PSP Southampton Boat Show 2013

From 13 to 22 September
• 45th edition of the Show
• 100 boats made their debut at the Show, including 30 world launches
• Royal Navy parachute display team
• Temporary show marina, one of Europe’s largest purpose-built marinas with over 2km of pontoons.
• More ways to get on the water at the Show – Try-A-Boat with a range of power and sail boats of all sizes, Try-a-Dive to explore underwater possibilities, Skipper Skills for improvers and for the experienced Go Solo

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Britain's No 1 Ski Cross champion entertains on Ladies Day

Emily Sarsfield took time out from her build up to the Winter Olympics to visit the Show. Emily impressed a gathering of woman in the marine industry with her stories from the slopes

Proud Dad launches Caterham Challenge

Mike Gascoyne, Formula 1 Technical guru gave his father the chance to launch his exiting new racing yacht. Mike is taking part in the 2014 Global Ocean Race

GAFIRS at the Show

Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service has been presented with an £800 cheque at the PSP Southampton Boat show, as a thank you by grateful boat owners for the help they provide.

The money was raised by berth holders at Haslar Marina. The rescue service relies entirely on voluntary donations and Charity President and Mayor of Gosport John Beavis says he’s extremely touched by the support.

Weymouth charity cyclists at the Show

A team of charity cyclists from Weymouth who peddled 924 miles from Land’s End to John O Groats have been presented with £1200 cheque at the PSP Southampton Boat Show.

The men took 10 days to make the journey and battled freezing temperatures and frost bite along the way. For two of the riders it was an extra challenge as one was recovering from a brain haemorrhage and the other a motorbike accident.

Maritime Skills Centre's Sarah Stannard at the Show

Businesses at the PSP Southampton Boat show have extended a helping hand to students at the local City College.

A number of firms have offered apprenticeships to the college’s Maritime Skills Centre, which also has a stand at the Boat Show.

Pantaenius' video launch at Show

Pantaenius has launched a video at the PSP Southampton Boat show, giving techniques to deal with stormy and extreme conditions from round the world sailor Skip Novak.

Managing Director John McCurdy says sailors now are exploring more distant shores and it’s important for them to be prepared.

Devon business man's new pride and joy on show

Retired business man John Wotton has taken delivery of his new boat at the Show. He's worked with Seaward to develop the model and is delighted with the result.

Show Podcast II

PSP Southampton Boat Show Podcast II

This is the second podcast reviewing the opening day and looking forward to an exciting few days ahead

Round the Island swimmer Anna Wardley

Anna embarks on the latest leg of her marathon around the Isle of Wight next week – a journey of 56 miles which will take around 30 hours. She’s raising money for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and the Samaritans.

Anna has also swum in the Inner Hebrides, Majorca and Guernsey but says the island is special as it’s home ground.

Suzuki RIB Experience

Gareth Lumsdaine shares his passion for getting people on the water and the Show

Sunseeker world debut at the Show

Richard Hammond takes to the Sunseeker stand at their Manhattan Sport Yachts' world debut from the Boat Show.

Peter Gordon National Boat Shows Chairman

At his first Southampton show where over 100 boats will make their debut National Boat Shows Chairman Peter Gordon talks about what the event has to offer to visitors and exhibitors alike.

Honda world launch at PSP Southampton Boat Show

Slough-based Honda has celebrated its 50th birthday with the world launch of a new product at the PSP Southampton Boat Show.

Honda Marine has unveiled two new engines which it says are more fuel efficient and power than previous models and will help it cope in a tough marketplace.

The Opening Ceremony PSP Southampton Boat Show

Presenter Tracey Clarke broadcasting the opening ceremony.

Entertainer Brian Conley gets onboard

Brian Conley transformed into Robinson Crusoe as he stepped aboard the incredible replica ship Phoenicia at the Show.

Lesley Joseph afloat at the Show

Lesley Joseph has taken to a pirate ship dressed as the “Enchantress of the Ocean” to launch this year’s pantomime, Robinson Crusoe at the city’s Mayflower Theatre.

The actress, who is famed for her role in Birds of her Feather, had her photo taken by the show’s luxury yachts and says she plans to send it to her co-stars to make them jealous!

Robert Braithwaite World President Sunseeker

On the eve of the Show Robert Braithwaite discusses Chinese ownership, new boats and a passion for the event.

Murray Ellis - Show organiser

National Boat Shows Managing Director Murray Ellis talks to Tracey Clarke on build-up day of the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2013.
Show opens at 10:00 on Friday.

Show Podcast I

Show Preview podcast

The 45th PSP Southampton Boat Show welcomes back the Royal Navy – with a splash, gives more people the chance to get afloat during their visit, features a host of “celebrity” boats and sees over 100 boats make their UK debut.