COLEMAN INSURANCE AT THE BOAT SHOW
Published: 19 October 18
The Coleman Marine Insurance team enjoyed a busy 10 days at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show which took place from 14-23 September. The popular event, which is in its 50th year, is one of the major events in the global boat show calendar, with many marine companies choosing to launch their new innovative products at the event. The Show provides a major boost for both the local and wider marine economies and it was reported that this year the organisers welcomed 80 new brands to its 500+ strong fleet of exhibitors.
“Summer sunshine has boosted sales market”
Tony Pauffley, Coleman Marine Insurance’s Yacht & Commercial Craft Development Executive attends many of the leading Boat Shows in Europe and advised that Southampton is one of his favourites as well as an important event in the boating calendar. Tony commented: “It’s been a great season, boosted by the fantastic weather that we’ve enjoyed and this has given people the opportunity to make good use of their boats. Boat dealers at Southampton have noticed that people are coming and looking to upgrade their boats, having been inspired by the stunning weather. “Over the last year our marine trade client business has increased significantly, meaning that we now cover more exhibitors at the Show than we have ever before. It’s really good to reconnect with them all, catch up and of course make new connections.”
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
The Coleman Marine Insurance team was thrilled to meet the legendary Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world in 1968/69 on his boat Suhaili which has recently been restored and was moored at the Show for visitors to admire.
Image (from left) Jonathan Purvis, Coleman Marine Insurance, Sir Robin Knox Johnston and Tony Pauffley, Coleman Marine Insurance.