Show not to be confused with MBM-sponsored South Wales Boat Show in June and North Wales Boat Show in July, both of which are going ahead as planned

The Welsh Boat Show, which debuted in 2007, has been cancelled this year due to the “economic storm”.

The show, staged previously at the United Counties Showground in Camarthenshire, was due to run this coming weekend, but organisers made the decision not to add to the demands on exhibitors’ resources.

“We feel that we would not be able to deliver the strong healthy sales that our exhibitors enjoyed at last year’s show,” said organiser Nigel Burke. “Therefore we are putting all our resources into making 2010 a more rewarding and buoyant show for both exhibitors and visitors.”

The Welsh Boat Show should not to be confused with the South Wales Boat Show in June and the North Wales Boat Show in July, both of which are being sponsored by MBM and are still going ahead.

Burke said that he would instead be throwing his weight behind an open weekend at Neyland Marina over the coming weekend run by Quadra Boats.