2020 Barclays Jersey Boat Show opens for business
From Port of Jersey,
10 December 2019
Exhibitor registration has now opened for the 2020 Barclays Jersey Boat Show. Organised by Ports of Jersey and sponsored by Barclays, the maritime event will take place over the early Spring Bank Holiday weekend between Saturday 02 and Monday 04 May 2020.
Frequently lauded as the largest free entry show in the Channel Islands and regularly attracting more than 30,000+ visitors over the three days, this will be the 13th year the event will take place in and around the award-winning St Helier Marina and adjacent Weighbridge Place and Liberation Square.
Ports of Jersey is delighted to confirm that Barclays has agreed another three-year title sponsorship of the maritime festival. Confirming the agreement, Paul Savery, Managing Director for Barclays Jersey said, "I am proud to announce that Barclays will extend its 10-year sponsorship of the Jersey Boat Show for a further three-year period, continuing our great partnership with Ports of Jersey until 2022. The Jersey Boat Show is one of Jersey's major community events, giving the Island the opportunity to highlight its thriving maritime, leisure and tourism industries. Barclays continued support of the Jersey Boat Show, in partnership with Ports of Jersey and the Royal Navy, demonstrates our commitment to the future prosperity of the Island, allowing the community and visitors to celebrate all it has to offer".
Organisers are now putting together a comprehensive programme of maritime related events and activities that will appeal to all ages and interests. The opportunity of accessing and getting up close to the array of yachts and all types of water craft on the pontoons remains the principle reason for staging the show and the most popular aspect according to previous visitor feedback.
The Royal Navy will once again play a major role in the show along with several other popular activities, including demonstrations both on and off water, an outdoor and active zone, an entertainment programme and an environment zone complementing the variety of exhibitor stalls along the quayside together with food and refreshment concessions.
Along with commercial sponsorship, the Barclays Jersey Boat Show relies upon exhibitor contributions to stage and support all activities and will remain a free-entry event. For the first time, exhibitors and caterers can now book their space at the show online via jerseyboatshow.com. Ground arrangements on behalf of exhibitors as well as sponsorship opportunities are being handled by Jersey's largest outdoor events specialists, 3D Events.
With the 2020 Barclays Jersey Boat Show taking place just a few days before the official celebrations for Liberation 75 on Saturday 09 May, organisers are also working alongside the Bailiff's Office to ensure the best use of the services and facilities available could benefit both events.
On behalf of Barclays Jersey, Mr Savery concluded, "2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Jersey from Occupation and we look forward to supporting interested parties involved to commemorate this important and significant date in the Island's history".
Further information on the 2020 Barclays Jersey Boat Show is available online at jerseyboatshow.com as well as via its usual social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.