Marina exhibitor sales for the 2019 Poole Harbour Boat Show (PHBS), which takes place from 7th-9th June, are breaking previous event records and organisers are urging interested exhibitor companies to get in touch in order not to miss out on being a part of the popular boat show.
Poole Harbour Commissioner’s Marinas Manager Kerrie Gray advised, “Last year we had a record 115 boats in the water, this year we’ve seen a phenomenal response with the majority of our 2018 exhibitors renewing to come back! Exhibitors will once again include Ribeye, Sealine, Beneteau Power and Sail and of course our in-association sponsor Sunseeker. We’ve also seen lots of new company enquiries and bookings and this means we have already sold over 75% of our available marina spaces. There’s also been a very positive number of enquiries for our quayside spaces – we put this down to the previous successes of the event, with 2018 proving to be particularly popular.”
Continuing Kerrie enthused, “The PHBS is now in its 5th year. We welcomed over 32,000 visitors in 2018 and have been recognised as the fastest growing boat show in the UK. We’re also the biggest FREE to attend boat show on the South coast. Visitor numbers have increased year-on-year, and we’ve forged some extremely positive and strong partnerships”
PHC Marketing Director, Tracy Payne said, “The 2019 event, which is being run in association with Sunseeker International, is gaining significant momentum and we are particularly pleased at the attention and support that the boat show is receiving. People from within the marine industry and many local businesses and organisations are keen to find out more and learn how they can get involved. 2019 promises lots of expansion and more focus on our event objectives of getting people ‘on the water’, particularly younger people. There will be many varied opportunities to get on the water throughout the boat show weekend, including workshops taking place on the Tall Ships and ‘Try a Boat’ sessions.”