Big crowds create a classic boat show weekend

Sunshine pulls in the punters

If the first weekend of the PSP Southampton Boat Show is anything to go by, this could be a vintage year. We can’t remember a busier Saturday, especially on the pontoons where thousands filled the aisles and queues formed at the stern of many a new boat.

The weather was a key factor. Saturday’s sunshine drawing in the crowds and creating the perfect show backdrop, while an overcast Sunday saw a slight drop in visitor numbers.

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