Boat Show 2022 dates?

Southampton Boat Show 2022 dates have been confirmed for the 16th-25th of September, which gives you an idea of just how big the festival is and how much there will be to see and do for the 100,000-plus visitors expected.

The show takes place at Mayflower Park, which is situated in the old part of the city and plays host to all sorts of events on the waterfront year-round.

Where can I get Southampton Boat Show 2022 tickets?

If you want Southampton Boat Show 2022 tickets, you can head over to the official festival site to buy them. Early Bird adult tickets start from £20. Even better, you can take two children under the age of 15 for free with each adult ticket, making the event even more family – and pocket – friendly.

Getting to the Southampton Boat Show 2022

The Southampton Boat Show site offers visitor information for arrivals via all forms of transport. One thing to bear in mind is that if you are driving, parking will be at a premium throughout the festival due to the number of visitors coming to the city at once. Call us biased, but we’d recommend taking a train to Southampton, which offers you an easy, hassle-free and cost-effective journey for all the family, without any parking worries.

Book your tickets today, and happy boating!


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