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Hempel Yacht at Southampton Boat Show 2018 - report

01.10.2018

TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2018  closed on Sunday23 September with organizers, exhibitors, sponsors and visitors all hailing the Show as a
great success. A quality attendance, buzzing atmosphere, exciting new attractions and a wide range of products and services all on offer, resulted in significant sales for
exhibitors, with many reporting that this was their best Show ever.

The Show welcomed more exhibitors than last year, with over 100 of the 500+ fleet of brands on display new for 2018. Combined, these companies showcased more boats and products than seen in recent years at the Show.

Hempel was happy to exhibit at this iconic event, which is internationally ranked within the world’s top 10 Boat Shows and has now celebrated 50 years as Britain’s
biggest boating festival.
Despite the worst weather conditions the Show has experienced in over 35 years, it welcomed c. 100,000 visitors across the 10 days to an exciting programme of daily
activity both on land and water.
The Show has been a real success for Hempel, where many visitors wanted to hear top expert tips on boat maintenance, underwater hull protection and paint systems available at Hempel.

Another new attraction which proved popular with visitors was the Science of the Sea Experience. Part of the Show’s substantial three-year pledge to marine conversation, it drew in sailors and non-boaters alike with its highly engaging oceanographic exhibits from the University of Southampton.
The Show’s crown jewel, its marina, continued to welcome thousands of visitors looking to explore the hundreds of boats afloat, from the biggest boat, the Princess 30M, to the smallest watersports craft. Along with plenty of vessels available for visitors to get out on for free with the ever popular Get Afloat and Try-a-Boat brought to you by Borrow a Boat attractions. The marina also boasted two of the Show’s most iconic boats, brought in specifically to in recognize the Show’s 50th anniversary and Britain’s sailing heritage.

All in all we are looking forward to exhibit at next year's show...