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Something for the Weekend

19th, 20th & 21st May

Are you planning your weekend? Well there's a busy weekend of boating events ahead.

In Swansea in South Wales this Saturday, the new and used boat dealer, Cambrian Boats will be hosting its Open Day. The event will take place between 11-3pm, and the team are inviting visitors to join them for a glass of fizz with a BBQ and browse the new and used boats on site. Cambrian Boats is a dealer for Jeanneau, Glastron, Brig and SBS Trailers. There will also be mini boat racing and a raffle in aid of the RNLI station in Mumbles.

Looking for a boating bargain, or are you looking clear some boating ‘tut’? Well it’s the South Essex Boat Jumble this Sunday. The jumble opens at 10am and will be held at the Eastwood Nursery in Rayleigh (SS6 7LR). Admission is £4 for adults and accompanied children are free. For more details visit the Rota Events website.

Down on Dorset coast, the 3-day free entry Poole Harbour Boat Show opens today (Friday). Back for a third year, it promises to be ‘even bigger and better’, with an additional display area located across the water on Ballast Quay, opposite Town Quay and a free passenger boat service for visitors. It is also a special year, as the show will coincide with ‘The Future of our Seas’, European Maritime Day held at Poole Harbour, which includes an important marine conference, so visitors to the harbour are sure to be seeing it looking at its very best. Motorboat exhibitors include TBS Boats, Whyboats, Bates Wharf, Sunseeker, Offshore Powerboats and Stingray Boats. Besides an array of motorboats, RIBs, and retail stalls selling chandlery, clothing and water-sports accessories, there will be plenty of features and displays. On the Friday night, there will be live music and a firework display. Four tall ships will be moored alongside Town Quay and will be open to the public. On the water there will be demonstrations by the RNLI and Border Force, plus watersport taster sessions, a junior RIB slalom race and flyboarding by Aqua Jetpack. There will also be live music on the Sunseeker Sessions stage, a ‘Royal Navy Village’ on Ballast Quay and the Royal Marines ‘Beating the Retreat’. Full details and timings are available on the show website.

The 3-day British Motor Yacht Show 2017 opens today (Friday) and will see many large motor yachts from the British-built brands, Fairline, Princess and Sunseeker, descend upon Premier Marina Swanwick. Sunseeker will be showcasing 6 boats from its range, Fairline will have its new Squadron 53 and Princess will unveil its new 62, alongside its S60 Sports Yacht. RIB manufacturer, Williams Boats will have four of its four high performance tenders on display. There will also be luxury cars on display and exhibitors displaying gear, equipment, clothing and services.

Finally, the three marinas in Brundall, Norfolk have joined forces to host the free-entry Brundall Boat Show this Saturday. Broom Boats, Norfolk Boat Sales and Norfolk Yacht Agency will collectively host the show, which will form part of the Broads Outdoor Festival. New and pre-owned boats will be available to view on the water, as well as stalls for local marine exhibitors. There will be entertainment scheduled throughout the day across the three marinas and food available from Tavern Tasty Meats down at the Norfolk Boat Sales marina. Broom Boats will be hosting local marine business exhibitors in its marquee and have luxury cars on display from Lotus and the Stratton Motor Company. It will also be taking entries in the 'name the Broom cocktail' competition. At Norfolk Yacht Agency, the singers Hayley Moss and Ben Lake kick off our entertainment from 12. Norfolk Boat Sales site has teamed up with wine merchants, Bijou Bottles and will be offering wine tasting on its site between 12-2pm. It will also have its newest arrival on display, a Sealine C330. The event is open 10am-4pm and there will be free Park and Ride service to the show available from Yarmouth Road.

Have a great weekend

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