The 52nd edition of the UK’s largest boating event will take place from September 10-19

British Marine, organiser of the Southampton International Boat Show, has confirmed that the 52nd edition of the UK’s largest watersports festival will take place from September 10-19, 2021. The 10-day show, which attracts over 100,000 visitors annually, will showcase sail and power boats, products and services from over 450 marine brands, making it the number one event for serious boat buyers and enthusiasts in the UK.

“The Southampton International Boat Show is the key event in the UK marine industry calendar, and I am delighted to announce the 2021 show dates,” says British Marine CEO Lesley Robinson. ”A new Show Working Group has recently formed with stakeholders and exhibitors to further shape the 2021 Southampton International Boat Show and we are excited to listen and learn from the Group to ensure the very best experience next year.”

With the latest encouraging government announcements on the Covid-19 vaccine, British Marine is planning for absolutely every eventuality. The safety of visitors, exhibitors and staff remain a number one priority. British Marine says it will continue to lobby the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and also work closely with event industry associations in the lead up to the Southampton show. This includes taking the learnings from 2020 and guidance from larger events like Royal Ascot and the British Grand Prix at Silverstone that are due to take place before next September.

Bryan Jones, marketing manager at UK boatbuilder Sunseeker International, adds: “As a member of the Show Working Group, it’s great to see all the hard work that has already gone into planning for the 2021 Southampton International Boat Show. It’s clear that the team at British Marine have been busy preparing for all eventualities, working with key events industry groups, to deliver the very best show format. Here at Sunseeker we’re super excited to be returning to the show we all know, miss and love.”

To book exhibitor space at next year’s show, email British Marine at