Poole Harbour Boat Show

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Events Category: Main

  • About

    The fourth Poole Harbour Boat Show will return in 2018, taking place from 8th till 10th June and featuring a marina of over 200 exhibitors and quayside stalls set to attract more than 20,000 visitors.

    In association with Sunseeker, the award winning Poole Boat Show (Special Award for a New Event at the Dorset Tourism Awards and Tourism Promotion of the Year at the Sibbett Gregory Poole Tourism Awards) is a free event open to the public and exhibitors set to attend include Sunseeker, Fairline, Windy, Spinnaker Yachts, Quicksilver, Beneteau, Stingher Ribs, Bayliner, Sealine and Bavaria, to name just a few!

    On the quayside there will be number of stalls from marine related businesses including insurance companies, marinas, chandlers, training schools and maintenance groups.

    Other attractions include a significant presence of RNLI, Royal Navy and Border Force vessels. The RNLI, Border Force and Poole Harbour Commissioners will be putting on fascinating demonstrations which show what their work involves on a day-to-day basis.

    The Newfs In Action group will also be making a special appearance on the Saturday, where a spectacular water rescue display will be performed by a 14 stone, lifesaving Newfoundland dog.

    The Lightning Bolts Army Parachute Display Team will be displaying on Saturday 9th June at 5pm.

    And don’t miss an exhilarating display from the new JetSurf, a motorised Surf Board with a top speed of 30 – 37mph!

    Throughout Saturday and Sunday there will be various dinghy and yacht racing, as well as junior RIB slalom racing and Poole Yachting Association will be providing taster sessions on Saturday and Sunday for dinghy and cruiser sailing.

    The tall ship Queen Galadriel and the Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose will be docked at the quayside.

    In addition to everything nautical the event will also feature a range of family entertainment including a ‘Family Quay’ located on Ballast Quay featuring its own beach area fully equipped with buckets, spades and maybe even the odd bit of treasure for your little pirates to discover! Plus there will be ‘Sunseeker Sessions’ live music stage and two fireworks display!

    On Saturday and Sunday, Poole Harbour Commissioners will be providing car parking at the Ferry Terminal. (charges apply). From here visitors can use the free passenger boat service to get to the Quay and the Poole Quay Boat Haven, courtesy of Greenslade Pleasure Boats.


    What’s On

    Friday 8th June

    Friday Morning Waterborne Activities:
    Yamaha Waverunners
    Royal Navy

    Friday Afternoon Waterborne Activities:
    Poole Harbour Commissioners
    Jet Surf
    Border Force

    Live Music:
    19.00 – 20.00 Loose Connections
    20.30 – 21.30 Rat Race

    Fireworks:
    Free display at 21.45

    Saturday 9th June

    Saturday Morning Waterborne Activities:
    Yamaha Waverunners
    Royal Navy
    Fusion and Topper dinghies

    Saturday Afternoon Waterborne Activities:
    RNLI
    Poole Harbour Commissioners
    Jet Surf
    Border Force

    Lightning Bolts Army Parachute Display Team
    Spectacular displat at 17.00pm

    Live Music:
    12.00 – 13.00 Raising Kane
    13.30 – 14.30 Cloud 9
    15.00 – 16.00 Vintage Dogs
    16.30 – 17.30 The Pick Ups
    18.00 – 19.00 The Chain

    Fireworks:
    Free display at 21.45

    Sunday 10th June

    Sunday Morning Waterborne Activities:
    Yamaha Waverunners
    Royal Navy
    Poole Harbour Commissioners

    Sunday Afternoon Waterborne Activities:
    RNLI
    RS Feva and Topper dinghy racing
    Jet Surf display
    Border Force

    Live Music:
    12.00 – 13.00 The Hardcore Troubadours
    13.30 – 14.30 MI3
    15.30 – 16.30 The Wonky Donkeys
    17.00 – 18.00 Mother Ukers

    Mayor’s Parade:
    Parade at 3pm on the quay to welcome new mayor, Cllr Sean Gabriel, to the post.

    Times and dates may vary due to weather conditions and availability.Keep up to date with what’s happening by visiting the official Poole Harbour Boat Show website, liking their Facebook page and following them on Twitter.

  • Contact / More Info
    Event Start Date : 08/06/2018
    Event End Date : 10/06/2018
    10.00am till 6.00pm
    Ticket Information:

    Free event

     The Quay
    Poole
    Dorset
    BH15 1HJ
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