Event details

14th - 23rd September 2012
Mayflower Park

About the event

The 2012 PSP Southampton Boat Show will welcome back the UK’s boating industry finest from 14-23 September 2012.

The Show is a spectacular world class annual event held in September and attracts visitors, exhibitors and investors from all over the world.

The PSP Southampton Boat Show is one of Southampton’s biggest events and takes over the City for a 10 day period, whilst people of all walks of life discover what the marine industry has to offer them.

The 2011 Show witnessed almost 50 World, European and UK product launches and played host to some 580 exhibitors. Visitors were able to climb aboard and explore over 1,000 boats and trial a selection of boats on the Solent for free.

The ever-popular Show marina provided entertainment with a number of feature boats intriguing visitors of all ages. In particular, HMS Bulwark, one of the Royal Navy’s two Amphibious Assault Landing Platform Dock ships paid a four-day visit, while Mike Golding was joined by HRH The Princess Royal to launch his new round the world sailing yacht.  Michelin star chef Shaun Rankin gave special demonstrations in the Sea Kitchen Theatre while visitors enjoyed oyster tasting for free as part of The Great British Oyster Festival in association with the Shellfish Association.

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PSP Southampton Boat Show

Exhibitor information

Exhibiting at live events is one of the best ways to meet customers, suppliers and expose your product and brand to an actively spending interested audience.

The PSP Southampton Boat Show attracts over 120,000 high net worth individuals every year and features some of the worlds best known marine brands and high end non marine brands.

The Show strives to offer boating enthusiasts the most complete picture of the marine market, at the same time it provides an entertainment package that will keep enthusiasts and those simply looking for a good day out,  engaged and having fun for their entire visit.  National Boat Shows are committed to providing all exhibitors the best possible environment to show their goods and services.

It’s not just the volume of visitors that come to the PSP Southampton Boat Show which makes the Show such a success for exhibitors – it’s the type of people who come and what they do when they get there that counts.*

Size and Scale

47,000 square metres of exhibition space
400+ boats on the marina
Europe’s largest purpose built Show marina
Indoor and outdoor exhibition space
Interactive Show attractions
500+ exhibitors
Big name brands

Visitor Facts and Statistics

122,106 people visited the 2010* Show
Over £1000 average spend per head (excluding the spend on Boats)
Over £95k average Household income, 63% AB audience
47% of visitors are looking to buy a boat of some kind over the next 12 months - That's over 57,000 people
80% of visitors made a purchase from an exhibitor at the Show
75% of visitors intended to buy something they had seen at the Show in the next 12 months
71% of visitors had their purchasing decision influenced by attending the Show
42% of visitors to the Show own a boat
88% rated their Show as good or excellent
*Visitor Attendance - Three year average 121,722