It's free to attend!
Scotland’s largest boat show returns to Kip Marina
in Inverclyde this Friday with a host of attractions and a record number of vessels on display.
For the first time in the show’s 28 year history,
visitors will be able to get a birds-eye view of the new and pre-owned boats, with discounted helicopter rides over the event’s three days of 11, 12 and 13 October.
With last year’s show attracting thousands of
visitors plus exhibitors from all over the UK and Ireland – many of whom took
part in last month’s Southampton Boat Show – Scotland’s Boat Show 2013 (SBS13)
is expecting a record breaking weekend.
More than 130 pre-owned craft will be on
display from £500 dinghies to £1million luxury motor yachts, while new boats
will be exhibited by manufacturers Hanse, Dehler, Princess, Trusty, Salona,
Benetau, Swift, Bavaria, J-boats, Grand Soleil and Sunseeker.
Take to the sky
Visitors can take to
the sky this year with HG Helicopters who are operating short pleasure flights
from Kip Marina, which include a swoop out over the River
Clyde, to see the spectacular Scottish
scenery for £35 per person. Advance bookings can be made by
calling 01475 521485.
New on board for 2013 are sponsors Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Scotland who
host the RYA Marquee filled with companies exhibiting the latest trends and
developments in marine products and leisure exhibitors, plus the RYA Theatre
which will host a range of workshops, lectures and receptions.
For those who are new to boating, a series of
powerboating ‘taster’ sessions are available at SBS13 in conjunction with Seatrek Training and RYA Scotland.
For those who like their boats on the bigger side
Arnold Clark DRUM, the famous Maxi racing yacht, will be also be offering
people the chance to get on board.
The RYA Scotland programme offers a number of free sessions of different
activities for all ages.
Visitors wishing to get out on the water will be required to fill in a booking form. For some of the activities
you can also book your place in advance of the show.
Spaces at limited
so make sure you get in there early to secure the slot you
On shore entertainment will also include cars
from Rolls Royce, Aston Martin and Volvo, plus a static helicopter from Heli
New for SBS13 is the Clyde-Life Style Marquee of
artisan talent and luxury goods including designer furniture, clothing and
There will be a Farmers Market,
performances from the West of Scotland Military Wives Choir, Moorfoot School Choir and
a Pipe Band, plus a dedicated children’s area with bungee trampolines and giant
soft play zone.
Scotland’s Boat Show 2013 opens each day at 10am
and admission is free.
Don’t forget to visit the Practical Boat Owner stand, meet PBO Editor David Pugh and snap up the latest issue at a special discounted show price.