Spring Prep Your Boat and Boat Show Updates Due to Covid-19.

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Winter is coming to an end, and the countdown to spring begins. For many boaters this is an eagerly anticipated part of the boating season. It is the time of year when you can cut back that shrink wrap and roll away the tarps that have protected your precious joys all winter long and prep your boat to get back on the water.

Whether you are relatively new to boating or a well-seasoned old salty dog, you need to have a game plan for getting your spring boat commissioning.

We have put together a helpful blog that explains all the tasks you’ll need to complete or ask the boat yard to do for you, in order of you to get back out on the water. In our blog there are some basic de-winterisation steps, as well as more general safety and maintenance reviews of your equipment.

For many, spring boat prep also means new zincs on outboard engines, cleaning, bottom sanding & painting, recharging batteries, cleaning, re-installing canvas… and, oh, did we mention cleaning?? “Spring Prep Your Boat

With the recent spread of Coronavirus unfortunately some boat shows have had to be postponed or cancelled.

To help you plan and organise events for this year, we have put together a list of the boating events that are going ahead as planned, ones that have been postponed and ones that have been cancelled for this year.

The shows that are still going ahead as planned.

  • Southampton International Boat Show is set to go ahead as planned 11-20 September 2020.
  • The Monaco Yacht Show is set to go ahead as planned from 23-25 September 2020.
  • Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is set to go ahead as planned October 28 – 1 November 2020.

Shows that have been postponed.

  • The Palm Beach International Boat Show has been rescheduled to 14-17 May 2020 while the first edition of the Superyacht Show Palm Beach has been pushed back to 25-28 March 2021.
  • World Super Yacht Award Show has been pushed back to 5-6 September.
  • The Palma Superyacht Show has been postponed from 29 April - 3 May and will now be held from 4-7 June.
  • Marine and Coastal Civil Engineering Expo due to be held in June has been postponed, as yet no alternative date has been offered.
  • The Singapore Yacht Show, due to take place from 19-22 March, has been postponed until October 2020.
  • The Dubai Boat Show has been postponed from 10-14 March to 24-28 November 2020 and will be in Dubai Harbour.

Shows that have been cancelled.

  • The MYBA Charter Show, due to take place in Barcelona from 27-30 April, has been cancelled.
  • The Superyacht Show, due to be held in Marina Port Vell Barcelona from 6-9 May, has been cancelled.
  • The Superyacht Experience 2020, which was to be held at Rybovich Super Yacht Marina in March, has been cancelled.
  • The Superyacht Gathering, set to take place in Auckland from 25-27 March, has been cancelled.

A great opportunity to increase communication with your customers.

With many people staying at home to avoid the virus, we anticipate there will be a large increase in people browsing our website for their ideal boat. Now could be a great opportunity to make the most of your advertising with us and ensure your boat sales continue. We want to reassure you that it’s business as usual here at TheYachtMarket and we are confident in our ability to help sell your boats and yachts even in the current market, and we are more than confident sales are still being achieved within the market. If the worst were to happen and the UK is to be quarantined, we are well prepared to work from home and still offer you the best service possible, and we will still be present to assist you in achieving your sales.

Thank you. 

Even in these tricky times, please know that we remain at your service. Our values are founded in honest commitment to you and delivering a reliable service. Thank you for your unwavering patronage.



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