The Southampton Boat Show 2016 kicks off this Friday! Download the show's site map to find out where your favourite brands will be showcasing their yachts and products.

31 August

The countdown for this year’s Southampton Boat show has started!
Sunseeker, Spirit Yachts, Ancasta, Beneteau, Jeanneau and Fairline Yachts are just some of the brands showcasing their yachts.

Following unprecedented demand from exhibitors for undercover space, a new show layout has been revealed for 2016.

Ocean Hall and Windward Hall will be merged with an additional 550 square metres of space added to create a new look Ocean Hall for 2016.

Enhancements to the layout will also see Beneteau and Jeanneau move from their historical space on the land to a much bigger display on the marina.

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8 August 

Sunseeker International will showcase its 95 Yacht at this year’s Southampton Boat Show.

The 95 Yacht is as spacious and striking as its successful sister, the 28 Metre Yacht  and it combines a superyacht feel with all the practical advantages of a yacht in this size category.


A standout feature is its unique main deck layout with a special master cabin triplex configuration for even greater flexibility and space from a class above. With the luxurious master stateroom berth on the main deck, a forward staircase leads to a mid-level dressing area and sumptuous en-suite.

Sunseeker 95 Y Owners_State

The raised pilot house offers greater flexibility contributing to the more expansive main deck layout, remarkable for this size of yacht. Above deck, the spacious flybridge is well equipped with a second helm, bar, optional hot tub and plenty of seating for guests to be entertained in style. As with all Sunseeker’s new models in 2016, the 95 Yacht is based on the classic deep V hull with performance at its heart.

Sunseeker 95 Y Saloon_Square


Sunseeker will also be unveiling the new Predator 68 MK II, which includes a re-styled interior and modified exterior lines whilst still representing the iconic features of its predecessor.

Sunseeker Predator 68 MK II (2)

The redesigned Predator 68 MK II is built with sport yacht lovers’ desires and needs in mind and affords the owner the option to choose whether the yacht is transformed into an ‘open’ yacht in warmer regions or a ‘closed’ yacht in cooler climates. The engineered cockpit door mechanism allows it to open conventionally but, also lower itself into the sole of the yacht. The patio door offers uninterrupted views, creating a seamless inside/outside entertaining area from the forward helm right through to the bathing platform. Embodying all that is chic about its predecessor, the new Predator 68 MK II features a full width sliding sunroof that also helps to bring the outside in.

The spacious saloon includes a sumptuous U-shaped seating area, bar and social seating area at the stern, whilst the exterior features a sunbed on the foredeck.

The yacht accommodates up to six guests in a three cabin arrangement.
Below deck from the saloon, there are three spacious en-suite cabins, comprising of an aft Master, starboard Twin and forward VIP, all equipped with individually controllable audio/video entertainment systems.

Sunseeker Predator 68 MK II interior

Behind the 68 MK II transom, directly below the vast sun pad, the tender garage provides the space to house a tender or jet ski with a hydraulic lifting platform to make launching effortless.

The yacht is powered by MAN V8 1,200 horsepower engines to comfortably cruise at 24 knots with a cruising range of 300 nautical miles. Alternatively, with the newly offered MAN V12 1,550 engines, available with Shaft or Arneson Surface Drives, owners can reach incredible speeds of up to 43 knots.

Sean Robertson, Sales Director at Sunseeker International, said: “Southampton Boat Show is a great show to debut the new Predator 68 MK II. This yacht has been designed for customers who demand the very best performance, matched with incredible living spaces, wrapped in the most stylish of exteriors. We really look forward to introducing this new design to our visitors at the show. The hard work and investment that has gone into this exceptional yacht showcases Sunseeker’s commitment to improving our current range and continues to push the boundaries of engineering, technologies and innovation.”



3 August

The new Spirit 47CR cruising yacht will get its world debut at the Southampton Boat Show.

It has been crafted by boat builders at Spirit Yachts, the creator of the stunning 54-foot 007 yacht, Spirit, which featured in the Bond film Casino Royale.

The company, which is based at Ipswich Haven Marina in Suffolk, has just announced it is expanding due to an upturn in orders.

The 47CR will be the first yacht to be launched from Spirit’s new cruising range.

It has also just been shortlisted in the Special Yacht category in the European Yacht of the Year awards.

Spirit Yachts Spirit 47CR under constructions

The Spirit 47CR under construction


It will be unveiled for the first time at Southampton’s purpose built marina in berth M315.

