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Chichester Boat Show & Watersports Festival

Date: to Sunday, 28 April 2019 Add this to my calendar

Back for its second year, Chichester Marina Boat Show will be held on 27th and 28th April from 10.30 - 16.30 and promises to be a great day out for the whole family!

Alongside an array of new and pre-owned sailing and power boats, this time round it will include a dedicated watersports area for those who are keen to embrace all aspects of being out on the water. Plus, on the Sunday, there will be a Flares Disposal Service sponsored by Premier Marine Insurance in association with marine insurers GJW Direct

With superb on-water and onshore displays this will be a great opportunity for visitors to get up close and personal with the boats, and talk to experts who have a real passion for their brands.

Ancasta International Boat Sales, main brand dealers for Beneteau Sail and Power, Lagoon Catamarans and Prestige Motor Yachts, will showcase a mix of new and used models. Blackrock Yachting, main dealers for Jeanneau Sail and Power, and BRIG Ribs will have a selection of new boats on display. Working in partnership with Network Yacht Brokers they will also have a selection of pre-owned boats for buyers to step aboard. Boat Shop will be here with their Parker and Oki models and displaying canvas covers and upholstery exhibits along with offering a same day repair service on canvas hardware. American brand Hinckley Yachts will also be displaying a luxury Runabout 34, RBS Marine a Rodman and Cornish Crabbers, a selection of models. 

The Flares Disposal Service on Sunday 28th will be free of charge to Premier berth holders* and £2 per flare for visitors. The RNLI will be on hand to conduct life-jacket clinics and own boat checks (by appointment) on both days, and there will be a ‘Meet the Experts’ tent hosting talks from professionals from the marine industry. Schedule below:

Meet The Experts Tent 


– Water safety 10.30 - 11.00
Yachting Monthly
– Editor Theo Stocker 11.30 - 12.00
Elvstrøm Sails UK
– Sail Care 13.30 - 14.00
Brilliant Gin – A gin masterclass 14.30 - 15.00


The Final Straw/Aqua Living
– Combating plastic 10.30 - 11.05 
Riverford – Cookery demo 11.30 - 12.00 
Chichester Berth Holders' Association 12.30 - 13.00 
Jonathan Parker Marine – Avoiding breakdowns at sea 13.30 - 14.00
Brilliant Gin – A gin masterclass 14.30 - 15.00

There will also be a wide range of additional products and services on display, including luxury cars by Harwoods and Tesla, watersport accessories and SUP boards from Aqua Living, kayaking and canoeing experiences from Fluid Adventures, sailing and life-style clothing from Coastal and Outdoor Living and marine electronics from Roger Upham Marine Electronics (represented by Raymarine); customers will be invited to test out the latest products, including the Axiom multi-function display family, Quantum 2 Doppler radar and FLIR thermal cameras, to name but a few. Parker Marine Services, Elite Teak, Generation Graphics, Anode Outlet and Elvstrom Sails UK will also be in attendance with pop up displays.

RYA Training Centre Chichester & Portsmouth Marine Training will be on hand to offer advice on any of your practical and shorebased training needs and Chichester Yacht Club will have its 2019 cruising, racing and social programme available - inviting members and visitors to enjoy a spot of coffee and cake in the Clubhouse, as well as a BBQ in the club’s waterfront gardens on Saturday. Plus, there will be FREE 60 minute boat trips within the harbour on Kelly’s Hero. 

There will also be a children’s zone with motor themed entertainment, and a dedicated food and drink area playing host to Brilliant Gin; artisan gin specialists, who will be serving up refreshing gin and tonics and running gin masterclasses from their bar.  

Premier Marine Insurance, in partnership with GJW Direct, will be available to provide visitors with a quote. So come and receive professional advice and shop for your next boat during an event dedicated to boating and watersports in all its forms – it promises to be an exciting weekend on the South Coast!

*First ten flares can be disposed of for free.