The UK's leading boat show on the water, the Southampton Boat Show, has opened for visitors. It features power and sail boats from 15ft and up to 50ft. See the list of exhibitors on the show's website.
Here it is worth visiting the local shipyards, which exhibit the most comprehensive range of models under their home skies. A must see among British women: the Flybridge Yacht Princess 43the Fairline Squadron 48, Sunseeker 68 Sport Yacht and Hardy 62. An interesting model is Monte Carlo Yachts (Italian brand of Beneteau Group) - Monte Carlo 5.
The show organisers remind us that you can't take the boat out to sea by sitting online and invite everyone to test drive this year's exhibitors. The show runs until September 22.