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Key Yachting at South Coast Boat Show, Southampton: J/99, Grand Soleil 46LC & Nautitech Open 40 Catamaran on the Water

30th April 2021

Key Yachting will be at the South Coast Boat Show Southampton from 7-9 May 2021 with the following boats on the water: J/99, Grand Soleil 46LC and Nautitech Open 40 Catamaran 

Mark Mansfield Irish agent for the Key Yachting brands, Nautitech Catamarans, J-Boats and Grand Soleil on the Island of Ireland, is delighted that the Boat shows are back in the UK.

This May, the first of the UK boat shows will kick off in Ocean Village Southampton, the show will be subject to certain requirements such as by appointment only advance bookings and strict covid regulations which will have to be adhered to.

Though it may not be possible for people based in the Republic to visit, there will be many Afloat readers in Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and indeed ex-pat Irish living in England that could attend.

For those in the Republic that cannot currently travel, a virtual boat show will run alongside the main show, and you will be able to access all the boat specifications, download brochures and even chat to dealers online. The virtual boat-show will be available once the show goes live between 7-9 May here

Key Yachting will be exhibiting three very different boats:


The J/99 (32.6′) which does it all – combining great sailing performance and stability with below decks, comfort in a boat that can be sailed shorthanded. Two j/99's are now in Ireland and another coming to Wales this summer.

J/ 99 Juggerknot 2 racing in Dublin Bay Photo: AfloatJ/99 Juggerknot 2 racing in Dublin Bay Photo: Afloat

Nautitech 40

Nautitech 40 Open Catamaran is the perfect Bluewater adventure boat providing the perfect balance between performance and lifestyle.

Nautitech 40 Open showing the roomy cockpit and saloon spaceNautitech 40 Open showing the roomy cockpit and saloon space

Grand Soleil 46LC

Grand Soleil 46LC features a hull shape designed by Marco Lostuzzi. The LC range, with its deeper hull, provides luxurious accommodation and exterior comfort. Whether day sailing or living onboard, the Grand Soleil 46LC delivers high performance as standard.

Grand Soleil 46 LCGrand Soleil 46 LC

Join us 7-9 May 2021, by appointment only!

Book here

For further information on these models or indeed any models in the J Boats, Grand Soleil, Nautitech Catamaran and Tofinou ranges

Contact Mark Mansfield at [email protected] or call on: 00 353 87 250 6838.

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Four-time Olympian Mark Mansfield is a Professional Sailor. He is Irish Agent for Key Yachting Ltd, the sole U.K. and Irish agent for J Boats, Grand Soleil, Nautitech Catamarans and the Tofinou range of boats. More on Mark here

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