Southampton Boat Show 2015

The world leading Southampton Boat Show returns on 11 September and will include one of Europe’s biggest purpose-built marinas.

Now in its 47th year, the festival of boating will showcase the very best that the international marine industry has to offer.

With a host of fantastic attractions as well as thousands of boats, brands and equipment to see and try first-hand, there will be something for everyone.

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Apprentices graduate at the Show

British Marine is celebrating apprentices in the marine industry at the Southampton Boat Show.

Tuesday is skills day at the Show and British Marine held its annual Apprenticeship Graduation Awards

Hear more about the event

Red Arrows wow the crowds

Southampton Boat Show was a stunning backdrop for a spectacular display by the world famous Red Arrows.

The RAF Air display team swooped over the show bringing spontaneous applause from the crowds at the Show.

Wing Commander Martin Higgins was the Red Arrow on the ground...

Pink Lashings

Peters & May has raised £25,000 for breast cancer trials – with a scheme to encourage sailors to use pink lashings to tie up their boats.

The money will be presented to the charity at the Southampton Boat Show on Thursday.

The idea was started by David Holley from the marine transport company after he lost his mother to the disease.

Steve's off again...

Offshore sailor Steve White dropped into the Dean & Reddyhoff stand today to tell berth holders and show visitors more about his plans for another round the world sail.

Steve is all set to try and snatch Sir Chay Blyth's record for the fastest solo sail the "wrong" way around the World.

Steve told Tracey Clarke more...

Scotland's best...

Scotland has been named as the best place to sail in the world - during an award ceremony at the Southampton Boat Show.

Sail Scotland won the title of “top cruising ground” – beating nominations including the Caribbean, Greece and Turkey. It followed a vote in Sailing Today magazine.

Mary Stanley spoke to the company’s Chief Executive Daniel Steel and their Chairman Gavin McDonagh.

Go Wild for the environment

The Wild Atlantic One Design yacht is the first environmentally friendly boat that can operate entirely on its own wind, solar and water based energy generation, producing no damaging emissions.

With a near silent engine and a retracting keel it allows owners to settle flat on any beach,

Tracey Clarke found out more from Rory Staunton., MD of W1Da, builders of the boat

Under the sea at the Show

Visitors to the Southampton Boat Show are being given the chance to see under the waters of the South Coast.

Scientists from the University of Southampton have set up an aquarium, showcasing the vast array of creatures and plants that live in the region.

The University’s Moira McLean says people are often surprised at what they can see.

Half Century for Princess

Princess Yachts of Plymouth is celebrating its 50th birthday at the Southampton Boat Show.

The company’s launching seven new powerboats over the next six months.

Karen Woods spoke to Will Green

Shipping Minister pays tribute to the best of British boating

The Minister for Shipping, Robert Goodwill MP, has visited Southampton Boat Show to see the best of British boating and to celebrate the growing success of the industry.

Southampton Boat Show, now in its 47th year, is the largest outdoor boat show in Europe.

The Minister met with leading UK marine industry players, including super yacht makers, Sunseeker and Princess, boat builder English Harbour Yachts, and specialised window, hatch and door manufacturer, Seaglaze Marine Windows.

Tracey Clarke spoke to the Minister and asked him what he had learnt from his tour of the show...

Dean and Redyhoff's donation to GAFIRS

A charity from Gosport which saves lives at sea has received a cheque for more than £1,000 at the Show.

The Gosport and Fareham Inshore rescue is manned entirely by volunteers and attends around one hundred call outs every year along the South Coast. It relies on fundraising and donations and volunteer Keith Thomas says this cheque from the Haslar Marina is a huge help.

Earl of Pembroke

A Hollywood star is making a special visit to this year’s Southampton Boat Show.

The tall ship, the “Earl of Pembroke”, has docked at the show following her latest blockbuster role in “Alice through the Looking Glass”.

Originally built in Sweden in 1945 to carry wood, she was renovated in 1994 to resemble Captain Cook's “Endeavour” and is now in demand for film and TV roles. Mary Stanley talked to the Bosun Nick McArthur

Fairline 53GT launch

One of the UK’s major boatbuilders has unveiled a new model at the Southampton Boat Show – and is hoping for record sales.

