Yachting Monthly: The Northern Boat Show in Liverpool will be held from 3 to 5 June 2016, coinciding with the International Mersey River Festival.
The Northern Boat Show in Liverpool will be held from 3 to 5 June 2016, coinciding with the International Mersey River Festival.The three-day boat show will host over 70 boats from many popular boat brands including Parker, X-Yachts, Bavaria, Hanse, Beneteau, Dufour and Jeanneau.
New for 2016 will be displays of inland water boats and ancillary products, systems and services. In recognition of the UK professional wakeboard tour joining the International Mersey River Festival there will also be a range of sports boats on display from Mastercraft and Axis.
You will see some of the top athletes compete in Salthouse Dock using floating jumps and ramps to perform heart-stopping tricks right in the middle of the armada of boats on show. Visitors can also have a taster sail on two traditional boats from Character Boats.
The Northern Boat Show will cover every aspect of the leisure marine industry from boat builders, sail makers, marinas, holidays, chandlers and engine manufacturers to marine finance, clothing specialists and navigation equipment.
The International Boatbuilding Training College is showcasing one of the boats built on their courses and sail maker, Jeckells, will be there to showcase their sails, Adidas Sailing clothing displaying its new range, as well as Volvo motors, one the leading outboard motor manufacturer in the world.
Other exhibitors include Pantaenius, Cruising Association, Boatshed.com, Towergate, Whitehaven Marina, AGlaze, Boatsearch.earth, Black Bear, Bluepoint Marine Services, Conwy Quays Marina, Sail Ionian, Amateur Yacht Research Society, Nisos, Starboard Locker, Nautical 3D Charts, Sail Scotland and Visit Derry.
The Show will be free to all Festival visitors and serious boat owners will be able to buy premium tickets to give them exclusive access to the specialist areas. Early Bird tickets for pontoon access to the boats are just £5 per day or £8 on the bought on the day.
Motorboat & Yachting: The inaugural Northern Boat Show will feature motorboats from Bavaria and Bayliner, organisers have confirmed.
A new boat show is hoping to take Liverpool by storm this summer, with Bavaria and Bayliner models due to go on display at the inaugural event.
Running over the weekend of June 5-7, the Northern Boat Show is a brand new event for boating enthusiasts and newcomers alike.
Organiser Carnah Events aims to capitalise on the popularity of the International Mersey River Festival, which attracted 25,000 visitors last year.
And now the first names on the exhibitor list have been confirmed, including Maiden Marine, Windermere Aquatics, Clipper Marine and Preston Marina.
They will be exhibiting a range of power and sailboats in Albert Dock, including a new Bavaria Sport 400 (pictured above) and a Bayliner 175.
Other Northern Boat Show exhibitors include Pantaenius, Marine Teak, the Cruising Association, Liverpool Marina and Conwy Quays Marina.
Richard Milbourn, Director of the Northern Boat Show, said: “We’ve had a fantastic response from companies involved in every aspect of the leisure marine industry and we are signing up new exhibitors every day.”
Richard argues that the demand is there for a boat show in the North West, as half of all UK boat owners live north of Birmingham and only 5% of the visitors to the London and Southampton Boat Shows travel down from the North of England.
“We’re looking forward to capturing this untapped market,” he adds.
General access to the show is free, but tickets to the pontoon exhibit cost £5. A £2.50 discount is available on early bird tickets bought online before May 1.