50th Anniversary Of Southampton Boat Show

14 September 2018, 13:02 | Updated: 14 September 2018, 13:07

The southampton boat show

More than 100,000 visitors will head to the Southampton Boat Show over the next ten days.

There'll be vessels from dinghies to superyachts on display, for the 50th anniversary of Britain's biggest boat show.

Hampshire sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston helped officially open the Show at 11am.

On Saturday 15th, Steve Backshall will kick off the weekend action and on Saturday 22nd The Hairy Bikers will be appearing at the Show hosting a live cookery demonstration and the restored iconic yacht Maiden will be launched ahead of it's world tour.

Poole-based Sunseeker International, for the first time ever, will be boasting all of the latest range of its opulent yachts on the water, premiering the ground-breaking Predator 50 and its flagship Predator 74 will also be making its Show debut. The model can, depending on the owner's wishes, be transformed into an 'open' yacht for warmer regions or a 'closed' yacht in cooler climates.