As Pete says we had a great day.
Those that think there's not much there must have very limited or specific taste in boats, or were walking around with their eyes shut.
Some interesting larger RIBs and powerboats in the second hall, and all easy to see due to the limited number of people there. Bad for the exhibitors, great for the punters.
Also some very interesting wooden boat building demonstrations and restorations on stands.
One of my favorite parts was the ultimate piece of boating history on display.
The actual James Caird, showing all the mods carried out by the Endurances carpenter on the ice all those years ago. I've read loads about this small craft and its epic journey, but didn't realise it still existed. made me feel very humble standing looking at it remembering all that happened within its small hull.
Wasn't too many overpriced, unaffordable big motorcruisers filling up the hall, and all the people on stands were pleased to answer questions and spend time chatting. Nice to meet Neil Holmes and the lovely Becky on Dougs stand.
RIBBED For extra pleasure.
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Member of the Bombard 380 Aerotec club