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The Northern Boat Show has just made its first announcement about the spectacular line-up of power boats, cruisers, narrow boats, sailing boats and marine businesses that will be on show at Liverpool’s waterfront this June, all at the heart of the International Mersey River Festival.

This three-day boat show from 3 to 5 June 2016 will play host to over 70 boats from some of the biggest and most popular boat brands. Boat brands making their debut at the Show include Parker, Rodman, Sealine, Four Winns, Fairline, Chaparral, Robalo, Sea Ray, BRIG, Pirate, A& R Way Boatbuilding, Hardy, David Moss Boatbuilders, X-Yachts and Smart Boat in addition to previous exhibitors such as Bavaria, Hanse, Beneteau, Dufour, Character Boats, Highfield and Jeanneau.

New for 2016 will be displays of inland water boats and ancillary products, systems and services. Canal boat lovers will be in for a treat with Collingwood displaying two 64 feet Abodes and Aintree Boats displaying a 25 feet Beetle and 57 feet wide-berth. There will also be a Viking 27 and exhibitors such as Canal & River Rescue, Canal & River Trust, Caldwell Windows, Wi Fi Onboard that cater for the inland market.

Reflecting the UK’s only professional wakeboard tour coming to the International Mersey River Festival there will be a range of sports boats on display from Mastercraft and Axis. You will see some of the top athletes compete in Salthouse Dock using floating jumps and ramps to perform heart-stopping tricks right in the middle of the armada of boats on show. Visitors can also have a ‘taster sail’ on two traditional boats from Character Boats.

The Northern Boat Show will cover every aspect of the leisure marine industry from boat builders, sail makers, marinas, holidays, chandlers and engine manufacturers to marine finance, clothing specialists and navigation equipment. The International Boatbuilding Training College is showcasing one of the boats built on their courses and sail maker, Jeckells, will be there to showcase their sails, Adidas Sailing clothing displaying its new range, as well as Volvo motors, one the leading outboard motor manufacturer in the world.

Other exhibitors include Pantaenius, Cruising Association,, Towergate, Whitehaven Marina, AGlaze,, Black Bear, Bluepoint Marine Services, Conwy Quays Marina, Sail Ionian, Amateur Yacht Research Society, Nisos, Starboard Locker, Nautical 3D Charts, Sail Scotland and Visit Derry.

Richard Milbourn, Event Director of the Northern Boat Show said, “We’re very excited to be able to take over the whole of Salthouse Dock with the boats right next door on the quayside. The overall vista will be amazing and the Show is unique for creating such a spectacle right at the heart of a city and Liverpool’s majestic waterfront. We will be making new announcements every week on the boats and exhibitors you will be able to see and meet at the Show so do keep checking on our website, for the latest news.“

The Show will be free to all Festival visitors and serious boat owners will be able to buy premium tickets to give them exclusive access to the specialist areas. Early Bird tickets for pontoon access to the boats are just £5 per day or £8 on the bought on the day. To book tickets, visit

With its world famous waterfront, Liverpool is one of the most vibrant and developing cities in Europe, just 90 minutes from Birmingham, 45 minutes from Manchester and two hours from London. Last year’s Festival welcomed thousands of visitors and played host to a range of visiting boats and nautical themed events, from yacht and raft racing, canoe polo, windsurfing, power boating, paddle boarding, wake boarding to flyboarding, as well as live music on Liverpool’s Pier Head presenting a host of local and international talent.

Whatever type of boat or marine product you are looking for, The Northern Boat Show is the perfect place to start your search. On at Liverpool’s Waterfront from 3 to 5 June 2016, you can find out more at


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The Northern Boat Show is returning for the second year to Liverpool’s Waterfront on 3-5 June and thanks to its popularity in 2015, this year’s show will see quadruple the number of boats on display. It covers all aspects of the leisure marine industry and there will be displays of power boats, cruisers, narrow boats, and sail boats and features some of the biggest brands in the marine world such as Bavaria, Beneteau and MasterCraft.

Richard Milbourn, Director of the Northern Boat Show said, “Being part of the International Mersey River Festival and being able to showcase boats in Liverpool with its world-renowned waterfront and maritime heritage gave the Northern Boat Show a real buzz and numerous attractions for visitors. Exhibitors were delighted with the quantity and quality of visitors which has been reflected in virtually all the exhibitors re-booking for this year’s Show.

“We’re very excited this year to be taking over nearly the whole of Salthouse Dock to accommodate the glut of boat bookings already confirmed. Most importantly, it combines the best of all boat shows by having the land-based exhibition on the quayside overlooking the boats in the water with the added advantage of city centre facilities on its doorstep.”



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