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NEW Classic & Day Boat Zone at Southampton International Boat Show

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NEW Classic & Day Boat Zone at Southampton International Boat Show

With highly varnished wooden decks, shiny sleek hulls, coloured sails on gaff rigs and traditional brass fittings, classic boats are always a much-loved feature at a boat show. New for this year’s Southampton International Boat Show, is a dedicated Classic and Day Boat Zone, where visitors will be able to see a wide range of craft, from new day boat designs to beautifully restored classics.

Historic gems on show include the fully restored 1946 Osbourne Day Cruiser from Dennett Boat Builders, alongside Star Yachts’ brand-new Bristol 6m open launch, a retro-styled wooden yacht with an integral swim platform.

For those who marvel at traditional woodworking skills, Willow Bay Boats will be demonstrating their craftsmanship by building a clinker dinghy on their stand, which will be created over the ten days of the show alongside a completed Farthing sailing dinghy.

With its myriad of beautiful craft, with plenty to see, do, learn and try, the Classic and Day Boat Zone is sure to be a key attraction at the show. Visitors will also be able to meet with friends old and new on the nearby Festival Green with its choice of tasty street food offerings and music playing into the early evening.

Explore the Classic and Day Boat Zone


British brands combining the charm and appearance of a traditional yacht with the latest technology 

For classic looks, high-performance sailing and impressive motoring ability, look no further than  Swallow Yachts’  BayCruiser 23 and BayRaider Expedition. By using a water ballast system and carbon masts, these boats are light, yet stable on the water and easily trailer sailed.

For the eco-aware classic enthusiast, Cornish Crabber’s Shrimper 21 is a must-see. A classic design yacht featuring modern technology with an all-electric pod drive motor from ePropulsion and a carbon mast.

Find your floating family: Owners Associations at the boat show

This year’s show welcomes a number of boat owners’ groups and associations representing some much-loved classic boats and brands including the Atalanta, Legend, Nicholson 32, Hunter, Westerly and Old Gaffers Association. 

Owners Associations


Can’t wait until the boat show?

If viewing boats is not enough, then there’s the chance to have a go on the water in some historic and restored craft including Jolie Brise, the 1919 Tall Ship Morgenster, and the famous round-the-world 72ft racing yacht, Global Challenger.

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