Three of the UK's biggest boatbuilders are set to host a new boat show at Swanwick Marina in May

News reaches us that Princess Motor Yacht Sales, Sunseeker and Fairline are joining forces to launch a brand new boat show at Premier’s Swanwick Marina over the weekend of 17-19 May.

The show will feature a minimum of five boats from each brand, with 12 boats in the water and three vessels on the hard-standing.

Colin Capewell, MD of Princess Motor Yacht Sales, said there will be additional new and used boats on display, depending on stock availability.

The free show will also be the world launch of the Princess V48 and there will be engine manufacturers and lending companies on hand to offer advice to existing boatowners and those new to boating.

Capewell said the show is the outcome of talks between himself, James Barke of Fairline dealer Essex Boatyards, and Chris Head of Sunseeker.

Capewell said, “Rather than the potential buyer having to hop all over the place to compare different boats of the same build quality, here they can see three great British brands side by side in an unpressurised setting.”

Capewell said if the show is a success then it may become an annual event or even a mobile show replicated in different destinations three or four times a year.