Designer Andrew Pope of Fairline says customers can tailor it to their own requirements.

National Champion crowned at Show

A teenage from the North East has been crowned National Champion at the finals of the RYA Honda Youth RIB Championships.

Ollie Pirt from Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club received his winner's medal from eight times World Powerboat Champion, Steve Curtis.

Ollie wins a brand new Honwave RIB for his Club.

Tracey Clarke caught up with a delighted Ollie after the presentation.

Hot competition on the water

Southampton Boat Show plays host to the national finals of the RYA Honda Youth RIB championships.

Young people from around the UK and Channel Islands have battled their way to the nail biting culmination of the National competition.

Andrew Norton from the RYA explained more to Tracey Clarke

Sea Cadets helping RS

The UK’s Sea Cadets are moving into modern era – thanks to an order for more than 100 new sailing boats at the Southampton Boat Show.

The organisation has helped design the new RS Quest, which has been built in conjunction with Hampshire firm, RS Sailing. 45 will be based at the group’s headquarters in London and the rest in waters around the country.

Staff Officer Frank Sayer says everyone is excited about the sailing ahead.

Cutting edge technology

Cornish company Nanotech SST had a really positive start to their first Southampton Boat Show - going live on BBC Radio Cornwall and hosting a busy press launch.

The small family run firm are boat restorers and have been in business for six years. They provide products for cruise lines as well as small boat owners.

The company is run by David Ashley, his wife and son and he says it’s important for sailors to see what they can do.

For somebody who has everything...

The first day of the Southampton Boat Show always brings a host of new and innovative products. This year was no exception.

One of the first launches of the day was Marine Gift - a new way to give presents to family and friends who love getting on the water.

Director Mike Shepherd told Mary Stanley more...

Williams jetting ahead

A British boat builder is recruiting more staff – thanks to the launch of a new boat at the Southampton Boat Show

Williams Jet Tenders has unveiled its new Sportjet 400 to visitors at the event.

Sales Director Matthew Hornsby says it’s an important day for the company.

A very British collaboration

Britain's Got Talent winners Collabro joined award winning British boat builder Sunseeker at the Southampton Boat Show.

They provided a rousing start to the Show and joined Sunseeker founder Robert Braithwaite and F1 presenter Suzi Perry to cut the stand opening ribbon.

Mary Stanley caught up with them after the opening

PSP links with Poole

The port of Poole looks set to get more business now it’s teamed up with freight logistics firm PSP.

Dredging is now underway to allow bigger ships to enter the harbour and that could mean more calls from cruise ships.

PSP Managing Director Frank Dixie announced the news at the Southampton Boat Show.

Swapping fast cars for luxury boats

Formula 1 presenter Suzi Perry joined Collabro, Britain's Got Talent winners, to open the Sunseeker stand at the Southampton Boat Show.

It was Suzi's first time at the Show but she has fond memories of Southampton where she filmed City Hospital.

She spoke about her child dreams of owning a boat...

Red Arrows above and on the water

The Red Arrows feature in the air and on the water at this year's Southampton Boat Show.

Today the world-famous air display team will produce one of their unique spectacles over the Show. Meanwhile on a berth in the Show's impressive marina Red Arrow 109 is ready to welcome visitors.

Ft Lt Jo Litten told reporter Mary Stanley more about the yacht and the Royal Air Force on the water...

British Marine MD previews Show

Murray Ellis is MD of British Marine Boat Shows, organisers of the Southampton Boat Show, which opens tomorrow and runs until 20 September.

The Show is in its 47th year and has developed with the fast changing city of Southampton.

We spoke to Murray about plans for the future and his thoughts on this year's Show

On the eve of Southampton Boat Show

The 47th Southampton Boat Show is nearly ready to open its doors to the public.

The purpose built marina is rapidly filling with a wide range of boats and Mayflower Park is now completely transformed into a Festival of Boating.

We caught up with British Marine Head of Marketing, Mike Enser as he took a brief pause from his hectic day putting the finishing touches to the Show attractions. We asked him what he was looking forward to...