Plymouth to host green tech boat show in summer 2021

Plans are underway for Plymouth to host a boat show in the summer of 2021 showcasing the latest eco-friendly technology.

Queen Anne’s Battery (QAB) is scheduled to host the Green Tech Boat Show from June 19 to 20, the first of its kind in the UK.

The event, designed to showcase green technologies and innovative products from the maritime industry, is one of four planned in the UK by MDL Marinas, the country’s leading water recreation company, which owns QAB Marinas, Brixham and Torquay, and 16 more in Britain. and Spain.

QAB was scheduled to host the first West Country Boat Show in June 2020, but it was canceled two months in advance when the coronavirus pandemic struck.

Now, as the third lockdown eases, it is hoped that another show can be held in Plymouth and dealers from across the country are invited to the event to offer expert product knowledge, as well as advice on everything. throughout the process of buying a new boat, whether it is a first, second or third purchase.

Large marine tech company Fischer Panda UK has now revealed that it will showcase its range of eco-friendly products and custom electric gears at the Plymouth event.

MDL said Fischer Panda UK is just one of the Green Tech Boat Show’s ‘exciting lines’ of sustainable boating brands and shipping companies that will showcase products to boat owners looking to upgrade to more options. green.

With 70 town-side booths and 30 on-water berths available, MDL said the Plymouth show is designed to allow the shipping industry to demonstrate how it is contributing to the fight against climate change, while also enabling for people to spend time on the water and the proven benefits it brings.

“We are delighted to have Fischer Panda UK on board our new Green Tech Boat Show,” said Tim Mayer, MDL Director of Sales and Marketing.

“We want to bring together innovators and change makers from the marine community, who are working for a greener future for boating, and Fisher Panda UK is a perfect example of this with its battery-assisted, parallel hybrid electric propulsion solutions. and generator. “

He added: “This show is specifically aimed at boat owners who want to switch to greener options and future owners who want to start their boat trip in the most environmentally friendly way possible.”

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MDL said it is demonstrating its confidence in the power of regional boat shows by announcing four boat shows for 2021. The South Coast Boat Show, May 7-9, and the Ocean Village Boat Show, September 10-19, are will both be held in Southampton. at Ocean Village Marina, MDL’s flagship.

Following the success of the first Thames Valley Boat Show in 2019, the 2021 Show will return to MDL’s Penton Hook Marina in Surrey from July 9-11.

At the four shows, boat tours will only be done by pre-booked appointment. For land exhibitions, tickets will be available in advance.

MDL is working closely with the relevant local authorities to ensure that events will be secure against Covid and comply with appropriate government guidelines.

Mr. Mayer said, “The enthusiasm and feedback from past regional boat shows, along with the positive response to planned events, indicates an appetite by exhibitors and visitors for smaller, more buyer-focused events.

“With the locations and facilities of our marinas, we are ideally located to deliver these shows to the marine industry and the nautical public.

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