It's the tenth anniversary for the Jersey Boat Show, which takes place in St Helier this weekend
Spanning the weekend of 29th and 30th April plus the following Monday, Jersey Boat Show is returning for its tenth anniversary. Based at St Helier Marina, the show promises vessels ranging from superyachts to more practical vessels, with exhibitors including Sunseeker, Fairline, Princess, Hardy, Jeanneau and Bénéteau.
In addition to new product, the Royal Navy will be displaying HMS Mersey, an offshore patrol vessel, accompanied by two university training ships and offshore raiding craft.
Other highlights include Sir Francis Chichester’s Gypsy Moth IV, in which he single-handedly circumnavigated the world in 1966, and Christiana, a former Norwegian rescue boat which is stopping off in Jersey on its way to Istanbul as part of a 12-month voyage, a project set up by the internationally renowned artist collective Future Farmers. Both vessels will be open to the public during the weekend.
Weighbridge Place will be the setting for a military village and there will also be a public Beating Retreat ceremony on the Saturday afternoon. As a conclusion to the boat show’s tenth anniversary the Royal Marines Band will also be performing a free public concert in the Great Hall, Victoria College on Monday evening.
The show is open between 10am and 6pm on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April and between 10am and 5pm on Monday 01 May. Entry is free.
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More information: Jersey Boat Show 2017