Join us at Southampton International Boat Show

Posted: 8th September 2019


This year’s Southampton International Boat Show (13-22 September) is just a few days away and we’re looking forward to welcoming berth holders and visitors to our stunning waterside stand (E52) overlooking the boat show marina. 
 
This year on our stand, we’re giving one lucky boat owner the chance to WIN an incredible year’s berthing at any of our UK marinas for the entire 20/21 season. But don’t rely on fate to get a great berth with us. Book an appointment in advance with the MDL team to chat about berthing at one of our stunning marinas - BOOK HERE. You’ll receive expert advice, welcoming hospitality and the chance to find out more about all the benefits that MDL Members enjoy. Plus, visitors can join our visitor rewards scheme, which offers a seventh night’s free stay at any MDL Marina. 
 
“A berth at an MDL marina is more than just a place to keep a boat,” says Maxine Lane, MDL’s Head of Marketing. “It opens up a whole world of adventure. It’s really worth visiting us at the show to start the conversation about the benefits of berthing with us, including complimentary stays at 150 UK and European marinas in our extensive network. The boat show is a great opportunity to find out more.”
 
All visitors to our stand will also be in with the chance to win a stand up paddle boarding (SUP) lesson and lunch for four at any WeSUP centre in our knot tying game, #WhyKnot. Making a welcome return to our stand this year, entrants will show off their skill by tying a sequence of knots in the fastest time possible to win this fantastic prize.
 
A Southampton Boat Show special, visitors can also book our 2019 winter boatyard and berthing offers at last year's prices.
 
Exclusive Benefits for existing members
MDL members will, as ever, benefit from exclusive hospitality in our members’ lounge. The balcony offers a wonderful view over the boat show marina, ideal to enjoy a complementary drink while listening to the brilliant array of guest speakers. Our line up so far includes: 

 

When

About

Speaker

Friday 13th September

All day

Towergate insurance. On stand all day to discuss exclusive benefits for MDL members.

 

Saturday 14th September

3pm

‘What SUP’. Suitable equipment and safety for people launching ­­­­­­­­SUPs from their boats and in busy marinas. 

Sean White, WeSUP

Sunday 15th September

11.30am

3pm

 

Helpful tips and advice on lifejacket care and maintenance. 

Cocktail demonstrations followed by Gin O’clock! 

 

Mark Jeffery, Ocean Safety

Laurance Traverso, Distinctly Gin

Monday 16th September

3pm

 

4pm

 

The British Keelboat League and why it's important to keep inspiring people to take part in our sport. 

Cocktail demonstrations followed by Gin O’clock! 

 

Riki Hooker, RS Sailing

 

Laurance Traverso, Distinctly Gin

Tuesday 17th September

3pm

Helpful tips and advice on lifejacket care and maintenance.

Mark Jeffery, Ocean Safety

Wednesday 18th September

3pm

‘MDL in Bloom’. Rewarding our green-fingered marina teams for their hard work in ensuring our sites look their best.

Presented by Scott Farquharson (Manager Ocean Village Marina) 

Thursday 19th September

2.30pm

 

The 2019 ‘Sail Training Awards’. Recognizing a once-in-a-lifetime sailing opportunity, undertaken by young admirable people.

Presented by Lord Iliffe (Board Chairman, Yattendon Group Plc) and Michael Glanville (Managing Director MDL Marinas) 

Friday 20th September

3pm

‘What SUP’. Suitable equipment and safety for people launching ­­­­­­­­SUPs from their boats and in busy marinas.

Sean White, WeSUP

 

Our list of events is growing every day, so come back to see what’s new!
 
There will also be a charity raffle, raising money for both Ocean Youth Trust South and Blue Marine Foundation, in our members’ lounge with a fantastic prize donated by Musto. Worth over £300, Musto has kindly gifted a wet weather suit, consisting of jacket and trousers (BR1 Trousers and Corsica Jacket). To be in with a chance of winning, simply purchase raffle tickets in our lounge at just £1 per ticket with all proceeds going directly to these two amazing charities.
 
Members are in for a real coffee treat this year! We’re serving complimentary freshly ground, eco roasted artisan coffee including Espressos, Lattes and Flat Whites. A range of other chilled drinks will also be on the menu.
 
Members can also take advantage of complimentary parking at Ocean Car Park in Ocean Village Marina, which is just a short walk away from the show. Simply hand in your parking ticket when presenting your card at our member’s lounge and we’ll register your car details, permitting you to exit the car park for free. 
 
We look forward to seeing you at the show!