As spring approaches and the days get longer, sailors start to prepare their boats for the season ahead. Beaulieu’s annual Boatjumble, arriving at just the right time of year on Sunday 26th April, isn’t just the largest outdoor sale of boating items in Europe, but also an enjoyable day out for the whole family.
You will be spoilt for choice by the hundreds of stands, offering everything you might need to stay afloat for another year, from anchors, chains, rope and fenders, to outboard engines, sails and clothing.
Browse, barter, do a deal and enjoy the day.
Visit Boatmall for the very latest products on offer from leading manufacturers, covering every aspect of boating, with deck shoes, dinghies, engine spares and even trailerable yachts on offer.
If you’re in the market for a new boat, make sure you see the selection on sale in Boatmart, while Trunk Traders will be the place to find a bargain, with amateur jumblers selling off their surplus nautical paraphernalia.
For hands-on activities for children and adults alike, head over to the Display Arena. Clamber up the climbing wall provided by Calshot Activity Centre, and if you’re feeling fit, have a go on the Centre’s kayak training machine.
The Maritime Archaeology Trust will be returning with their popular surf simulator and Maritime bus, while younger visitors will love the nautical themed slides and rides in the Children’s Entertainment Zone.
Boatjumble media sponsor, Practical Boat Owner, will be bringing their popular Ask the Experts feature to life, with practical demonstrations from leading marine experts. Relating essential know-how and answering your nautical questions, they will cover a range of popular how-to topics, including basic fibreglass skills, radar operation, knots and splices for rigging, life jacket checks, diesel engine maintenance and more besides. The magazine’s own restoration project yacht, a Snapdragon 23 named Hantu Biru, will also be on display for visitors to see up-close.
The International Boatbuilding Training College will be on hand to explain their training programme of traditional boatbuilding skills, while a selection of classic racing boats, belonging to members of the Classic Motor Boat Association, will be on display, along with a marine photography exhibition from the Beaulieu Camera Group.
The Marine Police unit will be teaming up with explosive experts Ramora UK to offer a Flare Disposal Service; simply bring along your unwanted flares for the explosive ordnance disposal team.
The all-inclusive admission tickets cost £9.70 for adults and £7.50 for children on-the-day, and allow entry not only to the Boatjumble, but the whole of the Beaulieu attraction.
See the astonishing collection of vehicles in the National Motor Museum and enjoy On Screen Cars, World of Top Gear, Beaulieu Abbey and Palace House.
Advance tickets are available to purchase for the even lower price of £8.70 for adults and £6.50 for children, available up to 19th April by phoning 01590 612888 or booking online at www.beaulieushop.co.uk.
For traders, stand prices start at £55.00 for a single space, but with multi-stand reductions for 2015, you can upgrade to a double-size space stand for just another £35.00. Boatmart spaces are £30.00, while Trunk Traders pitches are £35.00.
To book a Stand, Trunk Trader or Boatmart space call the Events Department on 01590 614614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boatmall and Boatmart are open to visitors at 9am and Boatjumble at 10am, with the show closing at 5:00pm. A free shuttle bus service will be running between Lymington Ferry Terminal, Brockenhurst Station and Buckler’s Hard, from 8:00am and 6:00pm.
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