The 47-foot Spirit 47CR was built using wood/epoxy construction and features modern fittings and deck hardware, including carbon spars and rigging.

The design has more volume for cruising or live aboard and, as with all Spirit Yachts, the 47CR boasts an impressive power to weight ratio offering the option for competitive racing.

Spirit Yachts CEO and head designer, Sean McMillan, commented: “Increasingly we are seeing prospective owners looking to experience extended holidays or live aboard in the Mediterranean or Caribbean, and the 47CR is the ideal yacht for this lifestyle.”

The interior of the 47CR is bathed in natural light, which is enhanced by the warmth of the wood joinery on display on the inside of the hull.

An owner’s suite forward includes a king-sized bed, accompanied by an en-suite comprising a toilet and shower with overhead hatch for natural light and ventilation.

Spirit Yachts Spirit 47CR Front 4K Render low res

Render of the Spirit 47CR


Plentiful hanging space alongside multiple cupboards and drawers add to this already spacious cabin.

Guests are made to feel at home in the aft double cabin with queen-sized bed.

This is complemented by a separate bathroom with shower, basin and toilet, ample storage and hanging space, as well as an overhead skylight for natural light and ventilation.

Entertaining is at the heart of the 47CR with a large saloon and a handcrafted wooden dining table with seating for six diners.

To the starboard side, a second sofa offers additional relaxation space.

The saloon provides open plan access to a galley equipped for all levels of entertaining, whether it be a more formal three course dinner for guests or a relaxed meal for two.

Galley equipment includes a 100-litre front opening fridge, a three burner gas cooker with grill and oven below, double sink with mixer tap, and tailor-made stowage for cutlery, crockery and utensils.

To the starboard side of the companionway is a large, forward facing navigation table with a single navigator’s berth behind.

There is also stowage for Almanac, pilot books, charts and instrumentation.

A porthole in the overhead coachroof provides natural light and ventilation as well as direct communication with the helm position on deck.

Above deck, wide cockpit combing provides comfortable seating and an alfresco dining area.

A spacious aft deck provides plenty of room for sun-bathing with a deck shower and stainless steel boarding ladder or optional fold down transom to make a bathing platform.

Down Below Spirit Yachts Spirit 47CR

The Spirit 47CR will get its world debut at the show


Complete with carbon fibre mast and boom with Nitronic rod rigging, the Spirit 47CR is well equipped for performance sailing.

Handling is smooth with a 42” mahogany and stainless steel wheel fitted with steering brake and a single lever throttle.

A gear change lever is situated within easy reach of the helm position.

Helm instruments are fitted to the client’s requirements.

Anchoring is facilitated by a Lewmar vertical windlass complete with remote deployment and stowage from the helm and foredeck.

In addition to storage lockers in the cockpit, a large lazarette with two separate lockers offers additional stowage and simple access for a stowed dinghy and all cruising equipment.

Spirit Yachts’ managing director, Nigel Stuart, will be available throughout the Southampton Boat Show to discuss details of the new model as well as Spirit’s extensive portfolio of sail and power yachts.

“The launch of the new 47CR represents an exciting new proposition; beauty, style, performance and now volume,” he said.

“She is British built by some of the world’s finest boat builders and oozes quality on every level,” stated Stuart.

Also on display at this year’s Southampton Boat Show in berth M313 will be Spirit Yachts’ P40 power boat.

The 10-day show runs from 16-25 September 2016.


25 July

The new Manhattan 52 will get its UK debut at this year’s Southampton Boat Show.

It is Sunseeker International’s smallest flybridge model, and is designed to maximise entertainment options, light and living space.

Its hull incorporates unparalleled amounts of curved glass to emphasise its sleek lines as well as bringing the outside in.

The 52 will set the design direction for a new wave of Manhattan models that will be introduced over the coming years.

Manhattan 52

Sunseeker International’s Manhattan 52


The unique layout of the main deck makes the Manhattan 52 ideal for entertaining.

There is a generous saloon and upper aft galley, as well as social seating at the helm.

Sunseeker International Manhattan 52

The main saloon


There is a well-equipped bathing platform and transom area that can be converted into a mini beach club – a unique and unrivalled feature for a boat in this class.

This area offers an inviting space for family and friends to enjoy the optional built-in barbecue, overhead shower and fold down transom seating.

