Britain’s Great
Boating Festival15-24 September 2017

Public Preview Day

Official Show Opening - Friday 15 September

Fashion and Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Millie Mackintosh, will headline Britain’s biggest festival of boating this year. Often found out on the water herself, Millie will be officially opening the Show on Friday 15 September at 11am, helping to kick off 10 days of incredible fun at one of the world’s premier nautical events.

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Easily one of the best days to visit

Southampton Boat Show MarinaThe opening day of the Show is a must-see, got to be there event! You’ll be among the first to see the unveiling of exciting new boats and the latest industry technology, gadgets and gizmos.

A well known celebrity (we won’t spoil the surprise) will get proceedings underway in the opening ceremony, so make sure you’re in a good position to grab a photo to show family and friends. Who knows, you may get ‘papped’ yourself, as the press will be there adding to the buzz, and make sure you keep your eyes open for one of the many boating celebs who’ll be in attendance. You could get an autograph or, if you’re lucky, a picture of you with one of your heroes.

What’s great about the opening day is that you get to spend more face time with the exhibitors themselves. Later days can get quite busy, so it’s a fantastic opportunity to meet an exhibitor, ask questions and perhaps even try out one of their products.


Remember, on opening day, some exhibitors will also be hosting their own opening events and offering preview specials, so it’s well worth being there to see if you could catch an exclusive bargain. Sunseeker, Princess and Fairline have previously set a high standard with their own glamorous events and celebrity guests. 

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