Stunning new boats and onshore line-up confirmed as pre-booked tickets go on sale for BOATS2020, 11-20 September 2020

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Tickets for the hotly anticipated BOATS2020 presented by Southampton International Boat Show Ltd are now live. With an outstanding number of brands on show on the water and in a safe environment in Mayflower Park, BOATS2020 is the go-to event this Summer. Tickets are limited and strictly available only in advance, and are now available to book online at

Over 90 boats will join the show line-up, including Alfastreet Marine, AMP, Aquaglide, Chaparral, Chris Craft, Churchouse Boats, Cockwells, Cranchi, Fairline Yachts, Finnmaster, Fleming Yachts, F-RIB, Grand Ribs, Grandezza, Honnor Marine Classics, NordKapp, Parker Boats, Pearl Yachts, Princess Yachts, Regal Boats, Robolo, Saxdor, Sealine, Sunseeker, Williams Performance Tenders, Windy Boats, XO Boats, and many more.


If you’re looking for kit and equipment, you’ll find everything from sails and clothing to onboard electronics and boat storage at BOATS2020, with Navico, Fischer Panda UK, Crusader Sails, Dolphin Sails, Decathlon UK, R&D Marine, Torqeedo, RYA and Tingdene Marinas to name but a few.

Lesley Robinson, CEO of British Marine, said; “It is fantastic to have such industry support for BOATS2020 presented by Southampton International Boat Show Ltd. The diverse range of brands makes it a staple for serious boat buyers and water sports enthusiasts keen to see the latest boats and equipment. Visitors can expect a safe and quality day of viewing and browsing, knowing that the event is fully endorsed by Southampton City Council and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and that it meets Public Health England COVID-19 safety requirements.”

Sean Robertson, Sales Director at Sunseeker International, commented; “Sunseeker are excited to confirm our participation in this year’s BOATS2020 event in September, with 5 boats from 50 – 76ft in our on water display as well as an on land hospitality suite. We will be working closely together with British Marine to provide a safe controlled environment in which all guests and visitors can enjoy the experience and in doing so making BOATS2020 a real success.”


Chris Manners from TBS Boats Penton Hook, adds; “We are very excited to be exhibiting with Sealine at BOATS2020. All the team at British Marine have worked incredibly hard to ensure the event can happen in these very difficult times. Southampton City Council and British Marine take safety incredibly seriously and we are so pleased that they have managed to agree on a suitable process to allow the show to happen. We look forward to welcoming you aboard Sealine at Boats 2020.”

Miles Moorhouse, Head of Marketing at Fairline Yachts, said; “I’m delighted that Fairline Yachts are part of the line-up with 4 boats at BOATS2020. Having its first major UK debut at the Show is the multi-award-winning, sporty F//LINE 33. This category-defining dayboat is already renowned for its sleek and stylish appearance and its impressive 48 knot performance. Fairline’s second major UK debut at the show is the largest model in our current portfolio, the Squadron 68. Blending luxury design and a well-considered layout with Fairline’s celebrated build quality and seakeeping ability, this spacious flybridge model offers grand proportions, ample entertaining space and beautiful craftsmanship.”

Event organizer British Marine has worked hard to ensure that everyone can enjoy an exciting show in a safe and happy environment. A detailed set of enhanced measures has been developed to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety. These measures will focus on four cornerstones –

Social Distancing; Cleaning and Hygiene; Protect and Detect, and Clear Communications. The carefully designed show layout and ticketing platform will help create a safe environment for all visitors and will allow them to focus on spending quality time with exhibitors.

British Marine has worked in close collaboration with Southampton City Council to stage the event and has secured the required license issued to ensure that the show meets Public Health England COVID-19 safety requirements and will be gold standard. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have also confirmed that the event plans fall within current Government guidance.


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Pre-book tickets today at The show will be open between the 11th – 20th September 2020.