The Chichester Marina Boat Show and Watersports Festival takes place 27 -28 April and will have a yacht display, a Flares Disposal Service and a 'Meet The Experts' tent

Premier Marinas has announced that Yachting Monthly is the official sponsors of the 2019 Chichester Marina Boat Show & Watersports Festival.

The Chichester Marina Boat Show & Watersports Festival takes place on 27  and 28 April.

The event, which is free to attend, will have a dedicated Watersports area as well as a display of boats, cars and marine products and services.

The festival will have a dedicated ‘Meet The Experts’ tent where visitors will be able to meet marine industry professional and attend talks.

On Sunday 28 there will also be a Flares Disposal Service. The Service will be free to Premier Marinas berth holders and £2 per flare disposal for visitors.

Ancasta International Boat Sales, main brand dealers for Beneteau Sail and Power, Lagoon Catamarans and Prestige Motor Yachts, will display a selection of new and used models whilst Blackrock Yachting, main dealers for Jeanneau Sail and Power, and BRIG Ribs will showcase new boats. 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 exhibiting 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.

There will also be products and services on display, including luxury cars from Tesla, sailing and lifestyle clothing from Coastal and Outdoor Living, paddleboards from The Sup Company and marine electronics from Roger Upham Marine Electronics (represented by Raymarine). Other local businesses attending the show include Chichester Yacht Club, Chichester Marine Training and Hinckley Yachts.

RYA Training Centre Chichester & Portsmouth Marine Training will be on hand to offer advice to boat owners on their 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.

The event will also have a children’s zone with nautical themed entertainment, and a dedicated food and drink area playing host to Brilliant Gin, an artisan gin brand who will be serving up gin and tonics and will also be running gin masterclasses from their bar.

Premier Marine Insurance, in partnership with GJW Direct, will also be on hand to provide visitors with a quote and advice over the weekend.