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The BMYS Leads The Way For More Socially Distanced Shows


This month the 2020 British Motor Yacht Show made its mark as one of the UK’s first boat shows to successfully go ahead post lockdown; with social distancing measures in place and a customer booking system to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all who attended.   

Fairline had an incredibly successful show, with customers being offered the opportunity to board the highly-anticipated and beautifully sculptured F//Line 33 – a worthy winner in the Motorboat Awards 2020. Richard Bates, Managing Director was impressed with the outcome: “This year’s show has been the best we have ever experienced in the seven years the British Motor Yacht Show has been running. We sold a brand new T50 and a T45GT at the show, along with smaller inflatable boats and used models. The business generated from the show has been remarkable.”

A nine day event, Princess Motor Yacht Sales unveiled a new breed of yacht at the show, the Princess R35, plus in the water, six models including the S62 and S66.  “Princess Motor Yacht Sales and Argo Yachting were very pleased with the BMYS 2020 and received strong enquiries for the Princess Yachts, Chris Craft and used and brokerage craft available”, said Sales Director, Roger Lipman, of Princess Motor Yacht Sales. “As expected the visitor numbers were down from more normal times but those who did attend were able to view all the yachts in a safe and relaxed environment and were able to focus on the their boating plans in the usual unhurried atmosphere of BMYS. We achieved unexpectedly high sales at the show and very much look forward to the 2021 edition in our more natural and preferred month of May!”

Sunseeker Southampton also impressed visitors with seven Sunseekers on display, including the stunning, all-new Manhattan 68.