LIVERPOOL’S popular maritime festival is returning with brand new additions to the line-up.
The International Mersey River Festival in partnership with Kier Group returns for the fifth consecutive year on Friday 3 to Sunday 5 June.
This year’s FREE event has some exciting new activities including:
• Making a welcome return for the second year is the Northern Boat Show, 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 Dufour Yachts. The land-based part of the exhibition is free to all, and there is just a £5 charge to be able to access the pontoons. To book the early bird tickets (cost will rise to £8 from May) or for more information, visit www.northernboatshow.co.uk.
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.”
PLANS are underway which could see a brand new maritime event come to Liverpool in 2015.
Discussions have been taking place for the city to host The Northern Boat Show next year, brought here by Carnah Events.
It would be part of the International Mersey River Festival, running from the 5-7 June, and would see world class sailing and power boats head for the Mersey attracting buyers from across the country who will not only be able to see these vessels against the beautiful backdrop of the waterfront but also have access to the latest marine products, systems and services.