And the film boat is there too

As Pirates of the Caribbean 3 opens across the country today, the Southampton Boat Show organisers announce that HMS Bounty, one of the film’s featured ships, will be at the event this September.

The boat appeared in the 1962 classic Mutiny on the Bounty starring Marlon Brando, and more recently in the Disney blockbuster Pirates trilogy.

After the Southampton show she sail on a voyage to Tahiti and Pitcairn Island.

Visitors to the Southampton Boat Show will be able to tour the ship and learn more about the mutiny that saw Fletcher Christian take control of HMS Bounty more than 200 years ago.

On board, professional actors playing Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian will offer ‘street entertainment’ style performances to entertain visitors.

And an actor playing Johnny Depp’s character Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean will stalk guests and stumble around the ship.

James Gower, an organiser of the Southampton Boat Show, comments: “We’re delighted that HMS Bounty, a ship of such historical importance as well as a famous movie star, is coming to the Southampton Boat Show. Such an attraction will generate mass appeal, and we’re expecting HMS Bounty to prove a real hit with all the visitors to the show.”

The Southampton Boat Show in Mayflower Park runs from 14 to 23 September. Children aged 15 and under go free (when accomopanied by an adult) and tickets are on sale now from www.southamptonboatshow.co.uk or by calling the ticket hot-line 0870 060 0246.