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New boat show in September

MDL Marinas has confirmed that its new boat show, hosted at its flagship marina in Southampton, will be called The Ocean Village Boat Show. The show, announced last week, will take place from 11th to 20th September 2020, and is the newest boat show in the MDL Marinas line-up, which includes events in Plymouth and the Thames Valley. 

Visitors to the show will be able to view over 80 models, across 30 different power and sail brands. Those already signed up to exhibit include Sunseeker, Discovery Yachts, Prestige Power Boats, Jeanneau, Beneteau, Bavaria, Dufour, Excess Catamarans, Lagoon Catamarans, Fountain Pajot Catamarans, Dragonfly Trimarans, Grand Ribs, Azimut Motor Yachts, Bayliner, Dazcat Catamarans, Axopar, Galeon Yachts and Arcona Yachts.

“We’re extremely pleased with the positive response from the boat dealers and brokers,” says Tim Mayer, MDL’s Sales and Marketing Director. “Already having a firm commitment from 30 brands bringing in excess of 80 boats at this stage is really great, showing there is certainly a desire to showcase new boats in an on-water format.”

Tickets for the show will be available online from 3rd August via the MDL Marinas 

website. Entry will be free, but only those pre-registered for tickets will be able to gain access to the show. 

“To manage the health and safety of both visitors and exhibitors we’re allocating three-hour time slots to visitors when they register online and the number of individuals in each time slot will be restricted,” continues Tim. “A one way system will be in place and the pontoons will be double width to ensure safe passing. Branded face masks will also be made available to all attendees.

“Ocean Village Marina is an ideal venue for a boat show with its state-of-the-art marina facilities, not to mention the hospitality provided by the numerous restaurants and bars. Exhibitor spaces are filling fast, so I urge businesses who would like to attend to book their space on the pontoon without delay.”

Companies interested in exhibiting should contact Scott Farquharson, Ocean Village Marina Manager via email.

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