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Beaulieu Celebrates its 40th Boatjumble

Beaulieu celebrates its 40th Boatjumble on Sunday 23rd April as the biggest and best one-stop shop for boating enthusiasts.

To mark the landmark event children under 12 will be given free admission to the show for the first time, with a special reduced ticket price for teenagers.

It will also be a special anniversary for the event’s media sponsor Practical Boat Owner, which will celebrate its 50th birthday at the show. BHG, which has just opened a new BHG Service Chandlery at the Beaulieu River Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour, will also be celebrating its 70thyear.

Offering hundreds of stands with countless boating bargains, Beaulieu Boatjumble has become a favourite with boating enthusiasts and is the largest outdoor sale of maritime items in Europe. With a new layout for this special year, the event gives the chance to browse yacht and motor boat spares and accessories, ropes, flags, charts, lifejackets, engines, tools, canoes and dinghies.

Beaulieu Boatjumble is also the place to gather nautical knowledge and back by popular demand again this year is the Ask the Experts feature, where PBO’smarine industry specialists share their knowledge and answer showgoers’ questions.

A highlight for buyers and sellers alike, Trunk Traders will be in its own separate zone. It is the ideal opportunity for amateur jumblers to clear their lockers, sheds and garages and sell unwanted nautical paraphernalia from their car boots. If you need an anchor or aqualung, winch or windlass, you’ll find it at Beaulieu.

Showgoers can see up-close a selection of new and used boats for sale in Boatmart, while Boatmall offers a wide selection of the latest maritime products from leading manufacturers.

For Beaulieu River mooring holders, an event-day shuttle bus will run from 9am to 6pm from the Beaulieu River Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour to the Beaulieu attraction.

Advance event tickets are on sale until April 13th at £8.70 an adult and £5 for 13 to 17-year-olds. Under-12s go free.

Standard event tickets, which are available from April 14th or can be bought on the door, are £9.70 an adult and £6 for 13 to 17-year-olds. Under-12s go free.

Trunk Traders spaces start at £39 for a plot, Boatmart spaces are £33 and stand prices start at £55 for a single exhibitor stand. All prices include VAT. To book, call our events team on 01590 614614 or email events@beaulieu.co.uk.

Boatjumble starts at the new opening time of 10am and closes at 4pm. For more information visit www.beaulieu.co.uk/events or join the conversation with @Beaulieu_Hants on Twitter, with #boatjumble.

40th Beaulieu Boatjumble Fact File

  • The first Boatjumble on Sunday 16th April 1978 saw more than 7,000 eager visitors browse 270 stands, with numbers of traders almost doubling the following year.
  • Boatmart became part of the event in 1991, giving potential boat buyers the chance to inspect and buy a wide range of trailerable yachts, dinghies and motor boats.
  • Visitors topped 20,000 in 1990, when the Boatjumble was first hailed as ‘Europe’s biggest boating jumble sale’.
  • Stephen Lowe, yacht skipper and son of actor Arthur Lowe (famous for playing Captain Mainwaring in Dad’s Army), was a stallholder in 1988, selling numerous items of maritime miscellany.
  • Boatmall was added to the show in 2011, giving showgoers the chance to see the latest products from leading manufacturers, try on clothing and tinker with up-to-the-minute technology.
  • Trunk Traders began at the Boatjumble in 2007, for smaller traders and yachtsman to set up shop from the boot of their car. It has been a constantly growing feature ever since.
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