Set Sail for Beaulieu BoatJumble

{I realise this is a long way from the North East, but it may be worth the trip! – Ed}

With over 1,000 stands, Beaulieu’s 33rd annual BoatJumble is the largest outdoor sale of boating bits in Europe. This year’s show, on Sunday 25th April, 2010, will be held in the grounds of the world famous Beaulieu attraction. With all manner of new and used boating parts, accessories, clothing, gadgets and literature from leading manufacturers and enthusiastic sailors alike, you can be sure of picking up some real treasures.  If you need an anchor or aqualung, winch or windlass – you’re bound to find it at Beaulieu.

In the new-look BoatWorld, see new boats from leading manufacturers and brokerages plus all the latest products. See the trailerable boats up-close, try on clothing and tinker with up-to-the minute technology.

If you are looking for a used boat, head for the BoatMart which brings 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. 

Beaulieu BoatJumbleTrunk Traders is a great way for amateur sellers clearing out their lockers, sheds and garages to sell surplus second-hand sailing items from the boot of their car. Trading is brisk, so get there early.

Other show highlights include the Andark Diving Experience, offering visitors a taste of scuba diving. Visit the RNLI Marquee and also take advantage of their Safety Lifejacket Clinic offering advice and free lifejacket safety checks.

Visitors to the event will be able to enjoy all the Beaulieu attractions including the National Motor Museum’s latest exhibition ‘Promotion’ as well as its popular new feature, ‘World of Top Gear’, plus Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey, at the one, on-the-day, inclusive price of £8.70 for adults and £6.70 for children, even less if booked in advance. Free shuttle busses will be running from Buckler’s Hard Marina, Lymington Isle of Wight Ferry and Brockenhurst Station.

Stand prices start at £53.50, BoatMart £28 and Trunk Traders spaces at £26. BoatWorld and BoatMart are open to visitors at 9am and BoatJumble at 10am.  The show closes at 5pm.

To book a stand, Trunk Trader or BoatMart space call the Events Department on 01590 614614, fax 01590 614615 or email events@beaulieu.co.uk.  For advance tickets call 01590 612888 or visit: www.beaulieu.co.uk/tickets.

BoatJumble is supported by Practical Boat Owner Magazine.