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Sandbanks Boat Show 2014

PUBLISHED: 14:53 29 April 2014 | UPDATED: 14:53 29 April 2014

All craft great and small

All craft great and small

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This boutique-style show at Salterns Marina is a great way to kick start the boating season, writes Helen Stiles

All craft great and smallAll craft great and small

From the original founders of the ‘boutique’ inspired boat shows, Salterns Marina, a 5 Gold Anchor Marina, once again hosts the Sandbanks Boat Show which brings you an eclectic mix of over 70 top boating brands plus a diverse line-up of marine products to inspire you to get back out on the water.

From luxury high-end British motor yachts brands including Fairline, Princess and Sunseeker to an extensive mix of sports cruisers, high performance craft, fishing boats, ribs including tenders, jet skis and associated marine products, this two-day event really is a sea of boats.

Get up close with the craft you want to buyGet up close with the craft you want to buy

After all that oohing and aahing at boats there’s plenty on shore to tempt your taste-buds of hungry sailors and visitors including Timmy’s Pies, fresh seafood from

South West Fisheries and liquid refreshment in the form of real ale, champagne and fine wine from Upham Brewery.

In addition the RNLI will be hosting a free lifejacket clinic, so bring along your lifejacket and have it checked free of charge for safety.

So if you’re passionate about boats or want to learn more about getting out on the water this season, this is the show for you and best of all its completely free!

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Sandbanks Boat Show

When: 10-11 May (10am-5pm)

Admission: Free

Where: Salterns Marina, 40 Salterns Way, Lilliput, Poole BH14 8JR

More details: sandbanksboatshow.co.uk or call 01202 707222

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About Salterns Marina

Salterns Marina, located in Poole, enjoys the sheltered waters of Europe’s largest natural harbour and is home to 225 marina berths including 75 swinging moorings. Salterns, which has been established for well over 30 years, offers a comprehensive range of facilities you would expect from a marina with 5 Gold Anchor status .

For more details visit salternsbrokerage.co.uk.

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New brands for 2014

The Sandbanks Boat Show is renowned for being friendly and relaxed, and there is always plenty of free advice on hand to help you make the right decision. Here are some of the new brands you can see at this year’s show.

Cranchi: A brand synonymous with Italian style and sophistication will be showing off their new sleek, cutting-edge sportscruiser the Endurance 33.

Sealegs: This stylish amphibious Rib delivers a powerful all-terrain vehicle into a high-speed, ocean going craft – be amazed!

Cockwells: Custom-build and restore beautiful classic yachts, launches and superyacht tenders. Come and view their modern and classic Duchy 27.

Orkney Boats: Builders of sea angling, commercial and leisure craft for over 40 years. Peter Johnson will help you make the right decision.

Highfield Ribs: Aluminium tenders from 2.4 metres up to a 7 metre.

Oceanmaster Powerboats: A great family sports boats.

Trusty: British designed, hand-built, classically styled motor boats.

Sea-Doo (Personal Watercraft PWC): Try their new Spark PWC its easy-to-ride and price friendly too.

Can-Am: Makers of ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) & SSV (Side by Side Vehicles) – the perfect vehicle to tow your Sea-Doo!

Other brands you will see at the Sandbanks Boat Show include Windy, Boston Whaler, Sea Ray, Rodman, Targa and Goldfish.

For the full line-up of traditional, classic and modern boats and marine products visit sandbanksboatshow.co.uk where you can also enter a competition to win a berth worth £13,000 at Salterns Marina.

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