Big day of boat launches at PSP Southampton Boat Show

Princess, Fairline, Sealine and Sunseeker all introduce boats to the press and public

The PSP Southampton Boat Show opened this morning with some typically spectacular boat launches from some of the UK’s biggest boatyards.

Princess was the first stop on the long day of launches, introducing its new 56 and V62-S to the press and public.


Sealine quickly followed with the unveiling of its new F48, and gathered a large crowd for the celebration of its 40th year in business.

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But it was Sunseeker that brought the house down for the launch of the new Portofino 40 and Predator 80, accompanied by stirring renditions of Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Brittania.

This was followed by an appearance of Eddie Jordan, who is buying Sunseeker’s first 155 Yacht, and Formula 1 driver Jenson Button, who it was revealed is buying a Sunseeker 28 Metre.

Officially opening event were the heroes of the British Olympic and Paralympic sailing teams, including Ben Ainslie, who toured the event in a slow-moving motorcade of golf buggies.

The much-anticipated launch of the Pearl 75 followed, and Fairline also introduced the new Squadron 60 and Targa 62.

MBY will be updating our Facebook gallery from the show throughout the event, and keeping you up to date with all that’s happening via Twitter.

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