This year’s Southampton Boat Show is starting to shape up, with organisers confirming that the Red Arrows will be making a special appearance

First details are starting to emerge about the 2015 Southampton Boat Show (September 11-20), as the organisers have secured a major coup by lining up a Red Arrows flypast for the first time.

The famous Royal Air Force stunt team will be performing their aerobatics above Mayflower Marina from 1540 to 1600 on Saturday September 12.

Apart from the Red Arrows display, other key attractions include the 100ft Ferris wheel, which is returning for the second year in a row to offer visitors panoramic views of the show.

Meanwhile, the historic tall ship Earl of Pembroke will be open for visitors to climb aboard throughout the ten-day event.

Visitors will also be able to try out boating through various initiatives. Get Afloat will provide dinghy sailing and stand-up paddleboarding taster sessions for 8-16 year-olds, while Wet Wheels will be offering catamaran rides for wheelchair users.

The show, which is now in its 47th year, features a purpose-built marina to house the hundreds of models that are displayed on the water.

In terms of new models, big-name debuts from the likes of Fairline Boats, Sunseeker and Princess Yachts are expected, and a number of high-profile announcements are due in the coming weeks.

Advance tickets to the 2015 Southampton Boat Show are on sale now, priced at £15 per adult. Two children aged under 15 can go for free with each paying adult.