Whether you’re an established seafarer or you’ve just always fancied seeing some of the world’s finest motor yachts up close, the Poole Harbour Boat Show is the ideal opportunity to explore all things maritime in the spectacular setting of the world’s second largest natural harbour.
The show is absolutely free to enter and offers plenty for visitors of all ages and levels of interest to explore and enjoy. The marina is full of boats and there are more than 200 exhibitors showcasing their crafts, clothing and everything else you might possibly need. Continuing the maritime theme, you’ll find Royal Navy and Border Force vessels ready to welcome you in their own ‘Village’, four magnificent tall ships, demonstrations on and off the water, live music and lots of food and drink. On Friday, the boat show is officially launched with a firework display to light up the harbour.
Across the quays
In 2017, the third annual Poole Harbour Boat Show encompassed Poole Quay, Poole Quay Boat Haven, and (for the first time) Ballast Quay. A free passenger boat service between the quays was provided by Greenslade Pleasure Boats for quick and easy access to all parts of the show. Drivers could park all day in the Port of Poole for just £5.
Poole Quay is home to Sunseeker, which showcased two motor yachts including its new 95’ model. Each afternoon visitors were treated to a thrilling flyboarding demonstration by Aquatic Jetpacks. There were many boat show bargain to be bagged including 20% off RYA courses with Rockley Watersports when booking a 2017 course at the show and 20% off Get Lost Sailing sea safari trips taken during the show and in the May-June 2017 half term.