Southampton Boat Show 2015
On Friday 18th September, Burning2Learn attended the Southampton Boat Show to take a look around and find out what career opportunities stand out in the boating industry, and to explore those that are sometimes missed!
The event has been described as 'Europe's premier boating festival' and managed to get over ten thousand people on the water in just ten days.
Featuring a fairground wheel, a music station, a fantastic aquarium, over 20 world launches, some of the world's largest brands and special guest Olympic Sailor Annie Lush, visitors were certainly in for a treat when they walked out onto the Town Quay in Southampton. And if that wasn't enough, the Red Arrows even swung by on the first Saturday of the show!
"There's something for everybody no matter what your level of experience from beginner to advanced sailor there's something for everybody and it's just been a great year this year," PR and Communications Manager for British Marine and British Marine Boat Shows.
The show really pushed the boundaries this year with its awesome boats and epic attractions; and with hundreds of new and creative brands exhibiting, visitors were welcomed into an exciting industry that proved it is not afraid to explore new horizons. There was even a taster of the UK's first ever seaweed flavoured candy sweets up for grabs!
For us, it was clear to see that amongst all the of the excitement of this buoyant event lie some fantastic links to business and careers that most young people wouldn't even think about in this industry. We saw thrilling technological advancement, imaginative engineering and smart branding around every corner.
We thoroughly enjoyed this event and are already looking forward to taking a team of young reporters along to the London Boat Show in January to dig deeper into the career opportunities that this impressive industry can offer.
Check out our four page publication on the Southampton Boat Show here.
Date: 11th-20th September 2015
Venue: Mayflower Park, Southampton