Princess, Sunseeker and Fairline have joined forces to showcase a "best of British" boat show

In a collaboration to promote national boat design and manufacturing at the start of the European boating season, Princess, Sunseeker and Fairline have joined forces to showcase a “best of British” on the Hamble this May. Billed as a boutique show for buyers, the second British Motor Yacht Show organised by Premier Marinas will be held at Swanwick marina on 16-18 May.

James Barke, managing director at Essex Boatyards, believes the union is “hugely significant. It makes perfect sense for Britain’s premier motoryacht distributors to form an alliance to promote British expertise – we are stronger if we work together,” he says.

Max Whale, marketing director at Princess Motor Yacht Sales, agrees the show is about promoting national talent: “First and foremost, this is really a ‘best of British’ motoryacht sales and promotion event.”

The three giants of British motorboating will be displaying their latest launches and more.

Fairline will spotlight its Squadron and Targa ranges – the 42, 48 and 65, and 48, 48GT T38 GT respectively will be moored in Swanwick marina.

Princess will promote its 52, 88, V39, V52, V57 and S72.

Sunseeker will show the Portofino 40, San Remo, Manhattan 55, Manhattan 63, 68 Sport Yacht and 80 Sport Yacht.

All boats will be open for inspection and Premier Marinas is to invite other big names of the British marine industry to exhibit; details will be released nearer the time on the show website.

Located just off the M27 in the river Hamble, the boat show will be open daily from 10am-4.30pm and be free to anyone interested in buying a yacht. Premier Marinas expects 1000 visitors over the three days.

For more information see www.britishmotoryachtshow.com