Scotland’s Boat Show 2021 Cancelled

Scotland’s Boat Show 2021 Cancelled

With the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing restrictions imposed upon large scale events due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are disappointed to announce the cancellation of Scotland’s Boat Show 2021, due to take place this October here at Kip Marina, Inverclyde.

Our prime consideration is always the safety of our staff, visitors & exhibitors. Therefore, given the levels of safety protocols and the required changes to the show infrastructure, together with the uncertainty around further restrictions, we believe this to be the correct, albeit extremely disappointing, course of action.

Presenting Scotland’s Boat Show each year takes an enormous effort, both from the team here at Kip Marina, and from our exhibitors who invest expertise, time, and money, to ensure a successful show. Consequently, we believe it prudent to make this announcement now, rather than risk a postponement later with a potentially damaging financial impact to our exhibitors.

We would like to thank all our sponsors, partners, exhibitors, and of course visitors, for their past and continued support, especially the team at EventScotland for their support of the event as part of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21.

“Despite the huge effort already made by our team in preparing Scotland’s Boat Show this year, we believe this to be the sensible course of action given the present circumstances, and one that our partners and exhibitors understand,” said Holt Leisure Managing Director Gavin McDonagh. “Our efforts now turn to the feasibility of presenting a smaller scale Boat & Marine Trade Weekend here at Kip Marina on the 8th, 9th, & 10th October and we will be releasing details of this as soon as possible”.  

Scotland’s Boat Show looks forward to returning in 2022, on the 7th, 8th & 9th of October, with a special event to celebrate the best in Scottish boats and boating, and as a showcase for our world class waters.

Kind regards

Kevin Blamire

Scotland’s Boat Show