The show will take place at Swanwick Marina on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March and with three more shows to follow in the spring

Premier Marinas, owner and operator of nine marinas on the South Coast, gets set for two shows in one as it confirms it will be holding a Motorboat and RIB Show at Swanwick Marina on Saturday 25th and 26th March from 10am to 4pm and a second pre-season show focusing on bigger boats.

The Motorboat and RIB 2017 show will be a showcase for all types of stackable boats up to 11 metres, including new and used sports boats, RIBS and small fishing boats. The free event will also showcase the marina’s dry stack facility, which can hold up to 80 boats and Premier’s staff will be on hand to talk about Premier Marinas dry stack facilities at Gosport and Falmouth Marina in Cornwall.

Besides boats and watercraft for sale, there will also be advice on motorboat training and insurance and a range of electronics.

Premier will be inviting visitors to take part in a free prize draw to win a year’s dry stack berthing for a boat up to 8m.

Premier will also be running a pre-season Boat Show over the weekend, where onsite brokerages will showcase a range of new and used power and sail boats ashore and in the water.

Nicola Walsh CMM at Swanwick Marina said: “Following the successful launch of the Motorboat and RIB Show at Gosport Marina last year, we’re looking forward to hosting it again, alongside a pre-season Boat Show, here at Swanwick. It will be a valuable show for those who are keen boating enthusiasts who want to know about the benefits of dry stack and for serious buyers who want to view a variety of large and small boat brands. Boaters like to buy a boat earlier on in the year so they are back on the water in time for the long Easter weekend in April.”

Swanwick’s Boat Show will offer free onsite car parking, a marine focused tenant community and the Boat House Cafe will serve breakfast, lunch and evening meals.

Other upcoming Premier Marinas events include Southsea Marina Fishing Show (May 6th) and the British Motor Yacht Show (May 19-21).

Show dates:

Swanwick Boat Show – 25-26 March 2017 – 10am – 4pm

Premier confirms it will be holding  a Pre-season Boat Show at Swanwick Marina on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March from 10am to 4pm, focusing on bigger boats.

The event will showcase over 50 different powerboats, motorboats, RIBs and sports boats both in the water and ashore.
To give visitors a taste of being out on the water local brokerage Gemini Marine will be offering RIB demonstrations plus Gibbs Boat Sales will display its award-winning Monterey Sports boats on land.

Sargo Boats UK will have a beautiful Sargo 28 motorboat on the water and Inspiration Marine will unveil its new Greenline 36; one of the world’s leading diesel/hybrid motorboats.
Plus, for those looking for larger craft the Pre-Season Boat Show will display a fantastic range of new and used power and sail boats courtesy of onsite brokerages, Ancasta International Boat Sales, Clipper Marine, Princess Motor Yachts, Sea Ventures and Sunseeker Southampton.
Visitors to the event will also be able to see live demonstrations of how Premier’s specialist marine forklift lifts boats from the dry stack and launches them into the water and have an on-board safety check for free by the RNLI. Premier will also be inviting berth holders, friends and family to take part in a free prize draw to win a year’s dry stack berthing for a boat up to 8m.

Most anticipated launches of 2017 

Brighton Boat Show – 1-2 April 2017 – 10.30am – 4pm

First one in many years, it will be a land and water show, with a range of small and large sail and motorboats to view, as well as a flares amnesty and activities onshore hosted by onsite tenants.  


Southsea Marina Fishing Show – 6th May 2017 – 10am – 4pm

The third year this show has been held. We will have our popular Q&A tent, a bigger main marquee, fishing boats ashore/in the water, music, a potential boat jumble and a host of contributors who will showcase their services and fishing products.


British Motor Yacht Show – 19 – 21 May 2017 

Now in its fifth year, this exclusive show promises to deliver a line up of the best British motor yachts from top British brands, Fairline Southampton, Princess Motor Yacht Sales and Sunseeker Southampton.