Leading marine, boating and lifestyle brands have rushed to reserve space at the 2016 Poole Harbour Boat Show in association with Sunseeker, to be held from May 20 to 22.

Bookings are up on this time last year, with a mix of past exhibitors and new brands confirmed including Boston Whaler, Cobra Ribs, Jetski Safaris, JL Audio Marine, Monterey Boats, Princess, Regal, Ribeye, Sealine, Searay, Rockley Watersports, the RNLI, The Watersports Academy, Weird Fish, Windy Boats, Quay Holidays and many more.

The free show is hosted by the Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) and sponsored by Bates Wharf Marine Sales, Coleman Insurance, Elite Signs, Humphries Kirk law firm, PSP Logistics, Sibbett Gregory, Sunseeker and the Westover Group.

Aside from an extensive exhibition, the show will include on-the-water activities courtesy of the local yacht clubs, and the RNLI will be playing a key role across the weekend. The tall ship TS Pelican will also be alongside the Quay and open to the public at dedicated times.

The show will also have a busy schedule of entertainment which includes live music at the Sunseeker Sessions music stage. Musicians include soul and jazz 11-piece band Harry Hammersmith and the Flyovers, the Sunseeker Renegades and The Mighty Trumpet Company.  A fireworks display, sponsored by Sibbett Gregory, will take place on Friday evening at dusk.

Jim Stewart, Poole Harbour Commissioners’ chief executive, said exhibitors have been quick to secure prime positions.  “The Poole Harbour Boat Show, in association with Sunseeker, has gained momentum on its first year with many high profile firms signed up to exhibit this year and the boat show team are very pleased with the uptake so far.  An abundance of exciting new products and innovations will be on display at the show.”

Held on Poole Quay and at the award-winning marina Poole Quay Boat Haven, the action will commence on Friday May 20 from 1pm to 8pm where quayside stands will be open to all and pontoon access by invitation only.  The show will then continue on Saturday 21 and Sunday May 22, from 10am to 6pm (last access to pontoons is at 5.30pm).

For more information on Poole Harbour Boat Show in association with Sunseeker and for a full list of exhibitors please visit http://www.pooleharbourboatshow.co.uk/.