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18 Jan 2024

Get on the water with BoatLife 2024

Get on the water with BoatLife 2024

At BoatLife 2024, visitors can discover a new passion for adventures on the blue. Whether it’s meandering down river on a narrowboat, getting out on a kayak, renting a powerboat, or trying paddleboarding for the first time, the allure of getting out on the water has never been stronger for those seeking a fresh pursuit.

The benefits of dipping your toe in are abundant. It is scientifically proven that being near water can make you happier and healthier; from lowering stress and anxiety levels to making you feel more creative, relaxed and connected. This may come as no surprise to you; we seek out water-based locations for some of our most memorable occasions. But how do we take the leap from admiring these pursuits to actively getting involved? Well, it’s not nearly as difficult, or expensive, as you might have originally thought.


Start your Watersports Adventure Here

If you’re keen to explore surroundings unreachable by land, travelling by kayak or paddleboard is a fun and easily accessible pastime. Embark on exciting journeys with family and friends, discover new places, and create unforgettable memories.

The popular BoatLife indoor pool gets visitors on the water with experts on-hand to guide you on paddleboards, kayaks and wakeboards. Once you’ve had a go, speak to some of the exhibitors from this vibrant sector including Northsands and Riber providing paddleboards and kayaks, top quality safety equipment, and comfortable and functional clothing. You could leave the show completely equipped for your next adventure.


RIBs and Small Powerboats Galore!
Whether you envision exploring hidden beaches, zipping across the sea, or enjoying a relaxing weekend getaway, BoatLife has all the options. There are over 200 powerboats and RIBs on display at the Show, the majority of which cater to the sub 40ft market, with a significant number of trailerable boats too. The perfect opportunity for market research, visitors are encouraged to explore boats and climb aboard with zero pressure to purchase. Check out our exhibitors!


Dedicated Boat Angling Zone
Are you a seasoned angler, or at the beginning of your fishing journey? Either way, you’ll connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion in this area. Take a look at the latest innovations, gain tips and techniques from experts and learn all about this growing community. Coming soon is the timetable for the Live Stage to hear from The Fish Locker, Tom Cunliffe, Adam Lind and Simon Logan from Deep Blue Fishing Charter and more.


Discover the Tranquillity of the Inland Waterways
If that all goes well, why not move your whole life afloat, like narrowboat enthusiast David Johns Cruising the Cut. David’s unique take on life on the inland waterways is beautifully documented on his Instagram channel, featuring life on the water, history, and places to visit. Immerse yourself in the world of barges, widebeams, narrowboats, and holiday companies as you step aboard these remarkable vessels on the NEC floor.

The inland area will transport you to the tranquil and picturesque beauty of the canals, rivers, and broads. Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the biggest selection of boats in the UK under one roof.


Come and speak to the experts and view the huge range of exhibitors available at BoatLife 2024 - powered by Suzuki. Taking place 15-18 February 2024 at the NEC, Birmingham.

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