The Guernsey Event Company

Guernsey Boat Show 2017

April 21, 2017 12:00 pm to April 23, 2017 5:00 pm

GBS2017_LogoAfter a six year absence the Guernsey Boat Show is making a welcome return to Guernsey’s outdoor event calendar with its new exhibition show to be held from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April 2017 inclusive on the Crown Pier, St Peter Port.

The Guernsey Marine Traders Association LBG (GMTA), organisers of the Guernsey Boat Show have devised an event format where boat builders, yacht brokers, marine specialists and boating clothing and accessory retailers can showcase their products and services both in an enclosed marquee and on the water.

“2017 will be the launch pad for the Guernsey Boat Show to re-establish itself for the local community and to attract off-island sailing enthusiasts and tourists on an annual basis” said Richard Southern of New Horizon Yachts and GMTA member.

“Our objective is to stage a quality Guernsey Boat Show that will appeal to exhibitors from within the wealth of Guernsey marine and boating specialists plus those yacht and super yacht manufacturers who are on their way to the Jersey Boat Show that takes place one week after Guernsey’s.”

A 30m x 12m marquee on the end of the Crown Pier will be the focal point for the Guernsey Boat Show that will offer excellent exhibition space alongside a hospitality area where exhibitors can interact with spectators and view the visiting boats at their leisure.  Entrance to the Guernsey Boat Show will be free and will open from 12pm to 5pm on Friday 21st  10am to 5pm Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April 2017.

The GMTA decided on the dates to maximise the Guernsey Boat Show’s appeal to visiting boats and the cruise liner passengers who will be arriving off the visiting ships on both the Friday and Saturday of the Guernsey Boat Show.

“Guernsey has a very long and successful history of boatbuilding and marine trading excellence and the industry over the last few years has experienced renewed commercial growth.”  said Matt Le Page, of the GMTA and committee member on the working group of the Guernsey Boat Show.  “2018 will see the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Guernsey Marine Traders Association and this year is the perfect time to re-establish the Guernsey Boat Show so that it has real momentum going into the GMTA’s anniversary year.”

For more information on the Guernsey Boat Show, to become an exhibitor or for the latest news visit the website www.guernseyboatshow.com – email guernseyboatshow@eventguernsey.com or call (01481) 728686

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