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Southampton Sportsboat & RIB Show
Saturday 29th April – Monday 1st May 2006

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Lovers of fast boats, personal watercraft and those interested in seeing exciting on-land and water demonstrations, should set a date in their diary for The 3rd Southampton Sportsboat & RIB Show. The Show, which runs from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May 2006 offers the perfect day out for families, adrenaline junkies or those simply interested in purchasing accessories for their boat or RIB.

Over 20,000 visitors are expected to visit the inaugural 3-day show, where there will be around 80 exhibitors showcasing a wide range of products from Sportsboats and RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) to clothing and accessories. The Show will have constant on-water stunt displays from professional wakeboarder, Matt Crowhurst, jaw-dropping freestyle jet skiing from one of the UK’s top freestylers, John Church, as well as demonstrations with a daring twin engine jet boat and the 50 mile-an-hour Zapcat race boats.

Shelley Jory, the current Honda 225 Champion will be opening the Sportsboat and RIB Show and attending every day with her powerboat, taking members of the press out onto the water.

All in all, the 2006 Show will provide plenty of action-packed entertainment for all the family and is an event not to be missed!

Show Opening Hours:
Saturday 29th April 2006 10am – 6pm
Sunday 30th May 2006 10am – 5pm
Monday1st May 2006 10am – 6pm

Ticket prices:
Adults £3.50 : OAP’s, students and Under 16s £1.50.

Advanced Ticket Prices:
(available from 24 hour Advanced Ticket Hotline 02380 229385)
Adults £3.00 : OAP’s, students and Under 16s £1.00.

Members of Club Outlook, for MDL Berth holders, will receive 2 free entries to the Show on production of their Club Outlook card.

Ocean Village in Southampton has good road and rail access for visitors and exhibitors and has parking for 600 cars.

Further information regarding the Show can be obtained from Dave Wilson, Ocean Village on 02380-229385. Alternatively please visit:

April 2006