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With just days to go until TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2018 visitors can look forward to more than 600 boats, a full marina and 500+ marine brands plus a host of exciting new attractions at this, the 50th show.
Here are just some of the things you can look forward to:
Marlow Ropes is launching its ‘Rope Show’ at this year’s Southampton Boat Show. The Rope Show is a new year-round education initiative for sailors and boat owners throughout the UK.
The Rope-Show will tour the UK’s sailing and yacht clubs to share everything a sailor needs to know about rope. This includes how to make an informed decision about rope management, maximising performance, splicing and general rope care tips.
Honda Marine’s top of the range BF175, BF200, BF225 and BF250 outboards have been given a new lease of life with a comprehensive overhaul as part of Honda’s ongoing evolution of its product line up. Making their UK debut at the 2018 Southampton International Boat Show (14th-23th September), these new flagship engines are set to reinforce Honda’s reputation for producing quality and reliable outboards.
These new engines will be display on the Honda stand which can now be found in the new position in Mayflower Park (stand number E070). The rest of the Honda outboard engine line up and inflatable Honwave offering will be showcased alongside a selection of Honda powered Highfield ribs, Honda’s official Boat Building Partner.
The Marsellus shirt is a versatile check shirt which can be worn as a smart button up, or layered over a T-shirt for a more laidback look. Or there is the Mara Grandad Top (pictured), which is new for this season. This long sleeve button neck with a textured stripe is ideal for the changeable weather at this time of the year.
Marsellus Shirt £38
Mara Grandad Top £22
Four galleries are opening at the National Maritime Museum. They will tell epic true stories of pioneering global explorers and their encounters with people, places and environments across the world’s oceans.
With over 1,000 new objects on display, you will be able to uncover hidden histories, reimagine familiar stories and reflect on your connection to the sea.
Fox’s Marina is located on the banks of the River Orwell in Suffolk in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Fox’s Boatyard is internationally renowned for its extensive refit and repair facilities, the friendliness and knowledge of its staff and the quality of workmanship across every department.
If getting out on the water at one of the RYA’s Push the Boat Out or Try Sailing taster sessions floated your boat or you got the bug at the Southampton Boat Show, why not build on the basics by joining a club or taking a course?
British brewing is not the only way to brew and, like here, many other countries have experienced a craft beer revolution.
For many beer enthusiasts, the area known last century as Czechoslovakia was the holy grail of distinctive beers. It was founded on lager-type beers such as Pilsner Urquell, launched in1842 and generally agreed as the original Pilsner.
This year’s METSTRADE exhibition committee has selected Wetwheels and the Blue Marine Foundation charities as recipients of funds raised from DAME Design Award entry fees.
Award winners are assured of global exposure for their new product, but the competition also serve as a way for the METSTRADE community to give something back to society as each year all entry fees are donated to a good cause.
Digital Yacht unveils new smart NMEA interface for tablet and iPad navigation at Southampton BoatshowTuesday, 04 September 2018
Sailors like the idea of using an iPad, tablet or smart phone for on board navigation with their simple touch screen interface and vast range of charting and instrument apps.
Digital Yacht’s new WLN10 Smart NMEA to wifi gateway takes integration afloat even further with the ability to connect to existing on board GPS, AIS and instrument systems and transfer the data wirelessly to the tablet – allowing compatible apps to display and compute with real time information. The WLN10 creates a password protected wifi network and apps don’t need an internet connection to function.