British Waterways to build huge pontoons at the Liverpool Boat Show

British Waterways announce a hefty investment in the 2011 boat show

British Waterways has announced they are investing £500,000 in the Liverpool Boat Show.

BW will fund the majority of an £800,000 project to install more than 600m of double-width, buoyancy-enhanced pontoons for the show in partnership with Marine Industry Events.

These will be sited along the perimeter of the Albert and Salthouse Docks to create the infrastructure for the Liverpool Boat Show in 2011.

After the show has finished they will become permanent moorings administered by British Waterways. They will also be able for use at future events.

Julie Sharman, Head of Regeneration North for BW, said, “We are delighted to be working alongside the team delivering the Liverpool Boat Show 2011 – it is set to be a great success and one which we are pleased to be a part of.”

“The Albert Dock is an excellent venue for national events and it’s great to be able to contribute towards the continued success of an area which has become a shining example of regeneration excellence.”

Sealine International will exhibit five boats at the inaugural show alongside Essex

who will be bringing their Fairline models and Beneteau who will show models from the Antares and Monte Carlo range.

The show will take place from 29 April to 8 May 2011.