Southampton Boat Show 2018 Southampton Boat Show 2018 is taking place from 14th – 23rd September, and this time the annual event is celebrating 50 years of showcasing marine magnificence.


What’s On?

The boat show is Britain’s biggest boating festival and it promises ten days of entertainment, food, and boating fun. There are many experiences to choose from, including:

  • Global Challenge Sailing yacht experience
  • Explore Kaskelot, one of the largest remaining wooden ships
  • “Try A Boat”, including high-speed RIBs and wind-powered boats
  • Watersports for children
  • Free mini cruise
  • Enjoy the views across the Show Marina


There will also be a large number of companies exhibiting, so if you have your eye on a boat of your own, this is the place to be to get more information from manufacturers.

Away from the boats themselves, the Science of the Sea Experience aims to teach visitors about marine conservation through a number of exhibits. Visitors will also be able to take a tour of research ship RV Callista.

The varied entertainment programme includes Anahita the mermaid, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the kids. The stage offers a variety of music and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

For food, visit the Mariner’s Grill where The Hairy Bikers will be cooking up a storm of seafood. The champagne and seafood terrace in Mayflower Park offers glamorous refreshments, while gin lovers will enjoy the Harbourside Gin Festival where they can create their own tipple.


Join us at the Show!

Arkle Finance Ltd is exhibiting for the first time at the Southampton show on stand E039. This is on the main avenue leading to the marina and we are sharing this stand with Tingdene Marinas. We see demand growing for our marine mortgage products and our flexible approach and individual customer service is being well received by customers and brokers alike and our reputation is growing.

Our full time presence at the show will enable us to give information, advise and finance support to our existing dealers and brokers while being available to meet with customers who would like to discuss finance options.

Rob Carr, our marine specialist, will be on hand throughout the show, along with support from other members of the marine team. Between us we have a wealth of experience in the marine industry and hope to put that to good use for the benefit of the boating public. Please visit us on stand E039 where we will be available to offer friendly and informed information.

In the meantime, if you have your eyes on your very own vessel but need some help financing your dream, contact us online using the form on the right or give us a call on 01933 304899.


Southampton Boat Show 2018

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