10th October 2009
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.
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.”
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
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