The hinged glass cockpit/galley window opens upwards and outwards, and there are bi-fold saloon doors which create an inside/outside environment.

The convertible helm seating area is another new feature, designed to enhance life onboard as it allows owners to fold the seats forward to provide an incredibly large saloon seating area.

Below, there are three large cabins, with a master cabin with full height headroom all the way around the bed.

Sunseeker International Manhattan 52 master cabin

The master cabin on board


Interior fabric and décor selections remain peerless, delivering a quality that is unprecedented; a reputation that is unmatched.

The Manhattan 52 can cruise comfortably at 24 knots, with a cruising range of 250 nautical miles. A full throttle it reaches 33 knots.

Owners have a choice of Volvo Penta D11-725 engines on shaft drive or Volvo Penta IPS-950.

Sunseeker Manhattan 52

Aft view of the Manhattan 52

Sunseeker will be showcasing its full range at the Southampton Boat Show, which takes place on 16-25 September.

The Predator 68 MK II, the 95 Yacht, the 75 Yacht, the  86 Yacht and the San Remo cruiser will all feature alongside the new Manhattan 52.

13 June

Now in its 48th year, the Southampton Boat Show will return to Mayflower Park on 16-25 September 2016.

The 10-day event will showcase thousands of boats, brands and equipment and will feature the very latest world launches from powerboats to sail.

Confirmed for a world launch at the show are the Oyster 675, the Greenline 36, the Spirit 47CR, the Cormate Utility 23 R and the X4 and X6 from X-Yachts.

The Antares 7 and Antares 8, Atlantis 43, Azimut 55S, Elling E6 from Q Marine (Poole), J/11S from Key Yachting, the Dehler 34, Fairline Yachts’ Targa 53 OPEN and its Squadron 65 HardTop and Charles Watson’s RM 1270 will have UK debuts.

Cormate Utility 23 R debuts at the 2016 Southampton Boat Show

Cormate Utility 23 R will debut at the Southampton Boat Show


New brands already confirmed for this year’s show include Cormate and Waterspoor.

Following unprecedented demand from exhibitors for undercover space, a new show layout will also be revealed for 2016.

Ocean Hall and Windward Hall will be merged with an additional 550 square metres of space added to create a new look Ocean Hall for 2016.

Enhancements to the layout will also see Beneteau and Jeanneau move from their historical space on the land to a much bigger display on the marina.

Southampton Boat Show 2015

The sail boat section of the show’s marina. Credit onEdition


In total, Beneteau will be bringing 19 boats and Jeanneau 22 boats across their sail and power ranges.

Also exhibiting for the first time will be Monte Carlo Yachts who will be showcasing the MCY 65.

There will also be plenty of opportunities for visitors to get out on the water and experience dinghy sailing, power boating or taking a ride on a RIB.

These free attractions include:

  • On the Water’s “Get Afloat”, supported by the team at Rockley: a tailor made attraction offering visitors aged 8-16 the chance to discover dinghy sailing and Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP);
  •  “Try-a-Boat” sessions from On the Water to allow visitors to experience being out on the water on a varied selection of vessels;
  • “Wet Wheels”, a 9m Cheetah Catamaran that has been specially adapted for wheelchair access. Powered by two of Suzuki’s flagship V6 300hp outboard engines, it is capable of driving at 40 knots;
  • The magnificent Artemis tall ship will be taking centre stage on the marina, with visitors being able to climb aboard.

Other attractions will include:

  • Bumper Boats in the arena for the younger visitors;
  • A number of spectacular air display’s over the marina;
  • A festival stage in Solent Park with live music, talks from industry experts and fashion shows across the 10-day event;
  • The Global Challenge Sailing Experience on a 72ft round the world ocean race yacht;
  • The VIP Platinum Experience which includes a trip out on a luxury motor yacht.
Southampton Boat Show 2015

Powerboats at the show. Credit onEdition


British Marine Boat Shows’ Managing Director, Murray Ellis, said: “We are thrilled to announce this fantastic new presence from both Beneteau and Jeanneau at this year’s Southampton Boat Show together with fantastic new launches and a debut presence from a host of global brands.”

“We are always looking for ways to better the show each year for both visitors and exhibitors alike and I have no doubt that the boats on show coupled with the new layout and enhanced visitor experience will once again position the show as Europe’s biggest boating festival,” stated Ellis.

Advance tickets for the Southampton Boat Show start from £15, and are now on sale at the event’s website.