This year’s Southampton International Boat Show offers even more opportunities to see, try and buy with an increased number of retail and chandlery stands selling everything from the latest clothing, footwear, beachwear and accessories to specialist chandlery items such as shackles, ropes, electronics and engines and everything in between! You can find what you’re looking for with over 1200 square metres of clothing and chandlery.
“Visitor research from last year’s show highlighted that more chandlery and retail stands would be welcomed, so that’s what we’re proud to be providing” explained British Marine CEO, Lesley Robinson.
“This year we are launching a brand-new chandlery hub, with additional retailers of specialist equipment, as well as some new and independent stores in each of the show’s zones. There’s never been a better opportunity to come along to pick up all the bits and pieces you need to have fun, look good and be safe on the water.”
Andark, a diving and watersports retailer, will display everything from the latest snorkelling equipment, ideal for holidays, to specialist dive gear, including a compact compressor that can be used on boats. Whether above or below the water, the Andark stand is packed with kit and equipment from leading brands including Helly Hansen, Musto, Gill, Zhik, Dubarry, Magic Marine, Spinlock, Crewsaver, Beuchat, Suunto, Scubapro, Typhoon, alongside Andark’s own brand. This bustling stand, located near the entrance to the show, is the ideal place to purchase everything you need, from buoyancy aids and lifejackets to wetsuits and SUPs.
Peter Leonard Marine will not only be displaying boats, but also a pop-up shop with many leading suppliers’ products that can be purchased and taken away the same day. Visitors will be able to purchase Apache Moose deck shoe, Holbrook Jumpers Marlow Rope and Aquamarine Sailing apparel. Albin pumps and toilets. Typhoon SUPS. Buoyancy aids, wetsuits. Dog and human life jackets. Tohatsu outboard engines and Suzuki inflatable water toys, VHF radios and Hempel boat maintenance tools, essential trailer accessories, onboard tools and more! Enjoy browsing while the children enter the PLM colouring competition.
English Braid’s stand features innovative eco-friendly new rope made with recycled yarn made from bottles. Or maybe you’re looking for advice from Jimmy Green Marine’s experienced team of riggers to ensure mooring ropes, warps, anchor lines and fenders are exactly the right size and length, the Southampton International Boat show is the place to head for the latest advice, technology and innovation.
Marathon Leisure, a one-stop shop, will showcase everything on its stand, including electronics, safety gear, water systems and maintenance. With all products available to purchase and take away, or be shipped to the customer, one of the star attractions will be Spinlock’s new Alto belt. The Alto, which was one of the first winners of the Kings Award for Innovation is an inflatable, lightweight and compact flotation device that can be worn around your waist. It is ideal for paddling, kayaking and powerboating as well as fishing. The Marathon stand, in addition to Spinlock’s products, will feature Mastervolt power systems, Whale water pump, paint and adhesives by Hempel, and other products. With Waveline’s 2.7m RIB on display, there’s also a full range of electronics from Humminbrd, trolling motors from Minn Kota and for cooking your catch, induction hobs from Kenton and grills from Silken.
YouBoat Marine can be found opposite the famous Guinness Bar. It is the perfect place for anything related to water safety. Ocean Safety will provide expert advice and allow visitors to compare equipment and products side-by-side. The stand includes an Ocean Safety ISO 4 man life-raft, as well as a jonBuoy inflatable rescue module. Visitors can also see, touch and discuss the newest in electronic safety, distress pyrotechnics, personal locator devices, and electronic recovery systems. Also available are lifejackets by Crewsaver and Spinlock; deck hardware and chandlery from Helly Hansen and Musto; technical and casual clothing, including Helly Hansen and Gill; and shoes and boots by Dubarry Orca bay and Apache Moose. The Sea Front Hurst Deck Shoe will be a brand new product at the show. The show will feature a number of special offers that allow visitors to choose whether to purchase their products on the spot, have them shipped to a YouBoat Store or directly to home.
A show offers a chance to discover something new, especially from smaller and independent businesses. Shore2Sea will be debuting at the show this year. The Devon-based dry bag company will reveal its latest eye-catching designs, including colourful crabs, cheeky gulls, and fancy rainbow-coloured patterns. Lorima will also be exhibiting a new range of 100% cotton compact and quick drying towels. Inspired by their own experiences when sailing with their family, the team behind this independent Southampton-based store now offers a range of colourful and stylish high absorbency towels, beach changing robes for adults and children, and unique shopper and storage bags sourced from Ghana – ideal for use at home as well as practical for carrying and storage on and off a boat.
Venus Seychelles stands are adorned with bright and colourful beachwear, while shoe lovers will enjoy stylish footwear both on and off of the water.
Lewmar has the best in marine technology. From anchors to winches, windlasses to hatches, the trusted team of experts at Lewmar’s Tech Bar will be on hand to answers questions and demonstrate useful skills such as how to service a winch.
So, whether looking for unique, fun, stylish and colourful kit and clothing, or top technical advice and recommendations for essential safety equipment, finding the perfect piece of hardware, understanding specialist electronics, and seeking out the latest innovations and product launches, this year’s Southampton International Boat Show has it all.
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