The 2012 Southampton Boat Show will be busy for us as we are not exhibiting at the London International Boat Show at Excel in January 2013. This means that our clients who come and look at Southampton (SIBS) will not get a second chance to view at London.
Gone are the days though when individuals would be asked to step out of the boat show viewing queues if they didn’t have a deposit with them. Back then, large crowds gathered at the boats waving cheques and shouting, “Please speak to me!”…. Those days will sadly never come back, although it has to be said production of boats has been cut back so drastically in the last few years that unless new boat buyers put their orders in early they may well be disappointed for the following season. Popular models were simply unavailable in 2012 from March onwards. We had clients who had to wait for four months to get their boat.
If you have never been to Southampton International Boat Show and you are planning to visit in 2013 you’re in for a real treat. All the major brands will be showing including Jeanneau, Beneteau, Sunseeker, Princess, Sealine, Fairline, Bavaria sailboats, and many, many more along with a selection of dining experiences, events, shows, retailers, and the ever popular Guinness Bar. Back this year will be the popular “Try-a-Boat” where visitors can get out on the water on a boat of heir choice from the many offered, including Sailboats, RIB’s and Motor boats. The dates for your diary are 14th to 23rd September 2012 – see you there!