We love boat shows here at Eris Propellers, and the Southampton Boat Show (September 16-25, Park/Town Quay, Southampton, London) looks like it’s going to be a great one that’s jammed packed with fun activities!
This year’s show has a wide array of attractions for all boating enthusiasts planned – from the beginner to the novice. The “Try a Boat” attraction is promising to be a big one this year, as always for suppliers and the public. Here, visitors will be allowed to test drive a boat of their choice out on the water. Book ahead and reserve a chance to take a spin on a power boat, yacht or sail boat.
Children who are interested in participating in the day’s events should check out the “Get Afloat” attraction. At this attraction 8-16 year olds will be given the opportunity to participate in a 90-minute dinghy sailing lesson! All equipment will be provided and young ones can expect to enjoy a hands-on, invaluable boating experience.
Guests of all ages are encouraged to sample scuba diving at the “Try a Dive” booth. Fully-qualified instructors will be on hand to show kids and adults alike the ropes of scuba diving. Sign up is free and equipment will be provided.
Active Nation, a Southampton-based charitable organization, will be sponsoring a “Active Zone” which invites guests to partake in a variety of activities, such as wall climbing, boat racing in a mini pool, or kayaking with an inflatable kayak.
On Thursday, September 22, ladies will be invited to compete for the title of “Best Dressed Lady” and win a prize that includes a luxury spa day, bed and breakfast and a two-course Sunday lunch for two. Thursday marks the show’s “Ladies Day”, where boating demonstrations and watersports will be helmed by local female boating enthusiasts.
Two children get into the show free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased in advance or by visiting: www.southamptonboatshow.com