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Jun 01

Bristol boat show returns with interest!

The Western Boat Show is returning to Bristol on 20th to 22nd July with a much improved line up of boats and exhibitors. The Show forms part of the Bristol Harbour Festival and will display a range of new and used boats for offshore and inland use to suit every budget – anything from collapsible dinghies, inflatables, canal boats, sailing boats, speed boats to large motor boats – not forgetting all the boating equipment, from engines to deck shoes, for boating enthusiasts.

Boats on display at Bristol include a Jeanneau Leader 36, Merry Fisher 695, Merry Fisher Marlin 795, Glastron GT225, Character Post Boat, Zodiac Seasport 400, BRIG ribs, Warrior 175 Export, Explorer Boats, Arborhouse Canal Boat and a large selection of second hand boats from Channel Yacht Sales. The Western Boat Show will cover every aspect of the leisure marine industry from boat builders, canoes, paddle boards, sail makers, marinas, holidays, chandlers, watersports and engine manufacturers to marine finance, clothing specialists and navigation equipment. Other exhibitors include Bamboo, Boatshed Bristol, Charles Taylor, Crown Oak, Deck Shoes Unlimited, Flint & Flame, Ikiru, Moor2Sea, National Coastwatch, Penarth Covers, Pieroth, Portishead Quays Marina, Sandbank SUP Style, SD Marine, Seahopper, Shawbury Wine and Ullman Sails. For full details of the growing list of exhibitors and to register for free tickets, please visit

Richard Milbourn, Event Director of the Western Boat Show said, “We’re delighted to be making the boat show free to visitors and enabling the boats on the pontoons to be accessible to everyone as part of Bristol's biggest free event. Its fantastic to be part of one of the UK’s biggest festivals and after running for 47 years the Bristol Harbour Festival really know how to showcase Bristol and put a great event on. Milbourn added, “the 250 visiting boats moored up in the harbour and 250,000 visitors makes the Festival a real boating party and a spectacle not to be missed!”

The Bristol Harbour Festival is a rich and diverse platform for the city's wealth of creativity, from dance performers to circus acts and a variety of musical stages including walking bands, interactive theatre and so much more. The Festival stretches two miles from the Grain Barge to the Hidden Gardens of Wapping Wharf, from Brunel's SS Great Britain to Cascade Steps and from Queen Square to College Green. There will also be a range of festival markets and food stalls offering visitors a choice of culinary delights.

Whatever type of boat or marine product you are looking for, the Western Boat Show is the perfect place to start your search. On at Bristol Harbour from 20 to 22 July 2018, you can find out more at


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