The Southampton International Boat Show is excited to announce an exhilarating addition to its famed On the Water Stage this year. Making its debut is the spectacular sport of Wing foiling, featuring the awe-inspiring talent of National Champion Hugo Dobrijevic, who will be showcasing his breath-taking aerial performances.

The Southampton International Boat Show, renowned for its dynamic display of maritime marvels, will once again wow visitors with an array of heart-stopping performances and stunt demos guaranteed to captivate audiences of all ages. From the adrenaline-pumping action of Flyboarding with James Prestwood to the daring tricks of World Champion Jet Skier Jack Moule, this year’s lineup promises to be more exhilarating than ever.

Mark Ring, Head of Events, commented on the upcoming shows: “Prepare yourself for high-octane stunt demos and adrenaline-packed shows, brought to you by our world-class team of extreme sports professionals. Breath-taking stunts and heart-stopping action are guaranteed to amaze the whole family! Simply head to the On the Water Stage and see them unleash their incredible high-flying and mind-boggling tricks.”

New to the lineup, Wingfoiling is a sport taking the water world by storm. With Hugo Dobrijevic at the helm, spectators will witness the cutting-edge of hydrofoil technology combined with the finesse of windsurfing, surfing, and kitesurfing.

Wingfoiling - Hugo Dobrijevic

Hugo Dobrijevic – Wingfoiling

Additionally, the show will feature James Prestwood’s mesmerizing Flyboard acrobatics. Standing on a board with his feet strapped into boots, connected to a 23-metre hose (75ft) and the other end of the hose connected to a 300-horsepower jet ski with a dual impeller, the power from the jet ski pushes the board up to heights off 18 metres (60ft) in the air.

Operating the jet ski from a handheld remote-control James will amaze the crowds with of a skilful display of back flips, spins, twists, superman’s, dolphin dives and slaloms.

James Prestwood performing mesmerizing Flyboard acrobatics - Southampton Boat Show

James Prestwood performing mesmerizing Flyboard acrobatics

Completing the lineup is Jack Moule, 4 x National Freestyle jet-ski Champion, 5 x British Freestyle Champion and World Professional Freestyle Stuntman.  Jack will wow the crowds with his portfolio of skill tricks including big air backflips, barrel rolls and flares, underwater subs and on the water, spray fountains, as well as his signature trick, a no handed barrel roll.

Jack Moule, 4 x National Freestyle jet-ski Champion, 5 x British Freestyle Champion and World Professional Freestyle Stuntman.

Jack Moule, 4 x National Freestyle jet-ski Champion, 5 x British Freestyle Champion and World Professional Freestyle Stuntman.

These acts are set to push the limits of aquatic athleticism, offering spectators a unique and unforgettable experience.

Spectators can enjoy all the action from the comfort of the Quarterdeck Bar & Restaurant or for an enhanced experience, visitors are encouraged to consider upgrading their visit with Quayside Club tickets, offering premium views and exclusive amenities.

Don’t miss this spectacular display of skill, speed, and splendour at the Southampton International Boat Show. Mark your calendars for an unforgettable experience that will leave you on the edge of your seat!

Spectators viewing the watersports from the quay side

The On the Water Stage shows will take place three times a day Friday through Sunday, subject to weather conditions.

About Southampton International Boat Show

The Southampton International Boat Show is the UK’s largest boating and water sports festival. Celebrating everything boating, the show offers a unique blend of family entertainment, retail opportunities, and live music, making it an unmissable event in the marine calendar.

Get your ticket

Tickets for the Boat Show can be purchased online at www.southamptonboatshow.com/visitor-information/tickets/

You can also make a donation to this year’s show charity when purchasing your tickets.  This year we are delighted to be working with the Southampton Hospitals Charity and their Light the South art trail to raise funds for Southampton Children’s Hospital, one of the top children’s hospitals in the UK. Your donation will help transform the facilities and hospital experience for young patients, deliver vital support for families and continue life-changing research to keep your children’s hospital truly world class.

Want to make your visit extra special?  Treat yourself with our Quayside Club package – https://www.southamptonboatshow.com/vip/

The show is open from 10am – 6pm daily except on the final Sunday when the show will close at 5pm.  The Shipyard will remain open until 9pm on both Saturday 14 and Saturday 21 September.

Visit the website www.southamptonboatshow.com or follow our social channels for all the latest show updates.

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