Top names at the British Motor Yacht Show 2014
Following on from the first British Motor Yacht Show in 2013, Premier Marinas is teaming up with the three biggest brands in UK motor yacht sales for the British Motor Yacht Show 2014.
The British Motor Yacht Show is being hosted from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th May, at Premier’s Swanwick Marina on the Hamble, Southampton, this event is a collaboration between Princess Motor Yacht Sales, Sunseeker Southampton and Fairline Southampton.
So what’s different about the British Motor Yacht Show?
This one is billed as a ‘boutique show’ - where buyers can view the latest models in a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere. So visitors can expect a less frenetic experience than at other big boat shows and there will be a focus on the best of British motor yachts with a stunning line up of new yachts that will be displayed both onshore and in the water:
• From Fairline, the Squadron 42, Squadron 48, Squadron 65, Targa 48, Targa 48GT, and T38 GT.
• From Princess, the Princess 52, 88, V39, V52, V57 and S72.
• From Sunseeker, the Portofino 40, San Remo 485, Manhattan 55, 68 Sport Yacht and 80 Sport Yacht.
The iconic British motor yacht brands will be joined by a host of other industry-leading exhibitors. Engine manufacturers Volvo Penta, Finning-Caterpillar, MTU and MAN will be showcasing world-class boat engines. Further exhibitors include electronics manufacturer Simrad and electronics supplier Landau UK, alongside yacht transport specialists Sevenstar. Landau will be showcasing its extensive range of electronics, plus, at 3pm on Friday 16th, will host a media and trade presentation which will highlight feature products from the Landau range. Click here for further details.
Visitors to the show will be treated to a display of the very best of British design, engineering and craftsmanship with an exhibition of prestige and luxury cars from Aston Martin, McLaren and Porsche to complement the luxury motor yachts on display. Plus, a champagne bar will be available to all guests at the show.
Entry to the show is free to members of the public interested in purchasing a yacht from a leading British manufacturer and the show is expecting 3,500 visitors in the course of the three days.
James Lumley, Sales Manager at Sunseeker Southampton, said: “The British Motor Yacht Show is a great idea to help support the marine industry. The south coast of England is a perfect location for us to showcase the best of British boat design and manufacturing. I am delighted that the three biggest quality brands in the UK have teamed up to make this show a reality.”
Max Whale, Marketing Director at Princess Motor Yacht Sales, said: “This show is designed to provide a platform for a yacht purchase just prior to the beginning of the European yachting season. First and foremost, it is really a ‘best of British’ motor yacht sales and promotion event.”
James Barke, Managing Director at Essex Boatyards, said: “It makes perfect sense for Britain’s premier motor yacht distributors to form an alliance to promote British expertise. In the general context, we are stronger if we work together. Symbolically, this show is hugely significant.”
Pete Bradshaw, Chief Executive at Premier Marinas, said: “Last year’s show was a massive success all round, and we are proud that Swanwick Marina’s beautiful surroundings will once again provide the backdrop for this unique event, bringing together the biggest names in British motor yacht sales.”