Sailing success for De Boer at PSP Southampton Boat Show

10th October 2009

De Boer, world

leader in the supply of temporary structures, has provided a wide range of

facilities to one of Europe’s largest boat shows - the PSP Southampton Boat


De Boer’s long-standing

relationship with the popular show is now in its 17th year with the

company supplying structures to organisers and exhibitors at the ten-day event

which attracts more than 125,000 to the Mayflower Park location in Southampton

from September 11 to September 20.

With over 500

exhibitors and more than 1,000 boats on display, the 2009 PSP Southampton Boat

Show was expected to generate millions of pounds for the UK economy with

visitors able to view – and purchase –vessels of all shapes and sizes from

multi-million pound super yachts to single-sail dinghies.

Highlight of this

year’s event was record-breaking yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur who sailed

into the marina on the opening morning of the show en route to completing a

four-month-long and 2,000 nautical miles voyage around the British

Isles. Dame Ellen’s yacht, ‘Scarlet Oyster’, was crewed by young

people recovering from cancer and leukaemia.

John Cochrane,

Sales Director – Events for Brackley-based De Boer, said: “Once again the

organisers of the PSP Southampton Boat Show have put on a stunning event for

sailing enthusiasts and we are delighted to be part of such a successful show.”

National Boat

Shows’ Director of Operation Murray Ellis said: “National Boat Shows are

pleased to continue working with De Boer to provide a range of structures

required to meet the demands and continued success of the PSP Southampton

Boat Show.”

De Boer supplied

three Jumbo structures for three temporary exhibition halls covering 8,300

square metres – creating the Ocean, Windward and Solent Exhibition Halls and

four Acropolis structures provide a brand new Main Entrance to the Show.

The Show host a

purpose built Marina

to accommodate over 300 boats and the company also provided a host of chalets

across the location including on the marina to provide hospitality facilities

for exhibitors.