Get the watersports buzz at the Southampton International Boat Show 2022

There’s no need to spend time searching for the perfect surf with the launch of the Mako Slingshot Surfboard. Surf all the time, as the Slingshot’s ST100 gas engine creates the perfect carve whatever the conditions. This lightweight carbon fiber surfboard operates at speeds of up to 55 mph and can be easily launched from the back of a boat or from the beach.

Moving away from the crowds to find quiet and peaceful spots for water sports has led to an increase in portable inflatable craft. The iTrek Hobie range of inflatable kayaks are designed for single, double or four person use. Pedal-powered by GT Mirage Drive, the new design of the rudder and steering system makes them quick and easy to maneuver, making them stable enough to use as a fishing platform and effortless for long-distance expeditions on the ocean. ‘water.

Paqualife will present the range of MRS compact packrafts and accessories on its stand. These durable ultra-light inflatable boats, designed for one or two person use, fit perfectly in a backpack. Made of polyurethane-coated thermoplastic nylon (TPU), MRS packrafts have heat-sealed seams, are saltwater and UV resistant, and can withstand repeated use and rolling, making them perfect for backpacking, backpacking, bike-rafting, hiking, fishing or traveling abroad. handbag. Paqualife accessories include quick dry polo shirts, carry straps and ultralight dry bags in a variety of sizes. During the show, Paqualife users will visit the booth to talk about how they use their products in wild camping adventures, hiking expeditions and exciting charity challenges.
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Ensuring you stay safe when out on the water is essential, and while many carry cell phones in waterproof pouches, the first Zoleo exhibitor will show how users can stay safe when out of reach. of the mobile phone network. Using a free phone app, the Zoleo device connects via Bluetooth to the Iridium satellite network, allowing instant communication around the world. It has built-in SOS recording and alert, allowing Zoleo’s professional 24/7 emergency response to locate users via GPS coordinates. Compact, lightweight and with 200 hours of battery life, Zoleo is designed to operate in temperatures ranging from -4°F to 131°F, is shock, dust and water resistant.

Two intrepid Inna-Row rowers, Darryl Thole and Sean Geiser, take on the challenge of rowing across the Atlantic. Raising awareness of childhood cancer, their LB4 Expedition-class ocean-going rowing boat, shown for the first time, was decorated with the handprints of children affected by cancer.

During their expedition, the couple are likely to encounter a large amount of marine litter at sea. The so-called “ghost” nets are those that have been lost overboard or thrown away, and Decathlon will present on its stand a new bodyboard entirely made from recycled fishing nets. This durable and sustainable bodyboard can be recycled into its raw materials to make a new product, as part of Decathlon’s transition to a circular economy. Decathlon’s new OFFSHORE 900 clothing collection is made using 19% less environmental impact than previous ranges and includes a new component to ensure the highest level of waterproofing, while remaining comfortable to wear even in the worst conditions. weather situation. A range of inflatable boats, windsurfing boards, SUPS and kayaks available for sale and rental will also be presented on the Decathlon stand.

Nestaway has been exhibiting at the Southampton International Boat Show for over 15 years and this year the focus is on electric outboards and pod motors alongside ORU Kayak’s folding kayaks and Aquaglide inflatable kayaks. Visitors to the stand can see the new 100kW inboard engine for the first time, and an eye-opening demonstration on the stand shows the environmental impact of a gasoline-powered outboard compared to an electric motor.

Zego Marine will be showcasing, for the first time in the UK, the Pro-Catch 540C Twin deck. This versatile and affordable boat is ideal for the whole family, whether fishing at sea or strolling along an inland waterway. Owning a boat that requires little maintenance and can be 100% recycled is the promise of Whaly boats. Manufactured from polyethylene, this range of 14 model rotomoulded Whaly boats from Holland are available in a choice of 12 UV stable colors and outboard sizes ranging from small electric motors to 80hp outboards. Starting at under £700, the new top-of-the-line 500PRO retails for £8,299.

For those looking for personal style and glamour, there’s Venus Seychelles Beachwear’s range of Indian Ocean island-inspired swimwear, cover-ups and accessories. Made in the UK, these stunning prints and upcycled fabrics reflect the ultimate in style and luxury. So now it’s easy to look gorgeous on the boat and at the beach, no matter your body size or shape.

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About Southampton International Boat Show

From SUPs to superyachts and everything in between, the Southampton International Boat Show is an event on the water, one of the biggest in Europe and the biggest and most popular of its kind in the UK. Welcoming over 103,000 visitors, the event provides a showcase for all that the boating industry has to offer and provides an exciting family day out with plenty of chances to get afloat. For more information visit:

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The Southampton International Boat Show (16-25 September 2022) is owned and operated by British Marine. British Marine is the trade association for the British yachting, superyacht and small commercial marine industry. Through the provision of world-class events, specialist services and business support tools, we help over 1,500 members in the maritime and inland sectors achieve long-term sustainable growth and represent an industry that employs over of 38,700 people in the UK.

British Marine also owns and operates London Luxury Afloat (18-22 April 2023) and the British Marine National Conference. For more information on the work of British Marine and how to join, please visit the website: follow British Marine on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook

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