L-R Richard W. Roberts and Grant Burgham

British Marine Boat Shows has announced a partnership deal with for the world-class Southampton Boat Show. This 2-year deal will see the 2017 and 2018 editions of the event now known as Southampton Boat Show.

Founded in 2003, is the global online marketplace for boats and yachts for sale. Representing brokers in 66 countries and deploying cutting edge technology, the company offers a wide range of cost effective and targeted marketing resources for its brokers, dealers and marine advertisers.

Richard W. Roberts, CEO and Founder of, said:

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“This is one of the greatest opportunities for us and will help us realise our vision for the company. We have grown considerably over the last 14 years and being the official title of Southampton Boat Show is simply a dream come true. We cannot wait to enjoy this successful partnership that will significantly benefit and service our customers, brokers and advertisers.”

Murray Ellis, Chief Officer for Boat Shows at British Marine, said:

“We are delighted to welcome as the Southampton Boat Show’s new title sponsor. This collaboration recognises the Show’s continued outstanding success and reputation as one of the key events on the global boat show calendar; it also underlines the amount of business conducted at the Show, both by the trade and visitors.” Southampton Boat Show 2017 takes place from 15th-24th September.

Report by Alan and Suzanne Whitewood

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