Poole Harbour Boat Show

08 - 10 June 2018

Poole Harbour Boat Show, Poole Boat Show, Sandbanks Boat Show


The 4th Poole Harbour Boat Show, in association with Sunseeker, will take place from Friday 8th - Sunday 10th June 2018 from 10am - 6pm each day. The Ocean Brothers will be cutting the rope to officially open the show. The two brothers from Lymington have just completed a 3,000-mile unsupported row across the Atlantic and spent 53 days at sea, raising in excess of £90k for the British Skin Foundation to fund vital skin cancer research in memory of their father and step-father, Peter Massey.


Poole Quay Boat Haven will be filled with motorboats, yachts and RIBs, giving visitors the opportunity to view a huge selection of boats. Last year saw 34,000 visitors over the three days, proving a really popualr event!

Poole Quay will be lined with a selection of stalls selling a wide variety of products including watersports equipment, clothing, RYA training, tenders and RIBs, trailers, outboard engines, marine insurance and more (see the website for a full exhibitor list).

With stunning views of Brownsea Island, and in close proximity to lively cafes, bars and restaurants, Poole Quay Boat Haven is perfectly placed to host this prestigious show on Town Quay.


Sunseeker International are delighted to welcome the official mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Zabivaka who will help ‘kick-off’ the show.


In addition to more than 200 exhibitors, Royal Navy and Border Force vessels, the tall ship Queen Galadriel and the ‘Sunseeker Sessions’ live music stage, there is an impressive line-up of on-water activities which include:

Taster sessions:  For those who want to see which suits them best, there will be taster sessions on Saturday and Sunday for dinghy and cruiser sailing.  These will be provided by Poole Yachting Association.


Racing:  Visitors to the show will also be able to see dinghy and yacht racing, as well as junior RIB slalom racing on Saturday and Sunday.


Demonstrations:  The RNLI, Border Force and Poole Harbour Commissioners will be putting on fascinating demonstrations which show what their work involves on a day-to-day basis.  


In addition, there will be an exhilarating display from the new JetSurf, a motorised Surf Board with a top speed of 30 – 37mph. 


Firework Display:  The stunning Friday-night firework display celebrates the opening of the show. Sponsored by Sibbett Gregory, a local commercial property consultancy, it’s always a popular event. Start time is 21:45 on 8 June.


*All on-water-activities are subject to change and weather conditions.


Friday, 08 June 2018 to Sunday, 10 June 2018
Location: Poole Quay