Liverpool Boat Show

Outside the Liverpool Boat Show. Image Credit: Liverpool Boat Show.

If you’ve left your Christmas shopping to the last minute and are worried about finding the perfect gift for the sailor in your life, then this might just be the answer! Tickets to a boat show are an affordable way to show that you share a passion for boating, and you can always add an extra ‘voucher’ promising further treats when the show actually takes place.

We’ve already covered a few of the highlights from the world of boat shows over the next months, but, with news just in that tickets to Liverpool’s inaugural boat show in the coming spring went on sale earlier this week and are flying off the shelves, we thought it’d be appropriate to tell you a bit more about this specific event.

The show is due to take place from April 29 to May 8 and is being held at Albert Dock right in the heart of Liverpool City. Just earlier today, the last segment of the huge pontoons to be used for the event was dragged into place by a local tug.

The show is expected to draw in hundreds of thousands of visitors; a spokesperson for the event said it will be ‘one of the three biggest events in the city without a shadow of doubt.’ The show will be a buyer’s paradise.  Exhibitors will include all four of the world’s biggest boating brands – Princess Motor Yachts, Sealine, Fairline and Sunseeker.

Despite the appeal to the super-rich, this event is open and welcoming to all, with adult tickets starting from just £12. There’ll be lots of opportunities to make smaller investments than a multi-million dollar vessel, what about that promised gift of a new fishing boat propeller?!

There will even be the opportunity for non-paying visitors to walk through the docks and admire the 200 boats on display.

Highlights of the show include a packed programme of water-based entertainment and demonstrations, ranging from wake-boarding, power boat racing and water-skiing to championship sailing. There’ll be events to keep all the family amused and engaged, as well as lots of delicious food and beverages to enjoy. In fact, one of the main attractions of the event will be the much-loved and traditional ‘Guinness Bar’.

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