The festival takes place in conjunction with Liverpool's River Festival, from 3-5 June, Merseyside.

The Northern Boat Show is returning for the second year to Liverpool’s Albert Docks waterfront on 3-5 June, 2016, and this year’s show will quadruple the number of boats on display during 2015’s show.

The boat show is part of the larger International Mersey River Festival and features some of the biggest brands in the marine world such as Beneteau and MasterCraft.

Richard Milbourn, Director of the Northern Boat Show said: “We’re very excited this year to be taking over nearly the whole of Salthouse Dock to accommodate the glut of boat bookings already confirmed. Most importantly, it combines the best of all boat shows by having the land-based exhibition on the quayside overlooking the boats in the water with the added advantage of city centre facilities on its doorstep.”


Exhibitors returning to the festival are bringing models from Bavaria, Beneteau, Dufour Yachts, Character Boats, Hanse, Highfield, Jeanneau and Viking. New boat brands for 2016 include Chaparral, David Moss Boatbuilders, Fairline, Four Winns, MasterCraft Boats UK, Parker, Pirate, Robalo, Rodman, Sealine and Swallow Yachts.

Marine industry exhibitors include Adidas Sailing, AGlaze, Amateur Yacht Research Society, Black Bear Boating, Boatshed Lancashire, Caldwell Windows, Conwy Quays Marina, Cruising Association, IBTC, James Troop Volvo, Jeckells Sails, Nautical 3D Charts, Nisos Ionian Yacht Charter, Pantaenius, Pieroth, Quays Marina, River Canal Rescue, Sail Ionian, Sail Scotland, Towergate Insurance, Visit Derry, Whitehaven Marina and WiFi Onboard.

The show will be free to all festival-goers, however premium, tickets are on sale offering exclusive access to the show’s pontoons. Early Bird tickets for pontoon access to the boats are £5 per day, with the price going to £8 from Friday 3 May. To book tickets, visit

The River Festival attracted more than 200,000 visitors in 2015. This year’s Festival will play host to a range of visiting boats and nautically-themed events as well as live music on Liverpoool’s Pier Head presenting local and international acts.

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