This weekend, the breath-taking Poole Quay Boat Haven is hosting the inaugural Poole Harbour Boat Show. Poole is an incredible hive of activity, especially during the summer months. This hive of activity as well as the rich and varied boating business locally have attracted the boat show to the area. The present boating community makes this location perfect for the weekend long event, with stunning views of Brownsea Island, and in close proximity to lively cafes, bars and restaurants.
The maritime showcase, organised by Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHP), is free to the public and is set to feature a range of activities for all to enjoy. The event commences at 10am Saturday morning. You can spend both Saturday and Sunday leisurely browsing over 100 stands laid on by exhibitors and charities including clothing, watersports hire and marine electronics.
Tall Ships, Stavros and Pelican will be berthed on Town Quay and will be open to the public creating the main highlight of the weekend for families, children and boating enthusiasts. The RNLI will be present across the weekend and will be demonstrating rescue techniques between 11.15am and 1.15pm on both the Saturday and Sunday. Visitors will be treated to live music and competitions throughout the weekend. Saturday’s proceedings will close with a spectacular firework display at 10pm. Sunday will see Paralympic Gold Medallist, Helena Lucas MBE make a special guest appearance and will be hosting a meet and greet from 11am to 12pm.
Mr Lacey, chair of the PHP, said: “European Maritime Day in 2017 gives Poole the chance to put the town’s marine spirit in the spotlight. “We hope the boat show will become an integral part of that high profile event and we welcome everyone to come and sample what is going to become a flagship event for Poole.”
Full details of the Poole Harbour Boat Show and a complete list of events can be found here: http://www.pooleharbourboatshow.co.uk/#!whats-on/c11nz
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