Thursday, 10 April 2014

Much more than a Boat Jumble - Beaulieu Boatjumble on Sunday 27th April

There is something for all the family at this year’s Beaulieu Boatjumble on Sunday 27th April. The largest outdoor sale of boating items in Europe with hundreds of stands selling nautical bargains, there are also activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Are you up for a challenge?  Then visit the Calshot Activities Centre stand in the new Display Area and take on the nine metre rock climbing tower.  If you prefer to keep your feet closer to the ground, why not try your skill at surfing on the Surf Simulator or push the limits on the kayak ergo’s – and see where you finish on the leader board.
Climbing Wall

Also in the Display Area and making their first visit to the Boatjumble is The National Museum of the Royal Navy. They will have original objects on display and games to play including that old navy favourite - quoits. The game of Battleships will be there too, for children from 10 to 80! For younger children there will be mystery objects to identify, ship models to construct and dressing up with a naval theme. There is also much fun to be had on the giant, nautical-themed slides. The whole family can enjoy demonstrations by the Boat Building Training College.

In the Boatmall, new boats from leading manufacturers and brokerages are up for sale, plus all the latest clothing and products. Head for the Boatmart, bringing 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 can sell their surplus second-hand sailing items from the boot of their car. Trading is brisk, so get there early.

Don’t miss the Walkabout Auction, a new feature and ‘end of show’ chance to buy and sell surplus items of stock exhibitors don’t want to take home with them. For just £2, exhibitors can buy a box to fill with bits to be auctioned at the end of the afternoon, by a guest auctioneer.

The RNLI will be running a Safety Lifejacket Clinic offering advice and free lifejacket safety checks. They will also be holding an auction on their stand at 3pm.

The Classic Motor Boat Association will be putting on their traditional display of members’ classic boats and antique outboard engines. At the entrance to the Boatmall, the Association will also be displaying aviation pioneer and yachtsman Tommy Sopwith’s powerboat, Thunderstreak.

Visit media sponsor, Practical Boat Owner magazine on their stand for special offer subscriptions. See how they are getting on with their Project Boat, Hantu Biru, which aims to demonstrate how a boat can be bought, restored and launched on a minimum budget

Event visitors can also enjoy all the delights of the Beaulieu attraction, including the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House and colourful gardens. Don’t miss the museum’s new multi-media display, For Britain & For The Hell Of It, featuring iconic Land Speed Record cars.

On-the-day, all-inclusive admission tickets are priced at £9.70 per adult and £7.50 per child. Advance tickets are available at a discounted rate online at or on Ticket Line 01590 612888.
Trunk Traders

For those visitors arriving by public transport, there will be free shuttle buses running between 8am and 6pm from Buckler’s Hard Marina, the Lymington Isle of Wight Ferry Terminal and Brockenhurst station.

Stand spaces are still available, with stand prices starting at £55; BoatMart at £30 and Trunk Trader spaces, £32. To make a stand, Trunk Trader or BoatMart space booking please contact the Events Department by email at or on telephone number 01590 614614.

BoatMall and BoatMart are open to visitors from 9am, with the Boatjumble opening at 10am. The show closes at 5pm.

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