All Wales Boat Show delayed until 2017 after venue u-turn

The organisers of the All Wales Boat Show have delayed the three-day event until 2017 after deciding to move back to Conwy Marina

The All Wales Boat Show will take a year out in 2016 organisers have announced, with the event due to return to Conwy in 2017.

The delay comes after organisers decided to move the event out of the Plas Heli sailing academy in Pwllheli and back to Conwy Marina, the site of the 2014 All Wales Boat Show.

Organiser Davina Carey-Evans told MBY: “We have listened to the visitors and exhibitors and we are responding to what they want.”

She added that the 1,200-berth Conwy Marina (pictured above) is more convenient for visitors travelling from Manchester as it is 40 miles closer to the English border than Pwllheli.

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The All Wales Boat Show has been running since 2013 and generates £2.5m for the local economy, despite not receiving any support from the local government, something that Davina hopes to change.

The 2017 event has been scheduled for June 9-11 and the organisers aim to get more than 100 boats on display.

Jon Roberts, area manager for Quay Marinas operators of Conwy Marinas, added: “It’s the perfect location for the show which we are delighted to be playing host [to] because of the diversity of attractions it will offer.”


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