Sunseeker has been announced as the returning headline sponsor for the 2019 Poole Harbour Boat Show, continuing its support for the popular and growing event for the fifth consecutive year. The Poole Harbour Boat Show takes place from 7th – 9th June and is organised by Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC).
Poole Harbour Commissioner’s CEO, Jim Stewart advised: “We are absolutely thrilled to have Sunseeker back on board and to be working closely with them to ensure that this year’s boat show is a real success. The 2019 event promises to be even bigger and better and to have the continued support of an iconic brand such as Sunseeker is just fantastic! We are extremely grateful for their loyalty.”
PHC Marketing Director, Tracy Payne enthused: “The 2019 event is gaining significant momentum and we are particularly pleased at the attention and support that the boat show is receiving. Everyone within the marine industry and businesses and organisations locally are keen to find out more and learn how they can get involved. 2019 promises lots of expansion and more focus on our event objectives of getting people ‘on the water’, particularly younger people. There will be many varied opportunities to get on the water throughout the boat show weekend, including workshops taking place on the Tall Ships and ‘Try a Boat’ sessions.”
The last four years have seen us achieve great successes, our reputation has grown, and we are now recognised as the fastest growing boat show in the UK. We’re also the biggest FREE to attend boat show on the south coast. Visitor numbers have increased year-on-year, and we’ve forged positive partnerships, not just with marine businesses but also with many local and regional businesses who have recognised the event as a great platform to gain some positive and extensive exposure.”
Bryan Jones, Sunseeker International Marketing Manager, added: “Sunseeker is pleased to be supporting the Poole Harbour Boat Show for a fifth year. Since 2014 the event has grown considerably, and we are delighted to be associated with our local boat show. This year, as well as displaying one of our latest Sunseeker models, we will be promoting our links with the Blue Marine Foundation to raise awareness and support for our ongoing charity project. Our recruitment team will also be on hand with information on our award-winning Sunseeker Apprenticeship Scheme. We currently have 120 apprentices within the company and each year we look to recruit a further 40 new apprentices across our shipyards in Poole and Portland.
“PHC do an excellent job at organising a fantastic family event and one that is free. Living in Dorset makes boating and being out on the water truly accessible, so we encourage everyone to come along and enjoy what the show has to offer.”
The show will open daily from 10am – 6pm, Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June. For further details visit: pooleharbourboatshow.co.uk
The Poole Harbour Boat Show is being supported by Sunseeker, Sibbett Gregory, Coleman Marine Insurance, Conker Spirit, Elite Signs, Greenslade Pleasure Boats, PKF Francis Clark, Lester Aldridge, British Marine Wessex, MS Amlin, WQI Marine, Brittany Ferries, Rockley Watersports and media partners Bournemouth Daily Echo and Wave 105.