Our Story

13 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 was responsible for the overall staging and promotion of the show at 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 13 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

Andrew Thomas

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On behalf of 3D Events, responsible for all operational aspects of the show, together with all exhibitor, catering / refreshment concessions, entertainment programme and sponsorship opportunities

Alan Donald

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On behalf of Ports of Jersey, has overall responsibility for marketing activity, PR opportunities and Media Relations. 

Myra Shacklady

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Show’s founder. Now acting as a consultant on behalf of Ports of Jersey, to provide guidance and support in the overall staging of the event.  

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Linzi  Duckworth

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On behalf of Ports of Jersey responsible for digital marketing & promotional activities 


Le Masurier

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From 3D Events, responsible for managing exhibitor and caterer bookings as well as providing operational support for all aspects of the show.

Tracey Clarke-Sullivan

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Freelance journalist with responsibility for maritime trade liaisons


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 2019 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

*  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

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 2019 Barclays Jersey Boat for their continuing support


We couldn't have done it without you - See you in 2020!