Beaulieu Boatjumble 2014 set to be bigger than ever
The largest outdoor sale of boating items in Europe – in the idyllic grounds of the Beaulieu Estate – is set for Sunday 27 April as Beaulieu will be holding its annual Boatjumble.
Now in its 37th year, this Practical Boat Owner-sponsored event remains a key date in the boating calendar, giving enthusiasts an opportunity to snap up nautical bargains ready for the new sailing season.
Thousands of new and used marine and boating items, spread over 1,000 stands, will be on sale at competitive prices, with big name chandleries creating special show offers.The boatjumble is held in the grounds of the Beaulieu Estate, which is situated in the heart of the New Forest National Park, Hampshire.In the Boatmall, new boats from leading manufacturers and brokerages are up for sale, plus all the latest products.
See trailerable boats up-close, try on clothing and tinker with up-to-the minute technology.Or head for the Boatmart, which brings together a wide range of used boats, from classics to nearly new and those in need of restoration, which can be viewed before you buy.In the enlarged Trunk Traders area, amateur jumblers can sell their surplus second-hand sailing items from the boot of their car. Trading is brisk, so get there early.
New for 2014
A new feature for this year’s Boatjumble is the Walkabout Auction. This ‘end of show’ chance to buy and sell offers exhibitors an opportunity to sell off surplus items of stock they don’t want to take home with them.For just £2, exhibitors can buy a box to fill with bits (larger items can go alongside), to be auctioned at the end of the afternoon by a guest auctioneer. It’s a simple and easy way of buying or selling those last bits from the show and there are no auction fees to pay.This innovative concept has been tried and tested at Beaulieu’s Spring Autojumble, and has proved to be a popular addition to the event.
Also new for 2014, a Display Arena will showcase special demonstrations, displays and interactive activities for children and adults. Already booked are the Royal Navy Museum, Portsmouth and the Royal Navy Presentation team. Calshot Activity Centre will be running fun activities throughout the day.
Lots to do
The Classic Motor Boat Association will be putting on their traditional display of members’ classic boats and antique outboard engines. Members will also be on hand to talk to visitors about the activities of the Association, whose aim is to promote affordable preservation and enjoyment of classic runabouts, racing boats and engines through active rallies around the UK. At the entrance to the Boatmall, the Association will also be displaying aviation pioneer and yachtsman, Tommy Sopwith’s powerboat Thunderstreak.
The Practical Boat Owner team will also be in attendance with our Project Boat, Hantu Biru, on display, demonstrating how a boat can be bought, restored and launched on a minimum budget.The on-the-day, all-inclusive admission price of £9.70 for adults and £7.50 for children gives entry not only to the Boatjumble, but also to the whole of the Beaulieu attraction. See the National Motor Museum’s stunning collection of vehicles, On Screen Cars, World of Top Gear, Beaulieu Abbey and Palace House.
Advance tickets are available to purchase by telephone on 01590 612888 and online at www.beaulieushop.co.uk
Stand prices start at £55 with Boatmart spaces at £30 and Trunk Traders spaces at £32. To book a stand, Trunk Trader or Boatmart space call the events department on 01590 614614, fax 01590 614615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Boatmall and Boatmart are open to visitors at 9am and Boatjumble at 10am. The show closes at 5pm.