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Ben Fogle and his Labrador Storm to attend Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat

16 Sep 2019

Broadcaster, writer and adventurer, Ben Fogle, and his Labrador, Storm, are to attend the most environmentally and dog-friendly Southampton International Boat Show yet. This is the first time in the Show’s history that dogs are actively invited to the Show.

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UK boatbuilding sector enjoys rising exports amid challenging conditions for the industry

16 Sep 2019

New figures released today at Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat, from leading trade association, British Marine, highlight that Britain’s boatbuilding revenue increased by 21.3% in 2018, totalling £777m in turnover. The British boating market is now worth £1.4bn annually to the UK economy with unit output growing 2.9% to 9,477 units.

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James Cracknell to open 2019's Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat

12 Sep 2019

British rowing champion, double Olympic gold medallist and new star of Strictly Come Dancing, James Cracknell OBE, will co-headline Britain’s biggest festival of boating this year.

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Chris Gates to inspire next generation at British Marine Apprenticeship Graduation 2019

05 Sep 2019

Former Princess Yachts MD, Chris Gates, will be helping celebrate apprentices in the marine industry at this year’s British Marine Apprenticeship Graduation on Tuesday 17 September 2019 at Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat.

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Latest industry trends survey findings

03 Sep 2019

New sentiment figures out today from British Marine, the trade association for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, highlight the number of British marine businesses reporting an increase in revenue sinking to 22%, 10% less than November 2018. The new figures also show static profit margins for marine businesses, with just 6% of companies enjoying an increase in profits, 6% less than November 2018. Unsurprisingly business confidence within the sector is at its lowest level since autumn 2016.

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You Can’t Sea Me: Image-Conscious Millennials Too Body Conscious To Take A Dip

27 Aug 2019

Nearly a quarter (23%) of British millennials avoid getting in the water while on holiday because they do not feel confident wearing swimwear, according to new research.

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Boat Show makes waves with community beach clean

15 Aug 2019

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The local Southampton community is being called upon to take part in a beach clean next Saturday (24 August 2019) to protect and support the iconic coastal habitat and wildlife.

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Missing the boat: UK Kids un-shore of A-B-Seas

08 Aug 2019

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A staggering 2.28million British kids have never been swimming in the ocean, and 35% have never been in a boat on the sea, according to new research.


Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat 2019 to inspire boating for everyone

17 Jun 2019

Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat, Britain’s biggest festival of boating, will return from Friday 13 September to Sunday 22 September 2019. Aligned with British Marine’s latest Futures strategy and new title sponsor, Borrow A Boat, the Show will spotlight the accessibility, flexibility and inclusivity of boating.

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Marine Resources announced as title sponsor of Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition 2019

17 Apr 2019

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Superyacht UK is delighted to announce Marine Resources as title sponsor of its annual Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition. Taking place from 25 - 26 June 2019 in its new location at The Superyacht Design Forum in London, the pre-eminent industry event of its kind, the 2019 edition of this acclaimed competition will be promoted as the Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition, sponsored by Marine Resources.