12 years and counting
The inaugural Jersey Boat Show was staged in spring 2008. First described as “an opportunity to showcase Jersey’s marine leisure industry to a wider audience” over the years the event has grown in size, both in terms of size and reputation, to become the “largest free-entry event in the Channel Islands”.
Myra Shacklady, who has been responsible for the overall staging and promotion of the show since its conception in 2007 recalls, “Little did we realise all those years ago when the idea for putting together such an event was first suggested that 12 years on it would continue to have grown in the way that it has. We first staged it with just a small number of exhibitors and a reduced entertainment programme; whereas nowadays, we have a great team working behind the scenes to deliver yet again another maritime celebration that attracts in excess of 100 participants and boasts an extensive entertainment programme both on and off the water.
All marketing, PR and media activities are handled by Ports of Jersey's dedicated in-house team while event specialists 3D Events look after the operational aspects of the show together with all exhibitor, catering / refreshment concessions, entertainment programme and sponsorship opportunities.
Meet The Team
Staging an event of the size and nature of the Barclays Jersey Boat Show takes an enormous effort by many individuals and organisations.
Ports of Jersey would like to thank its sponsors, exhibitors, participants and supporters for their invaluable contribution to the staging of our 2018 event. In particular we would like to express our thanks and gratitude to the following for helping to "make it happen"
* Office and staff of His Excellency Sir Stephen Dalton, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey
* Office and staff of Sir William Bailhache, Bailiff of Jersey
* Bigwoods Premier Printers
* Image Displays
* Jackie Le Cornu
* Jersey Development Company
* Jersey Marine Traders Association
* Jersey Security Bureau
* Major Danny Wright
* Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club
* St Helier Yacht Club
* St Johns Ambulance
* Stage 2 Productions
* The Beach Communication
* Tracey Clarke-Sullivan & Jon Sullivan
The invaluable support of our media agencies for their help in promoting this year’s show:
* Bailiwick Publishing
* BBC Channel Islands News
* BBC Radio Jersey
* Business Eye Channel Islands
* Channel 103fm
* ITV Channel Television
* Jersey Evening Post
Not forgetting, the many ‘Behind the Scenes’ colleagues from Ports of Jersey – you know who you are!!!!
And of course, the very many visitors to the 2018 Barclays Jersey Boat for their continuing support
We couldn't have done it without you!
Ports of Jersey