More ways to get on the water than ever at Liverpool!
Above: Tinn-Silver aluminium fishing boat from Maiden Marine.
The Northern Boat Show have announced more canal boats will be joining their stunning line-up of power boats, ribs and sailing boats on show at Liverpool on 23-25 June, all at the heart of the Mersey River Festival. Giving visitors, interested in getting on the water, the opportunity of seeing the full spectrum of the leisure marine market from boat builders, canoes, kayaks, sail makers, marinas, holidays, chandlers, water sports and engine manufacturers to marine finance, clothing specialists and navigation equipment.
Highlights at Liverpool include the highly anticipated Tyler Broom canal boat from Tingdene Marinas. Tyler Broom is a partnership between Broom Boats, England’s oldest production boatbuilder, and Tyler Wilson a respected narrowboat builder - to produce a range of narrow and widebeam boats with a modern twist. The Tyler Broom range of boats dispels the myth that all canal boats are dark, damp and uninviting. Think instead of a light, bright waterside apartment with views of the water from every aspect. To complete the inland water display will be Aintree with their 25ft Beetle and 60ft bespoke semi-cruiser, Narrowboats Ltd with a Pioneer 60ft x 9ft slim line wide beam, Viking Canal Boats with a 65ft x 12ft 6in floating apartment and five canal boats from locally-based Collingwood Boat Company.
At the other end of the spectrum, Canoe and Kayak Direct will be exhibiting a range of kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards to cater for the novice to more experienced water sports enthusiast and Shark Attack Watersports can equip you with everything from wetsuits to swimming goggles. There is of course more conventional ways of getting on the water such as a Beneteau motor boat, BRIG rib, Axis sports boat, Zodiac inflatable, Pirate Boats fishing boat to the Kite sailing boat from Demon Yachts.
Richard Milbourn, Event Director of the Northern and Western Boat Shows said, “Not only is there so much to see at the Show but the Mersey River Festival has something for all the family with everything from historic ships, boat racing, music to a wakeboarding competition! This year, Liverpool is proud to welcome Armed Forces Day, with plans for some of the most spectacular and iconic displays from the Armed Forces being welcomed to the city on Saturday 24th June.“
Milbourn added, “plus our sponsors have some great prizes on offer including a Fairview Sailing weekend yacht charter, a Sailing Logic introduction to racing course for 2 and a Helly Hansen sailing jacket. Entry is free and all you need to do is answer a simple question on the website at www.northernboatshow.co.uk.”
Visitors will be able to buy tickets to give them exclusive access to the boats on display on the pontoons with the Festival and land exhibition free for all to visit. Pontoon tickets for access to the boats are just £5 per day (plus booking fee). To book tickets, visit www.northernboatshow.co.uk
With its world famous waterfront, Liverpool is one of the most vibrant and developing cities in Europe, just 90 minutes from Birmingham, 45 minutes from Manchester and two hours from London. Last year’s Festival welcomed 200 thousands of visitors and played host to a range of visiting boats and nautical themed events, from yacht and raft racing, canoe polo, windsurfing, power boating, paddle boarding, wake boarding to flyboarding, as well as live music on Liverpool’s Pier Head presenting a host of local and international talent.
Whatever type of boat or marine product you are looking for, the Northern Boat Show is the perfect place to start your search. On at Liverpool’s Waterfront from 23 to 25 June 2017 and you can find out more at www.northernboatshow.co.uk