The resounding success of the inaugural Poole Harbour Boat Show in May this year has enabled organisers Poole Harbour Commissioners to confirm dates for subsequent shows in May 2016 and 2017. There will also be a third day added to the weekend’s schedule of activities.
To coincide with the dates of the 2017 European Maritime Day, which includes a conference at The Lighthouse, the Poole Harbour Boat Show will be held on 20 – 22 May, 2016 and 19 – 21 May 19 to 21, 2017.
Poole Quay and Poole Quay Boat Haven will continue to host the free boat show which attracted more than 15,000 visitors this year. Following extensive debrief discussions and assessment through feedback and visitor surveys, organisers are planning to refine the event in 2016 and have hopes to expand the event further along the Quay.
Jim Stewart, chief executive for Poole Harbour Commissioners, said: “To hear such positive response from so many involved in the event and particularly from the public was overwhelming. I acknowledge all the hard work from the team and our sponsors who put so much into making this event happen and we are excited for its future, particularly as we lead into 2017 and the prestigious European Maritime Day which Poole will host.