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The Northern and Western Boat Shows are delighted to announce a new headline sponsorship deal with Dream Yacht Charter that includes launching a competition to win a days’ sailing with Alex Thomson, on the record breaking HUGO BOSS. Everyone who enters the competition will also receive 2 free pontoon tickets to either the Northern or Western Boat Shows worth £12.40 (£5 per ticket plus £1.20 fees).

The Northern and Western Boat Shows have a spectacular line-up of power boats, cruisers, narrow boats, sailing boats and marine businesses that will be on show at Liverpool’s waterfront on 23-25 June, at the heart of the Mersey River Festival and at Bristol Harbour on 21-23 July, at the heart of the Bristol Harbour Festival. To enter the competition to win a days’ sailing with Alex Thomson, on the record breaking HUGO BOSS, go to and for further details on the Shows’ go to or

As the world’s largest charter company Dream Yacht Charter currently offer 850 boats in 47 global locations. Dream destinations to suit every sailor include brand new bases in Sardinia, Sicily, Sweden and Puerto Rico. Other Dream choices cover the Caribbean chain from Cuba down to the Grenadines, and the entire Mediterranean is yours to discover. Explore the favourite sailing grounds and enjoy new and innovative adventures.

Dream Yacht Charter is the pioneer of the exclusive By The Cabin Charters where you can rent a cabin with your own private facilities. Professional crew manage all the sailing, and a gourmet chef prepares all onboard meals from fresh local products. On occasion, crews even catch fresh Tuna or Mahi-Mahi right from the catamaran! You can sit back and enjoy a much more laid-back pace, one that allows you to soak up the sunshine and indulge in the great sailing brought by tropical trade winds. The By the Cabin Catamarans’ shallow draft allows for entrance to exclusive anchorages and special snorkelling spots that are inaccessible to larger cruise ships. Prices for this dream holiday start from as little as £595pp.

For the ultimate experience, a private Luxury Crewed Yacht Charter is the pinnacle of all-inclusive: a floating five-star hotel where you are the only guests. Spend each day your way, allowing your dedicated crew to show you the best of your chosen destination.

If you are thinking of buying a Yacht, Dream Yacht Sales operate a range of ownership programmes for virtually every yacht manufacturer. Currently you can own a brand new Bavaria 34 for a down payment of £36k. You will receive 8 weeks' owner usage, no bills at all and you will have access to 40 of Dream's global locations - as well as all this you still save 40% off RRP. For full terms and details of all other Dream Ownership Programmes and yachts available please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you wish to sail in home waters, Dream can help with that too. The UK head office in Port Hamble Marina on the picturesque River Hamble provides ideal access to the Solent. Here you'll find a fleet of 35 boats available for bareboat, skippered and corporate charter, including a matched fleet of Oceanis 37s & Beneteau First 40s available for single or multi boat charters. So if you want to take part in prestigious sailing events such as Round The Island Race or Cowes Week or simply wish to sail around the beautiful Solent visiting its numerous ports and anchorages, please get in touch today.

There are no limits with Dream Yacht Charter. For further information on any of the above please visit or call 023 80 455527.

Award winning marine distributor Starboard Locker has launched an exclusive new product that aims to protect both boats and the environment.

The company has recently worked with a major manufacturer to develop the Bilge Buddy brand of spill containment and absorbent products. This range is specifically built with boat owners in mind for keeping bilges and bilge water free from oil and fuel spills as well as dealing with any fuel spill that may occur when people are refueling tanks or generators.

Managing Director and Co-Founder of Starboard Locker, Ian Lofthouse, said: “In these days of increasing environmental awareness and controls it is essential that we all do what we can to prevent damaging the environment while enjoying our past times responsibly.

“This is particularly true when boating. Any boat with an engine has the potential to damage the environment with fuel, engine or hydraulic oil and even coolant leaks. Every responsible boat owner should carry the basic kit to be able prevent and clean up after any spills or leaks. The Bilge Buddy Range will make sure that you are prepared for this eventuality.”

Come and see Starboard Locker at the Western Boat Show on stand no. H9

t: 0161 641 8604



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