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Boatlife 2024 at the NEC

Boatlife 2024 at the NEC


Get ready to be swept away by the return of BoatLife 2024 – Powered by Suzuki!

Promising an exhilarating showcase of marine and leisure opportunities that celebrate the outdoors lifestyle, BoatLife 2024 is coming to the NEC Birmingham from 15 to 18 February 2024.

Following the triumph of previous years, BoatLife 2024 is set to make a big impact with an even more impressive display of over 210+ boats and brands. Ranging from sleek motorboats and versatile RIBs to an amazing inland section, angling area and watersports pool; all alongside an exciting mix of suppliers, products, activities and experts on offer. With this dynamic showcase of the boating lifestyle, so easily accessible under one roof, what’s not to like!

So, what’s in store?

The fabulous powerboat and RIB sector will present a vast cross-section of top quality brands for adventure and leisure boaters. Visitors can expect to see an even more diverse choice of powerboats and RIBs than before, the majority in the sub-40ft market and easily trailerable. Whether looking for a coastline cruiser, nimble fishing craft or a speedy runaround, this area is packed with choices for beginners through to experienced boaters.

Returning again is the vibrant Angling Zone – a hotspot to celebrate our great national pastime! Ideal for seasoned anglers and beginners alike, it will highlight the extensive opportunities available for fishing across a broad range of relevant boats, equipment and suppliers. There will be some well-known ambassadors from the angling community to meet; ready to answer questions, have a chat and share their amazing knowledge.

For those looking to explore the wonderful world of Britain’s waterways, the Inland Zone will host more than seven boats on display, highlighting both contemporary and traditional designs. Visitors can become immersed in the world of barges, widebeams, narrowboats, river cruisers and holiday companies at leisure, with experts ready to assist. Some notable ambassadors will also be available to talk about their waterways lifestyle firsthand.

The Live Stage will host a fabulous programme of talks and discussions and the days are themed for the first time – covering innovation, wellness, discovery and sustainability. Listen to anecdotes from world-record holder Jasmine Harrison, and Ken Fowler, the first person to sail around every island in England and Wales. Take a seat for some delicious cooking demonstrations with The Rustic Chef and mark your calendar for an exclusive marine fashion show. For free have-a-go sessions or to watch a paddleboarding demo, head over to the amazing Indoor Activity Pool, a real hub of active family fun! Full details here:

Remember, BoatLife 2024 is not just an event, it’s your passport to a new adventure! Offering a perfect day out for the whole family at half term, this is the ultimate opportunity to soak up the boating lifestyle, enjoy the lively atmosphere and become immersed in great activities. And, if you’d like the chance to win, there are a number of brilliant competitions, so head to the website to enter:

Useful Information: (NEC site)

– Pre-bookable car parking available at a discounted rate.

– Children under 16 enter for free.

– Free ticket arrangement for disabled visitors with accompanying carers.

– Secure your tickets now at (currently tickets are £15+£1 each, but £20 if you buy at the gate)

Hope to see you there!

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Date And Time

15 Feb 2024 @ 10:00 to
18 Feb 2024 @ 16:00


The NEC Birmingham, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham
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