Beaulieu’s annual Boatjumble, held in the grounds of the National Motor Museum, is this year taking place on 28th April. Now in its 36th year, the Boatjumble is the largest outdoor sale of boating items in Europe, so come along and hook some nautical bargains.
Beaulieu’s Events Manager, Judith Maddox, said: ”We were very disappointed to have to cancel the Boatjumble last year because of adverse weather conditions but were very encouraged by the positive response from stallholders, many of whom carried their stand booking forward to this year. New bookings are now coming in well.
“The new street-style Boat Mall, introduced in 2011 proved very popular and was fully booked for 2012 so we anticipate strong bookings again for this year. Trunk Traders also goes from strength to strength with a larger area devoted to this feature for 2013.”
Thousands of new and used marine and boating items at competitive prices, spread over 1,000 stands, make for an unmissable event. With big name chandleries offering show prices, plus accessories, clothing, gadgets and literature, you can be sure of picking up some real treasures.
In the BoatMall, see new boats from leading manufacturers and brokerages plus all the latest products. See the trailerable boats up-close, try on clothing and tinker with up-to-the minute technology.
If you are looking for a used boat, head for the BoatMart which brings together a wide range of used boats, from classics to nearly new and those in need of restoration, which can be viewed before you buy.
In the enlarged Trunk Traders area, amateur jumblers who have been clearing out their lockers, sheds and garages can sell their surplus second-hand sailing items from the boot of their car. Trading is brisk, so get there early.
Don’t miss a display by The Classic Motor Boat Association of members’ classic boats and antique outboard engines. Members will also be on hand to talk to visitors about the activities of the Association, whose aim is to promote affordable preservation and enjoyment of classic runabouts, racing boats and engines through active rallies around the UK.
Younger visitors can also enjoy Bubble of Fun, an activity allowing you to walk on water in giant transparent balls, as well as Boats of Fun and giant nautical themed slides.
Visitors to the event will be able to enjoy all the Beaulieu attractions including the National Motor Museum’s exciting exhibition, BOND IN MOTION, with its run now extended for a further year. The exhibition showcases 50 original vehicles from the James Bond films, including the Glastron GT-150 which performed a jaw-dropping jump over an 85ft levy in Live And Let Die, and the world’s very first Wetbike from The Spy Who Loved Me.
Visitors can also see On Screen Cars, World of Top Gear, Beaulieu Abbey, and Palace House and gardens at the one, on-the-day, inclusive price of £9.70 for adults and £7.50 for children. Advance tickets are available to purchase at an even lower price, by telephone on 01590 612888 and will shortly be available online at www.beaulieushop.co.uk
Free shuttle buses will be running from Buckler’s Hard Marina, Lymington Isle of Wight Ferry terminal and Brockenhurst Station.
Stand prices start at £55 with BoatMart and Trunk Traders spaces at £30. To book a stand, Trunk Trader or BoatMart space call the Events Department on 01590 614614, fax 01590 614615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BoatJumble is supported by Practical Boat Owner Magazine.
BoatMall and BoatMart are open to visitors at 9am and Boatjumble at 10am. The show closes at 5pm.