Beaulieu Boat Jumble



    On Sunday 27th April, Beaulieu will be holding its annual Boatjumble – the largest outdoor sale of boating items in Europe. Now in its 37th year, this event remains a key date in the boating calendar, giving enthusiasts an opportunity to snap up some fantastic nautical bargains before the beginning of the sailing season.


    Thousands of new and used marine and boating items, spread over 1,000 stands, are on sale at competitive prices, with big name chandleries creating special show offers.

    In the Boatmall, new boats from leading manufacturers and brokerages are up for sale, plus all the latest products. See trailerable boats up-close, try on clothing and tinker with up-to-the minute technology. Or head for the Boatmart, which brings together a wide range of used boats, from classics to nearly new and those in need of restoration, which can be viewed before you buy.  In the enlarged Trunk Traders area, amateur jumblers can sell their surplus second-hand sailing items from the boot of their car. Trading is brisk, so get there early.

    Beaulieu is pleased to announce the introduction of a new feature to this year’s Boatjumble – the Walkabout Auction. This ‘end of show’ chance to buy and sell offers exhibitors an opportunity to sell off surplus items of stock they don’t want to take home with them. For just £2, exhibitors can buy a box to fill with bits (larger items can go alongside), to be auctioned at the end of the afternoon by a guest auctioneer. It’s a simple and easy way of buying or selling those last bits from the show and there are no auction fees to pay. This innovative concept has been tried and tested at Beaulieu’s Spring Autojumble, and has proved to be a very popular addition to the event.

    Also new for 2014, a Display Arena will showcase special demonstrations, displays and interactive activities for children and adults. Already booked are the Royal Navy Museum, Portsmouth and the Royal Navy Presentation team. Calshot Activity Centre will be running fun activities throughout the day.

    The Classic Motor Boat Association will be putting on their traditional display of members’ classic boats and antique outboard engines. Members will also be on hand to talk to visitors about the activities of the Association, whose aim is to promote affordable preservation and enjoyment of classic runabouts, racing boats and engines through active rallies around the UK. At the entrance to the Boatmall, the Association will also be displaying aviation pioneer and yachtsman, Tommy Sopwith’s powerboat Thunderstreak.

    Media sponsor, Practical Boat Owner, will also be in attendance with their Project Boat on display, demonstrating how a boat can be bought, restored and launched on a minimum budget.

    The on-the-day, all-inclusive admission price of £9.70 for adults and £7.50 for children gives entry not only to the Boatjumble, but also to the whole of the Beaulieu attraction. See the National Motor Museum’s stunning collection of vehicles, On Screen Cars, World of Top Gear, Beaulieu Abbey and Palace House. Advance tickets are available to purchase at an even lower price, by telephone on 01590 612888