SBS BoatLife: everything you need to know

The previous day, 18 February, will see the winners of the British Yachting Awards for Young Sailor of the Year trophy, the Squib sailors Charlie, Harry and Tom White, speaking on stage at 1pm.

Other speakers include YouTube vloggers and numerous sailors speaking about their exploits afloat.

There will be plenty of things for all members of the family to do, including a new angling zone, an inland waterways zone and hundreds of other exhibitors offering kit and a variety of food.

The 2023 ticket cost has been reduced from last year’s price of £20 to £15, to offset the cost of NEC parking, while visitors under 16 get in for free.

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Richard Dove

Q&A with SBS BoatLife CEO Richard Dove

We caught up with the show’s creator Richard Dove to find out how the second event is going to look. Read what Richard has to say here.

Green Solutions at SBS BoatLife

SBS BoatLife is showcasing the latest ways to sail sustainably, with the 2023 event featuring a host of companies offering green solutions.

Rockley Watersports

Sailboats at SBS BoatLife

What sailboats will be at SBS BoatLife 2023?

Who is the show’s title sponsor?

SBS Trailers are supporting the second event. SBS Trailers are a family run business who have been designing and manufacturing boat trailers since the 50’s and are globally recognised for their quality and service. SBS uses traditional engineering methods and fully welds all the chassis’, producing standard and bespoke trailers to suit customers’ needs.

A taste of last year!

Hurricane-force winds prevented many people travelling but the inaugural event was a great success.

How much are tickets?

Tickets are currently £15 (£1 booking fee) and children under 16 years old go free. Tickets are on sale now – click HERE.

Can I pre-book parking?

Yes you can pre-book parking here, and you get a discount to book in advance.

More show questions

The show website has lots of info and the latest exhibitors.