The used boat show from Ancasta hopes to keep the spirit of the Southampton Show going well into October

After 35 years of running a parallel used boat event during the Southampton Boat Show, Ancasta is branching out with its new Autumn Collection, billed as the biggest brokerage event of 2014.

The Hamble-based dealer will be exhibiting more than 400 used boats from 3-13 October, giving visitors to their stand at this year’s Southampton Show (12-21 September) more time to make their mind up before buying.

The show will be run in tandem across all 14 Ancasta offices, with the UK brokerages in Brighton, Chichester, Lymington, Swanwick, Cowes, Port Solent, Plymouth, Dartmouth, Falmouth and Mylor all taking part.

Will Blair from Ancasta told MBM: “The old format of lining up boats on a pontoon for visitors to view over one weekend has now been superseded primarily due to the internet.

“Customers have told us that this format is far more convenient, offering them a chance to view the best range of suitable boats at a value that is right for them across multiple locations.”

Ancasta is currently accepting listings for the Autumn Collection, including a lift, clean and storage deal. All listed boats will be promoted across the Ancasta network, as well as on the Ancasta website.