#southamtonboatshow – Dun Laoghaire yacht firm MGM Boats Ltd is exhibiting at this morning's Southampton boat show that runs until Sunday 21st September.
MGM's Gerry Salmon claims the The MGM Boats boats for sale stand is the 'largest ever brokerage stand at a UK show'.
'We wanted to offer our clients a level of service never seen before in boat brokerage and this stand shows our commitment to our clients', Salmon told Afloat.
The Dun Laoghaire firm is promoting its brokerage listing of boats worth over €60m.
The leading Irish marine firm is the Sunseeker, Jeanneau and Aquador agent in Ireland and is embarking on a winter tour of the world's boat shows at Paris, London and Dusseldorf.
The main thrust of the firm's activity is the marketing of Ireland's largest brokerage listing in Ireland.
Also in Southampton, BJ Marine who celebrated the end of the summer season with a bumper turnuout for its Greystones harbour regatta this month will also be in attendance, exhibiting at the Beneteau and Fairline and SeaRay Sports Boats stands.
Bobby Nash's Latitude 52 map art firm from Kinsale, County Cork is also exhibiting at the show. The gallery will be in Ocean Hall Stand G003. Naash is displaying a selection from the British Isles, the Mediterranean and the Pacific
The PSP Southampton Boat Show today announces that TV star Matt Baker will welcome in the first day of the internationally renowned boating festival. Matt will make his entrance by sailing in to the Show.
Matt will be joined by Olympic Gold medallist, Iain Percy OBE, where the duo will greet the Show's first guests. As an ambassador to the Show's official charity, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, Sir Iain Percy comments on the Show's support: "I've been blown away by all the support the charity has already managed to achieve. Working with the PSP Southampton Boat Show now offers us a great opportunity to attract even more young people to sailing."
Inspired by double Olympic medallist Andrew "Bart" Simpson, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation helps young people to develop the personal skills that will improve their ability to succeed in life and to improve access to jobs and careers within the maritime sector.
As one of Europe's biggest outdoor boat shows, visitors of the PSP Southampton Boat Show will be treated to an array of exciting attractions, exhilarating experiences and world-class boats, all set against a stunning backdrop of the Show's spectacular marina.
Visitors to this year's boating festival will see hundreds of world-class boats, brand new attractions such as the Boat Show Eye and will have a number of opportunities to get out on the water to try out boats and watersport activities for themselves. Whether it's going out on an exhilarating Suzuki RIB Experience ride, having a go in the Challenge 72, or climbing aboard the historic tall ship Phoenix, there is something for everyone, children and adults alike, to have a go at.
Matt Baker, TV Presenter said, "I am very passionate about the great outdoors and looking for adventure, so I'm very excited to be part of the PSP Southampton Boat Show this year. I have always wanted to visit the Show and as a sailing novice it's the perfect opportunity to get some more experience out on the water. I'm looking forward to seeing all the wonderful attractions at the Show."
Tickets to the PSP Southampton Boat Show start from £15 per adult with concessions available for over-60s, disabled visitors and groups of 10 people or more. Two children under the age of 15 go free with each paying adult.