A ticket to Beaulieu Boatjumble this Sunday, 24 April, will gain you access to all the attractions at the Hampshire country estate.
This includes the National Motor Museum, Palace House and Gardens, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear – all for the boatjumble entry fee.
Tickets cost £9.70 for adults and £7.50 for children, aged 5 to 17. Under 5s go free.
However PBO have teamed up with Beaulieu once again to offer readers discounted tickets – save 15% by quoting PBOMAG16 online at www.beaulieu.co.uk/boatjumble-visitor-2016 or by calling the ticket hotline 01590 612345.
If you are looking for a used boat, Boatmart offers an opportunity to browse around a wide range of used craft for sale, from classics to nearly-new and project boats.
Beaulieu spokesperson Jane Riddiford said: ‘The Classic Motorboat Association are planning to have 10 to 12 classic speedboats this year. We hope to have seven wooden classics, including two racing hydroplanes not seen at the event before, two aluminium exhibits including a very rare Albatross with an outboard and two GRP speedboats hopefully to include another very rare classic, a Riva Rudy which is a project boat.
‘As usual, there will be a variety of wood, GRP and Aluminium craft with projects as well as beautifully restored examples. There will be a number of boats not previously displayed including some very rare boats, including, we hope, a famous old hydroplane currently being restored.’
PBO Ask the Experts marquee
PBO’s Ask the Experts LIVE! is returning for a second year running to a large marquee by the main entrance gate.
We are continuing to build on the success of our Ask the Experts pages by offering free practical demonstrations and talks, plus the chance to quiz a diverse range of experts with your boating questions.
A programme of practical talks and demonstrations will be taking place from 9.30am to 4.30pm
9.30am-10am: Liferaft demonstration
Andy Cook of Viking Life-Saving Equipment will be demonstrating liferaft inflation, discussing the importance of getting your safety equipment serviced. He will be on hand to give advice on all aspects of marine safety and to answer servicing questions.
10.30am: Cooking on board
David Wells from South Devon College will be demonstrating how tasty, inventive dishes such as smoked haddock cream kedgeree can be prepared on just one or two gas burners in limited galley space.
11am-11.20am: preparing your boat for long-distance cruising
The World Cruising Club will present practical ideas and top tips gleaned from 30 years of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers.
11.30am-11.50am: buying and selling boats
Paul Singer of British Marine South West will be sharing top tips and revealing the pitfalls of buying and selling boats, while his colleague Cory Cuff from Bartons Solicitors will be offering advice about some of the legal pitfalls.
12pm-12.45pm: Varnishing made easy
International Paint’s chemist Kate Moss returns to Ask the Experts LIVE!, this time to share her knowledge on how to prepare for and apply varnish on boats.
1pm-1.45pm: Effective epoxy
An expert on WEST SYSTEM Epoxy from Wessex Resins will return to Experts LIVE! to demonstrate the safe and effective handling of epoxy products in the repair and fit-out of wood and glassfibre on your boat.
2pm-2.45pm: Engine maintenance
Golden Arrow Marine’s Dave Hill will return to Ask the Experts LIVE! for a second year with a practical demonstration on how to keep diesel engines in tip-top shape.
3pm-3.20pm: Gas Safety
Marine gas engineer Peter Draper of Nautigas will be sharing his 40 years (and ongoing) experience.
3.30pm-4pm: sealant tips and tricks
Sika’s technical services expert Gareth Ross returns to Ask the Experts LIVE! for a second year to demonstrate how to use sealants for bonding and waterproofing on board.
4.10pm: Cooking on board
For his second easy but inventive boat meal recipe, David Wells from South Devon College will be making king prawn marinated with oranges, couscous salad, plus another surprise dish.
Ongoing throughout the day…
Mike Hannam’s RNLI Community Safety team will be returning to the PBO Ask the Experts LIVE! marquee for a second year to host free lifejacket clinics.
Electronics on board
PBO tester Alan Watson will once again be manning a stand, and this time round he will be offering his encyclopædic expertise about radar and electronics on board.
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