Set against the spectacular backdrop of MDL’s flagship Ocean Village Marina, Southampton, the South Coast and Green Tech Boat Show 2024 returns this April to bring you the very best global power, sail and electric brands and innovative eco-friendly products all at the same great venue.

Guided by Raymarine, the 3-day event, taking place between 19-21 April, promises to be bigger and better than ever. Playing host to a vast range of on-water and shore side exhibitors, with over 90 boats on display in the marina, and over 100 onshore exhibitors, as well as live guests and demonstrations, it’s a must for serious buyers.

Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a potential new boat owner looking to dip your toes in the water, the South Coast & Green Tech Boat Show 2024 certainly delivers with an array of impressive vessels covering a vast range, from tenders to luxurious yachts, alongside the latest cutting-edge electric boats and green technologies.

Setting the tone is an impressive line-up of power and sail boats, featuring a number of exciting debuts and award-winners, from world-leading brands such as Beneteau, Lagoon, Axopar, Fairline, Hanse and Quarken.

The exhibitor list is also packed to the brim with renowned green marine brands such as ePropulsion, Torqeedo and Vetus, showcasing a huge range of products from electric outboards to the latest eco-technology.

Beyond the incredible range of boats and innovative green technology being exhibited, there will also be an extensive range of marine products, including electronics, covers, upholstery and bedding, for boaters looking to gear up for the new season.

South Coast & Green Tech Boat Show - MDL Marina Ocean Village Southampton Exhibitor layout

Biggest exhibition of green marine technology

Specifically designed for boat owners wishing to make the switch to greener options, the South Coast and Green Tech Boat Show boasts the UK’s largest display of eco-friendly boats and innovative green technologies and sustainable products.

Representing renowned electric brands such as Candela, Optima and RS Electric Boats, dealers and company representatives will be on hand throughout the show, ready to offer visitors expert advice on the eco-friendly options that are currently available, or under development, in the market.

Innovation Hub

To address the complexities of green marine technologies, in addition to the extensive range of eco-focused exhibitors, the 2024 show will once again incorporate an Innovation Hub.

Taking place on the live stage at the heart of the show will be an exciting roster of talks covering a wide variety of topics on sustainability and ocean preservation, delivered by industry experts at the cutting edge of clean marine technological innovation. This includes an expert-led panel discussion with Q&A’s focusing on the recycling and repurposing of boating equipment and gear.

MDL’s Green Innovator Award 2024

One of the show highlights is undoubtedly MDL’s Green Innovator Award. Now in its third year, the coveted award distinguishes products and services that are pioneering sustainability, innovation and design.

Aimed at projects from both start-ups and established companies, it highlights suppliers who are making a special effort towards environmentally sustainable practices and product development.

Nominations for MDL’s Green Innovator Award 2024 are open at www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/green-award/. The winner will be announced on Saturday 20 April during the show.

Ocean Youth Trust South

Tying up alongside for the duration of the show, Ocean Youth Trust South’s sail training vessel Prolific will be welcoming onboard visitors for refreshments, including tea, coffee and bacon butties. All proceeds will go to the OYT (South), one of MDL’s chosen charities, to help continue its valuable work in offering life-changing voyages to young people, often vulnerable or disadvantaged, aged 12-15 years.

Renegade Brewery will be making a welcome return to the show, supplying a great selection of craft beers, including MDL’s very own Nauti Buoy on draft. Also returning for 2024, Earth to Oven will be offering their locally sourced seasonal street food, as well as alcoholic and hot and cold beverages.

You’ll also find a great range of bars and restaurants around the marina itself including Banana Wharf, Pitcher and Piano, Maritimo Lounge, Bacaro, Ocean Grill Italiano, Blue Jasmine, The Olive Tree, HarBAR on 6th and The Jetty.

With world-leading brands, the biggest display of green marine technology, industry experts and standout exhibitions, the South Coast & Green Tech Boat Show is truly one of a kind.

Opening hours are 10am till 6pm Friday 19 and Saturday 20 April, and 10am to 4pm Sunday 21 April. Tickets to the South Coast & Green Tech Boat Show are free and can be booked via www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/boat-show-tickets.

All registered visitors to The South Coast & Green Tech Boat Show will automatically be entered into a spectacular free prize draw to win Raymarine equipment worth nearly £3,000 RRP.*

Appointments to view specific boats or meet with the individual exhibitors can also be arranged via a booking portal on the website. For a full list of confirmed exhibitors to the South Coast & Green Tech Boat Show 2024 visit: www.mdlboatshow.co.uk

*T&Cs apply.

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