A sparkling time had by all at Southampton Boat Show
After handing out 7400 glasses of Fizz@Five over the past 10 days, Team Boatshed have enjoyed meeting and chatting to thousands of visitors who attended the 2016 Southampton Boat Show.
With a mix of both Boatshed HQ team and brokers on the stand, we achieved the following results -
- 123 boats listed with values in excess of £6 million,
- Over 1300 entries into our win a Stand up Paddle board competition,
- 7400 glasses enjoyed during Fizz@Five,
- Over 25 members of the Boatshed team who left the show with big smiles and aching feet!
We welcomed friends of Boatshed -
We have also enjoyed hosting friends of Boatshed on the stand, these fantastic people came and shared their stories during Fizz@Five.
Jeanne Socrates We are very fortunate to have spent the week chatting with Guinness World record holder Jeanne Socrates who at the sprightly age of 74, is about to embark on her third single handed non-stop circuit of the world.
Jeanne is fundraising for the RNLI, read more, donate and follow her progress through her website here.
Lisa Congdon Lisa joined us to chat to both the Boatshed team and visitors to the stand about Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices.
These amazing facilities provide expert hospice care to more than 280 life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their extended families from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.
If you would like to read more please click here.
Dave Selby Dave who writes for Practical Boat Owner magazine, sailed his 18ft Sailfish from Essex to Southampton and then hosted talks on how you don't need to have a lot of money to own a boat and enjoy sailing.
He said: “I want to share all that sailing has given me. There’s a myth that sailing is expensive. I bought my small boat in 2004 and it’s given me holidays of a life-time and opened up a world of adventure. Not bad for two-thousand quid. In fact, in the current market you can get afloat for a lot less.”
Dave suffers from a viral condition called Guillain-Barré Syndrome, which you can read more about here.
If you came to the stand, here are members of the team that you may have met -
and Boatshed Brokers from around the World -
- Sam Cassell - Portsmouth & Performance,
- Curt Mundy - Ireland,
- Andy Topham - St Lucia & North Wales,
- Tim Kingston & Kieran Smyth - Brighton,
- Simone Ray - Thames,
- Corinne Gillard - Isle of Wight,
- Carolyn Lewis - Riviera,
- David & Kevin Mowatt - Hayling Island,
- Billy Hallam - Plymouth,
- Will West - Poole,
- Steve Hammond - North Devon,
- Carol Scott & Kevin Walters - Dartmouth & Commercial,
- Cliff Sutherland - Palma,
- Charbel El Mir - Kuwait,
- Martin Kenney - Southampton,
- Tom Simister - Scotland,
- Will Farnell - Norfolk.
We would like to thank everyone that visited us on stand B53 - I think it's safe to say that we all enjoyed our time at Southampton Boat Show and are looking forward to doing it all over again next September.
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