Scotland’s Boat Show is on the horizon!

Friday 14th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th October 2016 – Admission Free – CarParking £5.

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The largest boat show in the country, and now regarded as the largest brokerage show in the UK, SBS16 has added a host of new attractions that will have visitors and “frill seekers” flocking from all corners of the sailing world to Kip Marina this October!

Aiming to bring a new generation to boating in Scotland is the ‘Get On The Water’ Pavilion, where there will be experts to help and offer advice on how to get involved in sailing, powerboats, RIBs, jetskis, paddleboards, canoes or even model boats, whatever your interest. GOTW is proud to be part of Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and has received support from EventScotland, a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate.


For those who wish to actually ‘Get On The Water’ during the show, RYA Scotland are offering their biggest ever range of on-water taster sessions with partners SportScotland National Centre Cumbrae, Clyde Muirshiel Country Park, plus You and Sea Training, so that visitors can try their hand in yachts and motor yachts, RIB driving or dinghy sailing in a safe environment and with expert tuition.

For mobility impaired people Clyde Muirshiel will also be featuring the wheelyboat ‘Discovery’ which takes up to 4 wheelchair users and their friends/carers on a short tour out and around the marina while sailing taster sessions will be available in the accessible Hansa 303 dinghies.

RYA Scotland are also teaming up with Practical Boat Owner magazine to present a series of fun and informative lectures and presentations from experts on subjects ranging from how to begin boating to sailing around the world!

Part of the unique appeal of Scotland’s Boat Show is always the large numbers of high quality pre-owned boats on display from Michael Schmidt & Partner and this year promises to be their largest brokerage range ever, with a display to suit every style and budget. For new boats on the water, expect the finest display of innovative design led yachts from Hanse including the 345, 385, 415, and, making their Scottish début, the magnificent Hanse 455 and 505.

Powerboat fans have lots to enjoy as Stan Prosser’s Marine Sales Scotland returns with an impressive display of twenty powerboats ranging from Bayliners, Bavarias, Regals and Quicksilvers to the iconic Sunseeker.

At the opposite end of the size scale don’t miss the Hartley Boats flagship stand in the Small Boats Area where visitors can see some of the most popular sailing dinghies in the UK.

On shore the centerpiece RYA Scotland Pavilion will be filled with marine trade exhibitors showcasing the latest trends and developments in marine and leisure products from local and UK wide companies, while elsewhere visitors can enjoy seeing luxury cars from Porsche, Lamborghini, Morgan, and, for the first time, Tesla – all adding up to a fascinating display of power and speed.

The Clyde LifeStyle Pavilion returns with a range of new artisan craft and design companies and is even bigger and better than last year with everything from fashion to furniture on offer while elsewhere you can find pipe bands, children’s play areas and street food!

Scotland’s Boat Show 2016 takes place at Kip Marina, Inverkip, Inverclyde on the 14th, 15th & 16th of October 2016 – Admission is free and car parking is a nominal £5 per vehicle.