Plymouth marinas promote berthing in Britain’s Ocean City at major UK boating show
Two leading Plymouth marinas are showcasing the many benefits of berthing your boat in Britain’s Ocean City at the 50thannual TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show this week.
The hugely popular event, widely regarded as Britain’s biggest and best-loved boating festival, celebrates its half-century this year with a 10-day boating spectacular featuring exhibitors, displays, family-friendly attractions and hundreds of boats, brands and suppliers attending.
The Marina at Sutton Harbour, based in the historic heart of Plymouth alongside the famous Barbican Quarter, is joined by its sister marina, King Point Marina – based in the newly regenerated Coastal Quarter of Millbay – to exhibit at the TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show, which runs until 6pm on Sunday 23rdSeptember.
Marina staff are manning a stand in the Which Marina section run by the Yacht Harbour Association, offering visitors the chance to find out more about berthing their boats in Plymouth, and promoting Plymouth alongside destinations such as Porto Montenegro and La Rochelle
Mark Brimacombe, Manager of The Marina at Sutton Harbour and King Point Marina, said: “TheYachtMarket.Com Southampton Boat Show is one of the country’s premier boating events so it’s important for us to have this presence in order to promote Plymouth as an exciting destination with excellent cruising and first class boating facilities.
“It’s amazing to be part of the 50thanniversary celebrations of this incredibly popular event, and we’re delighted to have a stand in the Which Marina section surrounded by fellow 5 Gold Anchor marinas, which elevates the pride we have in The Marina at Sutton Harbour and King Point Marina.
“We’ve been talking to lots of new and existing berth holders visiting the show, and showing off the amazing attributes of Plymouth, as well as the sailing waters of the South West which are in such easy reach of both marinas.”
TheYachtMarket.Com Southampton Boat Show (September 14 – 23) kicked off its 50thevent in style last Friday, with sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who was the first person to complete a single handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the globe, arriving to cut the ribbon and open the 10-day show.
A host of further celebrities are in attendance during the festival, which takes place at Mayflower Park and Town Quay in Southampton all this week. Thousands of visitors are expected and boats on show – including vessels displayed by Plymouth’s Princess Yachts – range from yachts and dinghies to luxurious powerboats.
There are also stands from more than 600 exhibitors promoting equipment, products and marinas.
The Marina at Sutton Harbour and King Point Marina are exhibiting on Stand JO47 in the Which Marina section.
For more information about the TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show, visit www.southamptonboatshow.com
The Marina at Sutton Harbour is recognised internationally as one of the top 105 marinas in the world, having continually earned the highest accreditation from industry experts in recognition of its first-class facilities and superior customer service and retaining its 5 Gold Anchor status year after year.
Don’t forget to follow the marina on Facebook at www.facebook.com/suttonharbourmarina and on Twitter at @Marina_SuttonH.
King Point Marina is Plymouth’s newest marina, opening in 2013 in the newly regenerated Coastal Quarter of Millbay, with stunning contemporary facilities and berthing for up to 151 sailing yachts or motor boats ranging from 7.5 metres to 25 metres in length. Find out more at www.kingpointmarina.co.uk
And on social media, follow the marina on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kingpointmarina and on Twitter at @KingPointPlym