MDL Marinas is hosting two boat shows in two of its waterside locations in 2022. The South Coast Boat Show in Southampton and the Green Tech Boat Show in Plymouth.
South Coast Boat Show
The popular South Coast Boat Show (6–8 May 2022) will return to MDL’s flagship Ocean Village Marina for the third time.
Featuring the marine industry’s most exciting and innovative global power and sail brands, the South Coast Boat Show will also showcase an extensive range of ancillary services such as associated gear, finance and insurance.
“Owing to its carefully curated selection of boats ready to go, this show is an absolute must for serious buyers who are looking to purchase a brand-new vessel immediately to get out on the water this coming season, or within the next 6-18 months. Understanding the value of a show focused on generating strong leads and direct sales, we’ve got many exhibitors from last year returning in 2022, as well as some new faces, both on and off the water,” says Tim Mayer, MDL’s sales and marketing director.
On the water, brands that have confirmed their attendance include: Arcona, Axopar, Beneteau Power and Sail, Broadblue Catamarans, Dehler, Dufour Yachts, Fjord, Fountaine Pajot, Galeon Yachts, Grand Soleil, Hanse, Hylas, J/Boats, Jeanneau, Lagoon Catamarans, Moody, Nautitech, Princess, Saxdor, Sealine, Seaward, Solaris, Viko and X-Yachts.
Set in the heart of Southampton, Ocean Village Marina, with its state-of-the-art facilities, transport links and numerous restaurants and bars, is an ideal venue for a boat show.
Green Tech Boat Show
Following the success of MDL’s first Green Tech Boat Show last year, the show will take place again this year at its Queen Anne’s Battery marina, Plymouth, 16–18 June 2022.
Owing to collaboration between MDL and Maritime UK South West, the first day of this year’s show will feature the Clean Marine Innovation Showcase, a unique forum for government, researchers and businesses working towards a cleaner marine environment to come together to exchange ideas, highlight new innovations and network with like minded organisations.
The showcase will be invitation only and hosted at Plymouth University’s Marine Station which is adjacent to the marina.
The next two days of the Green Tech Boat Show will be open to the public, with a focus on helping boat owners and perspective boat owners understand what is available to them when it comes to making the switch to greener options.
To address the complexities of green marine technologies, in addition to an extensive range of eco-focused exhibitors, the Friday and Saturday of the show will incorporate an Innovation Hub sponsored by the University of Plymouth, which is among the UK’s leading proponents of clean maritime research and innovation.
The research will be presented in a user-friendly format, and businesses and organisations at the cutting edge of clean marine technological innovation will be on hand to demonstrate how their products contribute to combating climate change, while still enabling people to enjoy time out on the water and the benefits that brings.
With more landside stands and on water exhibits this year, the show is building in size and importance from a marine industry perspective, both locally and nationally. Exhibitors confirmed so far include: Marine Energy Systems, Maritime UK South West, North Devon Marine, Pixii Electric Boats, RS Electric Boats, University of Plymouth and Vita Yachts.
MDL Marinas Group is the UK’s leading marina and water-based leisure provider and one of Europe’s largest marina groups, offering members over 120 destinations to cruise to in the UK, France and Spain. Currently MDL Marinas manages 18 UK marinas and one in Spain.