The Best UK Boat Shows in 2024


2024 is jam packed with an array of boat shows, sailboat shows and yachting events galore! We have curated a list of the absolute best boat shows in the UK, tailored specifically for boat and yacht enthusiasts like yourself. We will cover when the events take place, their standout features and more. Dive into this blog and allow it to serve as a boat events calendar and explore the top and exclusive boat shows happening across the UK this year.


Oceanology International, a biennial event established in 1969, serves as a global platform for showcasing the latest ocean technologies and developments. With events across the globe, including the UK, Middle East, China and San Diego, the event facilitates knowledge exchange and networking opportunities among industry stakeholders, academia, and government bodies, making it a vital forum for advancing marine science and technology. Oceanology will take place from the 12th-14th March at Excel London.

Boat Show London

Boat Show London, also known as London Luxury Afloat, is a prestigious event set to take place at the St Katherine Docks Marina in London from April 9th to 14th, 2024. Presented by British Marine this luxury yacht expo is located in Central London’s only marina that is surrounded by waterfront bars, cafes, and restaurants, offering an excellent location for any global boat show. This London boat show is tailored to prospective buyers, showcasing some of the most luxurious sail and motor yachts in the world. St Katherine Docks also provide a wide variety of cuisine, making it a perfect venue for a yacht event.

South Coast and Green Tech Boat Show

The South Coast and Green Tech Boat Show, fuses two premier events; a comprehensive showcase of global power and sail brands alongside innovative eco-friendly products. The show starts in April, from the 19th to 21st, in Ocean Village Marina, Southampton, the event offers free visitor attendance and the opportunity to explore over eighty new boats while also providing access to ancillary services such as finance and insurance, making it a must visit for serious buyers.

The British Motor Yacht Show

Slated for May 16th to 19th, The British Motor Yacht Show offers a curated selection of luxury motor yachts from renowned brands like Fairline, Princess, and Sunseeker. Hosted by Premier Marinas, the event provides an unparalleled opportunity for prospective buyers to engage with industry professionals and explore the latest offerings in the luxury yacht market.

Crick Boat Show

The Crick Boat Show, running from May 25th to 27th, offers a unique, not-to-miss experience at Crick Waterside & Marina, renowned for its picturesque setting and convenient amenities. Boasting a range of boats and a friendly atmosphere, the show attracts boating enthusiasts seeking both relaxation and exploration. When planning your visit, make sure you schedule in activities such as boat handling taster courses, seminars and boat trips.  


Can you believe Europe’s largest on-water commercial marine and workboat exhibition is right here in the UK? Seawork is going to mark its 25th anniversary this year, taking place from June 11th to 13th at Mayflower Park in Southampton. Seawork also provides an invaluable opportunity for networking and business development within the commercial marine and workboat sector. Co-located with Marine Civils, the event offers tailored conference sessions, government briefings, and industry forums. Attendees can expect to explore the latest advancements in equipment, services, and vessels at the Seawork Innovations Showcase. On opening day the European Commercial Marine Awards are held, making Seawork a must attend event for professionals in the industry.

Southampton International Boat Show

The Southampton International Boat Show, scheduled from September 13th to 22nd, promises a captivating experience for families, water sport enthusiasts, and boat buyers alike. Taking place in Mayflower Park in Southampton, the week-long event features a diverse array of marine brands showcasing everything from paddleboards to superyachts. With expert advice on hand and ample opportunities to get out on the water, the Southampton International Boat show offers an immersive experience for all attendees.


In conclusion, the array of upcoming yacht and boat shows, promises a thrilling year for marine enthusiasts. From the grandeur of royal yacht events to the innovation showcased at UK boat shows, each event offers a unique glimpse into the latest in nautical excellence. The UK’s 2024 maritime calendar is brimming with opportunities to connect with the heart of the yachting world. Don’t miss the chance to partake in these unparalleled yachting experiences, set against the backdrop of some of the most prestigious nautical exhibitions and marine events.

Author Bio

After completing a BSC degree at University in 2000, Cristelle started a career in the financial industry in a private pension company.  She began her career in insurance in 2007 and subsequently with Admiral Marine in 2008 focusing on the provision of yacht insurance worldwide. Her career at Admiral Marine has progressed from Underwriting Assistant to Deputy Underwriter to now Lead Underwriter and Cristelle now has over 15 years’ experience in the yacht insurance industry. 

Cristelle can be contacted via phone or email.