It was another busy and successful weekend as thousands of people flocked to this year’s Barclays Jersey Boat Show. Organisers predict it may well have been its busiest Show for many years, with attendance numbers well above 30,000 people.
With favourable weather conditions, people were encouraged to visit the newly refurbished St Helier Marina as well as Weighbridge Place to take advantage of all the activities on offer. These included a multitude of yachts and watercraft on the pontoons, alongside quayside exhibitors offering a variety of marine leisure and lifestyle products, as well as catering and refreshments stands. Both landside exhibitors and marine traders have reported “excellent sales” across the many products and services featured and the initial feedback from them has been very positive.
The Geomarine Outdoor & Active Zone on the Albert Pier was once again a popular attraction and saw a great mix of activities both on and off the water throughout the weekend.
Likewise, the Solent Stevedores Main Stage got the audience on their feet with an eclectic mix of local musical talent across the three days. Much of the activities taking place were broadcast onto the big screen in Weighbridge Place
On behalf of the show’s organiser, Ports of Jersey, Harbourmaster Captain Bill Sadler, comments, “The sun came out and so did the crowds – we’re overwhelmed by the fantastic response we’ve had, both by those taking part, and those who came along to support the event. It’s great to be back and I would like to personally thank everyone involved in helping us make it happen again, especially the organising team at Ports of Jersey, as well as our colleagues for their enthusiasm and commitment.”
This year’s show also saw a larger social presence, with posts and videos shared throughout the weekend. For images and highlights, visit Jersey Boat Show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram